PhD (Dark Side of Leadership and Follower Resilience)

Registered Psychologist

Bachelor of Arts, Hons 1 (Double major Psychology and single major in Women’s Studies)

Registered Supervisor (STAP) Psychologists Board of Queensland

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 Outsource Services

Justice of the Peace (JP Qual) Department of Justice


As an expert on leadership theory and practice, Vicki delivers interactive, informative sessions that communicate clear and unambiguous messages and challenge the status quo. She provides practical strategies to enhance managers’ effectiveness through embracing new mindsets and engaging in behavioural change.

As an organisational psychologist she champions evidence-based solutions to organisational issues, and as a pragmatist she understands the challenges and barriers leaders face to implementing best practice in organisations.  In her workshops, Vicki is able to synthesise theories and frameworks in a way that fosters debate and critical thought on what research means for leadership practice.  Vicki encourages participants to accurately diagnose organisational and team issues (look beyond symptoms), and to identify potential solutions that take into account the current political and cultural environment.

Vicki completed her research PhD on the Dark Side of Leadership and its impact on followers.  Results of her research have been published in a range of forums, including Stress and Health journal. Key note presentations on her research and related leadership topics are in demand.

Vicki runs her own leadership consultancy company, Incisive Leaders, where she coaches individuals to increase their personal effectiveness and to avoid potential leadership and career derailers.   She is co-author of How to Get Ahead without Murdering Your Boss.  Six simple steps to actively manage your career. Vicki is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (previously Australian Institute of Management), a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), and a member of the College of Organisational Psychologists