About Therese

Therese Joyce MAPP

An expert in Positive Psychology and Transformational Leadership, Therese Joyce combines two decades of senior leadership experience, with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (Distinction), to deliver practical and powerful positive outcomes for people, teams, schools and businesses. Therese is a highly sought after trainer and speaker, who has developed and delivered interactive workshops and presentations in 15 countries across Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Americas.

Passionate, dedicated and with outstanding interpersonal skills, Therese’s trainings cover topics such as Resilience, Mindfulness, Leadership Development, Customer Service, Employee Engagement, Motivation and Performance. She is an authentic leader who is very values driven and believes in living and working with integrity. Therese has a keen interest in cultural diversity and wellbeing at work.

Therese is the Director of Positive Education at The Peninsula School, and Senior Associate at the Positivity Institute.  She is a citizen of both Australia and Canada, and is proud to work with organisations and people across Australia and around the world.




MSc Applied Positive Psychology (Distinction), University of East London 2012 
Scientific study of human potential, resilience, growth, performance and wellbeing
BounceBack! Train the Trainer March 2012
Educational program developing resilience, wellbeing and life skills for ages 4-15
LISPA – London International School of Performing Arts March 2012 – January 2013
Performance, movement, comedy, celebration of failure, constructing and production
VIA Institute on Character – Practitioner training, Toronto November 2010
Cross cultural character strengths program
Managing People and Teams 
Certificate of Marketing 
Bachelor of Arts (French/English) University of Melbourne 

Academic Research

Joyce, T, (2013), How can Physical Theatre and the Art of Clown inform the field of Positive Psychology?   Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference, Melbourne, Australia

Joyce, T & Waters, L(2012), Positive Psychology at an English Language School – A two-wave longitudinal analysis of the effects of workplace positive psychology intervention on positive affect, negative affect, job satisfaction and organisational commitment.  ECPP 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Moscow, Russia

Joyce, T & Painter, J (2012),  The ties that bind – The importance of relationships at work and their effect on absenteeism: A study of employees at an NHS Trust, Unpublished Masters Thesis

Joyce, T & Waters, L(2011), Positive Psychology at an English Language School – An Applied research initiative that examined the effect of a six month positive psychology program on staff satisfaction, staff wellbeing and staff commitment.  IPPA International Positive Psychology Association World Congress, Philadelphia, USA

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