The Resilient Organisation

We specialise in training and building resilience in individuals and organisations. The Resilience Institute provides practical, evidence-based and integral methods for liberating human potential. We define Resilience as a learned ability to have:

Bounce: quick recovery skills in adversity
Courageenthused by challenge and change
Creativitydevelop talent and opportunity
Connection: respectful care for others

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Leadership Programme

Resilient Leadership is our premier intervention. Customised to your leadership objectives, the course is tailored to leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs.  This intensive intervention helps deep change happen at both a personal and leadership level.
Resilient Leadership Video - Dr Sven Hansen


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Practical Resilience

Our most popular course. With over 40,000 people having participated in this course it is a well tested and robust option for building your organisation's resilience.

Our recent datamining of 16,000 Resilience Diagnostics shows we deliver measurable, positive change.

See a case study for impact.


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Inspirational Keynotes

As an introduction to Resilience and our programmes, many organisations and conferences invite us to deliver short, high impact introductory and specialist sessions.
Our facilitators are trained and experienced presenters, who will educate, motivate and entertain.

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Performance Mindset (EQ)

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) underpins effective leadership.  In fact, 85% of outstanding leadership is based on Emotional competencies.  EQ is equally critical for personal effectiveness, happiness, health and successful relationships. 

The course is supported by our Resilient! 360 © competency assessment 

How resilient are you?

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Online Resilience Training

For course information and to register click here.

New Zealand

Women in Business 2015

Date: Auckland-Thursday May 14 
          Wellington-Thursday 21 May

Time: 8am - 6pm

Auckland Location: 

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland

Wellington Location: Intercontinental Wellington 

For more information and to register click here.

Read our latest research on women and resilience

Resilience is a practical, integrated method for liberating human potential.

The Resilience Institute was founded in 2002. Its mission is to deliver high-impact, practical, and integrated Resilience training. It is evidence-based bringing together modern preventative medicine, positive psychology, emotional intelligence (EQ), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and neuroscience. 


Training and Keynotes

    New Products

Resilience is a critical personal competency for individuals who wish to re-ignite their careers, succeed under sustained pressure; quickly recover from work, health or relationship setbacks and fulfil their life goals. Discover more:

   Discover Dr Sven Hansen's latest book.

An introduction to Resilience, by Dr Sven Hansen

Quotes about Resilience

On Resilience
"...more than education, experience, or training, an individuals level of resilience will determine who succeeds & who fails."
Harvard Business Review, 2002

On The Resilience Leadership Program:
"I've been in the business nearly 19 years and in Leadership roles for the last 10, and it was great to do something new that can totally change the way you lead your team. I would love to see it rolled out to all People Leaders."
Senior Manager - Top 4 Aus Bank

On The Practical Resilience Program:
“... any change is a journey, thank you for re-opening my eyes to the opportunities around me & providing a base from which I can see myself spring back to life as a whole."
Calvin - Manager, Northpower 


Meet The Teams

New Zealand

Dr Sven HansenRichard WhitneyRobert Simon, PhDJulia McFadzienDr Alex Bartle


Stuart TaylorPeta SigleyAmanda PurnellMadeleine Shaw


Bruce RobinsonDr Sven Hansen


Laurent LevisallesAlexia MichielsKatrien AudenaertDr Nathalie Rapoport-HubschmanCarlota SimoRandall Zindler


Thierry Moschetti

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