Dr Tal Ben-Shahar, Israel, acclaimed positive psychology lecturer who taught Harvard University’s most popular and life-changing course; best-selling author of Happier: Learn the Secrets of Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment


Dr Eve Ekman, USA, international expert working with emotion and mindfulness to reduce stress and burnout in the workplace


Thomas Goetz, USA, CEO and co-founder of digital health startup Iodine, former executive editor of Wired Magazine and author of The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalised Medicine 


Dr Alan Greene M.D., USA, respected and influential paediatrician, leading voice in health innovation, Chief Medical Officer of Scanadu, Founder of DrGreene.com and author of Raising Baby Green and Feeding Baby Green.


Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky, USA, renowned social psychologist and researcher into happiness, and author of The Myths of Happiness and The How of Happiness


Christina Stevens, USA & Australia, award-winning filmmaker, global environmental activist and international bestselling author of a gritty memoir, Love: The Saint and the Seeker



Anthony Ackroyd, “The Laugh Coach”, one of Australia’s most successful comedians, an expert on the amazing benefits of laughter and currently one of the stars of the ABC’s top-rating radio comedy show Thank God It’s Friday!


Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis, world leading osseointegration surgeon, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame Australia


David Astle, Australia’s most popular wordsmith and crossword maestro for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age; author of Riddledom – 101 Riddles and their Stories


Anna-Louise Bouvier, innovative mind-body expert and creator of the award-winning workplace mental health and wellbeing program Happy Body at Work


Gillian Coutts, mindful leadership consultant and Partner, The Potential Project


Dr William DeJean inspires and re-inspires innovative organisations for the work they do for our world, and is the author of Unleash Learning.


Michael de Manincor, highly respected yoga teacher, counselling psychologist and yoga therapist who bridges Eastern and Western modalities of mind-body


Dr Nicola Gates, renowned clinical neuropsychologist and researcher who translates complicated neuroscience into everyday life to care for body, brain and mind


Richard Gill OAM, renowned and beloved Australian conductor and music educator whose work in developing young musicians is recognised worldwide


Richard Glover, top-rating drivetime host, 702 ABC Sydney, weekly columnist with The Sydney Morning Herald, and bestselling author of Flesh Wounds


Philip Goebel, long time self-tracker and founder of The Melbourne Quantified Self Meetup Group; CEO and co-founder of Quanticare Technologies


Dr Suzy Green, leader in the complementary fields of Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology; Founder and CEO The Positivity Institute


Thubten Gyatso (Dr Adrian Feldmann), Buddhist monk and author of A Leaf in the Wind and The Perfect Mirror: Reflections on Truth and Illusion


Shannon Harvey, journalist, award-winning filmmaker of The Connection


Dr Anita Heiss, member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales and one of Australia’s most prolific and well-known authors of Aboriginal literature


Corey Jackson, an accredited Cultivating Emotional Balance trainer, majoring in Psychology and Sanskrit at the University of Sydney


Matthew Johnstone, bestselling author of illustrated book I Had a Black Dog and Creative Director at the Black Dog Institute


Petrea King, well-known cancer survivor, naturopath, mind-body healing pioneer; Founder and CEO, Quest for Life Foundation


Sue Langley, master trainer, researcher and international expert in positive psychology, neuroscience and emotional intelligence


William McInnes, highly acclaimed actor, writer and raconteur


Dr Joanna McMillan, qualified nutritionist and one of Australia’s favourite and most trusted health and wellbeing experts


The ‘Gyuto Monks of Tibet


Dr Jordan Nguyen, biomedical engineer, visionary and innovator


Professor Toni Noble,  leading teacher, educator and psychologist; Adjunct Professor, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University


Sebastian Robertson,  Founder and Director of Batyr, a social enterprise focusing on preventative mental health education for young people


Terry Robson, journalist, author and broadcaster; Editor of WellBeing Magazine


Simon Rountree, visionary CEO of Camp Quality, Australia’s leading children’s cancer charity aiming to create a better life for every child living with cancer


Tim Sharp, leading positive psychologist, executive coach and founder of The Happiness Institute


Dr Helen Street, leading educator and psychologist specialising in wellbeing, engagement and motivation for young people; Chair, National Australian Positive Schools Initiative


The Blue MUGs


Professor Lea Waters, internationally recognised for her expertise in Organisational Psychology and Positive Psychology; Director, Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne; Winner, Australian 100 Women of Influence Awards


Duncan Young, Head of Workplace Health & Wellbeing, User Experience, Lendlease


Nickolas Yu, Founder, Slow Coach; Program Manager for Staff Wellness and Patient & Family-Centred Care, Sydney Local Health District


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