What is the Meaningful Success Project?

This project came out of a question  – is it possible to be successful in your career and also happy in your life?

We looked for answers to this question in two places. Cutting edge research on

  • Career success
  • Happiness, life satisfaction and wellbeing
  • Behaviour change

Plus we started our own research project. Interviewing people who were doing well to find out if the academic research applies in practice.

One of the things we noticed is that people who are happy in both their careers and their lives are generous. So we decided to make this information available for free.

Our Work

Is Meaningful Success Possible Within an Organisation?

Working in a twenty-first century organisation can feel pretty bleak. Many employees describe feeling increasingly discouraged, disconnected and disengaged. They struggle to feel a sense of meaning or joy in their work. Do the harsh realities of the global economy... read more

What If Standard Career Advice Is Wrong?

What If Standard Career Advice Is Wrong? If you want to have career success, then you need to have long term career goals, don’t you? Standard advice says that if you want career success, then you need to decide where you want to be in your career in 10 years... read more

Finding Your Passion By Inhaling Meaninglessness

Steve Hayes is a Professor in The Department of Psychology at The University of Reno, Nevada. Steve has been central to some important and ground breaking developments in psychology. In this interview we asked him some questions about success and passion. His... read more

Peter Treseder: Finding Persistence, Hope and Meaning

Peter Treseder is CEO of several prominent hospital fund-raising charities, an avid adventurer and proud father. Peter Treseder knows a thing or two about persistence. He trudged on foot through freezing ice and biting winds to the South Pole. Then he did it again.... read more

Who are we?

Rachel Collis

Rachel Collis

Rachel is an experienced executive and career coach.

She also teaches on the MBA program at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia

Patrick Self

Patrick Self


Patrick has been running his own marketing, web design and photography business since he was 16. He is also Rachel’s son.