Life - Enhancing Skills Seminars  


Jamie Ford: Mindset Matters Most

Jamie is a Director of Resilient Minds 

Jamie is a thought leader in behavioural change. He excels in turning around the thinking habits of others, including several years tackling the most challenging of social problems as a drug and alcohol addiction counsellor for the Salvation Army.

Today, Jamie pours his expertise into business sector mentoring those in senior management positions in training, HR and sales. He also runs the University of Auckland’s “Learning Resilience and Optimism” short course at the Business School, which is in the top five of all short courses.

 Jamie is a charter associate member of the International Positive Psychology Association, a founding member of the NZ Association of Positive Psychology, and a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.

Jamie himself is professionally supervised by Dr Judith McMorland. Jamie has three adult daughters and is the proud grandfather of two granddaughters and two grandsons.   

His personal interests include playing trombone in competitive brass bands, with seven NZ & Australian titles to his name.  He’s enjoyed collecting numerous bronze, silver and gold National Sprint Championship medals in outrigger canoe racing (waka ama) as well. Nowadays he likes to ride motorcycles here in NZ and other parts of the world.

 Included amongst the many enterprises that have engaged him to work on the resilience of their people are:

  • The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet of the Australian Government,
  • The Crusaders and Canterbury Rugby Union, 
  • Partners Life,
  • The Far North District Council, and
  • Westland Milk.