Samantha Tomkinson

Samantha Tomkinson


Samantha started her journey as a psychologist in 2002 after working in a commercial banking environment for a number of years. She became intrigued with the dynamics of people, their differences and strengths, their communication styles and their leadership capabilities.

She qualified as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist in the UK whilst working for SHL, the global leaders in psychometric assessment. She worked extensively with senior leaders and organisations across the public and private sectors helping them assess and develop their senior leadership capability.

Samantha is known for her challenging yet supportive facilitation style and ability to navigate multiple personalities in order to achieve the end goal, be it in a 1:1 coaching setting or group facilitation.

The organisations she has worked with include KPMG, PWC, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, HSBC, BT, Veolia, Fonterra and Vodafone.

Since 2015 she has been working with individuals, leaders and organisations, in the UK and Australasia. She helps them achieve their greater potential by building the understanding of their own minds and the minds of others.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Registered Psychologist in New Zealand and the UK
  • Master of Science (Occupational Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) 
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) 
  • SHL’s Motivation Questionnaire, 360s, Scenarios and Aptitude Series, Ability and Personality Assessment, Assessor Training, Competency Based Interviewing, Assessment Centre and Development Centre Design
  • HDS (Hogan’s Development Survey) HPI (Hogan’s Personality Inventory), MVPI (Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory)
  • Savilles’s Swift Aptitude series and Wave personality questionnaire
  • Talent Qs assessment suite
  • Strengthsfinder
  • Graduate Managerial Assessments (GMA)
  • Neuro Linguistic Programme (NLP)

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I really enjoyed Alison's coaching style - warm and connected but still challenging and accountability-driven. I have implemented tools and ideas discussed based on my profile tests. I have some techniques I can now utilise quickly and effectively when in workplace situations that might produce a strong emotional response, so that I can self-regulate at speed and communicate effectively.

Karin is a really fantastic coach. I really enjoyed her toolkit and ideas for moving me forward. She was able to challenge my thinking and it was good to get a second opinion on things. Loved the Strengths conversation and to have that lens in place to practically move forward in my leadership journey.

It went really well. I appreciated the empathy given. I really, really enjoyed Kathryn being able to read me so well, it was awesome to have that feedback about myself. I now do not have to go back and have a second discussion in order to rectify what I have agreed to that I didn't actually want to agree to in the first place!


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