The AntiFragile Survey combines leading research in neuroscience, wellbeing and leadership with the latest evidence in behaviour change so that it can be applied in effective and practical ways. The survey was created by Dr Paige Williams, a leading authority in the research and application of Positive Psychology and systems science. Having helped thousands of leaders in a variety of workplaces learn how to thrive through disruption, challenge and change, Paige understands the importance of clarity and direction when beginning this journey.

Paige’s hope is that the AntiFragile Survey makes it easier for each of us to take our first steps to learn to thrive in the uncertain, complex environment of the Decade of Disruption.

A combination of real-life leadership experience and deep academic knowledge fuels my ’superpower’ of translating complex ideas and academic research to make them real, relevant, and relatable to the work that leaders do every day.

Through my conference speaking and leadership development programs I replace fear with confidence and confusion with clarity. I motivate leaders to create positive, purposeful impact for themselves and for the people they lead. I have worked with hundreds of leaders in business, government, NGOs, and education, including Specsavers, Swisse, the Magistrates Court of Victoria, the Transport Accident Commission, and the University of Melbourne.

My commercial experience is broad and deep, and my knowledge of leadership more than theoretical. Having spent more than 20 years in international leadership roles, I know what it’s like to be a leader, and I have led and seen others lead both well and not so well in a wide range of contexts. This experience, supported by an undergraduate degree in business and post-graduate studies in organisational change, led to my doctoral research examining how to create positive change and wellbeing in organisations.

I continue to research and teach as an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Positive Psychology and an Associate of Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne.

I love to share my work. I have presented at conferences internationally and published in a range of academic and non-academic journals, including Psychology Today and Human Resource Management. I’ve also been interviewed for radio and a variety of podcasts, and I write a regular blog called Leverage Points.

As a firm believer in ‘healthy body, health mind’, I am a committed F45er and enjoy a regular yoga practice. I live on the Surf Coast of Victoria, Australia with my two adolescent daughters, who help me to keep showing up as my ‘best self’ every day.

I truly believe that leadership is the most potent leverage point we have to create positive change in any system, be it a family, a school, an organisation, or any team.

And I believe that each of us has a capacity for leadership that we have yet to realise.

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