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Dr Jolanta Burke

Author, Researcher, and highly passionate speaker

Jolanta Burke Positive Psychologist Ireland’s leading Positive Psychologist, voted by the Irish Times as one of the ‘Happy Crew' top people in Ireland who make it a better place. Currently senior lecturer and programme leader for Masters in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at the University of East London. She is a highly passionate and engaging speaker with a quirky approach to life.


Dr Jolanta Burke Positive Psychologist

Jolanta is a psychologist and a researcher specializing in Positive Psychology. She is a senior lecturer and programme leader for Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at the University of East London, which is the first and largest third level positive psychology qualification in Europe. She is a highly engaging and passionate speaker who has delivered talks and keynotes at many conferences in Ireland, UK, other European countries, Canada and the US. She is published in various psychological and popular magazines and appears in the Irish media regularly (e.g. RTE, Today FM, Irish Times, Irish Independent). She’s also hosted her own radio show about the science of well-being.

Jolanta has extensive business experience and has collaborated with many organizations such as Google, IBEC, Big Lottery Fund, DTZ, Primerica. She is an Irish representative of the European Network for Positive Psychology. She is a visiting lecturer for Trinity College Dublin Business School where she regularly speaks at the MBA programme and has created and delivers a module in Psychology of Management (Managing a thriving organisation) for Masters in Management, ranking the third best general management degree in Europe.

Her new book 'Practical guide to using positive psychology in coaching: personal, business and career' is coming out soon.

Positive Psychology

Well-being at work

The science of high performance

Turning stress into positive energy

Enhancing motivation and engagement at work

Psychological Capital in the workplace

Positive Cyber Psychology

"I attended Jolanta's Masterclass in Positive Psychology. It was fantastic. Jolanta proved to be a real expert in the subject and provided many valuable tools and techniques that has already transformed my personal levels of happiness and fulfillment. My own clients have also benefitted considerably from this valuable learning experience. Jolanta has a wonderfully warm and friendly style of presenting that compliments the subject matter perfectly." – Mick Rock, Motivational Speaker

"Uplifting, inspiring and insightful are some of the words I would use to describe Jolanta's keynote address at the Institute of Guidance Counsellors 2015 Annual Conference. Her expertise, combined with the confidence and conviction with which she delivered her address, were testimony to the benefits of positive psychology. Thanks for the very valuable insights, Jolanta!" – Nicky O’Brien

"Jolanta is an energetic and committed facilitator with an in depth evidence based knowledge of the field of Positive Psychology. Jolanta tailored the Positive Psychology workshop to the needs of the audience of HE careers professionals. A facilitator who practices what she teaches a great role model in this field." – Oirlaith Tunney, Trinity College Dublin

"Jolanta delivered a highly impactful series of Positive Psychology and Happiness at Work sessions as part of our Learning at Work Day this year. Feedback was outstanding with one delegate reporting it was the most impactful thing she'd ever been involved in. Jolanta had a superb grasp of the topic, delivered it in a really vibrant and energetic manner and captivated the audience with her way of putting across a complex subject" – Perry Timms, Big Lottery Fund

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