Coach Profile

Coach Profile

Meet Dr Kirsty Agar-Jacomb 

Meet Cheryl Bowie 

Kirsty is a Consultant Clinical and Coaching Psychologist with 20 years of experience, and 10,000+ face-to-face hours. Over these years she has filled clinical, leadership, coaching, facilitation, consulting, and community roles across public and private sectors. Presently, she is Director of a clinical, coaching, and consulting practice and specialises in ‘Women in Leadership’ coaching and training.

Dr Kirsty Agar-Jacomb

Executive Coach

Kirsty brings the worlds of clinical 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 a 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 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Focused ACT (FACT), Positive Psychology, mindfulness, neuroscience, Solution-Focused approaches, and more.

Summary of Leadership & Coaching Roles

Summary of Executive & Governance Roles

  • Flex Psychology – Clinical, coaching, consulting, facilitation (2018 - present)
  • Breakglass - Coach and trainer (2018 - present)
  • Professionelle - MentorME Group Mentor Programme: Facilitator (2021 - present)
  • Deloitte - Women in Leadership Programme: Facilitator (2020 - present)
  • Waitemata District Health Board
    Quality Improvement Coordinator (2018 - 2019)
    Internal coach (Mira) (2018 - 2019)
    Professional Lead (2014 - 2018)

Qualifications, Certification & Affiliations

Qualifications, Certification & Affiliations

  • International Coach Federation
    - Associate Certified Coach & Member (current)
  • New Zealand Psychology Board
    - Registered (2004 – current)
  • New Zealand Psychological Society 
    - Member (current) / Coaching Psychology SIG
  • International Society for Coaching Psychology
    - Member (current)
  • International Positive Psychology Association
    Member (current)
  • University of Auckland 
    - Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (2006)
    - Masters of Arts – Psychology 1st (1999)

What Clients Say

I really want to again thank you as without your support I would not have found the strength to stand my ground with (seniors and contract partners)

For me, it was very helpful that you understood that DHB context and culture – I felt like you
got the challenges of the power dynamics.

I’m now in a great role as service development manager at X. Valued, respected, trusted,
managed by one incredible woman and our CEO. Having a great working life and involved in
and leading lots of cool pieces of cross agency and strategic work.

Kirsty was fantastic, highly, highly, highly recommend.

I have found the coaching a valuable tool to guide me on my career pathway and would
recommend it highly to anyone that was offered this.

My team and I really appreciate your ability to get us to focus on what we knew and to see
beyond was blurring or confusing our decision making. (Team Coaching)

It really has been a turning point for me in how to be the leader/manager I want to be,
validating my learning and having someone as a resource or to give guidance through the trickier parts of my role.

Coaching has supported me in developing confidence and guided me to make decisions about
my career.

Want to Know More?

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