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Eleanor Shakiba

Eleanor Shakiba


Eleanor Shakiba is an expert in positive psychology. She has taught over 50,000 people to think and speak in ways which build success.

Eleanor started her career as a writer. Next, she discovered a passion for adult education and moved into a training role at the University of Sydney. Today, she works as a training consultant and corporate coach. She specialises in the areas of communication skills, applied psychology and business applications of positive psychology.

The focus of Eleanor’s work is teaching technically savvy professionals to create, relate and communicate. She delivers a range of services to the corporate world, including:

  • positive psychology courses
  • leadership training and coaching
  • team building and strategic planning sessions
  • communication and conflict resolution workshops.

Eleanor is the author of Difficult People Made Easy and is currently writing her second book, 6 Habits of Savvy Female Negotiators. She has also created over ninety training programs and a range of online learning courses. Eleanor’s blog is a rich resource for professionals who want to excel at work. It contains free videos, articles and podcasts on positive psychology. Eleanor’s youtube channel is another useful resource for her students.

Eleanor is qualified in Social Anthropology, Adult Education, Counselling and Positive Psychology. She delights in helping professionals learn skills for success in the real world, using experiential (interactive) learning techniques. Her students describe Eleanor as 'a lively and enthusiastic presenter who can keep you engaged for hours.'

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