#4 Dr Suzy Green – The Science and Power of Optimism

Dr Suzy Green is recognised as Australia’s leading positive psychologist. She is the founder and CEO of the Positivity Institute, a positively deviant organisation dedicated to applying positive psych to life, work and school. Dr Suzy is an official ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and maintains a strong media profile appearing on TV, radio and print.

In this episode Andrew and Dr Suzy explore the differences between optimism and pessimism, the benefits of being more optimistic, optimism and energy levels, the 2nd wave of positive psychology, how humans have an inbuilt negativity bias, training optimism (yes – it can be trained!), the pros and cons of CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) vs ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) and how optimism provides leaders with a competitive advantage.

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