The OT Coach

About Us

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable you to do the things you want to, have to or are expected to do.  Living well every day wherever you are, and no matter your situation.  Occupational therapists take into account the different roles you have, your wants, needs, routines, and habits.  Coaching is partnering with clients with a focus on the future. Coaching conversations help sort out values, directions and goals with meaning - for you.

Pam has worked with many young people struggling to make sense of and cope with changes in their lives and the associated losses.

Pam has 20 years experience working in the private and public health sectors in New Zealand across age groups and locations including hospitals, clinics, schools and Youth Justice North. Pam knows from personal experience that life has highs and lows.

She has successfully navigated her way through the accidental death of her husband and two eldest children in a plane crash and raised their two youngest surviving children as a single parent. Through this period Pam has tried to live life to the fullest by honouring the past, setting goals and planning for the future while at the same time trying to live in the moment.

Her life experiences have enabled her to develop great insight, which combined with the skills developed as an Occupational Therapist and Coach help her to work others with compassion and integrity. Pam is the author of two books for children dealing with loss and grief and is in the process of publishing a book for adults.

Pam is able to work with the individual at school, home or in her home office.


  • NZ Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Master of Business Studies (Health Management)
  • Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management
  • Accredited Life Coach

Professional Memberships

  • Occupational Therapy NZ
  • Australia & NZ Mental Health Association
  • Australia, NZ Institute of Coaching