18. May 2023

Suzy Green

Suzy Green

Positive Psychology Coaching:  Creating Sustainable Wellbeing for You, Me & Us.


Within the realm of Positive Psychology, there is a growing acknowledgment of the imperative to proactively foster flourishing among individuals, groups, and key institutions in our communities, including schools and workplaces. Over time, there has been a discernible shift towards recognising the necessity of an integrated mental health approach encompassing risk mitigation, illness management, and the active promotion of flourishing.  This keynote presentation aims to provide a comprehensive overview of this integrated approach, shedding light on recent global initiatives, such as ISO45003, and legislative changes in Australia that reflect a commitment to its implementation, particularly in the workplace. Suzy will delve into the emerging field of Positive Psychology Coaching as a pivotal intervention for promoting flourishing, offering historical insights, an evidence-based foundation, and compelling impact stories. The presentation will underscore the crucial role of Coaching Psychology when harmoniously integrated with Positive Psychology science. This strategic alliance ensures the achievement of sustainable shared outcomes, such as individual and collective well-being and performance. Whether applied at the individual, group, or broader cultural level, this integrated approach represents a profound leap towards fostering enduring positive change.

About Dr. Suzy Green

Dr Suzy Green is a Clinical and Coaching Psychologist (MAPS) and Founder & CEO of The Positivity Institute, a Sydney-based positively deviant organisation dedicated to the research and application of the science of optimal human functioning in organisations and schools. She is a leader in the complementary fields of Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology having conducted a world- first study on evidence-based coaching as an Applied Positive Psychology. Suzy has published over twenty academic chapters and peer reviewed journal articles including the Journal of Positive Psychology. She is the co-editor of “Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice” (Green & Palmer, 2018), “Positive Psychology Coaching in the Workplace” (Smith, Boniwell & Green, 2021) and “The Positivity Prescription” (Green, 2019). Suzy lectured on Applied Positive Psychology as a Senior Adjunct Lecturer in the Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney for ten years and is an Honorary Vice President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology. Suzy is an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of East London and holds Honorary Academic positions at the Centre for Wellbeing Science, University of Melbourne, the Black Dog Institute and she is an Affiliate of the Institute for Well-Being, Cambridge University. Suzy is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Coach Hub, a leading global coaching technology platform. Suzy is an official ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and she maintains a strong media profile appearing on television, radio and in print.