Kia ora & Hello from Lynley! Lynley lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and three teenage children and she is fortunate to live close to the beach and loves being able to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle on the North Shore of NZ. She is a specialist teacher with post graduate qualifications in education & psychology and has spent the last decade supporting students, families and teachers across a wide range of contexts and diversity of learning and behavioural needs. Lynley has delivered  English as a second language programme in a primary school, taught students with high and complex needs who receive ORS funding and, for the last four years, supported students and teachers across a range of schools as a Resource Teacher for Learning and Behaviour (RTLB).

Recently, Lynley has established her own business supporting families and children to discover and build on their strengths to enable life-long learning. This brings together her energy, passion and knowledge of wellbeing science, positive education and best practice in teaching and learning. She has been privileged to work with many people; the children she has taught, the families that she has supported and the teachers that she has worked alongside taught her that connecting people to the strengths in themselves and resources around them is the foundation of resilience and flourishing. Lynley says the essence of a strength-based approach is captured beautifully by Glinda in The Wizard of Oz  – “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself”. In a previous career, she worked in banking and private investment management, both in the retail and corporate sectors, before having a family of her own. Lynley is thrilled to now be part of The Resilience Doughnut international family.