Sandra trained as a psychologist, occupational psychologist and then specialised in industrial safety psychology across high hazard sectors like mining, manufacturing, chemical processing and defence. Working from the perspective of organisation culture, she began to crave working with individuals within the organisations at a deeper level. Sandra became acutely aware of the rising levels of anxiety, self-doubt and dissatisfaction amidst highly qualified professionals and skilled technicians coping with increasingly tough business environments, performance cultures and constantly changing work system demands. She loves working with the interface between organisational performance, job design and individuals.
“I decided to train in applied neuroscience coaching, because I value facilitation techniques that are scientifically underpinned, and techniques that bring together the complexities of our social, biological and psychological selves. These complexities, we bring to our work place, our home environment and our shared communities. They set the context by which we succeed, make mistakes and generally cope with the deals and ordeals of our day-to-day lives.”
Sandra’s coaching style is one which is open and friendly. She values having a client feel relaxed and understood during the coaching and explains the neuroscience behind the techniques used. She enjoys the sense of progress from connecting clients’ experiences with their expressed emotions and highlighting ways that empower clients to develop and follow new pathways.
Qualifications, Affiliations & Registrations
- MSc Occupational Psychology
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- ‘Level A’ and ‘Intermediate Level B’ occupational testing
- Diploma in Performance Coaching
- Diploma in NeuChem® Coaching
- Chartered Occupational Psychologist
- Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
- Member: BPS Division of Occupational Psychology
- Member: BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology
- Registered Practitioner Psychologist: Health & Care Professions Council
Sandra is a chartered occupational psychologist who has specialised in a wellbeing & safety-focused approach to coaching individuals, teams and organisations, having carried out safety culture assessments of hazardous workplaces worldwide. She has facilitated individuals and groups regarding workplace challenges, critical activities, leadership dialogue and emotional engagement of staff. She has coached individuals in taking on the emotional components of work-life challenges. Sandra’s general working style is collaborative and consultative. She enjoys the application of evidence-based techniques combined with diagnostic tools. The clients with whom Sandra has worked spans Healthcare; Oil & Gas; Mining; Manufacturing; Defence; Transport; Power and Pharm/Chem sectors. She takes an integrated person-systems approach to optimising job design, reducing error and supporting structures that enable people to perform at their best and their healthiest.