Team

Leadership team

Octavius Black
Octavius Black
CEO
Octavius co-founded Mind Gym in 2001. He also leads Mind Gym’s CSR program, Parent Gym, which provides free parenting courses to parents and children in low-income parts of London and Ireland. Octavius co-authored the three Mind Gym books.
Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D
Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D
President, Mind Gym Inc
Sebastian co-founded Mind Gym in 2001 and is President of Mind Gym Inc. He has a PhD in Psychology and Education and has written three books, including the international best seller ‘Mind Gym: Wake your mind up’.
Mary-Clare Race
Mary-Clare Race
Chief Creative Officer
As Chief Creative Officer, Mary-Clare is responsible for leading Mind Gym’s team of psychologists to deliver high-quality, effective and innovative solutions to our clients. A chartered business psychologist and leadership expert, she has over 10 years’ experience, at all levels of business.
Scott Simmons
Scott Simmons
Chief Commercial Officer
Scott Simmons serves as the Chief Commercial Officer with Mind Gym. Over his 25 years in the human capital space, Scott has supported Fortune 500 clients in developing and deploying award-winning and transformational learning solutions.

Academic board

Elaine Fox
Elaine Fox
Professor
Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Michelle Ryan
Michelle Ryan
Professor
Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Exeter, UK, and Professor of Diversity at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Robert Bor
Robert Bor
Professor
Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Foundation Trust, and Co-director Dynamic Change Consultants Ltd
Janet Reibstein
Janet Reibstein
Professor
Professor in the School of Psychology University of Exeter
Guy Claxton
Guy Claxton
Professor
Visiting Professor of Education, Kings College London and Emeritus Professor of the Learning Sciences, University of Winchester
Ingrid Lunt
Ingrid Lunt
Professor
Professor of Educational Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Education, Oxford University
Peter Robinson, MA, DPhil(Oxon), FBPsS
Peter Robinson, MA, DPhil(Oxon), FBPsS
Professor
Emeritus Professor in Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol
Dr Illona Bonniwell
Dr Illona Bonniwell
PhD Senior Lecturer
PhD Senior Lecturer in Positive Psychology, Program Leader for the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology, University of East London
Cary Cooper
Cary Cooper
Professor
Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University
Michael West
Michael West
Professor
Professor of Organizational Psychology, Lancaster University Management School

Creative Team

The Creative Team is the “Mind” of Mind Gym. It is responsible for creating, defining, and improving all of Mind Gym’s solutions and products. The team does this with two main principles: firstly, everything is based in science, so if they can’t back up what they're doing with research, it won't be done. Secondly, the approach always focuses on the entire cycle of learning which starts before the classroom intervention and doesn't just end when the bell rings.

Client Service Team

The Client Service Team is the beating heart of Mind Gym ensuring flawless delivery on a global scale. We've all heard some variation of the story about the FedEx man who swam across the sea/hired a private jet to deliver a wedding dress ensuring it arrived in time for The Big Day. While Mind Gym isn't in the business of couriering items, our Client Service Team is in the business of ensuring clients are delighted. Each and every time.

Marketing Team

The Marketing Team is the face and voice of Mind Gym. It is on a mission to build a global brand that’s as commonplace as Google or Ben and Jerry's, with a reputation as challenging, forward-thinking pioneers in the world of human performance and learning. Core to the team's work is the tenet that every interaction must be stimulating and every word supported by the science.

Client Team

The Client Sales Team is the lifeblood of Mind Gym, spreading the word to our customers by seeking and developing new accounts and growing existing accounts through relentless drive, tenacity and most of all, knowledge. It's members are expert in all things people (performance management, management development, etc.), presenting Mind Gym’s point of view to customers so that it provokes and excites.

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