Monthly Archives: February 2016

Do you love your job? No?

If you’ve completed a strengths survey to discover the things you’re good at and enjoy doing, then you must be loving your job. Right? If you’re shaking your head, there’s nothing wrong with you. It’s just that like any good tool, a little guidance on how to apply your strengths can make a world of difference. Drawing on the latest evidence-based positive psychology practices, Michelle McQuaid – one of the world’s leading strengths researchers – will teach you how to use the right strengths, in the right amount, for the right outcome so you can feel more confident, energized and happy at work. Find out more here [].

Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology- Begins in April in Washington, DC (and cities around North America this winter)

I often get asked about more training from people who are fascinated by positive psychology but aren’t sure how to take that next step. I am reprinting this due to the overwhelming interest! The Certificate in Applied Positive Practices (CAPP) Program is a 200-hour personal and professional learning journey that will equip you with the tools and practices you need to support yourself and others in flourishing. If positive psychology teaches us that “Other people matter!” then why do so many people study PP in isolation and spend hundreds of hours creating materials that have already been created by others? Join the Flourishing Center to learn the science of human flourishing in a structured, empowering and exciting learning environment. Get access to skills and materials that will make it easy for you to apply positive psychology in your professional life,…

Free Screening of Tom Rath’s film – in DC Feb 10th!

See this new film for free. Fully Charged features science-backed tips and world-leading experts on decision-making (Thomas Gilovich), willpower (Roy Baumeister) and meaning in our work (Amy Wrzesniewski) and others. Science tells us that small and meaningful actions can increase our wellbeing, impacting our energy, purpose and relationships. How can you bring this to your organization? Join us for the free screening and meet like-minded people. Walk away with empirically-backed new tools to implement for 2016! Join us for the screening of the film and a lively discussion. The Details: 6 PM on February 10, 2016 at Make Offices at Tyson’s, 1751 Pinnacle Dr #600, McLean, VA 22102 Light hors d’oeuvres will be served! – See more at:

Foundations of Well-Being

I wanted to tell you about a yearlong, online program that changed thousands of lives last year—The Foundations of Well-Being. In this guided, step-by-step program, Rick Hanson, Ph. D. shows you how to use the science of positive neuroplasticity to turn ordinary experiences into powerful inner strengths, including kindness toward yourself, insight into others, grit, gratitude, and self-worth. Rick is a Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and invited speaker at Oxford, Harvard, and Stanford universities. He’s also the New York Times bestselling author of Buddha’s Brain, Hardwiring Happiness, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture, a neuropsychologist, meditation teacher, and very down-to-earth, practical, and warm-hearted guy. Beginning in January 2016 (but you can still sign up now!), Rick will use the 12 Pillars of Well-Being to teach you practical, effective ways to see more of…

Strengths Challenge

Shhhh! Can you hear it? There’s a revolution taking place in our workplaces, and it’s being led by employees – want to join in? If you’re fed up with a job that drains your energy, a boss who undermines your confidence or simply lack the time or support to do what you do best, there’s a campaign underway and it’s aimed at restoring people’s happiness. It’s called the Strengths Challenge and it kicks off on Monday 8th February. We’ll help you to discover your strengths – those things you’re good at and enjoy doing, how to design your own 11-minute strengths habit to practice for one week giving you the support you need to put your strengths to work with access to leading strengths coaches. Participation is 100% free. Sign up here: