Jonathan black

 

 

Educated at Victoria University of Wellington, completing a MSc (Psychology), Jonathan began his career in the capital city spending over 8 years as a Psychologist for the New Zealand Police. Whilst there he undertook a broad range of specialist professional functions for general duties and special duties units, teaching and research, health services, and specialist advice. He continues to be involved with Police as a specialist consultant, most notably with Police negotiation team training and support. Completing his time with Police as Manager Psychological Services, Jonathan entered the private sector in 2002 and established Farsight Limited, a specialist industrial and organisational psychological services consulting firm. Returning to the South Island, and his home city of Christchurch, he has developed Farsight Limited into a niche consulting firm providing services to over 140 clients, large and small, in both New Zealand and Australia. 

 

US Olympic Training Centre, August 2016, NZ Athletics Paralympic Team Coach

Jonathan is a registered psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and a Chartered member of the Institute of Organisational Psychology with the New Zealand Psychological Society. Specialising in conflict, communication, safety, performance and leadership he provides a broad range of services in these and other fields and his advice has been sought across Australasia and Europe.

Alongside his work as a consultant psychologist to business and industry in both private and public sectors Jonathan has also worked extensively in a voluntary capacity as a sports coach, particularly that of athletics (track and field). An athlete in his younger days, and with a passion for health and wellbeing, he began coaching in his early twenties and this has translated into involvement at both club and high performance levels. Jonathan is lead coach for a Christchurch-based training squad and has been involved as team coach for a number of New Zealand national teams in recent years, most notably for the NZ Paralympic team at the 2015 IPC world Championships in Doha, Qatar, and the NZ Paralympic team for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. In his spare time he is currently studying toward post-graduate qualifications in exercise science to complement his expertise and experience in psychology.

Jonathan is a registered psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and a Chartered member of the Institute of Organisational Psychology with the New Zealand Psychological Society. Specialising in conflict, communication, safety, performance and leadership he provides a broad range of services in these and other fields and his advice has been sought across Australasia and Europe.

Alongside his work as a consultant psychologist to business and industry in both private and public sectors Jonathan has also worked extensively in a voluntary capacity as a sports coach, particularly that of athletics (track and field). An athlete in his younger days, and with a passion for health and wellbeing, he began coaching in his early twenties and this has translated into involvement at both club and high performance levels. Jonathan is lead coach for a Christchurch-based training squad and has been involved as team coach for a number of New Zealand national teams in recent years, most notably for the NZ Paralympic team at the 2015 IPC world Championships in Doha, Qatar, and the NZ Paralympic team for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. In his spare time he is currently studying toward post-graduate qualifications in exercise science to complement his expertise and experience in psychology.

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