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Podcast with Gabrielle Kelly

Can You Help A System Flourish? Podcast with Gabrielle Kelly

Today’s Guest:

This week we’re talking to Gabrielle Kelly, who is the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre’s inaugural director. Gabe is a filmmaker, digital media executive, social entrepreneur and strategist, who has worked on human behaviour and systems change in a range of settings, including the groundbreaking Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Programme, where she commissioned and led the residency of professor Martin Seligman in South Australia in an effort to build mental wellbeing and resilience and reduce mental illness at a societal level. 

In this conversation, Gabe takes us inside the amazing work being done across the state of South Australia to help an entire population flourish.  She explains the PERMA PLUS dashboard and measure they have created to build a common language for resilience and wellbeing and walks us through the LIMBE approach they have created for embedding systems change.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:55] – Gabe shares how she convinced an entire State to invest in improving the wellbeing and resilience of its population.
  • [05:10] – Gabe walks us through how she’s learned to deal with the cynics of positive psychology and wellbeing approaches.
  • [08:18] – Gabe explains the PERMA PLUS model the State has adopted to education and measure wellbeing and resilience.
  • [13:58] – Gabe shares the LIMBE approach they have created to help implement systems change.
  • [20:44] – Gabe provides a real life example of using positive psychology and resilience training to deliver wellbeing, resilience and bottom line results to help closing car manufacturers.
  • [28:11] – The Lightning Round with Gabrielle Kelly

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