Marie McLeod (Founding Director)
Marie McLeod is qualified in social work, adult education and positive psychology. Her work blends a deep understanding of positive psychology, neuroscience and appreciative inquiry with extensive experience in community culture change.
Early in her career, Marie worked in child protection in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, then managed a program for children in out of home care. For 8 years, until Dec 2012, Marie managed Neighbourhood Renewal in Victoria, supporting 21 disadvantaged communities to flourish. Marie has a specific interest in the application of Positive Psychology with people and places experiencing vulnerability and in cultivating community level well being.
Marie is the Director of PoPsy, making Positive Psychology practical for individuals, organisations and families and The Kindness Company, using kindness and compassion to cultivate community level well being.
Marie designs and delivers sustainable well being solutions for individuals, organisations and communities to:
- Be more RESILEINT, open, accepting and driven by purpose
- Develop GOOD MENTAL HABITS and a growth mindset
- Nurture more POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS
- Set meaningful goals and BUILD SELF CONFIDENCE
- Get the BEST FROM THEIR BRAINS
- Cultivate KINDNESS, HOPE and an attitude of GRATITUDE
For Marie, The Community Kindness Company is the fusion of all that she’s done and all that she knows. As a professional, parent and person wanting to live a whole-hearted life, Marie lives to broker more kindness and raise awareness of 'getting kindness right' in the knowledge that this will positively impact the lives of others, as it has her own.