Hummingly About Us

OUR VISION

A world ready to rise to the challenges we face

Jolie Wills and Elizabeth McNaughton

About Us

Hummingly brings you the trusted training and tools that leaders and organizations use to achieve hard and meaningful things when the pressure is on.

Hummingly is the creation of Jolie Wills and Elizabeth McNaughton, a duo who have worked in disasters around the world for more than two decades. Jolie and Elizabeth set about creating workshops and tools that people, communities and workplaces the world over could access to do big, hard and meaningful things - and grow in the process.

These proven products are based on Jolie and Elizabeth’s knowledge gained in real disaster and crisis situations. They have gathered wisdom from crisis leaders, feedback from thousands of disaster
survivors, scientific insights from their background in cognitive psychology and a shared passion to ready the world to rise to challenges we face.

Hummingly’s workshops and products are now helping thousands of people and organizations around the world.

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Jolie Wills

B.SC., M.SC(PSYCHOLOGY)

Jolie has a Masters in Cognitive Psychology and is a leading psychosocial expert in disaster and disruption. Jolie has studied how the mind works under prolonged pressure, how we make decisions and how our reactions and behaviors are impacted by stress. Jolie is a survivor of the Christchurch earthquakes and has lived disaster recovery with her family first-hand. She led the psychosocial recovery program for New Zealand Red Cross in response to the earthquakes and has supported those working in disasters around the world. Jolie is a Winston Churchill fellowship recipient, a Leadership New Zealand alumna, an Edmund Hillary Fellow, a co-author of Leading in Disaster Recovery: A Companion through the Chaos and is an advising member to the global Counter Terrorism Prevention Network.

Meet our CEO

Jolie Wills

B.SC., M.SC(PSYCHOLOGY)

Jolie has a Masters in Cognitive Psychology and is a leading psychosocial expert in disaster and disruption. Jolie has studied how the mind works under prolonged pressure, how we make decisions and how our reactions and behaviors are impacted by stress. Jolie is a survivor of the Christchurch earthquakes and has lived disaster recovery with her family first-hand. She led the psychosocial recovery program for New Zealand Red Cross in response to the earthquakes and has supported those working in disasters around the world. Jolie is a Winston Churchill fellowship recipient, a Leadership New Zealand alumna, an Edmund Hillary Fellow, a co-author of Leading in Disaster Recovery: A Companion through the Chaos and is an advising member to the global Counter Terrorism Prevention Network.

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Our Advisors

Meet the experts contributing their knowledge and experience to support our vision of a world ready to rise to the challenges we face.

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Jennifer Gray Thompson

Jennifer is nationally recognized as a leader in the space of wildfire and has presented at several national conferences at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, HAC, Fannie Mae, Brownsfield, Smar...

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Caroline Gash

Caroline Gash's professional journey reflects her commitment to excellence, strategic leadership, innovation, and making a positive impact in the investment landscape.

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Jim Alvey

As Good360’s Vice President of Disaster Recovery Jim has worked across sectors to increase the efficiency and impact of in-kind donations in the disaster space. Jim brings over 40 years of Broadcas...

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Christa Lopez

Christa Lopez, PhD, CEM is a Senior Advisor at the firm CTEH. Prior to joining CTEH she spent over 25 years in the government and higher education sectors and has served in roles to support elected...

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Jason Pemberton

Jason has spent his career working through unprecedented challenges and innovative design briefs, and supporting others to do the same. A trained and accredited coach, speaker, and facilitator, Jas...

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Allison Hendricks

Allison is the CEO and founder of Simply Stakeholders and is one of the pioneers in the Stakeholder Engagement industry in Australia.  She helped establish the International Association of Public P...

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Corey Eide

As a Practice Leader at BDO, Corey serves government and nonprofit clients who are addressing the most important issues facing our local and global community. Corey supports clients by facilitating...

Acey Holmes

Acey Holmes

Acey Holmes, with her vibrant energy and engaging style, infuses workplaces with a sense of joy and connection. As both a TEDx and 3x DisruptHR speaker, she shares innovative strategies that intert...

Our Values

Hummingly Purpose Led

Purpose-led

We are driven first and foremost by our mission to have positive impact for people under pressure

Hummingly Excellence

Excellence

We believe those facing challenge deserve access to the best advice, delivered with the utmost care, designed for the greatest impact

Hummingly Collaboration

Collaboration

We multiply our impact through collaboration with mission-aligned people and organizations

Hummingly Ethics Driven

Ethics-driven

We do the right thing by each other and the people we serve

Hummingly Resilience

Resilience

We are intentional about sustaining ourselves and our impact so we can persevere for those we serve