I am currently undertaking my Doctor of Philosophy at Auckland University of Technology, in Wellbeing research & Positive Psychology, focusing on Lay Person constructions of wellbeing. I completed my Master of Science (Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, MAPPCP) at the University of East London in 2017 where my research focused on embracing the dark side of life through expressive writing, in particular how to build self-compassion, self-efficacy and general wellbeing by harvesting learnings from prior life events.
I am a Positive Psychology Practitioner, Coach and Mentor through my business, The Coaching Toolbox, where I focus predominately on 1 to 1 coaching, mentoring and consulting on wellbeing initiatives. I have developed a personal development short course The Science of Happiness that draws from the vast research and theories of positive psychology and is a place where participants can try new tools and techniques to build lasting happiness, improve overall wellbeing and increase life satisfaction. As a coach mentor I love helping other coaches to develop their coaching mastery and work through the ICF credentialing process. I am Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), have studied and worked with several of the major coaching schools.
I recently joined the International Positive Psychology Association Student Division (SIPPA) executive team, taking up the role of Mentoring Co-Lead. I look forward to growing the program and, in particular, I am excited to have the opportunity to marry two of my favourite things, mentoring and positive psychology. I am personally very grateful for the many wonderful mentors I have had in my career and for the rich learning and growth I have gained from my own mentees and I look forward to facilitating that process for others.