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Lucy Hone      

Resilience Expert & Researcher

Dr Lucy Hone is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, a director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, a published academic researcher and best-selling author and blogger for Psychology Today.

Having been trained by the thought-leaders in wellbeing science, at the University of Pennsylvania, Lucy went on to attain her PhD in public health at AUT University in Auckland. She now assists organisations – from government departments to leading law firms and schools – to design and implement wellbeing and resilience initiatives creating sustained and meaningful change.

A member of the NZAPP Executive Committee, conference convenor for Wellbeing in Education NZ, and New Zealand’s only representative of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN), Lucy’s research has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Positive Psychology, Social Indicators Research, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the International Journal of Wellbeing and NZ Journal of Human Resources Management.

Her best-selling book Resilient Grieving is published in NZ, Australia, the US and England and her latest book, The Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing is published by Taylor & Francis London and is a global publication for the UK, Asia, US and Australasia.

Her TEDx talk, The Three Secrets of Resilient People, is featured on TED.com and has over two million views.

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Real Time Resilience

This presentation is completely customised to the specific needs of your client. It includes discussion on:

  • The what, why and how of psychological resilience
  • What’s worked for you in Lockdown? (building personal confidence and coping mechanisms)
  • Strategies for keeping anxiety at bay
  • Understanding and avoiding ‘catastrophizing'

Resilience: How can we Promote it in Ourselves and Others? Lessons from Research & Life

What is Wellbeing and Why Does it Matter?

Maintaining High Performance in the Age of Burnout

The Secrets of High Performing Teams

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