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Last updated on October 10, 2019

Employer of Choice Breakfast Hobart - Building healthy and supportive workplaces

Tuesday 22 October from 7.00 am to 8.45 a.m

Hotel Grand Chancellor

$15 includes breakfast



Clare Desira,

Owner and Head Mindset Coach,

Top Five Movement


Positive Thinking is Not Enough - brain changing hacks and tools for building stronger cultures and supportive, productive and mentally healthy workplaces.

Clare is a TEDx speaker, a Centre for Sustainability Leaders Fellow and International Coach of the Year finalist. From working with thousands across hundreds of organisations and forty countries she knows a thing or two about why "just being positive and mindful" doesn't cut it in the real world.

In Tasmania, we've seen Clare’s work clearly help staff to embrace significant change, support each other to overcome workplace challenges and build better relationships with each other and customers.

The Top Five Movement is an award winning training organisation and is based in Melbourne and Hobart.

In this session also includes You'll also have the opportunity to hear from St Luke's Health General Manager of People and Culture, Barbara Brown. Barb will share insights from multi-award winning programs, an industry disrupting approach to training and a unique approach to developing leadership.

Al Dickins,


Healthy Business Performance Group


Leading a healthy business – sustainable wellbeing through a strategic approach.

HBP Group is one of Australia's leading corporate risk identification, fatigue, health and injury prevention service providers - specialising in engaging, outcomes based solutions using on-site health programs and proprietary digital services that incorporate the highest levels of expertise, systems and interactive support.

This session will focus on three key success factors, with key tips and take-away actions to help you

  • Understand the specific risks, challenges and potential for positive impact of a wellbeing program in your organisation
  • engage staff across the organisation to help build the program
  • encourage leaders to engage and personally commit to building a healthy workplace

Case studies include Hydro Tasmania’s 12 year commitment to sustainable, strategic wellbeing.

Employer of Choice Program Partners will lead café conversations on a range of topics – you’ll get to exchange ideas for 20 minutes on one of the following.


Conversation leader

Mentally healthy workplace - integrating personal and team plans

Linda Sheahan, Workplace Engagement Manager

Beyond Blue

Strategic and sustainable wellbeing – “it’s the way we do things here”

Cameron Blight, Project Manager

Dept Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Skilling your workforce for change

Julie Boulter, Manager Tasmania

Swinburne Professional

Action learning exchange – come and try peer to peer learning

Genevieve Cother, Manager

Business Action Learning Tasmania

Positive thinking is not enough

Clare Desira, Head Mindset Coach

Top Five Movement

Workplace wellbeing programs – key success factors

Al Dickins, CEO

Healthy Business Group

Strategic selection – get the right people first time

Dr Simon Fishwick, Director

People Manage

Individual behaviour change for better wellbeing at work

Penni Lamprey, Director Healthy Happy Staff Australian HR Institute

Mentoring, apprentices and trainees – support for success

Kim Taylor, State Manager

MAS National

Future proof your business – planning for significant events (e.g. natural disaster) and ideas to keep cash coming in

Kelly Brown, Manager

Business Tasmania

Becoming an Employer of Choice -Awards and Renewal

John Furness, Program Manager

Employer of Choice

Registrations close on Friday 18 October at 12 noon.

Please note

This breakfast precedes the Worksafe Month workshop on 22 October –
Positive Work Culture with Garry Mills
at Hotel Grand Chancellor starting at 9.00 am until 12.30 pm

Details and register for Garry Mills here

Employer of Choice partners provide a range of programs to help you build better workplaces and support your staff.

Australian HR Institute State Conference


Hobart – Friday 1 November, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

To all HR professionals and people leaders

Please join us for the one day 2019 Hobart State Conference, featuring national thought leaders and local HR experts.
Gain fresh insights from an outstanding line-up of speakers on HR innovations and trends. Gain practical tools to shape the HR landscape in your organisation, including building and facilitating workplace well-being, embracing digital transformation, leadership, culture and diversity.

Details and register

The Mind Games Race for Research 2019


Hobart – Friday 18 October

Does your organisation have what it takes to be The Mind Games Race for Research inaugural champions? Raise the red flag for mental health and register now.

Profits raised from The Mind Games 2019 will fund research into workplace mental health at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research. Participating businesses will get access to a range of resources to help promote positive mental health at work.

Fifty Tasmanian businesses will battle it out in an epic, action-packed event. Teams of five will tackle ten top-secret challenges designed to test general skills, creativity and team work. Registration is $2 500 for a team of five – register, full details and contact at www.themindgames.com.au

Visit the Employer of Choice Program Partner websites by clicking on the logos below:

Business Action Learning TasmaniaAHRI logoAIM logoMAS logoSwinburne University of Technology logoIML
TCCI logoWorkSafe Tasmania logoUTAS logo

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