Positive Education

aboutLeonie Abbott is a foundation graduate of Australia’s first Master Applied Positive Psychology (First Class Honours). Her passion for wellbeing infuses all her interactions and training.

Bringing positive psychology and teaching pedagogy together, Leonie is a dynamic facilitator and coach. Her education background is evidenced in her interactive workshops. Leonie understands how people learn best and this is always incorporated into her presentations. She has leadership experience across a range of sectors including education, management consulting, recruitment, travel and events.

Positive Psychology has been a transformational part of Leonie’s journey. The content from the field can be easily applied to all facets of life and for Leonie, this has certainly been a lived experience.

Leonie authentically lives her top signature strengths of: Love; Creativity; Curiosity; Zest; Honesty; Judgement and Leadership. She also contributes to society formally as a volunteer with the Victorian State Emergency Service. Leonie was awarded a National Emergency Medal for her efforts during the Victorian Bushfires 2009. There is much she has learned in this emergency management setting about dealing with pressure and responsibility that translates into her studies on resilience.

Formal Education:

2013-2014 Master of Applied Positive Psychology (First Class Honours), The University of Melbourne
2011 TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
2004- 2005 Graduate Certificate of Business Administration, Deakin University
1987- 1990 Bachelor of Education, University of Ballarat (now called Federation University)

Courses and Conferences:

2014 European Positive Psychology Conference, Amsterdam
2014 Australian Positive Psychology Conference, Melbourne