Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

Willpower makes big demands on your brain's energy, so let's make it easy.

Let's take the will I/won't I decisions away, or a least make them less necessary.

Positive psychology is the science that helps people flourish

Researchers have discovered what makes us motivated, resilient and satisfied with our lives.

All the psychology we use at Skillset is based on the evidence - most of it the result of decades of objective research.

Watch a couple of videos from our founder.

Positive psychology - Make choices that liberate you to achieve more 1:48 mins

Positive psychology - Does 'fake it till you make it' really work? 1:27 mins

About Ralph Brown

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Ralph is our founder and managing director. He has a background in psychology, television journalism and business.

Ralph's passions are psychology and writing. He leads workshops on both and speaks to conferences on the psychology of thriving at work.

In 2011  Professional Speakers Australia awarded him its top speaking accreditation, the CSP.

He has written six books and more than a hundred articles on psychology and writing. International research journals have published his articles reviewing the research on resilience.

Ralph's enjoys trips to France. He lives in rural Canterbury.

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