Kelsey Brookes

Kelsey Brookes

09 Sep 2019

Samantha Lam

Samantha Lam is a registered psychologist with over 15 years of consulting experience. During her career, she has partnered with a diverse range of organisations in Europe, Asia and Australia to assess and develop effective workplaces and workforces. A pragmatist by nature, Sam enjoys understanding the complexities and challenges of organisations and collaborating with clients to design and implement effective strategies to suit their needs. Having worked as an internal and external consultant with many companies, she has a solid appreciation of the commercial imperatives and disruptors that businesses today face in order to remain relevant and sustainable in an increasingly competitive landscape.

Diverse in her experiences, Sam has been fortunate to have worked with local, national and multi-national organisations across a range of industries in providing strategic and operational advice and solutions around the breadth of people and culture areas; her expertise covers cultural change, organisational development, leadership development, recruitment, talent management, diversity and inclusion, organisational learning and individual development. She has worked alongside a wide variety of clients and her industry experience spans across financial services, insurance, professional services, telecommunications, engineering, construction, architecture, logistics, healthcare, local, state and federal government, aged care and not-for-profits.

A believer in people’s potential, Sam’s passion is to help others to fulfil their aspirations and be mentally healthy. In addition to her consulting role, Sam is a reservist in the Royal Australian Air Force where she helps personnel with challenges that impact their mental health and performance and to build their mental strength to effectively handle the stressors of military life. She is also an advocate of the benefits of therapy dogs on wellbeing and volunteers with the Delta Society with her therapy dog, Reorg.

Irene from Hellocare caught up with Mark Oostergo from the Communicorp Group at the 3rd Annual Palliative, Aged, Dementia Care forum. Mark shares with us a brief overview of the importance of improving employee mental health in an aged care workplace.?

The former US Surgeon General said workplace loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. In the UK, the government has been so concerned about loneliness that it's appointed its first ever Minister for Loneliness.

I went to a punk show recently. It was to watch a band I was into, circa 1995, who at the time could inspire wild abandon, pandemonium and pure release in their live audience. Front-of-stage, frantic mosh pits — where you might fear for your life, but were also glad to be alive.

Television Education Network’s Mental Health in the Workplace Masterclass

Mental illness affects a high proportion of the Australian population, with approximately 45% of Australians experiencing a mental health issue in their lifetime. How can employers best deal with mental illness in their workplaces? This session explores the mental health fundamentals for employers and examines how to best integrate mental health and wellbeing into the workplace.

27 May 2019

Emma McMillan

Emma is an experienced Clinical Psychologist Registrar with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industries, both public and private. Skilled in Psychological Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment, Emma has specialist knowledge in the areas of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Group Therapy, Clinical Research, and Crisis and Case Management. Emma has worked with a diverse portfolio of client populations, including but not limited to refugees, asylum seekers, and CALD populations, patients in a forensic setting, and patients with diagnoses of chronic and severe mental illness. Emma has provided psychoeducation to multiple external stakeholders in the healthcare setting, including but not limited to facility security providers in detention settings. Emma has also held leadership roles in a number of organisations, having previously lead teams of mutli-disciplinary clinicians. Emma’s approach is warm, highly engaging and one that demystifies psychological concepts so that they are meaningful and practically applicable to enhancing productivity, both at a personal and organisational level.

27 May 2019

Leony Sunny

Leony joined our team in January 2019 as a Business Support Officer overseeing all the administrative functions and document processing. She assists with data entry and preparing post workshop reports in line with timeframes agreed to with the clients.

Leony brings with her over 5 years of experience in the administration field and her strengths include prioritising workload to meet deadlines and tackling all issues with a positive attitude.

Leony has a passion for customer/client satisfaction and ensures our clients needs are met in accordance with the deadlines.

26 May 2019

Vimi Dogra

Vimi is a Registered Psychologist with a strong track record working across the financial services, energy and utility, retail and education industries, both in the public and private sectors. Her diverse experience ranges from psychosocial risk assessment, workplace engagement surveys, career transition coaching, academic research, and psychometric assessments for selection and development.

Vimi’s style is truly collaborative, whereby she consults with various stakeholders to design and implement evidence-based solutions and best practice initiatives. Ultimately, she strives to develop others, maximise their performance and wellbeing, and equip them with the practical skills and knowledge to manage workplace stressors and optimise psychological health.

Vimi is passionate about understanding human behaviour in the workplace and bridging the gap between employees and their organisations, in order to achieve their broader strategic goals, whilst minimising the impact of psychological harm. Having completed her Masters Dissertation on factors that influence employee wellbeing in the workplace and being awarded a University Research Scholarship in this domain, Vimi is deeply committed to taking a preventative approach and understanding the environmental factors that buffer the everyday experience of workplace stress.

26 May 2019

Elisa Walther

Elisa is a highly experienced psychologist with 25 years experience consulting to and working within SME’s as well as large organisations. Elisa has a long-standing passion around creating flourishing work environments and has extensive experience developing and implementing workplace interventions to help support the psychological health and sustainable productivity of individuals, teams and organisations. 

The bredth and depth of expertise Elisa has gained across 25 years experience of strategic and transformational consulting has given Elisa a deep level of insight into systemic organisational and people issues which impact organisational success, and solutions which will create real sustainable impact. For this reason, Elisa builds strong relationships with her clients and is a trusted advisor to many C-level executives due to organisational outcomes she has contributed to.

Elisa is highly skilled at aiding organisations, leaders and individuals navigate complex workplace issues and people challenges to create real business results. Her experience spans all aspects of the employee lifecycle; Human Capital Strategy, Talent Management; HR strategy; Leadership Development; Executive Coaching and Facilitation.

With over 2 decades of experience, Elisa has consulted across most industry sectors including: Financial Services; FMCG; Pharmaceutical; professional services; Manufacturing; Construction; and local, State and Federal Government.

Elisa brings with her a rare level of insight and astuteness which enables her to not only provide targeted advice and guidance to organisations and ensure solutions are designed to create lasting impact, but also create ‘Eureka’ moments for clients and participants. Elisa is highly regarded for her perceptive yet common-sense approach and as a highly engaging and memorable presenter and facilitator.

Genevieve is a registered psychologist with almost 10 years’ professional experience in both clinical and organisational settings, providing her with a strong understanding of behaviour and psychological principles in a variety of contexts. She is highly motivated by opportunities to work with individuals, teams and organisations to increase effectiveness, well-being, and deliver business outcomes for her clients.

Coupled with her sound commercial acumen, Genevieve is able to communicate key psychological research in a way that is relevant and engaging for her audience, while also ensuring ROI for organisations. She is recognised by her clients for her honesty, practicality and her ability to build productive and collaborative working relationships.

Her broad areas of expertise include: organisational development, change management, coaching, psychometric assessment, leadership and team development. She also has specific expertise in Positive Psychology and strengths-based psychology interventions, as well as mindfulness and resilience. With direct experience managing and leading teams, Genevieve has a strong understanding of the value of developing and promoting employee wellbeing to increase engagement and achieve business outcomes.

Genevieve has advised, coached and facilitated for small and large groups across a diverse range of clients including: ATO, DHS, NSW DoJ, OEH, AMP, St George, Hammondcare, Medtronic, Airbus, Goodman Fielder, UTS Search, Macquarie University, McGrath, LVMH, Canon and MaxSolutions.

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