Dr Michelle McQuaid

Founder, The Wellbeing Lab


Dr Michelle McQuaid is the author and founder of The Wellbeing Lab, a benefit-led organisation passionate about helping people from all walks of life to feel good and perform well. Sought around the world for her playful approach to translating cutting-edge positive psychology and neuroscience research into practical actions, Michelle helps people and workplaces to thrive. A best-selling author with more than 25 years global leadership experience in organisations of all sizes, she works with boards, leadership teams, managers, and employees to help them move beyond their fears, improve their resilience and wellbeing, and build authentic and productive connections so they can do the best work of their lives.

Michelle’s unique ability to inspire, energise, and support people to create lasting strengths-based changes is why her clients include Deloitte’s, IBM, LendLease, Treasury Wine Estate, the Dubai Government, and Melbourne University among many others. With a PhD for her research on Appreciative Inquiry Summits and a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, Michelle has led the charge on creating free, evidence-based tools for workplaces including The PERMAH Workplace Survey (www.permahsurvey.com). As an honorary fellow at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education, Michelle blogs forPsychology Today, the Huffington Post, and Live Happy. 


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