Kelsey Brookes

Kelsey Brookes

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.

A two-day conference organised by Television Education Network Pty Ltd

Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 August 2019

Topic: Mental health in the workplace

We all know the importance of resilience and wellbeing. However, the challenge for employers is knowing how to effectively prioritise mental health in the workplace.

In this panel discussion, hear from a mental health professional, a legal expert and a HR manager on best practice guidance on how to best manage mental health in the workplace.

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.

20 May 2019

Justin Simmonds

Justin is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years’ experience consulting to organisations.
He is driven by his desire to support organisations create a more harmonious, productive and engaging workplace, where people can come to work and fulfil their potential.

Justin has worked extensively with emergency services and Defence personnel, specialising in critical incident and trauma management. He has trained thousands of professionals across Australia and internationally in areas such as effectively managing mental health, dealing with stress, conflict management and building emotional resilience. He also regularly coaches leaders, providing a space for reflection, insight, focus and growth.

Organisations Justin has supported over the years include Qantas, PWC, Telstra, the NRL, KPMG, AFL, the banks, and a range of government departments such as NSW Police, Sydney Trains and the AFP. This has been in the areas of psychosocial risk assessment, mental health strategy, staff support and supervision, as well as the planning and implementation of health and education programs.

In addition, Justin has always maintained a private practice, supporting people with mental health issues such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety and addictions. He is also a career coach, helping people better define their goals and transition between roles. He uses cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based approaches, and has a particular interest in positive psychology, coaching, health psychology, high performance, motivation and willpower.

20 May 2019

Sarah Hellwege

Sarah is a registered Psychologist and Workplace Mental Health Consultant. Sarah has extensive experience working alongside business to build psychologically safe and healthy workplaces (PS&HW). Sarah acknowledges the important opportunity of this vocation to deliver key messages on Psychological Health to the widespread workforce; with the aim of promoting positive and flourishing working environments, while driving business gains.

Sarah brings her business background in the development, delivery and facilitation of targeted solutions and interventions to build, sustain and support psychologically safe and healthy working environments. Sarah also works with employees, managers and executives across all levels of business to solve conflict and address effective people practices.

Sarah has consulted, coached, and facilitated across industry sectors including, DET, DHHS, VicPol, AFP, ATO, Border Force, DELWP, Air Services and CBA, Aust Post, Host Plus and AHPRA and is regularly recruited to share her breadth and depth of experience.

Sarah is well regarded by her clients for her energy, vigour and synthesis in strategic thinking and business application; together with her person-centred approach.

20 May 2019

Nicola Hogan

Nicola is a registered and endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist with over 13 years’ experience facilitating groups and training programs in a wide variety of educational organisations. An expert teacher, Nicola concentrates on the facilitation of practical skills with personnel across organisational levels to achieve tangible and sustainable solutions. Nicola is a regular presenter, working with groups ranging in size from 6 to 600 participants throughout Australia and the United Kingdom.

Nicola’s primary focus is on evidence-based, developmentally-appropriate approaches to mental health strategy, psychoeducation and wellbeing across the full spectrum of the community. Nicola concentrates on developing a wide range of professional capabilities in her clients including high-level communication, interpersonal, resilience and problem solving skills. At the core of her practice, Nicola focuses on utilising and communicating complex psychological principles in an approachable, uncomplicated and engaging manner.

20 May 2019

Samantha Falon

Samantha is a Consultant Psychologist with a passion for translating psychological science into actionable insights that make a difference to the lives of others. She thrives on solving complex people problems and has a broad range of experience in organisational development, psychometric assessment, career transition, workplace mental health and suicide prevention across a range of industries, including public, private, not-for-profit, government, defence and financial services organisations.

At Communicorp, Samantha supports a range of early intervention and prevention strategies related to workplace psychological health, including workshops, focus groups, strategic reviews and psychosocial risk assessments. She also works in a supervisory capacity for Lifeline Australia, where she provides ongoing assessment, debriefing and skills training to volunteers who support vulnerable members of the Australian community.

Samantha’s additional passion is applied research, which has led her to the pursuit of a PhD in occupational resilience at Macquarie University. In particular, Samantha investigates the capacity for resilience training based on self-reflection to maximise the performance and wellbeing of military personnel in the Australian Defence Force. In all aspects of her career, Samantha is dedicated to helping others flourish, capitalise on their strengths and strive for peak performance.

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