Richard Griffiths is a psychologist and corporate trainer. He is the founder of the 3Q Institute and former national chairman of the transpersonal psychology section of the Australian Psychological Society. His published work represents his findings from a lifetime of research and practice as a psychologist and spiritual practitioner. Alongside his research in psychology, he maintained a personal spiritual practice, and has firsthand experience of a number of spiritual traditions. Eventually a secular synthesis of psychology and spirituality emerged from his research in the form of the spiritual intelligence paradigm, which is the foundation of training at the 3Q Institute.