Dr Sven Hansen
Founder

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.

See Sven in action delivering a keynote presentation.

Sven’s latest articles, videos and book reviews.

sven.hansen@resiliencei.com
Phone: +64 21 730 995
Postal Address:
PO Box 28-123, Remuera
Auckland, New Zealand

Bradley Hook
General Manager

Brad is General Manager of the Resilience Institute.

He has worked internationally in South Africa, London and Sydney, before moving to New Zealand. His background is in technology, design, analytics and marketing, with a focus on growth and innovation. Brad has created a number of learning tools, including meCentral.com, used by companies such as SAP, Ernst & Young, 3 Mobile, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and more.

At the Resilience Institute, Brad is focused on helping people realise their potential through the development of practical, evidence-based resilience skills.

Brad’s writing has been featured in international business and travel magazines, including several cover stories, and his non-fiction book Surfing Life Waves made it onto the Amazon bestseller list (for Philosophy) in 2012.

Brad is a dedicated resilience practitioner who enjoys surfing, trail running and videography. He lives in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, with partner Geniya and his daughter, Anastasia.

brad.hook@resiliencei.com
Phone NZ: (+64) 021 367 654
Phone USA: (+1) 408-680-5150

Jeremy Kannemeyer
Head of Education, New Zealand

Jeremy is a highly successful senior business leader with particular strengths in strategic planning, business development and change management.  His background includes general management roles within a number of New Zealand based multinational healthcare companies, business leadership of an Asia-Pacific global information services and publishing company and more recently as a business consultant to health analytics companies in USA, Germany and Asia.

Jeremy has a strong values based leadership style which builds great teams that engender trust and respect.  He is passionate about developing leadership qualities that enable people to prepare for future successes.  Jeremy draws on excellent communication skills to establish highly credible and enduring relationships with stakeholders.

Jeremy lives in Auckland with his wife Robyn and has two adult children.  He is a dedicated runner, and has completed a number of marathons.  He enjoys adventure travel recently climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and has refereed rugby for twelve years.

He has a degree in Psychology and has completed a number of leadership courses including the London School of Business.

jeremy.kannemeyer@resiliencei.com

Phone: 027 472 9161

Myriam Kleinmann
Head of Learning and Development

Myriam is a lawyer by trade (Master’s of Law of the University of Auckland and of the University of Paris-La Sorbonne). Originally from France, Myriam has been living in New Zealand since 2008, and went from law to business management and strategy. She has worked internationally in a range of industries, from property, mergers and acquisitions, to education and personal development.

Passionate about supporting people to reach their full potential, Myriam is our Head of Learning and Development, accompanying our clients through their Resilience journey. Myriam is also part of our workshops’ facilitation team.

myriam.kleinmann@resiliencei.com

Phone: +64 (21) 391 135

 

Declan Scott
Senior Consultant, New Zealand

Declan joined the Resilience team in 2015 and brings practical experience from both the professional practice field across a number of countries to hands on business knowledge in owning and growing a business from Startup stage. He is dedicated to helping change the culture of business by inspiring a renewed sense of purpose and creativity in the workplace.

Declan is a former Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland and has worked internationally as a corporate tax advisor prior to moving to New Zealand in 2005. He is one of the original founders of SHE Universe group in Christchurch. Declan has held various lecturing positions at a number of universities in Australia and New Zealand and is also a recognised keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.

declan.scott@resiliencei.com
Phone: +64 27 695 8922

Robert Simon
Consultant, New Zealand

Having a science background in physics Robert brings 17 years of business consulting and IT management experience to The Resilience Institute in New Zealand. He has worked on projects in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand where he has lived since 2003. Robert held senior management positions in global organisations like HP and CIBER.

Robert is actively engaged in business development for The Resilience Institute and bringing the resilience methodology to a broader audience. In addition Robert uses his experience as a trainer, lecturer and coach in combination with his curiosity and compassion to facilitate workshops and planning sessions.
Robert enjoys playing soccer and tennis and is an avid furniture designer.

robert.simon@resiliencei.com
Phone: +64 29 289 9034