Laurena has more than 21 years of professional consulting experience working at both a senior corporate level and in management consulting. Working in partnership with several international companies as a senior organisational consultant she has developed an expertise in selection and development assessments, career coaching, outplacement, vocational and psychological assessment. Her corporate experience has been in the areas of employee development, outplacement, executive assessment and leadership development, facilitation as well as the implementation of various human resources strategies.
Laurena has more than 21 years of Human Resources and psychological consulting professional experience in New Zealand, Europe, Canada and America. Her experience has been in the areas of employee development, psychological assessment and leadership development, vocational assessment and outplacement, training and facilitation as well as the implementation of various human resources strategies.
Laurena commenced her career as a Human Resources professional and onsite Psychologist at BHP Slab and Plate Products Division before going into Private Practice. Laurena then secured an Employee Development Manager position at a large utility company in Auckland, New Zealand before moving to Canada where she worked as a Consultant Psychologist for a consulting company of Business Psychologists.
Laurena has worked with Resilia and the Centre for Corporate Health since 2009 undertaking psychological and vocational assessments, training and facilitation, counselling and coaching work for various private and public sector employees. Laurena has much experience in providing vocational assessments and outplacement services to all levels within an organisation across many industries. She also has worked within the workers compensation area for the last two years, specialising in psychological injury as well as providing treatment and intervention services for complex psychological cases (outside of workers compensation).
Laurena has a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Wollongong, Australia and has been registered as a psychologist in Australia since 1993.