Ali Palmer is an engaging and passionate facilitator, with over 25 years experience as a teacher and leader in education. Her work with schools to cultivate wellbeing is grounded in positive psychology, neuroscience and strengths-based approaches.
Ali is adept at synthesising science and modelling its application in fun, interactive and energising ways. She uses her love of learning to continuously bring new ideas and fresh insights to her work with individuals, teams and organisations.
Her expertise lies in enabling school leaders to cultivate the conditions that lead to flourishing learning communities. She recognises the importance of building close relationships with schools, working to understand the unique context of each school and building on the strengths of the whole-school community.
She is currently exploring the benefits of Positive Organisational Scholarship, a newly emerging discipline which grows and promotes positive leadership, enabling leaders to create and sustain organisational practices that lead to thriving, excellence and extraordinary performance. Her recent study addresses the application of social neuroscience in the learning environment.
Ali has a Bachelor of Education (Honours), a Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing and is currently studying with the NeuroLeadership Institute based in New York. She is an accredited Trainer in Circle Solutions (a philosophy and process for enabling positive group interactions) and an accredited Strengths Profile practitioner, (an evidence-based tool to assess and develop strengths within individuals, teams and organisations).