Dr Sven Hansen

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 joined Pathfinders, a special forces team in South Africa, before completing medicine.  His passion for sport and flow took him into sports medicine and a personal practice in resilience.

Asking if organisations might be interested in applying sports science to good business and leadership, Sven began a corporate health business in 1988. He completed his MBA in 1993 and set about building an evidence-based, integral and practical solution to sustainable performance in life, sport and business.

Over 20 years Sven has worked extensively with High Performance Sport, professional firms, banks, corporates, government, entrepreneurship, universities, and schools.  He leads the development of The Resilience Institute’s methodology and is an experienced executive coach, keynote speaker and leadership trainer.

He has a specific interest in developing leadership teams and the application of biological principles to leadership, strategy and resilience in the community. Sven lives in Auckland with Susan and their two children. He is a keen surfer, paddler and kitesurfer.

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Sven’s latest articles, videos and book reviews.


Phone: +64 21 730 995
Postal Address:
PO Box 28-123, Remuera
Auckland, New Zealand

Resilience Quotes by Dr Sven Hansen

“Our inner call is to be a good person – healthy, caring and content. The outer call is to nurture all people and life on a viable, diverse planet.”

“Resilience enables courage and expertise.”

“Learn how to apply your wisdom, compassion and skill. When resilient, we can answer the call to be a force for good in an awesome world.”

Welcome from Dr Sven Hansen, Founder of The Resilience Institute

Resilience works

We have helped hundreds of organisations worldwide to become more resilient, productive and successful. Our approach is evidence-based and delivers fast, tangible results.

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Resilience tools

Liberate your potential and become the best version of yourself with the Resilience Diagnostic Interactive. We also offer online training and a Resilience App for organisations.

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The practice of resilience is learning to be calm, energised, engaged, focused, and in flow. We empower individuals and organisations to be more resilient through leadership training, keynotes, online training and the Resilience Diagnostic.