Senior Consultant, Psychologist, Transitioning Well
Vanessa Miles is a registered psychologist with a Master of Organisational Psychology. Vanessa has over 15 years' experience operating as a senior HR professional in fast-paced, high performance cultures. Her experience includes the development and facilitation of training programs, organisational redesign, change management, leadership development and career coaching. The focus of her practice has always been to understand how the workplace environment fosters individuals to thrive, and how people's strengths and motivators influence their actions. Through her research in work-life enrichment, Vanessa has developed a deep interest in perinatal mental health and the transitions associated with balancing work and family life.
Vanessa is accredited in a number of workplace assessment tools including The Leadership Circle, Saville Aptitude and WAVE Assessments, Motiva Individual and Hogan Personality Assessments.
Vanessa also heads up the Perinatal Workplace Wellbeing program which is focused on building organisational capability to support new, hopeful and expectant parents, as well as providing coaching to parents going through the Parental Leave transition. We're currently in the process of customising our program for small businesses across Australia as part of the Federal Government's Emerging Priorities Grant.
Vanessa lives with her husband and three children on Sydney's northern beaches and is ever-optimistic she will one day become a decent runner.
The Certainty of Uncertainty: Learning to cope with the ongoing uncertainty of pandemic life
The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty in nearly every aspect of our daily lives. The kinds of uncertainties we face in 2021 are different than those we faced in 2020 but can be just as stressful and disruptive to our daily lives. Last year it was lockdowns, work closures and home schooling that were the big disruptors. This year we are facing the uncertainties of border closures, hot spots, the vaccine roll-out, hybrid working models, and the ever-present threat of more snap lockdowns. While uncertainty is something that we will all experience at some time in our lives, it has been exacerbated by the social, economic, work and travel disruptions created by the pandemic. This workshop explores strategies to build resilience, reduce stress and successfully manage the chaos of COVID-19.
In this webinar we will cover the following topics: