People at their best

Weaving wellbeing science for thriving schools, organisations & communities

In our workplaces and schools we are afflicted by low engagement, low motivation and low mood. These are poor conditions for learning, creativity and productivity.

We know enough now to create ideal conditions for our staff, our teams and organisations. We also have the skills and knowledge to cope and thrive despite challenges.

Find out how you can ensure your work promotes capacities for wellbeing and thriving at the top of the cliff, rather than responding as the ambulance at the bottom.

Wellbeing promotion IS illbeing prevention.


  • PLD Solutions for Teachers
  • Senior Leadership Mentoring
  • Whole-school Strategy for Wellbeing
  • Codesign Facilitation
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  • Wellbeing Workshops
  • Team Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Consulting & Coaching
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  • Keynote speaking
  • Practitioner training
  • Consulting and Coaching
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Some of our results

A great presenter! He was very warm and approachable. His presentation was packed with loads of relevant and timely information for people in general, not just teaching staff. He was knowledgeable and I thought handled conversations and questions really well.

Grant O’Connor, Kaurilands School

I really enjoyed when [Paul] spoke as a Teacher with the knowledge of a psychologist… his real scenarios which reflected his experience made it relatable and relevant.

Teacher, Ormiston Junior College

Paul’s session was not only informative but also a safe platform to discuss, share and have robust conversations. I would highly recommend these sessions for any team!

Team Member, AUT Student Recruitment

Paul was an excellent facilitator, with the workshop being presented in a very culturally responsive manner. Throughout the session, everyone felt comfortable to contribute to discussion and I took away a lot of key learnings that I am confident will support my wellbeing.

Senior Leader – Hilltop School, Taupo

“We had Paul in for two days to work with our staff team at the beginning of this year. It was an extremely valuable time and we learned so much from him. His relaxed and personable style put everyone at ease and at the end of the time the comments from the team were overwhelmingly positive about the experience. Highly recommended! ”

Simon Craggs, Principal, Onewhero Area School

“I found Paul’s workshop rejuvenating in terms of widening my view on student’s perception and behaviours in the classroom. I have recently applied some of his introduced theories and approaches to my own teaching practice and have found quite remarkable results in terms of enhanced student engagement. I would highly recommended his workshop.”

Dr Junior Nomani, Senior Lecturer, Design and Creative Technologies Faculty Office, AUT

“Paul worked with us to pilot and develop a wellbeing workshop for our professional staff. He is a thoughtful and culturally adept facilitator who was able to prompt colleagues to think both deeply and broadly about the need for balance across different dimensions. Through insightful feedback and timely humour. Paul kept our team engaged and collaborating through the day.”

Kate Kearins – Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, AUT

“With wellbeing such an important issue for schools and communities, we have been fortunate to have Paul Tupou-Vea from Clifftop Wellbeing as part of our ongoing professional development programme. Paul is an engaging facilitator; he offers a range of topics and is flexible and responsive to our own school’s needs. What Paul brings is not a silver bullet, but a deeply thought through and well researched approach to support schools in addressing wellbeing issues.”

Ngaire Harris – Principal Hauraki Plains College