11 Sep 2020

Kristen Ellis

Kristen is a member of the Operations Team at Communicorp, specifically partnering with the NSW Government to operationalise, administrate and deliver the WHS Advice Program as a component of the Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy 2018-2022.

With over 11 years experience working in the mental health sector, Kristen has comprehensive exposure to various components of workplace mental health and wellbeing including employee assistance programs, learning and development, human resources, remote sites and project management. Kristen’s strengths include logistics and strategic operations, qualitative and quantitative trend analysis and reporting, stakeholder management, and psychological assessment for selection, recruitment, performance and career development.

Kristen is passionate about workplace mental health, in particular, increasing mental health literacy of organisations and their employees within Australia and believes there’s no such thing as too much innovation to destigmatise mental health and make things simpler and more effective for colleagues, potential employees and, most importantly, for clients. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Business Management) and is also an accredited LifeLine counsellor as well as accredited in various personality and capability psychometric tools.

27 Aug 2020

Elise Halpin

Elise is a member of the Communicorp Operations Team as a Business Support Officer, assisting in day-to-day operations. Having previously been employed within the Financial Services industry, Elise discovered a passion for ensuring a positive and effective client experience with a focus on the mental wellbeing of the individuals within each organisation. Elise has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced), hoping to utilise this training in future as a qualified Psychologist and work closely with people in need.

27 Aug 2020

Brianna Nelson

Bree is a collaborative member of the Operations Team at Communicorp. She takes pride in supporting Communicorp’s national base of clients, stakeholders and Communicorp’s leading team of psychologists to achieve sustainable and best practice outcomes for all involved.

Bree has a passion for people and organisational development. With a background in the human resources field, Bree brings with her five years of coordination and project management expertise in employee, leadership and organisational development programs. Within the Operations team, her attention to detail and her experience enables her to support our psychologists to ensure a seamless client experience.

25 Aug 2020

Tegan Charlton

Tegan Charlton is a registered psychologist with a Master in Organisational Psychology. She has experience working across a range of industries within both private and public sectors, and is skilled in supporting individuals, teams, and organisations manage change and move forward with confidence. Tegan is passionate about supporting people to flourish within their workplace, and utilises solution focused and positive psychology principles to achieve outcomes for her clients. Tegan is an engaging workshop facilitator, confident in communicating with audiences across all levels of seniority for a variety of purposes, from raising awareness to developing skills, and managing change processes. She is a skilled career coach with experience supporting clients from diverse vocational backgrounds to manage periods of career transition. She is also experienced in the use of a range of psychometric assessments for development and selection and has used these tools to support organisations to build capability within their businesses.

Dr Sara Kohphet is an endorsed organisational psychologist with 7+ years of consulting experience spanning across industry in both public and private sector. Sara has a keen interest in partnering with organisational leaders and supporting workplaces to move towards a psychologically safe culture. Her experience includes workshop design and facilitation, strategic consulting, team cultural review processes and alignment support, psychometric assessments, solution-focused counselling, career transition coaching and workplace mediation. Sara’s passion and experience in the area of workplace mental health and psychology research translates into evidence-based and innovative training and development workshops in the area of wellbeing and employee engagement. Sara is skilled in applying psychological frameworks and human capital insights to solve workplace issues, and implementing sustainable solutions that supports individual employees, leaders and organisations.Sara is regularly engaged by senior leaders to provide expert advice on workforce capability, cultural change support, and facilitate workshops to teams and organisations in the retail, professional services, and resource sector. She is a seasoned consultant, capable of responding to ad-hoc requests and adjusting her approach to meet the varying needs of her client/audience.
25 Aug 2020

Erin Hegerty

Erin is a seasoned consultant and facilitator with an Honours degree in psychology. Her research thesis focused on how leadership styles and the role of after-work recovery impact employee growth and engagement. As such, Erin is passionate about neuroscience and applying the principles of positive psychology to empower, educate and improve the wellbeing of every individual, team and organisation she works with. 

Erin started her career working extensively with high risk industries across Australia and New Zealand, including mining, construction and utilities. Her role was to predominantly provide psychology-based safety training as well as mental health and leadership training to employees at all levels. Often Erin would work closely with emergency response teams to build their understanding of attentional challenges, cognitive risk factors and how they can improve their wellbeing, stress management and resilience in a hazardous environment. As a part of this work Erin oversaw and conducted large assessments of organisation safety climate, through running focus-groups, analysing trends and reporting back to key stakeholders. Erin has also had extensive experience providing resilience assessments to frontline and leadership staff and works with employees to understand their resilience results and coaches them to develop personal wellbeing action plans. Currently, Erin works with a range of industries and organisations in Brisbane to help them identify and achieve strategic wellbeing and resilience goals.

Erin is passionate about helping people achieve safety and satisfaction in the work they do. Her ability to connect with individuals from any walk of life and to identify relevant and practical strategies for self-care, has played a key role in the success of her projects.

13 Aug 2020

Angela Hann

Angela is an endorsed organisational psychologist with more than 10 years’ experience as a  consultant and facilitator. She believes firmly in ensuring an evidence-based foundation when designing any individual, team or organisational-level solution, while thinking creatively to maximise customer and client engagement. Angela has worked across multiple industries in the public and private sector, to implement solutions that result in real change in awareness, attitude, and behaviour.

Having completed research into employee wellbeing and engagement as part of her master’s degree, Angela is passionate about working with individuals and organisations within the wellbeing space, to increase capability to not only cope, but to thrive. Angela is an experienced and dynamic facilitator, who is committed to creating meaningful, effective, and engaging adult learning experiences. Angela also has considerable experience in the application of psychometric assessment for both development and selection, specifically into high risk roles.

06 Aug 2020

James Sclater

James Sclater is a Registered Psychologist with consulting experience spanning corporate, government, trade and academic environments, working with frontline staff to executive leaders. Currently a Senior Consultant Psychologist with Communicorp, his role involves providing specialist psychological services to assist individuals, teams, and organisations to create psychologically safe and healthy workplaces.

James’ research dissertation focused on psychological capital and performance in uncertain work environments. As such, he has a particular interest in understanding and applying positive psychology principles to support organisations and their people to overcome their unique challenges and achieve their goals. James has significant experience in workshop facilitation, leadership coaching and development, psychosocial risk identification and management, career coaching, psychometrics, talent acquisition, research and data analytics.  He is adept in large scale organisational diagnostics and uses these tools to consult and shape strategic objectives and vision.

James has significant experience in the education section, delivering a state-wide teacher and school-based staff wellbeing diagnostic and intervention program for a large government education organisation. His experience expands well beyond this, working closely with a range of organisations to provide specialist advice on current best practice and designing and implementing solutions to support business objectives.

06 Aug 2020

Eliza Cooper

Eliza is a consultant psychologist with a passion for understanding human behaviour and creating environments that foster positive workplace experiences. Eliza spends time building relationships with clients to understand the current challenges they are facing and what strategies are/are not working well for them. She continues to monitor best practice, ensuring that the proposed interventions are in line with current research evidence and therefore aim for sustainable long-term behaviour change.

Eliza has worked with clients in both public and private sectors, across a range of industries such as financial services, energy, welfare, and government. Areas of work have included human resource support, change management, learning and development and culture assessments.

Eliza applies relevant psychological theories and frameworks to assist each client’s unique needs. Completing the Masters of Organisational Psychology at Deakin University, Eliza researched the impact of civility and incivility on the relationship between workload and burnout. She continues to value the importance of workplace relationships on an employee’s psychological wellbeing in conjunction with the implementation of prevention and early intervention strategies to promote psychologically flourishing workplaces.

Our Nicola Hogan caught up with the Australian Hotels Association Victoria to talk about some practical strategies to support mental health during COVID-19.

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