Dr. Sven Hansen (Founder of The Resilience Institute, MBCHB, MBA, Accredited EI and Resilience)

Dr. Sven Hansen

Founder of The Resilience Institute, MBCHB, MBA, Accredited EI and Resilience

Dr Sven Hansen is the founder of The Resilience Institute. From a medical family, Sven travelled widely and completed two years in the army before completing medicine. His passion for sport and flow took him into sports medicine and personal practice in resilience.

Asking if organisations might be interested in applying sports science to good business and leadership, Sven began a corporate health business in 1988. He completed his MBA in 1993 and set about building an evidence-based, integral and practical solution to sustainable performance in life, sport and business.

Over 20 years Sven has worked extensively with High-Performance Sport, professional firms, banks, corporates, government, entrepreneurship, universities, and schools. He leads the development of The Resilience Institute’s methodology and is an experienced executive coach, keynote speaker and leadership trainer.

He has a specific interest in developing leadership teams and the application of biological principles to leadership, strategy and resilience in the community. Sven lives in Auckland with Susan and their two children. He is a keen surfer, paddler and kitesurfer.

Jana Dawson (Corporate Trainer/ Lecturer/ Director of Academic and Training Development at The School of Positive Psychology)

Jana Dawson

Corporate Trainer/ Lecturer/ Director of Academic and Training Development at The School of Positive Psychology

Jana is a multi-disciplinary practitioner around resilience coaching, mindfulness, and positive psychology. She is the Director of Academic and Training Development at The School of Positive Psychology think tank in Singapore where she coaches, consults individuals and teams on building creativity, agility, innovation and resilience.

As a “third culture” kid – born in Croatia, brought up in the Middle East and based in Singapore- Jana had the opportunity to connect with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and contexts. She is an advocate of a strengths-based approach in guiding individuals, organisations and communities towards flourishing. In her corporate life, she was an emotional intelligence and resilience coach at Singtel

Dr. Olajumoke Okoya (Senior Lecturer - University of East London, PhD, FHEA, FCMI, MCIPD)

Dr. Olajumoke Okoya

Senior Lecturer - University of East London, PhD, FHEA, FCMI, MCIPD

Jummy is an International Consultant and Speaker on Organisational & leadership Development, Wellness & Resilience and positive psychology coaching. She is also a highly experienced Educator, Trainer and Researcher with more than 20years experience. Her passion is optimal functioning and peak performance of individuals and organisations. She has expertise in setting up staff network to improve Diversity and inclusion and implementing mentoring schemes to develop talent pipelines.

Jummy holds a PhD in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship, MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology; she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Her research interrogated the impact of Organisational climate on organisational performance, particularly focusing on how leadership, HR policies and practices and organisational culture shapes organisational climate in High growth SMEs.

She is lecturers at Imperial College Business School, University of East London, and University for Foreigners of Perugia Italy.

Anne-Valerie Corboz (Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education)

Anne-Valerie Corboz

Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education

Anne-Valérie Corboz is a Managing Director for Duke Corporate Education in Singapore. In this role, she consults with leadership teams to create learning journeys that support their organisations in delivering on their strategy.

Anne-Valérie is a best-selling business author and experienced faculty member. Her work focuses primarily on innovation, design thinking, entrepreneurial cultures, strategy execution and change management. She has leveraged her passion for executive development both in the social and commercial space. Her work with corporations and in consulting allows her to bring real-world experience into the classroom, while her global experience allows her to share different perspectives and experiences with her clients.

Anne-Valérie co-authored several books, including A Dream with a Deadline: Turning Strategy into Action (with Jacques Horovitz, FT Prentice Hall, 2007); Smart Big Moves: A Story of Strategic Breakthroughs (with Paul Strebel, FT Prentice Hall; English, 2008; Russian, 2013, Chinese, 2014); and Effectual Entrepreneurship (English, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese; Routledge, 2011-2015). She has written for Sloan Management Review and the FT Handbook of Management and has published a substantial number of articles and case studies. She has won awards both for her writing and for her teaching, including the World Media Award for her documentary work, the Axion Book awards and the Singapore Management University Dean’s Impact award.

Anne-Valérie has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Her clients include consumer goods companies, banking, logistics, pharmaceuticals as well as a number of governments.

Anne-Valerie started her executive education career at IMD, where she spent over 12 years. In 2009 she moved to Singapore, where she joined the Singapore Management University as faculty while helping the university set up its Center for Management Practice. In parallel, Anne-Valérie was part of the management team with aidha, a social enterprise focused on fighting poverty through education.

In 2012, Anne-Valérie joined the Boston Consulting Group where she set up the Leadership and Talent Enablement Center for Asia. The firm relocated her to Europe, where she also taught at INSEAD and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. She returned to Asia and to Singapore Management University in 2015. Prior to her executive education career, Anne-Valerie held marketing roles at Pfizer and the International Olympic Committee. She received her MBA from Universite de Geneve and her PhD from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.