Tom has got a great message which he presents in a humorous way. How do we change things? By changing our attitudes. He provides great examples of what and how.

Sir Ralph Norris, CEO, Commonwealth Bank of Australia


Healthy Thinking is the single fundamental paradigm shift the NZ education system needs to empower the lives of both students and teachers.

Graeme Aitken
Dean
Faculty of Education
University of Auckland

"I had the great pleasure of being in Tom's facilitated Healthy Thinking Level 1 as part of our mutual partnership with Sovereign. I loved it.  Tom facilitated some great learning for me personally, as well as some extra professional development in psychology and health. I really recommend this to anyone who aspires to "be the best they can be" - a philosophy I share with Tom."


Professor Grant Schofield
Director Human Potential Centre: AUT

Thanks again for your fantastic presentation at our Senior Leaders conference in Sydney last week. The feedback from the participants was excellent and it is obvious that your message on the power of Healthy Thinking has left a lasting impression.

Your combination of wonderful humour and hard-hitting scientific facts created a setting that was not only immensely entertaining, but also highly thought provoking and for many of us, game-changing from the perspective of understanding the impact of anxiety & pessimism on the human soul.

Warm regards, 


Russell Evans
Chief Executive Officer - Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific
Dr Tom you are a real gem,   Sir Ray Avery
Dr Tom Mulholland is one of the best speakers we have had present to members here in the UK. His presentations have been entertaining, informative and fun.  An accomplished presenter he keeps everyone involved and wanting to hear more.



Elizabeth Welch
NZICA UK Region Secretary, LONDON.

The Healthy Thinking® program not only helped create a more productive workplace it gave our people real tools to improve the quality of their private lives


Grant Simpson, CEO, ACE Insurance

Dr Tom, Thanks for your inspirational teachings. The world needs more of your viewpoint.
Regards  Peter Arnett, War Correspondent, Pulitzer Prize winner, Baghdad

Many thanks indeed for the recent ‘healthy thinking’ day with our Business Development team . I believe the whole day was a resounding success but I know from talking to the attendees, they found your approach and content not only to be valuable but above all else, practical!

Many of the team have experienced ‘management consultants’ and the like with mixed results and admitted to being rather cynical at the start of the session. One of the common themes of feedback was that usually such events focus on how to make the individuals more effective in their jobs, what they didn’t expect was a very open, honest, eye opening and funny journey into the world of ‘healthy thinking’
I very much look forward to seeing how the team develop and bring ‘healthy thinking’ into their environment both at work and at home.
Thanks again Tom, it was a great start.



Mike Nalborczyk, Hotel Manager, Hilton Sydney

Hi,

My name is Dom Bain and I am a year twelve student from Shirley Boys' High School. I have read your book "Healthy Thinking" and have found your life's lessons and desideratum captivating.

Shirley Boys' High School is a public school from Christchurch. We were hit hard by the earthquakes and had to relocate and share facilities with another school for the majority of 2011. However, despite our facilities being wrecked the spirit and determination of the students and staff was not broken, instead it burned with an intense desire to succeed. In 2011 Shirley Boys' High School produced NCEA results that were some of the best in the country. I think the boys had the third best results; outperforming most other secondary schools nationwide. This was despite having to go to a school site on the opposite side of the city, with school hours being from one in the afternoon till six at night; and the main transport for students to and from Papanui School (with whom we were site sharing with) being the dysfunctional bus system. In 2012, thanks to the Ministry of Education we started school unbeknown to whether Shirley Boys’ High School would continue, or was going to be disbanded due to the extent of the damage to our site. However, it has survived and I honestly believe that this was due to the staff and their ability to kindle the fire within students to struggle towards succeeding even in the hardest of times - they encouraged us to strive for excellence. This highlighted to Christchurch and the government that we are a school that will not give in. Moreover, our headmaster John Laurenson is an outstanding leader, undeterred by being told that the school would be closed down, he persisted and was unrelenting in his quest to keep the Shirley Spirit alive. He succeeded and the ministry has finally agreed that the school must continue on and be rebuilt. In 2013 the school received its first definite sign that John Laurenson had singlehandedly persuaded the government to understand the overwhelming presence that our school has in the eastern suburbs of Christchurch. This was when the ministry returned the funding they had previously withheld to finance an artificial grass turf for our school (which was supposed to be put in on the day of the earthquake). Although I walk into school and still see uneven paths, ongoing demolition, tilted classrooms and cracks caused by the quake, using your appreciation of life I have been able to see these positive things which have occurred because of the destruction. This year our school is back to its full strength (if you forget about the buildings), pupils from all over the Canterbury region have been venturing to our borders and we have a backlog of students waiting to enter as year nines. We attract students from all walks of life be they rich or poor. This is an outstanding achievement considering we do not have the best facilities in the south island nor the most resources. I believe that the reason so many people are involved with our school is because of our spirit which I again refer to. I refer to the school having a spirit because the actual atmosphere in Shirley Boys is difficult to communicate to someone who has not experienced it for themselves; only once you paid a visit to our school can you understand the bond we all share. This was created by our headmaster who is the most wise, hardworking man I have meet and he has made Shirley Boys' into more than just a school - it is a community, where everyone is welcome. It is impossible to fully express how selfless, altruistic and magnanimous John Laurenson is for this school.

In reading your words of wisdom and discovering that you do presentations I was inquiring whether (even though you are based in a different city) you would be interested in spreading your ideals to my school. As hard as it may be to believe that a teenage is actually complementing his teachers, I have not been asked by anyone to write to you. I have simply written to you because I know that there are many kids in my school who are in need of your thinking techniques and need a positive influence in their life. I also know that many staff will greatly benefit from adapting to your outlook and understanding of human nature.

Unhealthy thinking almost stopped me from writing this because I doubted whether you would read this letter and even if you did and wanted to travel here, I am uncertain whether school will be able to fund this event. But following the ideology conveyed in your book, I did.
It would be a privilege and an honour to have you speak at my school.

Cheers,

Dom



Dr Tom 


On behalf of Chris and Myself and the team here at PKF Rutherfords Ltd I would like to express our appreciation for your coming to the provinces last Friday and capping off a very successful day with your inspirational message re Healthy Thinking. I can say I have heard nothing but positive feedback from all concerned. I find it particularly inspirational when I know it is borne out of personal experience – that gives it credibility. There is tremendous power in a personal story that has worked and that is your story.  
I am excited to hear the input that you are having with the younger generations particularly in schools and all I can say is Go for it – the message needs to be heard if it will save even one life from being wasted and cut short before its time because of lies believed and negative thought patterns. 
  
Bless you heaps 
  


Regards, 
Ewen Kirkcaldie 
PKF Rutherfords Ltd

Our business unit embraced the concept of healthy thinking following a presentation and workshop from Dr Tom. A team that had been under pressure with high work volumes and falling results embraced the concept of healthy thinking. With Dr Tom’s guidance and Healthy Thinking programme, within three months the team was again high performing. Dr Tom’s facilitation style was engaging and straightforward, and the team whole heartedly supported the programme. Healthy thinking has had an impact on reducing stress, fostering improved relationships and building a positive work culture.


 Mark McSherry, Branch Manager, ACC North Harbour

ASB Audit & Assurance has been embedding Dr Tom Mulholland’s ‘Healthy Thinking’ (HT) program for close to two years now.  Our management team consider the concept of transferring negative thoughts with more positive thoughts and attitudes to be an important driver of our strong team culture and engagement, and our team members’ ability to deal with high workloads, and often challenging stakeholders.   In the audit profession, we are often required to think about downside risk, so it is important for our people to be able to balance this with a more positive way of thinking. HT can help our people to do this.

HT is not something you can learn once and then perfect. It requires constant reminding and reinforcement. The ability to know and identify one’s ‘emotional triggers’ is a key step in this process.
Dr Tom has developed an excellent, often humorous, programme that helps people to do that.  

While not everyone may be a HT convert, if the large majority are on board they can help to hold one another accountable, ultimately resulting in a more positive, cohesive culture for the business and people’s day-to-day lives.


Julie Fisher-Somervell


Executive Practice Manager | ASB Audit & Assurance | ASB


Thanks for everything Tom – you were the PERFECT facilitator for the event – I couldn’t have been happier. I’ve had great feedback from everyone who attended and as I said on the day, my expectations were exceeded!


Carolyn Dodds, CureOurKids.com.au

“I have used Healthy Thinking for the past 6 weeks as part of the Healthy Thinking Institutes Attitude profiling course. IT WORKS!!! It changed my attitude, it changed my life and reduces stress while increasing productivity.
It is a great tool to turn “Life’s lemons into lemonade.” It is a great tool to turn disappointment into a learning experience, to use fear to explore new situations. It is a great tool that I use in my General Practice as a doctor, and in the Emergency Department where I work, and it works on teenagers!!


Dr Willem van Niekerk

Hi,

My name is Dom Bain and I am a year twelve student from Shirley Boys' High School. I have read your book "Healthy Thinking" and have found your life's lessons and desideratum captivating.
Shirley Boys' High School is a public school from Christchurch. We were hit hard by the earthquakes and had to relocate and share facilities with another school for the majority of 2011. However, despite our facilities being wrecked the spirit and determination of the students and staff was not broken, instead it burned with an intense desire to succeed. In 2011 Shirley Boys' High School produced NCEA results that were some of the best in the country. I think the boys had the third best results; outperforming most other secondary schools nationwide. This was despite having to go to a school site on the opposite side of the city, with school hours being from one in the afternoon till six at night; and the main transport for students to and from Papanui School (with whom we were site sharing with) being the dysfunctional bus system. In 2012, thanks to the Ministry of Education we started school unbeknown to whether Shirley Boys’ High School would continue, or was going to be disbanded due to the extent of the damage to our site. However, it has survived and I honestly believe that this was due to the staff and their ability to kindle the fire within students to struggle towards succeeding even in the hardest of times - they encouraged us to strive for excellence. This highlighted to Christchurch and the government that we are a school that will not give in. Moreover, our headmaster John Laurenson is an outstanding leader, undeterred by being told that the school would be closed down, he persisted and was unrelenting in his quest to keep the Shirley Spirit alive. He succeeded and the ministry has finally agreed that the school must continue on and be rebuilt. In 2013 the school received its first definite sign that John Laurenson had singlehandedly persuaded the government to understand the overwhelming presence that our school has in the eastern suburbs of Christchurch. This was when the ministry returned the funding they had previously withheld to finance an artificial grass turf for our school (which was supposed to be put in on the day of the earthquake). Although I walk into school and still see uneven paths, ongoing demolition, tilted classrooms and cracks caused by the quake, using your appreciation of life I have been able to see these positive things which have occurred because of the destruction. This year our school is back to its full strength (if you forget about the buildings), pupils from all over the Canterbury region have been venturing to our borders and we have a backlog of students waiting to enter as year nines. We attract students from all walks of life be they rich or poor. This is an outstanding achievement considering we do not have the best facilities in the south island nor the most resources. I believe that the reason so many people are involved with our school is because of our spirit which I again refer to. I refer to the school having a spirit because the actual atmosphere in Shirley Boys is difficult to communicate to someone who has not experienced it for themselves; only once you paid a visit to our school can you understand the bond we all share. This was created by our headmaster who is the most wise, hardworking man I have meet and he has made Shirley Boys' into more than just a school - it is a community, where everyone is welcome. It is impossible to fully express how selfless, altruistic and magnanimous John Laurenson is for this school.
In reading your words of wisdom and discovering that you do presentations I was inquiring whether (even though you are based in a different city) you would be interested in spreading your ideals to my school. As hard as it may be to believe that a teenage is actually complementing his teachers, I have not been asked by anyone to write to you. I have simply written to you because I know that there are many kids in my school who are in need of your thinking techniques and need a positive influence in their life. I also know that many staff will greatly benefit from adapting to your outlook and understanding of human nature.
Unhealthy thinking almost stopped me from writing this because I doubted whether you would read this letter and even if you did and wanted to travel here, I am uncertain whether school will be able to fund this event. But following the ideology conveyed in your book, I did.
It would be a privilege and an honour to have you speak at my school.

Cheers,

Dom



Thank you for the hugely successful speaking tour of New Zealand, addressing our Members. The turnout to each of the seminars far exceeded our expectations, which reflected the intense interest in you and your message on stress and attitude. Feedback from the series has been extremely positive, and the topic was very relevant to the health professionals who attended. The success of your presentations was even greater when one considers that it was your peers attending. This recognition by your peers is a credit to your Healthy Thinking approach.
Your innovative ideas, sense of humour and professionalism, all contributed to making the series very easy to organize, and it has been a pleasure working with you.
We look forward to looking at other ways that we can utilize the skills of the ‘Attitude Doctor’ for our members in the future.

Robyn Dalzell, National Sales Manager, Medical Assurance Society, www.medicals.co.nz


Our sixth Rabobank Executive program was a great success. The participants gave you an excellent rating on both relevance and satisfaction which we were delighted with. Many thanks for your significant contribution to the program. The participants clearly enjoyed your session and found it interesting and informative. The content was excellent with very useful take-home messages and your unique presentation style was both effective and entertaining. The morning seemed to pass very quickly. Thanks for your time and for sharing your ideas and experiences. We are most grateful to you. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Dr John Morris, Program Director, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University Melbourne, Australia


Many Thanks for your presentation to our National Speakers of Australia Association Group on getting the right attitude for presenting. It was a fun and entertaining presentation. Hope we see you in Sydney again.

Sue Currie, NSAA, Sydney Chapter


I can’t guarantee the book will change your life, but I can guarantee Healthy Thinking™ may save your life.

Warwick Grey, SM Business Manager, Microsoft NZ


Having read Tom’s book ‘Healthy Thinking’ we engaged him to speak at our annual end of year client functions. He is a comedian with a very valuable message that is told from the heart. The huge positive feedback from those who attended confirmed that we had made the right choice of speaker. An added bonus for me was that I got to spend the entire day with Tom and observed him practice what he preaches – he lives his message.

Craig Wylie, Principal, Financial Fitness Limited


Thanks for making the roadshow such fun. It was a pleasure travelling with you. You certainly opened my eyes to a new way of looking at life’s experiences. Your approach to life, work and people is refreshing and certainly takes a lot of the stress out of everything. Thanks heaps for being such a proactive, positive speaker.

Jan Ferguson, SMB and Education Marketing Manager, Hewlett Packard New Zealand


It was a pleasure hosting an event which promoted a positive attitude adjustment, through a reflection of real-life experiences. The Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the opportunity to bring this benefit to our members, and ensure our sponsors are aligned with such an enthusiastic presenter. Best of luck for the future – and may your life’s lemons continue to be turned into lemonade.

Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie, Marketing Manager, Auckland Chamber of Commerce


What a wonderful choice we made when we asked you to be our guest speaker. You certainly set the scene for a great start to the day and I have never seen so many cheerful smiling faces at breakfast. Your sense of Humour and zest for life is infectious and the story you tell is an inspiration to us all.

Faye Partridge, President, Marlborough AAPNZ


I really enjoyed your speech that night to us all from all over the world. A very interesting and lively talk. I must learn to be able to get that sort of control over a crowd. . . You were really professional.

Peter Khaw, Air NZ Airport Manager, Singapore.


Dr. Tom delivers an insightful and useful message, one that has application for all of us. His keynote speech in Seattle definitely set the stage for a productive day focused on prevention of disability syndrome.

Timothy Gilmore, MD, Occupational Medicine Education Director, Group Health, Permanente, Seattle USA.


MidCentral DHB’s Towards 2010 conference dinner was a huge success, due in large part to your talent of bringing an interesting and humorous presentation to the attendees. It’s a talented speaker who can involve his audience right from the get go, and hold their interest throughout. You established immediate rapport with an audience of over 200 health professionals and you did so combining humour with the realities of unexpected hardships. Your message and high-energy presentation met and exceeded our expectations. Thank you.

Mike Grant, GM, Funding, MidCentral District Health Board


Dr Mulholland gave an Inspiring and humorous presentation with real life examples for changing my attitude and how my attitude can affect others. Dr. Mulholland’s message is simple (and already within all of us). Healthy Thinking can be adopted by anyone willing to make an effort. I don’t believe people think about attitude and healthy thinking as an everyday practice, but it really makes sense as an approach to daily living, just like eating right and exercising. There is no harm in trying it! Our world would be a better place if everyone tried it just once or once a day and passed it on to another person.
Thanks for making our Disability conference in Seattle such a success.
Christina Lombardi, Group Health Cooperative, Occupational Health Services
‘I have found the ‘Healthy Thinking’ approach both personally and professionally very helpful. Don’t be put off by the phrase ‘Emotional Algebra’ the process is extremely well developed, easy to understand and quickly becomes habitual.  I believe all teachers and students would greatly benefit from following this enlightened avenue to emotional and intellectual good health.’

Gavin Kidd Principal The Catlins Area School


PERSONAL TESTIMONIALS

Hi, my name is Sophie.

Earlier in the year I was lucky enough to get a chance to listen to Dr Tom and to be exposed to the course of Healthy thinking which has in turn made a dramatic impact upon my life.

We met in Rotorua for our annual Sales conference which is designed to inspire us for upcoming challenges and to reflect on the year gone by. In the months before this even I’d found myself hitting a wall.

I’d recently found out my mother had cancer and was struggling with depression and coping with pressure. I had quite a swift fall, losing my “mojo” and taste for life. A big part of my job is the motivation to get up and go; to give 100%. With all the background issues in my life and trying to battle my consuming thoughts, I watched my productivity and satisfaction in a job I genuinely love hit an all time low.

Then came Dr Tom, and along with his Naki sense of humour, the easy yet effective art of Healthy thinking hit a chord within me; to change ways of thinking, take a second look and analyse whether the thoughts were really worth thinking at all.

Replenished after our weekend I said to myself, ‘There is nothing to lose, give it a try.’ It’s been a rocky road since August, but I must tell you the impact Healthy thinking has given me is PRICELESS! I now adopt a positive attitude, breathe and pursue a pathway to make the most of a situation regardless of background issues. Work and life are so much more in balance and I am excited about tomorrow.

The moment you change your attitude you will notice how different the world around you looks and reacts to you. Now there are no limits, as I do not place them upon my self. If for any reason you feel your life is not heading in the right direction, try Healthy Thinking.

Thank you Dr Tom, I owe you BIG Time.