The team

Rob Archer

Rob is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in helping organisations and individuals build resilience, improve mental health and sustain high performance.

He is one of the lead psychologists at Cognacity, a leading organisation of global experts in mental health and performance.

Having trained at the University of London and Ashridge Business School, Rob now provides training, coaching and consultancy for a wide range of clients including financial and professional services and elite sporting teams.

Rob works with clients on career stuckness, transition, wellbeing, meaning and performance in the workplace.  He set up The Career Psychologist in 2008 to help people transform their careers. Through a combination of applied psychology, decision science, psychometric testing and coaching, The Career Psychologist now helps thousands of people get unstuck and move forward with purpose.

Rob is also a lead psychologist at Cognacity, a fast-growing performance consultancy, where he provides training, coaching, leadership development and assessment to world class companies such as BP, 3M, Mars, Laing O’Rourke, Slaughter & May, Bain & Co, PWC and professional sports teams.

A published researcher, Rob’s concept of High Performance Routines (HPRs) has been shown to have a major impact on performance, health and resilience.

Rob’s research interests include applying contextual behavioural science to organisational settings. His practice and research focus on applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to the workplace in particular to improving resilience, wellbeing and performance.  He has just led the largest research trial of its kind in building resilience across an entire organisation.

He presents regularly at national and international conferences on this subject and co-authors a blog which has been listed as one of the leading Positive Psychology blogs in the world.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, Rob was a management consultant and part of the team which established Serco Consulting, now a leading UK consultancy.  At PA Consulting he was a member of the team which won a Management Consultancy Award for Best Strategy and Transformation project.

Rob is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Chartered member of the Divisions of Occupational and Coaching Psychologists.

Rob lives with his young family on the Olympic Park in London.

He is also a former Schools and University cricket international, and fast deteriorating runner.

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