Introducing Upstand Academy
The Upstand Academy brings professional development and education on leading cultural change and inspiring a generation of change makers across a global audience.
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The Upstander Leader
How to develop a speak-up culture An inspiring and informative guide for a new generation of leaders who are ready to speak up against toxic behaviour and bullying in the workplace.
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Introducing Upstand Academy
The Upstand Academy brings professional development and education on leading cultural change and inspiring a generation of change makers across a global audience.
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The Upstander Leader
How to develop a speak-up culture An inspiring and informative guide for a new generation of leaders who are ready to speak up against toxic behaviour and bullying in the workplace.
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Become an Upstander Now!

The Upstander Leader

It’s time to empower our leaders to be Upstander Leaders to attract the best talent and make their working lives safe and enjoyable places where they can thrive. This practical book offers a 5-step model to help them do just that.

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A thriving workplace culture can only happen when leaders are focused on adopting and fostering lasting positive change. Start your Upstander journey today!

the upstander
movement
One voice is all it takes
to change the world

Welcome to the Upstander Movement.

Around the world, we are seeing people rising up and moving from silence to action. People are uniting for positive social change. They are building communities of mindful and caring citizens. These movements may be grand, but their beginnings are humble. It only takes one voice to make a vast difference in the world. One person speaking up can help support and protect someone who is being hurt. This is the Upstander Movement.

Jessica Hickman

Building a generation of Upstanders
for now & the future of work

Jessica has been creating thriving workplace cultures in Australia since 2013. She has provided training and professional talks in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. With over 15 years of experience, Jessica is helping people thrive by sharing her learnings. An award-winning thought leader and advocate of the Upstander Movement, we also know her as the Bullyologist. She founded Bullyology in 2017 and the Upstand Academy in 2020. Jessica is also the author of the book Bullyology: Breaking the Silence on Bullying.

Jessica Hickman
Building a generation of Upstanders
for now & the future of work

Jessica has been creating thriving workplace cultures in Australia since 2013. She has provided training and professional talks in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. With over 15 years of experience, Jessica is helping people thrive by sharing her learnings. An award-winning thought leader and advocate of the Upstander Movement, we also know her as the Bullyologist.  She founded Bullyology in 2017 and the Upstand Academy in 2020. Jessica is also the author of the book Bullyology: Breaking the Silence on Bullying.

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LET ME HELP YOU IN YOUR UPSTANDER JOURNEY

Tall Poppy Syndrome detriment
Jess Hickman

Tall Poppy Syndrome

The past year was filled with complexities and changes. But, despite the disruptions we faced, I have learnt 20 valuable lessons in 2020.

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My dream and vision is
  • Organisations are prioritising employee wellbeing
  • Education and awareness are affordable and accessible
  • People at work are taking ownership of their personal and mental wellbeing.
  • Workplace bullying is in decline
  • Employees are empowered
    to be upstanders (rather than harmful bystanders)
  • Organisations are prioritising employee wellbeing
  • Education and awareness are affordable and accessible
  • People at work are taking ownership of their personal and mental wellbeing.
  • Workplace bullying is in decline
  • Employees are empowered to be upstanders (rather than harmful bystanders)
My dream and vision is
  • Organisations are prioritising employee wellbeing
  • Education and awareness are affordable and accessible
  • People at work are taking ownership of their personal and mental wellbeing.
  • Workplace bullying is in decline
  • Employees are empowered
    to be upstanders (rather than harmful bystanders)
My Why?
Protecting your most valuable assets – your employees
including yourself
How can we work together?

The Upstander Movement is now Virtual!

We are living in a time filled with uncertainties. Now more than ever, we need connection to navigate through the unfamiliar. I am ready to GO LIVE and talk about you and your people’s story. Let’s keep the Upstander movement going and show the world that distance is never a barrier for change!

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