Sarb Johal MC/Entertainer Profile


Bestselling author, speaker and former clinical psychologist Dr Sarb Johal brings a fresh lens to the light, the dark and the intriguing aspects of the human experience. His work helps us make sense of an ever-changing world, navigate uncertain times with greater equilibrium, bring more joy, purpose and meaning to the everyday and soak up the riches of a life well lived.

Dr Johal has over 30 year’s experience helping people and organisations and their way through challenging times with greater equanimity, resilience and connection. He advised the UK and New Zealand governments and the World Health Organisation through some of the major national and

international crises of the last decades. He is a sought after keynote speaker and a regular contributor to Psychology Today, The Guardian, RNZ National and other national and international media outlets.

Sarb has a PhD from the School of Psychology at the University of Cardiff and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London. His latest book is the bestselling Finding Calm: Managing Fear and Anxiety in an Uncertain World.






Wellington, New Zealand


Author, Broadcaster, Keynote Speaker, Making the complex simple, MC, Putting people and ease, remaining approachable, Speaker, Weaving together panel and diverse topics, Writing


Consumer technology, Cricket, Fitness, Music, Psychology

Speaking Topics

Balancing life as a parent in the modern world, Living well within the 30,000 days we have to live on this planet, Navigating uncertainty in the modern world, Staying fit as we get older, Wellbeing & psychology

Event Highlights

2022Emergency Communicators Conference - Speaker
2022PPTA Leadership Summit - MC & Speaker
2022Wellington Gold Awards Nominee Announcement - MC

Testimonials (4)


Sarb’s contribution as MC of TEDxWellington has been a gift beyond measure. From his deep influence on our speaker coaching programme, to his masterful delivery and his skill in guiding audiences through an experience, Sarb makes the event so much richer. His contribution elevates the overall professionalism of the day and has created a positive legacy and future expectation of a high quality event.

Sarb’s well-received speaking workshops cultivate trust, build relationships and amplify the overall programme. I have learned so much from him about influencing the narrative understanding and the psychological aspects of controlling nerves for speakers. When I grow up, I want to be Sarb Johal!

DK | Speaker, Coach and Creative Producer

TEDxWellington & Creative Leadership NZ