Co-Founder & Organisational Psychologist, Worklife Psychology
Heather Ikin is a registered Organisational Psychologist and Co-Founder and Principal at Brisbane-based counselling and consulting firm WorkLife Psychology. Heather is passionate about supporting businesses and employees to lead productive and meaningful working lives, through fostering positive and constructive workplaces. Her areas of focus are two-fold: 1) working with businesses on organisation-wide workforce strategies to build high performing, mentally healthy organisations, and 2) working one-on-one in counselling and coaching to address work-related stress and enhance individual performance and effectiveness. She has extensive expertise in understanding the dynamics of stress and job burnout, coaching and guiding leaders on a range of workplace issues and challenges.
For the past 15 years, Heather’s diverse background has seen her deliver interventions and strategies across workplace health and safety, employee mental health and wellbeing, change management, organisational development, learning and development, culture and engagement, recruitment and selection, career development and coaching, and management and leadership development. She has worked with organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Heather has also made significant contributions to the field of organisational psychology in Australia, having spent over 10 years volunteering for the Australian Psychological Society (APS) alongside her full-time career. Most notably, she was appointed as Chair of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists from June 2018 to August 2021. During this time, she led the strategic affairs of the College whilst engaging in a range of advocacy activities, with an emphasis on mental health at work.