Susan is the Principal of Jakobson Consulting & Analytics. As a Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, she works with employers to develop psychologically health and safe workplaces supported by specific mental health strategies. Susan is able to balance the business imperative with workplace health to provide practical and realistic approaches to support employees to be at their best. Susan is the lead trainer for the Canadian Standards Association for the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and is able to customize the requirements of the Standard to any workplace.
As a consultant to the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Standards Association, Susan has been integral to the development of a new National Standard of Canada – Mental health and well-being of post-secondary students. She is able to leverage her experience in psychological health and safety in the workplace and apply to post-secondary institutions who are looking towards aligning with the new student standard.
Susan has the privilege to be currently working with the following associates - Mary Ann Baynton & Associates, Dr. Joti Samra, My Workplace Health, Dr. Sandra Moll, Associate Professor, McMaster University, Sarah Jenner, Mindful Employer and Jordan Friesen, Mindset Strategy.
Jakobson Consulting is supported by Erik Jakobson, Communications Specialist, Jacqueline Denomey, On-line Learning Specialist and Walker, Administrative Assistant.
Mary Ann Baynton
Dr. Joti Samra
Dr. Sandra Moll
Sandra Moll is an Occupational Therapist and Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science. Her clinical and research expertise is in the area of mental health, building on over a decade of frontline clinical work and over two decades of applied research. Her primary program of research focuses on mental health, along the continuum from mental health promotion to intervention and return to work, including young workers, students, healthcare providers and first responders. She is interested in e-mental health initiatives, co-design approaches, education and counselling interventions, and advocacy for mental health policy change. Sandra and Susan have collaborated for the past 6 years on the evidence based program, “Beyond Silence” intended to decrease stigma, increase mental health literacy and increase outreach behaviour for front line health care workers.
Sarah Jenner is the Executive Director of Mindful Employer Canada and Principal of Sarah Jenner Consulting. She is a workplace mental health aficionado who strives to continually support people leaders across Canada to feel confident and competent addressing workplace issues. Sarah has engaged hundreds of people leaders across Canada in conversations about how they can improve workplace mental health in a way that upholds the dignity and respect of everyone involved, while also ensuring job expectations are being met. Sarah also works with leaders to help them dig deeper into what kind of leader they want to be, and what they can do to attain these goals while supporting their own mental health
Jordan is a results-driven leader with many years experience leading national initiatives focused on corporate mental health within Canada’s non-profit sector. Since leaving the non-profit world, he uses his skills as a consultant to assist organizations who want to take progressive action to support the mental health of their workforce as a competitive advantage and business imperative for the future of work. He does this by identify and leveraging existing strengths, building consensus across stakeholders, and identifying practical, tangible actions that will engage all levels of the organization.
In addition to consulting, Jordan has experience in training, education, mentorship, public speaking and research. He prides himself on being able to distill complex ideas into actionable insights for a wide range of audience from executives to students. He is a sought-after subject matter expert on workplace mental health and has been featured in a range of national media coverage.
Jordan’s education includes a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Manitoba. He is a CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor and is certified by Multi-Health Systems Inc. to deliver and interpret their EQi 2.0 suite of emotional assessment tools for leaders.
As a LMS Platform Specialist, Jacqueline offers both technical support and advisory services for our on-line programs. Her creative and user friendly approach to learning makes product development a pleasure for the client and valuable to the end use
As a Communications Specialist, Erik maintains the website, develops educational materials and provides editorial services. His ability to use plain language results in products that are clear, concise, well-organized, and follows best practices to support the intended audience.
As the Administrative Assistant and Security Officer, Walker is attentive to the details of operating a dynamic and busy office environment. He greets and screens all visitors and deliveries, as well as attends ZOOM meetings when appropriate. He always brings a smile to those he meets both in person and on line.