Developed by Global Leaders in Wellbeing
Discover the power of WoW
Research shows that when we show up as the best version of ourselves, we are happier, healthier, more engaged, and productive leading to better business outcomes.
The Work on Wellbeing assessment has been developed by global leaders in wellbeing, organisational and positive psychology including Dr Aaron Jarden, Dr Todd Kashdan, Dr Jo Mitchell, Dr Alex Mackenzie, and Dr Dan Weijers, and supported by Dr Robert Biswas-Diener and the late Ed Diener.
This level of expertise and scientific rigour has created the most robust, scientifically validated assessment tools that is now available to consultants, individuals, teams and workplaces.
Research shows there is a strong link between employee wellbeing – leading to workplace engagement, productivity at work, and then subsequent improvements in business outcomes and profitability.
Dr Aaron Jarden
Dr Aaron Jarden is the Senior Scientist for Work on Wellbeing and has dedicated a great deal of his research to measuring mental health and wellbeing. Aaron is also a wellbeing consultant, social entrepreneur, co-founder and co-editor of the International Journal of Wellbeing, and the Associate Professor in the Centre for Wellbeing Science at Melbourne University, where he is the Director of the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program. Aaron holds extensive knowledge, skill and experience in the field of wellbeing. He understands what we can do to lift our own sense of wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around us. His wellbeing research influences individuals, coaches, consultants, and organisations looking to boost wellbeing.
Dr Todd Kashdan
Todd Kashdan, PhD, is a well-known author and leading authority who the American Psychological Association awarded the 2013 Distinguished Early Career Researcher Award. He is recognised as among the world’s top experts on the psychology of wellbeing, psychological strengths, mental agility, and social relationships. His research has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including multiple articles in the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, and Forbes. For over 20 years, Todd has been teaching college courses on the science of happiness and personality. Currently, Todd is a Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. In addition, his work in psychology and the science of wellbeing has reached the hands of millions through five acclaimed books, including “The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why being your whole self – not just your “good” self – drives success and fulfilment”.
Dr Jo Mitchell
Dr Jo Mitchell is a clinical and coaching psychologist and Co-Founder of The Mind Room, an innovative and creative psychology community in Collingwood, Victoria. Jo works with individuals and organisations to manage mental illness and build wellbeing. Her current focus is on wellbeing design and immersive cultural experiences that promote mental health beyond the therapy room. Jo has an applied and academic interest in wellbeing science – including ACT, positive psychology, mindfulness, and technology – and completed the first Australian PhD in this field. With over twenty years of experience in mental health, business, and sport (including AFL, Olympic and Paralympic sports, and Orienteering), Jo is motivated by creative collaborations that make positive health and social change.
Dr Alex MacKenzie
Dr Alex Mackenzie is a Professional Coach and Wellness Consultant drawing on 35 years of experience within the fields of health, wellbeing, and fitness. Coaching at the intersection between business and wellbeing, Alex provides tools that last a lifetime. Alex delivers tailored strategies addressing each client’s uniqueness, personality differences and individual values and needs at Mackenzie Wellness. She believes in understanding your strengths and talents, challenges, and blindspots to develop an incredible team. She is passionate about helping people in business utilise their body and mind as a tool to better business performance, success, and optimal business functioning.
Dr Dan Weijers
Dr Dan Weijers is a Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Programme at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and a founding co-editor of the International Journal of Wellbeing, featuring articles read over 1 million times and cited over 45 times on average. In addition, Dan has published over 65 academic publications on hedonism, wellbeing, and the ethics of technology in philosophy, psychology, public policy, economics, technology studies, and interdisciplinary outlets. Further, Dan has provided advice, presentations and policy white papers to several organisations, including the United Nations High Level Meeting on Happiness and Wellbeing (2012). He is also the winner of four teaching awards and two article prizes from Oxford University’s Observatory on Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT.