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Dr Sven

A well-known medical practioner turned businessman.


Dr Sven Hansen is the founder of The Resilience Institute. From a medical family, Sven travelled widely and completed two years in special forces before completing medicine. His passion for sport and flow took him into sports medicine where he discovered the power of deliberate, scientific training to secure both individual and team success.

After completing an MBA in 1993, he asked how one could translate and take these ideas to a wider population. Business was the ideal partner. Not only could one reach large numbers of people through one buying centre, but he could also help businesses reduce risks and improve business performance. This set the scene to build an evidence-based, integral and practical solution to sustainable performance in business and life.

Sven has worked extensively with professional firms, banks, corporates, government, entrepreneurs, universities, schools and sport. He leads the development of the Resilience Institute’s methodology, research and training. He is actively involved in supporting leadership teams around the world to build personal and organisational resilience.

Sven’s mission has always been to promote sound physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. In 2008, as his worked involved measuring human factors more actively, by 2018 he had developed the Resilience Diagnostic which was integrated into a multi-platform App.

An engaging, enthusiastic, and authentic communicator, Dr Sven will inspire your audience and motivate positive action by offering practical ways to improve life, work and leadership.

Sven gave a wonderfully insightful workshop to our leaders which was so well received by even the toughest cynics in the group. People continue to talk about the take outs from the session, which is a sign of how well it resonated. It has also given us a great platform as an organisation for continuing the discussion on the subject of resilience that he is so passionate about. Vero NZ Ltd Annual Business Leaders Day

Sven was a pleasure to deal with. He was responsive and professional throughout all communication. When asked for his feedback about the program he was complimentary, yet honest about the challenges, which was appreciated. He came onboard with the project quite late in the piece, and was able to develop a session without much guidance. His content seemed to really resonate with the guests and complimented the rest of the program beautifully.

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