Optimism was established in 1988 by learning and development expert, Sussan Ockwell. Since then, Optimism has become a leading provider of capability and learning solutions for corporates operating in New Zealand - and globally.
We're passionate about developing capability and confidence individually and collectively, and we thrive on creating innovative solutions that deliver a competitive edge and long-term results.
What gives us the greatest satisfaction? Seeing companies succeed globally as a result of the competitive advantage we've helped them develop.
Our commitment to the community is demonstrated through Optimism’s ‘Profit for a Purpose’ policy. A percentage of our yearly profit is donated to local and international humanitarian and pro-social causes. In 2016 we donated to a selection of small business owners in developing nations through the Kiva.com website. These donations will help those individuals grow their businesses, support their families and provide employment opportunities for others in their community.