Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

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

Wrong question. Let's think about it.

Do we really want to classify our students as either winners or losers by the time they leave school? Categorizing students (and employees) as winners or losers, intelligent or not, talented or not, goes against the evidence from top performers.

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 enjoys trips to France. He lives in rural Canterbury.

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