Founder of The Resilience Institute
MBCHB, MBA, Accredited EI and Resilience
Dr Sven Hansen is the founder of The Resilience Institute. From a medical family, Sven travelled widely and completed two years in special forces before completing medicine. His passion for sport and flow took him into sports medicine where he discovered the power of deliberate, scientific training to secure both individual and team success.
After an MBA in 1993, he asked how one could translate and take these ideas to a wider population. Business was the ideal partner. Not only could one reach large numbers of people through one buying centre, but we could also help businesses reduce risks and improve business performance. This set the scene to build an evidence-based, integral and practical solution to sustainable performance in business and life.
Sven has worked extensively with professional firms, banks, corporates, government, entrepreneurs, universities, schools and sport. He leads the development of the Resilience Institute’s methodology, research and training. He is actively involved in supporting leadership teams around the world to build personal and organisational resilience.
The mission has always been to promote sound physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. As we begun to measure human factors more actively in 2008, we developed the Resilience Diagnostic which in 2018 was integrated into a multi-platform App.
Sven has lead research at the Institute. Now in the third round of psychometrics and fourth round of rigorous data analytics, we have been able to assess resilience globally for over 60,000 people and demonstrate significant improvements in every category and factor of resilience.
Sven lives in Auckland with Susan and their two children. He is a keen surfer, paddler and kitesurfer.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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