Dr Sven Hansen

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 a degree 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.

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

Bradley Hook
Partner, Global

Brad is a technologist, author and resilience facilitator who has presented keynotes and workshops around the world.

He is dedicated to supporting individuals and groups with the Resilience App – a practical, evidence-based toolkit that builds resilience skills and proves the impact. His latest book, Resilience Mastery, explores the 11 critical skills that drive high performance.

Brad is a dedicated resilience practitioner who enjoys surfing, trail running and videography.

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Phone: (+64) 021 367 654
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Sandy Hall
Consultant, New Zealand

Sandy has an extensive background in HR Leadership and Leadership Development across commercial business in Australasia. With firsthand experience of the need for resilience at an executive and governance level she brings her Leadership Development acumen and experience to the table when assisting teams to build resilience into their daily practice.

Sandy has a real passion for Employee Engagement and Experience, seeing them as being intimately connected and critical to the wellbeing of employees and a key driver of the commercial success of all organisations.

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Phone: (+64) 27 217 3225

Carley Nicholson
Accredited Resilience Coach, New Zealand
With her background as a business owner, manager, and leader, Carley is passionate about supporting Kiwi businesses to increase engagement, vitality and wellbeing in the workplace and communities. She is a big believer that investing in the wellbeing of people has a direct correlation with business success.
Carley’s commercial experience spans across a range of industries and business functions, in small and medium businesses, local government and non-profit organisations.  Her mission is help people be the best possible version of themselves, while living happier, longer and healthier lives.
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