David Bott

David Bott is the Associate Director of the Institute of Positive Education. David helps lead one of the world’s most experienced teams dedicated to research, development and training in the field of Positive Education. David has been involved in training thousands of teachers from hundreds of schools around the world in designing, implementing and sustaining individual and whole-school approaches to wellbeing. David also consults with some of the world’s leading schools to help guide wellbeing vision and strategy.

David’s current role follows three years as Head of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar where he led the School’s wellbeing programme across four campuses and headed the School’s Psychology Department.

We asked David a few questions about friendships and these were his responses:

1. What’s your favorite childhood memory with friends?

Playing music in a little school rock band

2. What quality do you admire most in your friends?

Loyalty and sense of adventure

3. How has a friend inspired you or made you a better person?

As a young adult, I had (and still have) a dear friend who allowed me to understand that it is possible to grow into the maturity of adulthood without losing a child-like sense of fun and curiosity.


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