Celebrating Coaching Psychology Identity
Dr Natalie Lancer
In this keynote, I argue that we could do with a way of integrating the myriad of activities that we are involved in as coaching psychologists. The integration of these activities helps us cultivate a professional identity. Fundamentally, individuals with separate identities as a coaching psychologist build a community of practice with a shared sense-making. Thus our individual interpretations of our professional identity helps build a common understanding of what coaching psychologists collectively do and what coaching psychology is.
Dr Natalie Lancer is a Chartered Coaching Psychologist, a Trustee of the British Psychological Society and Chair of the Division of Coaching Psychology. She is the host of their podcast ‘The Coaching Psychology Pod’. Her research focusses on the impact of coaching programmes on Doctoral students, coaching psychologists’ identity and the impact of supervision on coaching psychologist supervisees. She applies the evidence base from her own research and Coaching Psychology to help driven people achieve their goals in a realistic, practical way and she supervises coaching psychologists emphasising the meaning practitioners derive from their work. Natalie is a Master’s and PhD supervisor at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. In 2016, she co-authored Techniques for Coaching and Mentoring with David Clutterbuck. She is an accredited member of the Association for Coaching, and is a regular keynote speaker.