As demand for Michelle’s content has continued to grow it’s become impossible for her to meet this alone. We have welcomed a team of licensed facilitators of the Wellbeing Lab content to join us in designing and delivering our playful, scientific, actionable talks that help people to thrive, even in challenging times. They’re all amazing speakers, researchers, strategists, facilitators, and coaches in workplaces who have been there and done that.
We are so pleased to introduce you to:
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. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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 is an experienced trainer with over 25 years career experience in the not for profit sector. Whilst working in teams and managing staff she has discovered a passion for educating the community, and in particular workplaces, on how to recognise the signs and symptoms of declining mental health and what support can be provided. A mother of four, Nicole gets the pressures of balancing work and family life and the importance of wellbeing. All sessions are infused with positive psychology principles to arm participants with tools to build and improve their personal wellbeing and influence those around them.
Nicole is accredited to teach Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA), Standard Mental Health First Aid Refresher Courses and the Blended Workplace MHFA. Nicole is also currently completing a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing and delivers The Wellbeing Lab, a Michelle McQuaid program.
An engaging and adaptable presenter, Nicole delivers training with a positive approach, adding a splash of humour to have participants at ease and making the training enjoyable.
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.