Kate interviews Victor Perton, Barrister, CEO & Founder of the Centre for Optimism & The Australian Leadership Project . Victor Perton asks people what makes them optimistic. He recently opened the first shopfront Centre for Optimism. The purpose? To help everyone and anyone become more optimistic and to confidently declare that they are “a realistic and infectiously optimistic leader.” His beliefs are “The leader looks like the person in your mirror” & “The Times call for Realistic and Infectiously Optimistic Leaders.” Victor is the author of “Optimism: The How and Why” and “The Case for Optimism: The Optimist’s Voices”. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Australian Leadership Project”. Through 2019, he has delivered keynote speeches and run many workshops on how to become more optimistic, He has given workshops in prisons, schools, universities, board rooms, corporations, NGOs, conferences and retreats from Madrid to India, Australia, New Zealand and the USA and via video on social media. Victor’s life experience includes stints as Commissioner to the Americas, 18 years as parliamentarian, practice as a barrister, mediator, arbitrator, businessman and board member..