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Richard WhitneyRichard Whitney
Associate Umbrella Health and Resilience, MA (applied) Clinical and Community Psychology, Registered Clinical Psychologist

Richard thrives in settings where he can use evidenced based principles the enable individuals, teams and organisations to be at their best.

Over the past 30 years Richard has worked as an applied psychologist within the New Zealand’s private business sector and for local organisations. Having worked with a wide variety of clients from a variety of industries (including IT, health, law, manufacturing, local government and engineering) he is a skilled and proven facilitator and coach.

Richard’s early career years involved the management of the human resource development function of a large national company; as well as operating a successful private practice. His private practice had predominant focus of working alongisde business people/owners coping with difficulty.

The last five years has seen Richard specialising in the broad area of resilience. He is particularly interested in how the research around resilience, positive psychology and mindfulness can be used to help organisations be at their best. He also has focused on how teams can come together to work more effectively.