Bjelkie established BL Management Consultants in 1999 after spending some time overseas and wanting to settle in the Albury Wodonga region. Close to the beautiful mountains, ski fields and the Murray River, and yet only hours from Sydney and Melbourne allow lots of work opportunities but also to appreciate the beautiful outdoors.
Bjelkie grew up on a farm in regional NSW and initially studied a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physical Education. Formal studies in Management, WHS, Auditing, Health Promotion, Counselling and Psychological Safety have since been completed and support the offering of a range of services to assist workplaces with their staff working well. Offering Mental Health First Aid, Health and Safety Representative and a variety of other training programs for workplaces compliment the offering of the Resilience First Aid and Coaching programs.
Working primarily in the health and safety space, with a diverse range of clients both here and overseas, has provided an enormous wealth of experience and a passion for supporting businesses and their people to thrive. Holding national roles as a Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Manager, HR Manager, WHS Manager and Rehabilitation Counsellor has provided challenges in a variety of ways, including complex legal cases. During these roles, mental health conversations and improving resilience were pivotal to the people being supported.
Working in the preventative work health and safety space, supporting clients to have their people working well, has been the focus for over 20 years. Bjelkie is passionate about supporting her local community and has many volunteer community roles. Part of healthy communities is healthy people and we hope to make a small contribution to this.
What will you learn?
Learn how to proactively build mental wellness in people you care about
Learn how to support others through six resilience domains
Learn language to talk proactively about mental health
Learn how to respond when someone is struggling
Learn a strength-based model to become a source of hope
Learn how to connect meaningfully to support those around you
On completion of the course, you will: