NZIWR is dedicated to increasing wellbeing for communities and organisations in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

As academic researchers, we know wellbeing supports:

  • Engagement

  • Achievement

  • Productivity

And makes life worthwhile and enjoyable. 

We are wellbeing change managers who:

  • Enable wellbeing change in your organisation

  • Build your capacity to make effective change

  • Share practical strategies and tools

     

Build organisation and
community wellbeing
with NZIWR:

 

Innovative Approach

Evidence-based training

Consulting and coaching

BUILDING WELLBEING WITH NZIWR

Through years of experience we have developed a unique wellbeing change process that works because it pays attention to your context, your people and your priorities.

We provide cost-effective information and support for the people who need it when they need it.

CORE
SERVICES

There is no right door to go through to build wellbeing. Every organisation is different – with unique strengths, priorities and opportunities to leverage.

Our work helps organisations identify their particular wellbeing strengths and devise optimal strategies for change. Through effective planning and review processes, we support you and your team to navigate, and learn, throughout the process.


We help you identify the ‘open door’ you can most easily go through to create effective and lasting change.

Choose face-to-face, webinar-based, or self-paced online training  – or a combination of all three – designed to suit busy people and your organisation’s budget.

Our training shares the latest wellbeing evidence and practices in engaging, interactive and enjoyable ways suited to your organisation.

 

Our training is fun, gives you tools you can use immediately, as well as activities shown to enhance personal wellbeing over time.

Wellbeing change leaders need ongoing support to chart a course, overcome challenges, gain and maintain momentum. 

NZIWR’s Wellbeing Change Coaching provides expert advice and coaching to those responsible for instigating and sustaining wellbeing change in their organisations.


Choose individual coaching sessions or join one of our Group Coaching Clubs, a unique environment in which wellbeing leaders can deepen their practical skills and knowledge by sharing experiences, support and advice with their peers, and discussion with our expert coaches and facilitators.

OUR
CLIENTS

OUR
TEAM

Dr Denise Quinlan - NZIWR

Dr DENISE QUINLAN

Director
e: denise@nziwr.co.nz

Dr Denise Quinlan is a Research Fellow at the University of Otago and lectures internationally on Positive Psychology. She contributes to the development of wellbeing in education and the workplace through her research, programme development and face-to-face consulting and training. Having trained and worked with leaders in positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, her PhD at the University of Otago focused on wellbeing interventions in the NZ context. Denise’s work in international banking and management consultancy with KPMG and Deloitte ensure her workplace wellbeing work reflects her understanding of corporate environments. Her work is published in international academic journals and edited volumes…

Dr LUCY HONE

Director
e: lucy@nziwr.co.nz

Dr Lucy Hone is a research associate at AUT University. As well as having her scientific research published in leading academic journals internationally, she writes for the Sunday Star Times and Psychology Today. Having been trained by the thought-leaders in the field at the University of Pennsylvania, she completed a PhD in public health at AUT. She now assists organisations – from leading law and aviation firms, to schools and health practitioners – to design and implement wellbeing initiatives creating sustained and meaningful change. The widespread respect for Lucy’s work is demonstrated by two large-scale projects she is currently running involving dozens of NZ schools, backed by Ministry of Education funding…

Dr Emma Woodward | NZIWR | Clinical Director

Dr EMMA WOODWARD

Clinical Director
e: emma@nziwr.co.nz

After working as a Social Worker with older children and adolescents in East London for several years Dr Emma Woodward decided that the only effective way to support children and young people with their mental health was to get in earlier and teach them the protective skills they needed in the first instance. So, in 2006 Emma changed careers and undertook her Doctorate in Child, Educational and Community Psychology at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Emma now has over 20 years experience working with children, young people and their families to support their mental health and wellbeing.

Reuben Rusk - New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience

Dr REUBEN RUSK

Associate
e: reuben@nziwr.co.nz

Reuben is acknowledged internationally for his expertise in extracting meaningful insights from large amounts of complex data. He has a PhD in positive psychology from the highly regarded University of Melbourne, and has had his research published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, the Psychology of Well-Being, and the Journal of Happiness Studies. Coming from a previous career as a professional engineer, he can understand and explain how wellbeing works in ways that make sense using down-to-earth language. …

ADRIENNE
BUCKINGHAM

Regional Trainer
e: adrienne@nziwr.co.nz

Adrienne is passionate about the benefits of taking a psychological approach to enhancing student engagement and teacher/student wellbeing. An experienced teacher (with over 15 years working both here and internationally with adolescents and their families), she has a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing from the Langley Group Institute in Australia. …

KATHRYN JACKSON

Associate
e: kathryn@nziwr.co.nz

Kathryn Jackson is committed to creating better workplaces, exploring and sharing ideas as to how to effect meaningful and lasting change. She began her working life as an HR Consultant within the corporate world specialising in learning & development, understanding engagement, and designing career success for the Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Andersen’s. …

CONTACT US

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Dr Denise Quinlan

e: denise@nziwr.co.nz

 

Dr Lucy Hone

e: lucy@nziwr.co.nz