About Pedro Diaz

Pedro Diaz is the Chief Executive Officer for The Workplace Mental Health Institute. Pedro Diaz is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker, mental health educator, and author of ‘Reclaim Your Power’. Pedro has worked in a major insurance company as a psychological injury expert, as well as in community mental health services as a senior manager, where he is known for his expertise in change management, and the development of Recovery Oriented programs and workforces. Having experienced mental distress (bipolar disorder) and having recovered, Pedro understands first hand the challenges of returning to work after mental distress. * Author ‘Reclaim Your Power’ * Accredited Mental Health Social Worker * Bachelor Social Work * Former President of the NSW Australian Association of Social Workers

The Thing About Principles And Culture

Principles and culture are closely intertwined. Do you know what your principles are? Principles are not what you say you they are, they are what you stick to over time. What do others know you for? What do you stand up for? That’s what your culture is. It’s no accident that some workplaces have [...]

By | 2017-12-19T17:32:26+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Workplace Culture|

Is Integrity Out Of Fashion Today?

When workplaces ask me to come in and speak to their teams, I often find that many people are more concerned with whether ‘they are going to keep their job’, or meet their KPIs, rather than being concerned with whether what they are doing is actually ethical, compassionate and loving. Of course, I know that’s [...]

By | 2016-11-08T09:27:04+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Personal Power|

How can you tell if you’ve sold out?

Sometimes, if you are like other people, the last person to notice that you've sold out, is yourself. Sold out on your values, your dreams, your passions, your ethics. We get busy. We get distracted. We get persuaded to ways of looking at the world, by people that don’t have the best intentions. We get [...]

By | 2016-11-07T11:29:52+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Inspiration, Personal Power|

Higher Standard

A true friend will hold you to a higher standard. Someone that really cares won't 'validate your feelings' if it's not good for you. They'll be kind, they'll be loving and tell you what's hard for you to hear at times. When organizations bring me in, it is my practice to hold them to a [...]

By | 2016-11-04T10:57:45+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Inspiration|

Pain That Brings About Real Change

If you want real change, i.e. personal power, you must embrace pain. The only way to change anything, like growing into power, is through pain. Sometimes, intense pain. This is not mental illness. It's a natural process of change often misunderstood for suffering. Organizations also need to experience pain & discomfort. Any culture change worth [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:16:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Personal Power|