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Lucy Hone

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Leading international authority on Wellbeing and Resilience

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Speaker Dr. Lucy hone is a resilient expert educating audience members on how to overcome adversity. She is a senior professor, co-direct of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, and also a published academic researcher. Lucy dedicates her time to well-being science and how she can influence a number of organizations into becoming resilient humans and bringing sustainable change to personal and professional lifestyles.

Why you should book speaker Dr. Lucy Hone

  • Speaker Dr. Lucy Hone is a leading international authority on wellbeing and resilience. Her TEDx Talk has over two million views and is featured on TED as she offers audience members insightful knowledge around her compelling keynotes.
  • She takes the fluff out of wellbeing and resilience. Lucy’s presentations translate the best of science to help people get more out of their lives.
  • Lucy’s delivery is practical, humorous, and down-to-earth, with the ability to reach a vast amount of audience members.

Speaker Dr. Lucy Hone is an Adjunct Senior Professor at the University of Canterbury and co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience. She is also a published academic researcher plus a best-selling author and blogger for Psychology Today. Educated in wellbeing science at the University of Pennsylvania, Lucy Hone then attained her Ph.D. in public health at the AUT University in Auckland. She now assists organizations such as government departments, leading law firms, and schools to design and introduce wellbeing and resilience initiatives and projects, bringing sustained and meaningful change.

As a member of the NZAPP Executive Committee, conference convenor for Wellbeing in Education New Zealand, and New Zealand’s only representative of the International Positive Education Network, Lucy Hone’s research has been published in several academic journals over the years, such as the Journal of Positive Psychology, Social Indicators Research, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the International Journal of Wellbeing and NZ Journal of Human Resources Management.

Her best-selling book, Resilient Grieving, is published in both New Zealand, Australia, the USA, and England, and her latest book to date, The Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing, is published by Taylor & Francis London, a global publication for the UK, Asia, US, and Australasia as well. Her TED talk called the Three Secrets of Resilient People has had over two million views and has been translated into fifteen different languages.

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Real Time Resilience

This presentation is completely customized to the specific needs of your client. 

Audience takeaways:

  • The what, why, and how of psychological resilience 
  • What’s worked for you in Lockdown? (building personal confidence and coping mechanisms)
  • Strategies for keeping anxiety at bay 
  • Understanding and avoiding ‘catastrophizing’
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I just wanted to pass on my huge thanks to Lucy for speaking at our event last night. I have never had such great feedback from one of these events – there is still a buzz around the office today about how good it was.

Nexia, New Zealand

Thanks heaps for this and your presentations yesterday! They’ve been really well received!

Waikato Management School

Probably the most beneficial talk I have ever listened to. Fantastic speaker. Inspirational. Excellent presentation and useful strategies. The most relevant information for me at this conference.

Fertility Association Australasia

When her beloved daughter Abi was killed in a car accident, academic Lucy Hone faced an ocean of pain the only way she knew – by delving into research about grief psychology. What she found gave her hope as well as tools for getting through the darkest days of grief.

Emily Simpson

Editor, Sunday Magazine
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