Naomi Bickley


Naomi worked in business and academia for 10 years, culminating in her appointment as Director of Systems Engineering Laboratories (SEL) and head of an international marketing incentive at Curtin University’s Electrical & Computer Engineering School. After completing her Masters in Clinical Psychology in 1996 and working in private hospitals, she embarked on a new career direction, marrying her management experience with clinical psychology.

She brings to her work behavioural change theory along with sound knowledge and experience working with personality types and their impact on work performance and interpersonal relationships. She regularly attends evidence-based coaching psychology symposia to ensure she keeps abreast of the latest developments. She has also been heavily committed to encouraging the development of coaching psychology as a profession and for a number of years was an active committee member on the APS National and WA Interest Groups in Coaching Psychology. She continues to be a member.

Over the past 6 years Naomi has incorporated the latest developments in positive psychology and neurobiology of change into her coaching practice and workshop facilitation. As part of her professional development she regularly participates in training summits and conferences to ensure she is kept abreast of these developments, and their relevance to optimising a person’s health, happiness and potential.

Naomi has extensive coaching experience working with senior executives in a diverse range of organisations and government departments. Consultations have been at all levels of the organisation, in particular with executive team members and senior managers.

Naomi is often complimented for her warm compassionate presence, for her ability to identify the root cause of a problem and supporting/ guiding a person to grow and flourish through adversity.

In her spare time Naomi enjoys practicing meditation and teaching mindfulness, maintaining health and fitness, travelling, spending time with family and friends and pottering in her garden.

Business Experience

  • Director, Systems Engineering Laboratories, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Curtin University of Technology
  • Director, Bickley Consulting Pty Ltd

Business Qualifications

  • Masters of Clinical Psychology (distinction), Curtin University of Technology, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Western Australia, 1983

Coaching Qualifications

  • Coaching for Psychologists, The Executive Coach, 2004
  • Foundations in Positive Psychology with Tal Ben Shahar, Positive Leadership, Melbourne, 2006
  • Full Circle Coaching, Mt Eliza, 2006
  • Narrative Coaching, Mt Eliza, 2005
  • Therapist as Life Coach, Australian Psychological Society, 2003
  • Life Coaching Skills, University of Western Australia, 2003
  • Gestalt in Leadership, The Space Between, 2003

Registrations Memberships and Affiliations

  • Registered Psychologist
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member, APS Special Interest Group for Coaching Psychologists (IGCP)
  • Member, APS College of Clinical Psychology
  • Member, International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
  • Member, International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)
  • Member, Institute of Clinical Psychologists (WA)

Assessment tool Accreditations

Corporate Transformation Models & Tools Levels 1 & 2, Design Thinker Simulation, Hogan Leadership Inventories, Lencioni Five Dysfunctions of a Team, MBTI, The Leadership Circle Individual Profile & Culture Survey Assessment.

Coaching clients

Alinta, Allens, APSC, Atlas Iron, Atlas Mining, Argyle Diamond, ARUP, Bankwest, BHP Billiton, Blake Dawson Waldron, BP, CSIRO, Deloittes, Department of Health WA, Department of Premier and Cabinet WA, Department of Treasury WA, Disabilities Services Commission WA, Downer EDI, Fortescue Metals, Herbert Smith Freehills, JEMENA, John Holland, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, South Australia Health, Surgical Dynamics, Synergy, Water Corporation, WestNet Energy, WesCEF, Western Power, Woodside.