Who We Are

Over ten years of resilience…

Founded in 2003 by Stuart Taylor as The Resilience Institute Australia, our mission has always been to help our clients sustain and accelerate human performance through improving resilience. We enable people and organisations to thrive through agility, sustainability and compassion.

Since then thousands of executives and professionals Australia-wide and across the world have engaged in our resilience programs. They have built stronger bodies, achieved greater levels of emotional intelligence and have fostered stronger minds.

Our evidence-based programs are specifically designed to be high impact and practical by bringing together modern preventative medicine, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and neuroscience.

Forging a new path forward

We believe resilience is driven by having the courage to change and being inspired to take action. We believe to thrive is to learn, change and grow, to spring forward through life’s disruptions and to be agile like a fox adapting to new challenges. Inspired to embody our beliefs, in 2017 we made the change and took action.

In strategic response to the challenging climate faced by Australian organisations today, The Resilience Institute has launched a new brand in Australia: Springfox - powered by Resilience.


The team powering resilience

We live and breathe the practices we teach. Our asset is in our collective experience and each team members’ unique passion and drive to engage others in a positive, impactful way. At Springfox we are more than trainers, we are examples of human resilience. Our qualifications and experience stem from a broad range of sectors and backgrounds. We have personally experienced the common pressures that people experience day-to-day in work and life. We find it is these individual stories that make our work instantly relatable for our participants. And it’s the breadth of our research foundation that allows participants to understand the ‘why’ of our practices, allowing them to go away with almost immediate changes to put into action.


Local knowledge, global reach

We are partnered with our research arm, The Resilience Institute, offering us access to a wealth of continual research and knowledge, giving us the ability to service global organisations. We have people on the ground at our offices in Australia, USA, UK, Europe, Asia and New Zealand.

"The feedback from the APF members regarding the presentation by Stuart Taylor, CEO & Founder of Springfox, was unparalleled.  They are a tough audience with high expectations, and they were as one describing the quality, engaging style of the presenter and the relevance of the presentation...I highly recommend Springfox, and believe any organisation wanting to invest in the wellbeing of their staff would benefit greatly from working with Stuart and team.”

Julie Podbury, President - Australian Principals Federation

"Amanda was excellent, I felt inspired through my conversation with her. She is clear, articulate, positive and also shares constructive feedback in a helpful and pragmatic way. Best session I have had since making partner, I hope Amanda does my session next year. Appreciate Amanda also sharing insights and perspectives more broadly to allow me to role model/support my fellow partners and teams.”

Deanna Chesler, Partner – Professional Services Firm

"I've been lucky enough to participate in two Springfox resilience programs and I can truly say they have been life changing. The practical skills, insights and data offered through the program have enabled me to drastically improve my mental and physical well-being which have led to a more purposeful career, healthier lifestyle and stronger, more connected personal relationships. While my resilience journey is always ongoing...I can't thank Stuart and the Springfox team and my employer enough for the new skills and mindsets I'm continually developing.”

Alex Mazzoni, Manager - IAG

"The Resilience Learning Lab was a fantastic development and team building session... Peta is a truly fabulous presenter who engaged 50 people from various backgrounds, with different learning styles. The session is full of practical, easy to remember tips to help you.”

Karen Lowe, Executive Director - People & Culture, Monash Health

"Energy Australia engaged with Springfox for our Shiftworker Resilience program. The engagement with our workforce was excellent and has resulted in consideration of constructive changes in our workplace. We look forward to working with Springfox in the future.”

Paul Koopmans, Maintenance Manager, Energy Australia

"The evidence-based Learning Labs are full of take-home practices that have no doubt contributed positively to each of our lives – both in and outside of a work context. Couldn’t recommend this investment in your leaders and people more highly. My business is better for it.”

Rebecca Smith, Managing Director, That Communications Company

"Spingfox deliver! Peta, Stuart and the team consistently deliver high quality, evidence informed thought leader input into our The Brown Collective executive leadership programs with the section. Leaders are provided with practical strategies to improve personal resilience, trust and organisational performance. The Brown Collective enjoys a long term partnership with Stuart, Peta and the team from Springfox."

Dr Stephen Brown, Managing Director, The Brown Collective

"The most valuable aspect of the resilience coaching has been the fact that I have been able to meet with the same coach (Amanda) for a number of years now, and because of that we have great open conversations, she has been with me on "my journey" of resilience ups and downs and is therefore able to reflect with me on changes from the past to now. That has been the most beneficial part of the experience.

Partner, Professional Services Firm

"This is one of the most valuable mental health/resilience courses I have participated in. The content is easily understood but full of valuable and practical insights. I highly recommend this course and commend my employer with providing employees this opportunity."

Simon Bucknell, Workplace Experience Lead, Banking Sector

"I really enjoyed the resilient educators program and it has already made a change in my life. It’s amazing how putting little things into practise with the right guidance change your life. I have grown in confidence, resilience and now look at life in a more positive way. This is only the start but I’m excited to see what impact these changes will have on my future."

Kane Podesta, Head of House, St Francis Xavier College

"I absolutely loved it and find it fascinating. The session has again sparked my passion in behaviour... Thanks again, it was certainly well worth the investment.  I wish every employee could have this opportunity – I dare to dream!”

Learning Lab Participant, Monash Health

"Couldn't recommend Springfox's resilience programs more. Sessions are engaging, practical, informative and backed by research to ensure participants can take away their learnings and make meaningful, positive change in both their personal and professional lives. Something every organisation would benefit from, especially in the current climate.”

Anoosha Delpechitra, Senior Account Executive, That Communications Company

"Our leaders are learning valuable skills in pre-empting challenging situations, preparing for them, and building their capacity to respond positively. They view Peta as a trusted, credible colleague who can mentor and guide them in the many complex and sometimes volatile situations they encounter.

Investment in this work with Peta Sigley is a priority for Catholic education in the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes.  Building resilient school leaders is crucial in promoting healthy school cultures.

Mary-Ellen Dempsey, Deputy Director of Catholic Education, Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes

"I appreciated being made aware of (because we all know it already) the correlation between the mind & the body. The fact that we can use our body to help our mind concentrate better is absolutely brilliant
- I've tried it & it works!”

Kamakshi Besnard, Global Delivery Program Manager, IBM

"The content of this program is a life changing experience. Some say 'Education is knowledge, knowledge is power.' To learn, develop and understand the areas of this course is where I feel personal greatness will come from and empower us in our everyday life.”

Leader, Manufacturing