Stewart Forsyth

As a coach I work collaboratively to develop the individual capabilities that will build self-belief and effectiveness.

As a career specialist I work with managers to develop career coaching capability, with organisations to enhance the alignment of the businesses talent proposition, its HRM strategy and their people's fulfilling and flourishing careers.

I can provide you with a professional level of support and guidance as you manage your professional development and negotiate significant transition steps.  Some things that others have said about how I worked with them on different assignments:

  • Stewart is very patient and supportive.
  • I feel I was able to be the most honest I've been.
  • I found the use of metaphors and labels useful
  • He is able to provide creative ideas without any 'ego', I felt comfortable considering ways to adapt without pressure.
  • Understated and well organised approach to helping us achieve our goals.
  • I have found him to be an excellent model for my own development.
  • We have developed a warm relationship where I feel comfortable talking about the leadership challenges that I face.
  • He has been a mentor for me in evaluating the implementation of strategy, and has helped me develop my skills in the process.


  • MA (Psychology)
  • Diploma in Clinical Psychology
  • Post-graduate papers in Organisational Psychology
  • Registered Psychologist
  • Fellow Human Resources Institute of NZ


I have run my consulting business since 2000, including executive coaching and leadership development.  Previously I was the HR Director for a leading engineering consultancy and Principal Consultant at Deloitte.

I am a professional coach with wide business and coaching experience.

As a registered psychologist I bring a professional, evidence-based approach to the coaching context. 

As someone who has worked for large corporates, government departments, small start-ups, not-for-profits and professional service firms I get the context my clients are working in.

I am passionate about personal development.  I have a professional supervisor (Jamie Ford, MD of Foresight) and receive peer coaching supervision from Dr Paul Wood and Sam Farmer.  I read, reflect and develop approaches to help people, myself included, develop further.

You can read my contributions to the Active Mindfulness and Strategic Career Development blogs at

More detail:


(021) 392 667

(+649) 378 9299


We got a huge amount out of the office retreat that you facilitated for us – thank you for your guidance and input – it was just brilliant.

Garth Falconer
Founder and Director, Reset Urban Design


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