Darby Eakins, MA

Position
Rehabilitation Consultant
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Darby is a rehabilitation consultant and certified Canadian Mental Health Association Psychological Health & Safety Advisor, with a passion for working innovatively and with compassion at the intersection of work and well-being.  Darby has supported individual clients across the spectrum of their vocational journey from commencement of career to retirement and supported employer and union groups along the parallel spectrum of recruitment, retention, accommodation and retirement. Darby offers case management, assessment, training, facilitation, coaching and consulting in a variety of arenas pertaining to the creation and experience of psychological safety in the workplace.

Darby holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Dalhousie University, a Master of Arts degree in Disability Management from the University of Northern British Columbia, and extensive experience and training in psycho-educational and psycho-vocational assessment, vocational rehabilitation, workplace wellness, civility and respect in the workplace, occupational health & safety, diversity and inclusion, leadership and organizational development.  She has worked in the Disability Management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychological Health & Safety, and Wellness sector for over 10 years.

From a trauma-informed perspective that individuals bring their whole selves to work, Darby values deeply supporting the communities and workplaces in which she offers services. Skilled at drawing the connection between individual experience and the systems needs, Darby is a supportive and engaging coach, facilitator and consultant. Darby excels at leveraging relationship and conversation to connect to the bigger picture and organizational goals. She is specifically passionate about digging into issues such as conflict in the workplace and accessibility, disability and inclusion and diversity at work.

When she’s not working, Darby is an enthusiastic novice at many things, including cooking, running, gardening, fitness, soap-making, meditating, writing.  She may also be found having living room dance parties with her two young sons and partner, on her yoga mat, reading a new book, enjoying meandering trail walks with her family and English Bulldog, Walter.  Darby also deeply values giving back to her community and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Mental Health Association – Mid-Island Branch.