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Scientific and actionable assessments, talks, programs, and tools that help your people to thrive, even in challenging times.

Join the hundreds of workplaces around the world, learning how to playfully improve their wellbeing, resilience, and performance with The Wellbeing Lab team.

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  • Recommended by 98% of our participants to others.

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

  • Michelle brings global knowledge and experience

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Why Invest In Wellbeing?

In its simplest form, wellbeing is our ability to feel good and function effectively as we navigate the natural lows and highs we all experience.

Studies have found that when people have higher levels of wellbeing, they are:

6x

more likely to feel engaged

29%

more likely to be more productive

45%

more likely to be satisfied in their jobs

125%

less likely to burn out

In addition, workplaces that choose to invest in employee wellbeing, and have happy and engaged workers experience, on average:

70%

fewer safety incidents

42%

lower turnover, on average

10%

higher customer ratings

10%

higher over average shareholder return

But as workplaces become more diverse, technically connected, fast-paced, and complex, the ability for workers to thrive as they go about their jobs has become a growing topic of conversation and concern in many boardrooms, and at leadership tables.

So how can you improve wellbeing in your workplace?

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How Do We Help Workplaces?

Scientific and actionable assessments, talks, programs, and tools that help your people to thrive, even in challenging times.

Sought around the globe for our playful approach to translating cutting-edge research in positive psychology and neuroscience into practical actions, we help people and workplaces to thrive – even in challenging times – so they can do the best work of their lives. Our unique ability to inspire, energize, and support people 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 Carol Dweck, Martin Seligman, Adam Grant, Kim Cameron, and David Cooperrider, 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.

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What Sets Us Apart?

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

We don’t just educate your people, we give them the knowledge, tools, and support to become more intelligent and active participants in shaping their wellbeing.

HOW?
  • We don’t just measure their levels of wellbeing, which naturally ebb and flow, we focus them on improving their levels of confidence and motivation to shape their wellbeing and create the outcomes they desire most.
  • We don’t just encourage thriving as their goal, we show them how they can also live well despite struggle, and achieve the same levels of engagement, performance, and job satisfaction.
  • We never pretend any wellbeing practice is “proven,” we use the science to accelerate their knowledge and inspire their practices and then let them pull it apart to figure out what works best for them.

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 workplace wellbeing strategies that your leaders and people own

We don’t just deliver wellbeing workshops, we take the guess-work out of building your workplace wellbeing strategy, and help your leaders and people take ownership of the wellbeing approaches they need and want.

HOW?
  • We don’t believe wellbeing is ever a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we help you safely evaluate wellbeing in the workplace at the individual, team, and organizational level, and work together to co-create your wellbeing strategy and leverage your existing language and investments.
  • We don’t just train your leaders and people in wellbeing; we teach them how to create psychologically safe coaching spaces to actively experiment 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 positive change tools to intelligently embed wellbeing practices 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 wellbeing programs for workplaces of all sizes.

We are 100% committed to delivering effective, affordable, and scalable solutions to help your people thrive more consistently at work.

HOW?
  • By encouraging you to have as many people as you need 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 wellbeing resources and tools such as podcasts, articles, eBooks, team activities, and challenges, that you can use internally, as you wish, to help your people 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.

See Our Wellbeing Solutions

Our most popular solutions include:
EVALUATE WELLBEING
EVALUATE WELLBEING

Take the guesswork out of your wellbeing strategy by quickly, confidentiality, and reliably measuring wellbeing at the individual, team, and organizational level across your workplace, using this online assessment created with Dr. Peggy Kern from the University of Melbourne.

MAP YOUR WORKPLACE WELLBEING STRATEGY
MAP YOUR WORKPLACE WELLBEING STRATEGY

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

BUILD AN EVIDENCE-BASED WELLBEING TOOLBOX
BUILD AN EVIDENCE-BASED WELLBEING TOOLBOX

Accelerate your wellbeing efforts by giving your people a shared language and evidence-based toolbox of practical, busy-proof actions to improve their wellbeing. Based on Professor Martin Seligman’s PERMAH theory of wellbeing, they’ll learn how to maximize their energy, boost their resilience, develop their strengths, create psychologically safe relationships, find the right balance of meaning in their work, and cultivate more grit. This toolbox can be delivered through workshops or a podcast series.

ENERGIZE DAILY WELLBEING PRACTICES
ENERGIZE DAILY WELLBEING PRACTICES

Amplify your people and team’s daily wellbeing practices by teaching your leaders and/or wellbeing champions 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 your people’s wellbeing efforts, without needing a Masters in Wellbeing.

DEVELOPING SHARED OWNERSHIP OF WELLBEING
DEVELOPING SHARED OWNERSHIP OF WELLBEING

Scale your wellbeing efforts by inviting people from across your workplace to shape the next steps of your wellbeing 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 30–3,000 voices simultaneously to discover, dream, design, and deploy ways to improve wellbeing across your workplace.

SUSTAINING YOUR WELLBEING IMPROVEMENTS
SUSTAINING YOUR WELLBEING IMPROVEMENTS

Just as eating one piece of broccoli doesn’t make you healthy, your workplace wellbeing 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, wellbeing 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 wellbeing efforts.

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Pick and mix for our selection of scientific and actionable wellbeing solutions to meet the needs and budget of your workplace. Click here to download a brochure of our solutions.

Want to be certified in improving workplace wellbeing? Click here to learn more about our Certificate In Creating Wellbeing for you, your team, or your community.

As proud evidence-inspired practitioners, we have also created a range of books, cards, online training, and digital tools to support the important work of wellbeing leaders and champions. Click here to shop our practitioner tools.

Pick and mix for our selection of scientific and actionable wellbeing solutions to meet the needs and budget of your workplace. Click here to download a brochure of our solutions.

Want to be certified in improving workplace wellbeing? Click here to learn more about our Certificate In Creating Wellbeing for you, your team, or your community.

As proud evidence-inspired practitioners, we have also created a range of books, cards, online training, and digital tools to support the important work of wellbeing leaders and champions. Click here to shop our practitioner tools.

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 Dr. Michelle McQuaid and Danielle Jacobs, we are also joined by an amazing team of collaborators and licensees – 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 people to thrive, even in challenging 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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Danielle Jacobs

Australia

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Danielle Jacobs

Danielle Jacobs is a registered psychologist, wellbeing and leadership specialist, speaker, trainer, and coach. Danielle is Co-Founder of The Wellbeing Lab and Co-Creator of The PERMAH Wellbeing Survey. Danielle uses evidence-based organizational scholarship and positive psychology practices within businesses across the globe to help their people flourish, improve their mental and physical health, and achieve peak performance at the individual, team, and organizational levels. Danielle is an affiliate member of APS College of Organizational Psychologists.

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

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

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

Laurice Temple

Australia

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Laurice Temple

With the highest rate of suicide in Australia, the construction industry is at the core of Laurice’s wellbeing work, transforming it from the inside-out as part of a broader societal shift towards thriving. With over 30 years of global construction/infrastructure project management, Laurice is a board director, consultant, speaker, and owner of The Ripple Affect Institute (RAI) who delivers purpose-driven, value-aligned, sustainable and measurable solutions to complex problems that enable flourishing. 

Leonie Hallam

Australia

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Leonie Hallam

A certified ‘people person’ and Jill of many trades, Léonie has worked as a lawyer, risk manager, registered nurse, and silversmith.  As the Director of Wellness and Happiness, an innovative evidence-based wellness consultancy, Léonie provides inspired solutions for leaders to motivate and advance their best business talent to establish truly flourishing workspaces.

Sian Mertens

Australia

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Sian Mertens

Passionate about ‘making development matter’ and evidence-based in all that she does, Siân leverages the very best in positive psychology coaching theory to design and facilitate talent and leadership development programs, build high-performance cultures, drive employee engagement, lead organizational restructuring, and partner with business leaders to drive change and develop and support business strategy.  Siân is a university-educated coaching psychologist with close to 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Organisational Development roles.  

Kasey Lloyd

United Kingdom & Europe

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Kasey Lloyd

Believing that the most valuable assets in any organization are its people, Kasey fuses her experience in government, non-government, and private sectors, with her Master of Science in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology to improve employee wellbeing, boost engagement, and create positive relationships at work. Using her trademark humor and authenticity and 15 years of experience as a registered psychologist, counselor, group facilitator, and caseworker, Kasey’s mission is to help people flourish at work.

Nicole Jordan

Australia

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Nicole Jordan

Nicole is passionate about working with organizations to improve the psychological safety of their environments, believing that every organization has a duty to not only educate employees in the technical parts of their role but to provide practical evidence-based skills to maintain and improve their wellbeing for life.  With a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) further qualifications in Positive Psychology, Wellbeing, and Mental Health, and experience across a diverse array of industries, Nicole understands the vital importance of self-care and wellbeing skills to be able to navigate the pressures of work, family and the inevitable struggles of life. 

Anna Broadhead & Kristy Duffy

Australia

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Anna Broadhead & Kristy Duffy

Co-founders of the Awareness Co, Anna and Kristy’s mission is simple: by connecting individuals to what truly motivates and matters to them and translating this learning into action, they provide them with lifelong skills to enhance their performance and support their wellbeing.  Along with their 20 years + Senior HR Leadership experience, organizational change experience, and wellbeing expertise their specializations include, leadership and management development, emotional intelligence, communication and connection, teamwork and development, change management, and building holistic wellbeing and resilience.  

KYLIE MCLERIE

Australia

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KYLIE MCLERIE

With a passion for exploring what underpins a positive workplace culture where people can flourish, Kylie works with individuals, organizations and educational facilities to unpack how culture and wellbeing can be mapped, tracked and enhanced. She has carved a long and diverse career in educational leadership spanning many roles in both primary and adult learning and is recognized throughout Western Australia for her dynamic leadership skills. Fueled by genuine connections and by always being her authentic self, Kylie has a facilitation and coaching style that resonates with people. Kylie is the Director of Collective Culture Consultancy who work to ensure that workforce cultures are strengths based, employee driven and where people feel supported to thrive.

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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 Dr. Michelle McQuaid and Danielle Jacobs, we are also joined by an amazing team of collaborators and licensees – 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 people to thrive, even in challenging times.

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

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