If you could choose any time to be alive in the history of the human race, right now would be an obvious choice.  We are living longer than ever before, we are currently in an amazing era of technological and scientific discovery and innovation, and our general standard of living is unlike anything we have ever experienced before.

However, regarding our mental wellbeing, the opposite is true.  Depression rates are 10x higher than what they were 50 years ago, around 87% of the workforce is disengaged, 1 in 2 of us will consider suicide in our lives, and 1 in 10 will try.  

Although today is one of the best times to be alive regarding our ecological success, it is one of the worst times to be alive with respect to our mental health.

So why might this be the case?

One answer is that there is an evolutionary mismatch between past human environments and modern day-living.

We are a stone-aged brain, living in a jet-aged world, and we are simply not coping.  Our brains are not optimised for our current personal and work challenges.

What is needed for improving our psychological wellbeing and general performance is a better understanding of how we can structure our tasks, processes and environments to be more brain-friendly.


My name is Dr Scott Bolland and I am an international speaker, coach and consultant on maximising human potential, specialising in the fields of Positive Psychology, and Education Technology.

My PhD and 25 year background is in Cognitive Science - the interdisciplinary study of how the mind works, spanning such fields as Neuroscience, Psychology, Philosophy, and Artificial Intelligence.  And my passion is playing in the intersection between these areas - how to help individuals, teams, schools, and companies flourish in the modern world.

In my coaching, keynotes and workshops I focus on the latest insights from a range of disciplines such as Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Behavioural Economics, to examine how the mind works, and present evidence-based strategies for boosting your performance and success at both work and home.


I provide individual or group coaching, workshops, seminars and keynotes, for corporates and schools focussing on Positive Psychology - the scientific study of human flourishing.  I also am a frequent international keynote speaker on Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Education.


Check out my blog "Succeeding Scientifically" where I will be uploading weekly videos on evidence-based strategies that will help you in a range of areas, from wellbeing and stress-reduction to improving your relationships and leadership capability.



Over the years I have brought the latest research-backed insights to a wide range of clients including individual coaching clients, business schools, the military, police services, resource companies, financial institutions, ministries of education and 1000s of school and corporate staff.



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