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Tessa Dehring

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Tessa has more than 10 years of experience supporting enhanced organisational performance and leadership. For eight years at Nous she has partnered with public, private and not-for-profit clients.

Her background as an Organisational Psychologist shapes her ability to solve complex client challenges and enables her to develop practical, evidence-based and enduring solutions. She works across sectors and brings expertise in organisational strategy, culture, transformation, organisational design, talent management, leadership strategy, development and assessment.

Influential work

  • Currently partnering with the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment to deliver an Enterprise Performance Measurement Framework, Mobility Framework and Core Capability Framework
  • Led a comprehensive review to support a ‘reset’ of the current approach to the delivery of Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Partnered with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority over several years to design a bespoke leadership capability framework, 360 assessment process and culture change process to optimise performance and culture
  • Partnered with the Bastow Institute over three years to support the design, pilot and implementation of a Talent Management Framework for all Victorian public schools to build the pipeline of high-quality school leaders
  • Collaborated with several organisations on organisational transformation and bespoke leadership development.

Outside of Nous

Tessa has played an active role in enhancing the role of Organisational Psychology across Australia. She is a Board-approved supervisor and provides supervision to budding organisational psychologists across Australia. Prior to Nous, Tessa worked with Newcrest Mining and PeopleScape. She is also a qualified Behavioural Therapist and prior to Nous worked to help children with Autism lead a better life.

A Registered Organisational Psychology, Tessa holds a Master of Psychology (industrial and organisational) from Deakin University, a Bachelor of Applied Science (psychology) (Honours) from RMIT University and a Bachelor of Science (psychology) from the University of Western Australia. She is a member of The Australian Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society College of Organisational Psychologists. She is also accredited in the Barrett Values Centre Cultural Transformation Tools, Saville WAVE, SHL personality tool (OPQ), Hogan 360 assessment and Hogan personality tools (HPI) (HDS) (MVPI).

In her spare time...

Tessa plays women’s AFL and is a qualified snowboard instructor and avid back-country split border. She also runs a snow and street wear brand, Alpine Empire in her spare time.

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