Dr Denise Quinlan
Co-founder. New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience

Dr Denise Quinlan is acknowledged internationally as a world-class facilitator and trainer who tackles difficult subjects with her trademark humour and compassion, generating hope and practical actions.  A global leader in sustainable, future-focused well-being and resilience, Dr Quinlan synthesises insights from her multi-disciplinary background to develop solutions to the urgent issues facing work, family, and community. Committed to building a better future, Denise shares how people, organisations and co can benefit from collective resilience, inclusive redesign, and a caring economy.

Co-founder of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the University of Canterbury, Denise regularly presents at global conferences, creates and teaches oral thought, and authors books. An internationally published academic researcher, her award-winning Podcast, Bringing Wellbeing to Life, shares well-being insights from leading researchers and practitioners from around the world.

Originally an equity analyst and dealer-broker on the London Stock Exchange, and a consultant with Deloitte and KPMG in Europe and NZ, Denise’s corporate background informs her work with senior executives across the globe, including as an award-winning guest lecturer at globally ranked IE Business School, Madrid. Denise is the only New Zealand trainer to have worked alongside Prof Martin Seligman and Dr Karen Reivich delivering the University of Pennsylvania’s resilience and wellbeing programmes in Australia and the UK.

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