Scarlet Bennett Psychology


experience and recent projects

Scarlet provides individual coaching in the following areas:

  • Overcoming stage fright and performance nerves for singers, musicians, actors and other artists whose work involves public performance.
  • Managing public speaking and job interview nerves.
  • Job interview preparation.
  • Job applications and selection criteria for job seekers and people seeking promotion.
  • Career direction (includes psychometric testing if desired).
  • Career transition for people who are thinking about changing careers.

Scarlet also runs workshops on managing (and helping others to manage) stage fright and performance nerves.

qualifications & memberships

  • M.Phil (Psych. ANU)
  • Graduate Teaching Program (Adult Ed., ANU)
  • Grad. Dip. App. Fin (FINSIA)
  • Grad. Dip. Psych. (University of Canberra)
  • BA, 1st Class Hons. (ANU)
  • Full Member, Australian Psychological Society
  • Accredited Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • Accredited complete SHL suite (OPQ, MQ, Verify etc.)
  • Accredited Lominger Voices Capability Framework and 360 Degree Feedback
  • Accredited Full Circle 360 Degree Feedback


NAB testimonial


experience and recent projects

Scarlet is an occupational psychology specialist with extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors. She has spent most of her career working as an external consultant in areas such as leadership development, learning and development, performance management, strategic capability analysis, change management (including career transition during downsizing), and workplace psychometric testing. She is an experienced facilitator, accustomed to working with both large and small groups, and a skilled one-on-one consultant, having worked extensively as an executive coach and occupational assessment practitioner.

Recent highlights of Scarlet’s career include SES (Band 1-3) 360° feedback delivery at the Department of Health; project evaluation (study design, analysis and reporting) for the National Australia Bank’s Start Counting program, role profiling and personnel selection for the Department of Health’s Departmental Liaison Officer Program; capability assessment on the Department of Immigration and Border Protections’s Executive Level Capability Review project; facilitation of the ATO’s national EL1/EL2 Management Development Program; design and delivery of the Department of Defence’s Career Transition Program for change affected IT professionals, her role as lead consultant on BHP Billiton’s ‘new-hire’ personality, cognitive ability, and risk screening program; her work with the Myer Family Executive on leadership development and staff engagement, in addition to facilitation of Myer strategic business planning; and her work as Course Convenor of an applied performance psychology course for the ANU’s College of Arts and Social Sciences.  Scarlet has also facilitated learning and development programs for Indigenous staff within the Australian Public Service, notably MBTI and Professional Communications workshops for Indigenous employees participating in the APS wide Indigenous Australian Government Development Program.

'Our team has worked with Scarlet Bennett to develop and implement a longitudinal behavioural change study for our women and money program.  From Day 1, Scarlet understood the potential in the program and developed a framework which not only captures our program outcomes but also links them with broader population data sets like the OECD variables.  In addition to measuring behavioural change, Scarlet has experience facilitating behavioural change programs herself.  I believe this experience adds to Scarlet’s ability to quickly understand what we want to measure and how we are aiming to make change.  With her understanding of the challenges of changing scope and timelines that sometimes arise when working with large organisations/departments, Scarlet is flexible, takes the time to explain concepts clearly and provides different solutions to consider.   Scarlet is personable, professional and enjoyable to work with.  I have had no hesitation recommending such a generous partner as Scarlet to my contacts and we consider her a strategic and generous extension to our team.'

Clare Desira, Corporate Responsibility Manager, National Australia Bank