About Us

Project Optimism is a “For Impact” organisation that brings together the expertise of The Centre for Optimism and Educate to Elevate, namely Victor Perton, Noirin Mosley and Jenny Boymal. It combines over 40 years of Marketing and Education experience with the amazing research and life work of Victor Perton on the topic of Optimism. We partner to create courses with many entities and individuals that we believe can bring something special and unique around Optimism, again on Life and Business topics.”for 

The Centre For optimism

Our founder Victor Perton had been working globally as a trade and investment commissioner and then as an adviser to the Australian G20 presidency.  Everywhere he went there was a positive reaction to his Australian character and story.  Moving back to Australia he was bewildered by the negativity towards leadership in a country with one of the world’s highest standards of living.

Rather than complain about the complainers, Victor established The Australian Leadership Project to explore the traits of Australian leadership.  After many interviews and shared research, Victor and the team concluded the leadership was pretty good from small business to NGOs to government.  So why the negativity?

Victor’s ‘aha’ moment came at the Global Integrity Summit – it’s not so much a problem with leadership but a fog of pessimism.  

The research shows that optimism is the underpinning of longevity, good health, resilience, strategy and innovation.  Yet there is a global mood of pessimism.

Encouraged by a former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Victor turned his speech from the Global Integrity Summit into a book, “The Case for Optimism: The Optimists’ Voices.”  The book became popular very quickly and Victor’s work evolved into keynote speeches, panels and lectures on The Case for Optimism.

Victor’s question to others on this evolved to become “What makes you Optimistic?”


Educate To Elevate

Educate to Elevate was founded by Noirin Mosley and Jenny Boymal.

We are passionate about education and its role in the modern workplace. We see ‘meaningful learning’ as a wonderful contributor to positive workplace culture and greater productivity.

Educate to Elevate delivers online learning solutions that proactively improve the induction of new staff, address existing learning roadblocks in the workplace and create a culture, that fosters both innovation and a love of learning itself.

We use a variety of interactive learning tools on our platforms such as animation, interactive video, and active learning programs.

We give workplace options – you can tick compliance boxes AND you can create meaningful, learning outcomes. The two can and should co-exist.

Educate to Elevate can help businesses put their existing training programs online, develop new programs, and migrate face to face programs into an online environment.

We also work on a number of highly customized and bespoke learning offerings too – Project Optimism being prominent in this space.