Sebastian Boo

Founder and Trainer


Sebastian is a trainer, tutor and researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science with the Student Wellbeing Service and the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. He founded Kindness Advantage Ltd. in 2015 to bring kindness training to the workplace.

He has delivered training on kindness to multinational organisations and has been a guest speaker at the universities of Stanford, UC Berkeley and Rutgers in the USA, as well as universities in Latin America and Asia. He has also undertaken research on self-kindness and resilience, mindfulness and academic performance at Cambridge University and is published in the peer-reviewed literature.

Sebastian has qualifications in medical science, management, teaching and neuroscience. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the International Association of Applied Psychology, The European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, CIPD. He speaks English, French, Spanish and German and is currently learning Japanese.

LinkedIn Profile
Publications to date

Publications to date

  • Bóo, Childs-Fegredo, Cooney, Datta, Dufour, Jones & Galante. (2019) A follow-up study to a randomised control trial to investigate the perceived impact of mindfulness on academic performance in university students. Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling research.  19 (4).
  • Bóo, Cooney, Bicquelet. Perceptions of Excellence in Teaching. Higher Education Research and Development (forthcoming)
  • Bóo, S. (2017) University Students’ Perceptions of the Impact of Attending an 8-week Mindfulness Course on their Academic Performance. Master of Science thesis. University College London. 2017
  • Bóo, S. (2014) “The impact of self-compassion and mindfulness intervention on undergraduate students”. Science of Compassion Conference. Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. San Francisco. Nov. 10-11, 2014
  • Bóo, S. (2014) “Self-compassion for enhanced resilience” International Conference on Compassion Focused Therapy. Birmingham. 24th-26th November 2014
  • Bóo, S. (2012) Findings into the perceived usefulness of strength journaling as novel form of continuing professional development for improving teaching practice in secondary school teachers: a collection of case studies. Master of Education thesis. Middlesex University. 2012
  • Bóo, S. (2011) ”Are happier brains faster brains :a study on the role of positive affect on cognitive processing speed in university students”.  Second World Congress on Positive Psychology. Philadelphia. July 7-9th, 2011 

Our Team

Adam Davidson MSc., MSc.


Adam is a researcher, lecturer and highly experienced trainer with over eight years of experience delivering training and interventions in the UK and internationally. His expertise lies in helping clients apply the findings of positive psychology in the workplace to create happier, more fun and more creative work cultures. Adam is pursuing doctoral research on the social psychology of play in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and holds a masters degree in applied positive psychology and undergraduate degree in physics.

Steven Cooney BSc.


Steven is a Warwick University psychology graduate and a trainee organisational psychologist. Steven has undertaken research on mindfulness and academic performance and perceptions of excellence in teaching in university students. Steven is fluent in Spanish and is responsible for translating training material into Spanish. Steven has worked with Sebastian since 2015.


Emily Pyle

Researcher and Administer

Emily is a final year UCL psychology student and since 2016 has provided part-time research and administrative support.

Leo Boneto

IT and Videographer

Leo provides expert IT and multimedia support.

Annika Fitz


Annika is a trainee doctor, is a native German speaker and since 2017 has helped to translate training resources into German.