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Scientific and actionable assessments, talks, programs, and tools to help your leaders, their teams, and your organization to thrive, even during uncertain times.

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  • Recommended by 98% of our participants to others.

  • Informative, engaging, and packed with easy to apply actions.

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Why Invest In Thriving Leaders?

The start of this decade has seen unprecedented levels of disruption, causing
the future to look incredibly uncertain for workplaces everywhere. The good
news, however, is that researchers have consistently found that it is at the edge
of chaos when we are forced to learn, innovate, and collaborate, that we
discover our capacity for creativity, growth, and resilience.

For example, our research at The Leaders Lab has found that leaders who are able to thrive,
even in the most testing environments, are on average up to:

45%

more likely to be willingly
committed to leading

27%

more likely to be able to
care for their wellbeing

43%

more likely to
feel engaged

37%

more likely to be
performing well

30%

more likely to help their
teams do meaningful work

32%

more likely to nurture
psychological safety

36%

more likely to help their teams
set and achieve clear goals

44%

more likely to be strongly
committed to their workplace

But as workplaces become more diverse, technically connected, fast-paced, and complex, the ability for leaders to
thrive and create contexts in which their teams and their organization thrive too, has become a growing topic of
conversation and concern in many boardrooms.

So how can you help your leaders and their teams
to thrive even in the most testing environments?

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How Do We Help Workplaces?

Scientific and actionable assessments, talks,
programs, and tools that help your leaders to
thrive, even during uncertain times.

Sought around the globe for our playful approach to translating cutting-edge research in neuroscience, positive psychology, leadership, change, and systems thinking, we help leaders, their teams, and workplaces move beyond just the need for resilience, to thrive. Our unique ability to inspire, energize, and support leaders to create positive change is why independent evaluations of our programs find them so successful.

of participants are confident they can apply the knowledge and skills they learned.
would recommend our
programs to others.

We are trusted by the world’s leading researchers, including Professors Kim Cameron, Amy Edmondson, Martin Seligman, Adam Grant, David Cooperrider, and Margaret Wheatley to share their findings on our widely acclaimed Making Positive Psychology Work podcast. We regularly teach at leading universities, and our work is featured in media outlets around the world.

Carol Dweck Adam Grant David Cooperrider Martin Seligman Margaret Wheatley Amy Edmondson
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What Sets Us Apart?

The 3 Reasons Our Clients Ask Us Back Again & Again & Again
1
Intelligent, evidence-based insights and tools that deliver measurable results.

We don’t just educate your leaders; we give them the knowledge, tools, and support to thrive, even during uncertain times.

HOW?
  • We don’t just measure their style of leadership, which can change with situations. We focus them on improving their levels of confidence and motivation to thrive in different contexts and create the outcomes they desire most.
  • We don’t just encourage thriving as their goal; we show them how they can also lead well despite struggle, and achieve the same levels of engagement, performance, and job satisfaction, even in the face of uncertainty.
  • We never pretend any evidence-based practice for thriving is “proven.” We use the latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, leadership, change, and systems thinking to accelerate their knowledge and inspire their practices, and then help them pull it apart to figure out what works best for them and the teams they lead

It’s why independent research has found that 98% of participants in Melbourne University’s Wellbeing and Resilience Leadership Program have said they would recommend our workshops to their peers, and 91% are confident they could apply the knowledge and skills they learned.

2
Tailored strategies that your leaders own

We don’t just deliver workshops, we take the guess-work out of building your leadership development strategy, and help your leaders take ownership of the practices that will help them and their teams to thrive.

HOW?
  • We don’t believe leadership development is ever a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we help you safely evaluate thriving in your workplace at the individual, team, and organizational level, and work with you to evolve your leadership development strategy and leverage your existing language and investments.
  • We don’t just train your leaders in evidence-based practices for thriving; we teach them how to create psychologically safe coaching spaces to actively experiment with, and successfully embed, the changes they want to make.
  • We don’t want you to always need us in your workplace. We show you how to use the latest behavioral change tools to intelligently embed practices for thriving into your strategy, culture, policies, processes, and operating rhythm.

It’s why independent research has found that 92% of participants in Xero’s global leadership program have rated the resources provided, highly

3
Effective, affordable, and scalable programs for workplaces of all sizes.

We are 100% committed to delivering effective, affordable, and scalable solutions to help your leaders support themselves and their teams to thrive more consistently at work, even during uncertain times.

HOW?
  • By encouraging you to have as many leaders as you need to attend our workshops and use our assessment tools at no extra cost.
  • By giving you all of our intellectual property from our training, workshop, and coaching sessions – presentation slides, digital playbooks, and follow up resources – to use internally as you wish.
  • By providing an abundance of additional leadership resources and tools such as podcasts, articles, eBooks, team activities, and challenges, that you can use internally, as you wish, to help your leaders follow through on the desired actions.

These are just a few of the reasons why independent research has found that 98% of the participants in our program for Treasury Wine Estate, across five different countries, have rated our support highly.

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Our most popular solutions:
EVALUATE LEADERS’ ABILITY TO THRIVE
EVALUATE LEADERS’ ABILITY TO THRIVE

Take the guesswork out of your leadership development strategy by quickly, confidentiality, and reliably measuring thriving at the individual, team, and organizational levels across your workplace.

 

MAP YOUR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
MAP YOUR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

Gain buy-in at the outset by bringing your leaders and/or HR team together to co-create a compelling business case to evolve your leadership development strategy, using our step-by-step process and the support of our experienced team, who have the latest return-on-investment data for thriving leaders and teams at their fingertips.

BUILD AN EVIDENCE-BASED LEADERSHIP TOOLBOX
BUILD AN EVIDENCE-BASED LEADERSHIP TOOLBOX

Accelerate your leadership development efforts by giving your leaders a shared language and evidence-based toolbox of practical, busy-proof actions to develop their thriving leadership practices. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, leadership, change, and wellbeing, they’ll learn how to maximize energy, boost resilience, develop strengths, create psychologically safe environments, create the right balance of meaning, and cultivate grit for themselves, and pay this forward to their teams. This toolbox can be delivered through workshops or a podcast series.

ENERGIZE DAILY THRIVING LEADERSHIP PRACTICES
ENERGIZE DAILY THRIVING LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

Amplify your thriving leadership practices throughout your teams and organization by teaching your leaders to hold psychologically safe coaching check-ins. Our coach-the-coach workshops and guides show them how to tap into the brain’s neurological learning loop by asking appreciative coaching and growth mindset questions, so they can confidently energize each other’s efforts.

DEVELOPING SHARED OWNERSHIP OF LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPING SHARED OWNERSHIP OF LEADERSHIP

Scale your thriving leadership efforts by inviting leaders from across your workplace to shape the next steps of your leadership development strategy and take ownership for making the ideas they care most about happen. Using an Appreciative Inquiry format and Design Thinking tools, we can help you to design and deliver a positive change experience that brings together anything from 30-1,000 voices simultaneously to discover, dream, design, and deploy ways to create and embed thriving leadership across your workplace.

SUSTAINING YOUR THRIVING LEADERSHIP IMPROVEMENTS
SUSTAINING YOUR THRIVING LEADERSHIP IMPROVEMENTS

Just as eating one piece of broccoli doesn’t make you healthy, your thriving leadership development strategy needs to be sustained over time – it can’t be a tick-the-box exercise. Let us help you track, and fan the flames for, thriving leadership in your workplace, with our ongoing measurement tools, strategic coaching, and top-up workshops and resources, when you need to inject new information or energy into your leadership development efforts.

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Pick and mix from our selection of scientific and actionable solutions, to meet the needs and budget of your workplace, when it comes to helping your leaders to thrive.

Pick and mix from our selection of scientific and actionable solutions, to meet the needs and budget of your workplace, when it comes to helping your leaders to thrive.

Meet Our Global Team

As demand for our content has continued to grow, it’s become impossible to meet this alone. In addition to our co-founders Michelle McQuaid and Paige Williams, we are now joined by an amazing team of collaborators – all wonderful researchers, strategists, facilitators, and coaches in workplaces who have been there and done that – to design and deliver our playful, scientific, actionable programs that help leaders and their teams thrive, even in uncertain times.

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Michelle McQuaid

Australia & Canada

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Michelle McQuaid

Dr. Michelle McQuaid is a best selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher and playful change activator. With more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organizations around the world, she’s passionate about translating cutting edge research from positive psychology and neuroscience, into practical strategies for health, happiness, and business success.

An honorary fellow at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education, she blogs for Psychology Today, hosts the top-rated weekly podcast Making Positive Psychology Work, and her work has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Boss Magazine, The Age and more.

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Paige Williams

Australia

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Paige Williams

Determined to help leaders move beyond just the need for resilience so they can become anti-fragile, Paige Williams PhD teaches people how to leverage their energy, attitudes, and mindsets to benefit from the dynamic, complex, and uncertain environment in which most organizations now operate. A lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne, Paige uses a potent blend of positive psychology, neuroscience, leadership research, and her years of international business leadership experience to provide practical, evidence-based pathways to help people and organizations thrive through change.

Listen to Paige share her wisdom here

Michelle Etheve

Australia

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Michelle Etheve

Committed to creating cultures of curiosity by teaching people to ask better questions and spark positive changes, Michelle specializes in enabling people to create purposeful, strengths-based change. With more than a decade in higher education organizations, and a Masters of Science in Coaching Psychology, Michelle designs and delivers Appreciative Inquiry experiences, leadership learning challenges, and wellbeing programs in workplaces, schools, and communities around the world.

“We now have a group of passionate wellbeing champions with a shared vision for our school’s future.”  – Erika, Footscray Primary School

Listen to Michelle share her wisdom here

Louis Alloro

USA

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Louis Alloro

A champion of enabling change leaders to design and deliver positive change experiences that improve wellbeing, Louis Alloro helps schools, workplaces, communities, and cities to build their psychological muscles and rally together to be the change they want to see in the world. A social entrepreneur with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, Louis designs and delivers highly sought after, evidence-based wellbeing and positive change learning experiences around the world, and is currently pursuing his PhD in systems informed positive psychology and social impact evaluation.

“The wellbeing program, led by Louis Alloro, with Midland community leaders in 2018, was tremendously valuable to me personally and to our work together to help Midland be a place where everyone thrives.” – Mark, Sustainability Director and Community Leader

Listen to Louis share his wisdom here

Danielle Jacobs

Australia

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Danielle Jacobs

Danielle is a registered Psychologist, flourishing leadership and well being specialist, speaker, trainer and coach.

When she is not volunteering with her rescue Labrador Henry at Palliative Care and nursing homes she spends her time using evidence based organisational scholarship and positive psychology practices within organisations across the country to help their people flourish, improve their mental and physical health and achieve peak performance, at the individual, team and organisational level.

Day to day she runs a variety of c-suite, team and organisational workshops and masterclasses to enable and extend practices that embed high impact individual, team and organisational flourishing & team cohesion. She also leads (for Australasia) the delivery of world renowned and high impact Potentialife leadership development program (the brain child of Harvard Universities positive psychology guru Dr Tal Ben Shahar), administers psychometric tests and coaches leaders (emotional intelligence specialty).

Danielle is an Assoc. MAPS, Affiliate member of APS College of Organisational Psychologists and has extensive combined leadership, executive and senior executive experience, working in a variety of fields (medium to large businesses/government departments & not for profits), on high profile and innovative projects.

Alli Williamson

Australia

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Alli Williamson

Passionate about improving the wellbeing of teachers, students, and whole schools, Alli Williamson designs playful, evidence-based learning journeys to help educational institutions navigate thriving and struggle. With more than 20 years as an educator in schools around Australia, Alli draws on her Masters of Applied Positive Psychology and her executive coaching certification to help schools and universities create long-term positive education strategies that deliver measurable results.

“Alli’s playful, engaging, and needs-based facilitation style thoroughly supported the wellbeing of our school. Alli emphasized the need to take small steps and build the program slowly in order for it to be authentic and long-lasting. You won’t regret engaging Alli to work with you on your organization’s wellbeing journey.” Fahan School

Laurice Temple

Australia

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Laurice Temple

Authenticity. Value-Alignment. Wellbeing. Courage. These are some of the words people use when describing Laurice. Laurice has proudly worked in the construction and infrastructure industry most of her career and is now a non-executive board director and founder of her business consultancy, Ripple Affect Institute (RAI). Ripple Affect Institute incorporates “Wellbeing” and positive psychology as a foundation in assisting their clients in co-creating solutions to complex problems in order to flourish. The focus is on ‘positive societal shifts with our clients and community members to further develop their aspirations into purpose-driven, value-aligned and driving more sustainable outcomes that have identifiable and measurable impacts.’

Laurice has a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management, is an accredited Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) Project Manager, has a Certificate IV in Front line Project Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute Company Directors course (GAICD). As the construction industry has the highest suicide rate in Australia, she regards “Wellbeing” as a crucial part of the cultural transformation that needs to happen in the industry and as an overall societal shift.

As a part of her professional career, Laurice has presented to thousands of people and always embodies “wellbeing” and “psychological safety” as consistent themes, which has resonated with her audiences.

Leonie Hallam

Australia

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Leonie Hallam

Léonie Hallam is a brilliant people person having worked as a lawyer, risk manager, registered nurse, and silversmith. A strong devotee of positive psychology, Léonie’s incredibly diverse work experience has fueled her creative desire to establish well and flourishing workspaces.

As the Director of Wellness and Happiness, an innovative evidence-based wellness consultancy, Léonie, provides inspired solutions for leaders to motivate and advance the best of business talent. When Léonie is not consulting, she is outdoors walking in nature or indoors creating jewellery pieces.

Sian Mertens

Australia

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Sian Mertens

Siân is a university educated coaching psychologist with close to twenty years’ experience in Human Resources and Organisational Development roles across the industrial, manufacturing and FMCG sectors with strategic HR and change management expertise backed by solid business acumen. Most recently she was head of Talent & Organisational Development for Australia & New Zealand at Kimberly-Clark and prior to this the head of HR for Hasbro Pacific.

She has designed and facilitated talent and leadership development programs, built high performance cultures, driven employee engagement, led organisational restructuring, and partnered with business leaders to drive change and develop and support business strategy.

Siân is pursuing her passion for making development matter by harnessing the untapped potential in those she works with. This often involves a focus on individual and team mindset, improving self-awareness, broadening perspectives, whilst helping the team appreciate and understand the system in which they are operating.

Siân is passionate about the application of evidence-based positive psychology coaching methods and frameworks, and her facilitation and individual coaching practices are founded on these approaches. She is a strong advocate for bringing the human back to leadership; investing in one to one conversations, building relationships and trust, and a focus on wellbeing to assist with navigating change and stress at work and in life.

Siân has a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology from Sydney University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Psychology from the University of NSW. She is accredited in the use of a range of psychometric assessments including the Mental Toughness Questionnaire (MTQ) and Myers Briggs Type Indicator Personality Assessment (MBTI).

Kasey Lloyd

United Kingdom & Europe

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Kasey Lloyd

For 15 years Kasey worked in mostly therapeutic settings, as a registered psychologist, counsellor, group facilitator, and case worker. During this time, she constantly encountered high-functioning people who felt ‘blah’ – either unfulfilled, stuck, lost, or languishing. Kasey related to these people, and through researching the best ways to support them (and herself!) she discovered Positive Psychology – the science of optimal functioning and what makes life worth living.

Fascinated, she trotted off to the UK to study with renown researchers and practitioners at University of East London, the world’s first (and currently only) university to offer a Master of Science in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, from which Kasey graduated with Distinction in 2018.

Now, it’s Kasey’s mission to spread the word of Positive Psychology. Through workshops, consulting, and coaching Kasey skilfully combines humour, authenticity, and empathy to assist organisations to enable their leaders and employees to thrive both at work and in their private lives. Kasey wholeheartedly believes that the most valuable assets in any organisation are its people, and with experience in government, non-government, and private sectors, is well-placed to provide actionable, evidence-based strategies to improve wellbeing, boost engagement, and create positive relationships at work.

Nicole Jordan

Australia

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Nicole Jordan

Nicole is an experienced trainer with over 25 years career experience across numerous industries. With a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) and further qualifications in Positive Psychology, Wellbeing and Mental Health, Nicole has a wealth of knowledge to offer your organisation.

Whilst working in teams and managing staff she discovered a passion for educating the community and more specifically workplaces on the importance of employee mental health & wellbeing. Nicole understands the pressures of balancing work and family, the challenges of presenting as ‘fit for work’ when there are struggles in life and the importance of self-care and optimum wellbeing. Working with organisations on how to improve the psychological safety of their environments and how to train their staff in not just the technical skills of the job, but skills to manage and build their staff wellbeing using evidence based tools is what she loves.

An engaging and adaptable presenter, Nicole delivers training with a positive and realistic approach, adding a splash of humour to have participants at ease and making the training enjoyable. Thrilled to be a licensee of The Wellbeing Lab, Nicole would love to meet with you to design the best fit training to support the wellbeing of your team.

Anna Broadhead & Kristy Duffy

Australia

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Anna Broadhead & Kristy Duffy

Joining forces after almost 20 years within the corporate Human Resources world, Co-founders and Directors Anna Broadhead and Kristy Duffy have a united passion and mission to create a positive impact in their community and with this started Awareness Co. Their mission is to build strengths-based workplaces that allow people to thrive and flourish.

Anna is a HR and organisational change consultant, workplace trainer and mindfulness facilitator. Kristy is a qualified Strengths Practitioner, facilitator and culture and leadership expert. Along with their Senior HR Leadership experience, their specialisations include, leadership and management development, emotional intelligence, communication and connection, teamwork and development, change management and building holistic wellbeing and resilience.

Along with their team, they have a unique model whereby they blend their corporate experience to provide practical application of HR, change and wellbeing strategies to a range of clients across corporate and not for profit sectors. Their point of difference is connecting to what motivates and matters to individuals and helping them translate their learning into action to enhance performance and support wellbeing.

Their experience is supported by University qualifications in Human Resources and Marketing as well as qualifications in Organisational Change Management, Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.

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Meet Our Global Team

As demand for our content has continued to grow, it’s become impossible to meet this alone. In addition to our co-founders Michelle McQuaid and Paige Williams, we are now joined by an amazing team of collaborators – all wonderful researchers, strategists, facilitators, and coaches in workplaces who have been there and done that – to design and deliver our playful, scientific, actionable programs that help leaders and their teams thrive, even in uncertain times.

Click the speaker image to see their bio and to learn more.

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