Sam Farmer, the Owner and Director of Enhance Facilitation Limited, is a Coaching Psychologist (NZPsB Regn: 90-02190), Associate Fellow and Accredited Supervisor of the International Society of Coaching Psychology, and co-founding Chair of the New Zealand Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group. Well-reputed for his approach to, and application of, coaching and coaching supervision, he has also written in international publications and presented at International Congress of Coaching Psychology and other training events in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Spain.  In addition, he has provided coaching and psychosocial support – both in situ and remotely – for humanitarian agencies around the world.

Sam largely focuses upon working alongside diverse people who aspire to develop the best of themselves in ways that both create a sustainable future and engage others to do the same.  His clients come from across the state, for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.  In addition, he provides pro bono supervision to CoachActivism coaches who provide pro bono coaching to volunteers working with refugees in Europe.

Sam’s passion is to expand the horizons of his learning.  He originally trained as a Probation Officer and then a Forensic Psychologist before emigrating from England to Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2000.  He has held supervisory, training and managerial roles in both Corrections and Health settings, and has travelled (and worked in some of) over 70 countries.  These and other experiences are the foundations of his understanding of the diversity of perspectives and motivations that inform and drive human values, thinking, emotions and behaviour.  And they have contributed significantly to the ease with which he engages with and facilitates the development of his own and others’ preparedness to “look over the edge and have faith in the next step”.

Other areas of life where Sam remains a learner include parenting, playing, physical exercise, tramping and mindfulness.

Sam is an engaging facilitator who ensures that participants have equal access to the floor, remain on track and leave sessions he conducts with a sense of accomplishment. He sets boundaries but allows you to seek different routes to the outcome without you feeling that you are being directed or restricted in your participation. A very humble and humane person who wants to bring out the best in everyone while ensuring that the group objectives are met. A professional blend of discipline and humanity. Would thoroughly recommend Sam as a coach or facilitator.

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