Nelisha Wickremasinghe

Dr Nelisha Wickremasinghe is a psychologist, entrepreneur, author and international leadership/organisational change consultant who has worked in the field of human development for 25 years. 

She works internationally with large corporates teaching and consulting on healthy growth. Her work at the boundary of psychotherapeutic practice and management development has taken her across the globe to support organisations like Fujitsu, Thomas Cook, Amec Foster Wheeler, Nielsen, Lloyds Banking Group, Aviva, Pandora, Serco and the Financial Conduct Authority, to develop their leaders and implement complex change. 

Nelisha is an Associate Fellow at Oxford University Said Business school and managing director of her own practice, The Dialogue Space, which provides unconventional, whole-person executive development for individuals, groups and organisations. Prior to this Nelisha created and ran a successful organic food business and restaurant and, for ten years, was clinical and management lead in mental health and social care services.

Nelisha’s professional practice combines brain science and developmental psychology to develop individual, team and system resilience and collaboration in increasingly volatile times.  Her areas of teaching expertise and interest are: persona and relational resilience, team collaboration, working with and through conflict, using creative methodologies to support deep personal inquiry, and performance and impact coaching. Her book, Beyond Threat, distils many years of research and practice in organisations and explores how executives working in different corporate environments can identify and overcome their problem habits arising from an overactive ‘threat brain’.

She has postgraduate degrees in psychology and family therapy, a Masters in public sector management and a Masters and Doctorate in organisational change.

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