Michelle Hohn

Psychological Health & Safety Specialist & Principal, Akashic Communications

Michelle is a Sustainability, Social Performance, and Psychological Health & Safety specialist and has been a senior consultant to the mining sector for over 25 years. Her extensive experience providing sustainability/ESG strategy and reporting, engagement, human rights due diligence/assessment work, and social performance services to international mining companies, combined with credentials as a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, make her uniquely well-suited to focus on and support Psychological Health & Safety in the workplace. Michelle’s early career path included VP Corporate Communications positions for a series of Canadian junior exploration companies; she fully appreciates the challenges and capacity restrictions of junior companies and is known for her ability to custom tailor the scope of her practitioner guidance and support. Michelle has been a MiHR Mine Mentor and participated on the inaugural AME CSR Committee and the Women in Mining (International) Women on Boards initiative. When not consulting to the mining sector, she works with private practice clients specializing in loss & grief, anxiety, depression, navigating life transitions, and increased fulfillment and well-being. Michelle has a BA (Psych) from Simon Fraser University, MA in Professional Communications from Royal Roads University, and a diploma in Applied Psychology and Counselling.