Kirsty is an Accredited Coaching Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience, and over 12,000 face-to-face hours. Over these years she has filled leadership, coaching, facilitation, consulting, clinical, and community roles across public and private sectors.
Kirsty brings the worlds of psychology and business together through coaching, consulting, training, and facilitation. Her leadership experience includes governance, strategic planning, workforce development, and leading service development, change, and quality improvement initiatives. She also has extensive experience in workshop development and facilitation covering workplace wellbeing, team development, leadership, and women in leadership. Coaching clients include senior-level managers and high-potential leaders working in a variety of industries including healthcare, law, IT, finance, sport, social enterprise, and professional services.
Kirsty’s key area of focus is leadership development and coaching. As an Accredited Coaching Psychologist, her areas of specialty include productivity & vitality; self-awareness & self-management; relationship management; motivation & engagement; adaptability & creativity; purpose; and psychosocial challenges that emerge in a workplace. Kirsty has a special interest in working with women in leadership and working parents.
Kirsty’s style is collaborative and empowering while holding an expectation that you can learn to draw on skills, strengths, supports, and new ways of understanding yourself, to develop the capacity to thrive and succeed both at work and in life. Kirsty partners with you so that you can consider all stakeholders’ perspectives, add ‘range’ and flexibility to your skillset, experiment with and find solutions, adaptably choose and apply what works best in any given situation, and make the changes that matter to you.
Kirsty helps you find clarity and direction, and then build capacity and confidence to take action. Her work draws from an Acceptance and Commitment framework (ACT), Focused ACT (FACT), Positive Psychology, mindfulness, neuroscience, Solution-Focused approaches, and more.
Kirsty is a member of
- New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) including the Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group (CPSIG)
- International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) – Accredited Coaching Psychologist
- International Coaching Federation (ICF)
- International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
- Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)
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