Mary Magalotti – the Life Resolutions Principal Psychologist

Mary Magalotti is the principal psychologist at Life Resolutions, a position that she has held since 2001 when the clinic was first founded. On top of this, Mary has also sat on the national board of the Australian Psychology Society and is known as a trusted thought leader in the psychology industry.

As a passionate psychologist, Mary has committed her career to help people to improve their mental wellbeing and to combat the stigma of mental illness in Australia.

An important Life Lessons from Mary Magalotti’s 19 Years at Life Resolutions

Having over 19 years of experience in the mental health industry, Mary Magalotti has learned a few important business and life lessons. However, one of them stands out among others.

It’s all about the people.

That is that it all comes down to the people – employees, clients, stakeholders – they mean everything in both the development and the success of a business, not to mention the goal to help people was the very inspiration for the creation of Life Resolutions. Unsurprisingly, following on from this, one of the key aspects of Mary’s work involves building strong and trustworthy relationships with other mental health and business professionals in the industry.

This lesson has also helped Mary to understand the massive importance of having the perfect team of employees and partners to ensure Life Resolutions could provide the best psychological services to its clients. Therefore, she developed a thorough process to help her in selecting the right candidates to join her team.

Mary Magalotti’s Candidate Selection Tips:

Mary has gone through this process hundreds of times, and has put together to tips to help others to do the same:

  1. Be clear on motivations – establish the persons’ reasons for applying to the role and determine whether their motivators are compatible with your business.
  2. Set expectations early – develop clear and specific expectations on the side of each party to cement the foundations of strong and open communication.
  3. Back up assumptions with proof – do not allow instinct to guide your decisions, back it up with concrete evidence and a developed identification process.
  4. When in doubt, stick to the process – do not invest your businesses precious resources in the wrong candidate, continue your employee search until you find the right person for the role.

Once you find your perfect team of employees, remember to practice open and clear communication and to show them gratitude and appraisal to ensure the longevity of the business relationship.

Mary Magalotti