What is coaching psychology?
Coaching Psychology draws on established psychological approaches to enhance the life experience, work performance and well being of individuals, groups and organisations.
What coaching psychologists do?
Coaching psychologists work within a clear structure agreed with the client. They use strengths-based approaches to support individuals and organisations in a way that recognises and advances their already considerable resources. In addition, clients are challenged to engage constructively with barriers, beliefs, feelings or behaviours that may have impeded personal or professional development. Clients find that sessions with a coaching psychologist are:
- Client-centred and collaborative
- Focused and purposeful
- Goal-oriented and measurable
- Mindful of the professional and personal perspective of each client
- Enhanced by the unique perspective that coaching psychology brings to understanding thinking, emotions and behaviour
Who is coaching psychology for?
Coaching psychology is suitable for a range of professionals who might be considering:
- Executive or leadership coaching
- Team facilitation
- Coaching culture consultation and reviews
- Conflict management
- Transitional coaching (e.g. ex-patriate staff, new managers)
- Individual coaching
- Coaching supervision
Sam Farmer (Reg. Psych; MNZPsS)
Sam Farmer is part of the Auckland Psychology practice, Director of Enhance Facilitation Limited and was the founding Chair of the New Zealand Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group. He is also a Founding Member, Accredited Supervisor and Associate Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology. Advocating strongly for the principle that leadership is a team responsibility, Sam specialises in coaching “next generation” leaders and teams from the for-profit, not-for-profit and state sectors – both within and outside Aotearoa/ New Zealand.
Sam has written and presented in his areas of expertise, including coaching in high emotional impact contexts, supervision and coaching models. He has developed and adheres to a structured coaching model, which includes “fit” meeting, contracting and goals, ongoing and final review.
A registered psychologist, Sam is professionally accountable to the psychologists’ Code of Ethics and standards of practice. He also has public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
- (+64) 027 411 8522
- PO Box 32-360, North Shore City, 0744.