Other Resources

Testing Resources

  1. Dr. Martin Seligman Free assessments including the VIA Survey of Character Strengths
  2. Gallup Strength Finder – StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Strengths Based Leadership
  3. Realise2 – Strengths assessment and development tool
  4. Standout Assessment – Strength solution for teams from the Marcus Buckingham Company


Recommended Reading

RECORDING – Shift Positive 360 Webinar

Miss the webinar today?  No problem! Here is the link to the recording that shares more insight on: 1) How to convince leaders to engage with the shift positive 2) Why a systems approach is the most successful for change 3) How using the Shift Positive 360 actually nets you more clients! And don’t forget the to get a 10% discount on the certification (February 23-24 in DC) go to:  www.bitly.com/Pos360PBDC before January 31st.

Shift Positive 360 – Certification for Coaches

Certification Training: February 23-24, 2017 Are you interested in being certified in the Shift Positive 360? The Shift Positive 360 is a narrative 360 approach used by executive and leadership coaches and HR leaders. This approach is grounded in positive psychology and focuses on engaging the client’s “people system” throughout the change process to ensure sustainable positive change. Join the two-day certification training and become well versed in positive psychology, social systems, the method and methodology behind the Shift Positive 360, and experience your own shift throughout the training. Register Here to take advantage of the special Positive DC Early Bird Special (Register by January 31, 2017) and save $250 In the certification process you will: Get grounded in key Positive Psychology concepts Feel confident in using the shift+ 360 Be capable in garnering allies for your client Challenge the traditional…

Leading from Someone Else’s Shoes by Yashi Srivastava

The job of a leader is complex as it is, and it gets even more so during difficult times. After the results of the recent presidential elections in the US exposed a deep political divide in the country, numerous educational and professional institutions have been attempting to reconcile various perspectives so as to move forward in their respective pursuits. Many of these institutions prioritize and celebrate diversity, and one of the questions that faces their leaders today is about what they can do to effectively manage people from diverse ethnic and political backgrounds. While this US election presents a recent and salient example of troubled times, it isn’t the only one. Organizational life is often marked by conflicts between different groups of people, and leaders are required to handle these conflicts. What can leaders do to manage such situations effectively?…

Shift Positive 360 – free webinar

Webinar: January 18, 2017 12-1pm ET Join us to learn how positive psychology and social systems can transform feedback from its current broken state into the constructive, energizing experience is was intended to be. Pete Berridge, MAPP & PCC and Jen Ostrich, PCC, co-founders of the Shift Positive 360, will talk about why feedback and 360s are not as effective as they can be. Learn how positive psychology and social support systems can make all the difference in your client’s success in creating sustainable change. In this webinar you will learn: The benefits of a solution-focused vs problem focused approach to feedback To challenge the notion of confidentiality with feedback and why it’s less effective How to set your clients up for successful change by creating their own “people system”   Pete Berridge and Jen Ostrich are both Hudson Institute…

Workplace Positivity? What’s the Right Amount? And Why?

(Originally published on Positive Psychology News Daily, PPND, in February 2016) Did you know the right amount of positive emotion can lead to more innovation, less absenteeism, and better problem solving? What are Emotions For? Early research regarding the purpose of negative emotion has been generally accepted. Negative emotion alerts us to danger and focuses attention on self-preservation and problem solving. However, understanding the survival benefits of positive emotion has been less clear, even dismissed, until recently. Researchers, including Martin Seligman, Barbara Fredrickson, and Christopher Peterson, have shown biological reasons for positive emotions and how they relate to human survival and well-being. In my experience as a leader, I have witnessed the results of positive emotion and its effect on well-being in the workplace. Emotions at the Workplace Positive emotion affects our workforce in the most basic way: our health.…


Does Happiness Really Drive Results? by Dan Bowling and Shannon Polly
Choosing Happy by Pauline Estrem
Positive Affect and the Complex Dynamics of Human Flourishing by Barbara. L. Fredrickson, & Marcial Losada
Retrain your Stressed-Out Brain by Dan Goleman
Have Fun, Make Money by Stephanie L. Gruner
How Positive Psychology Can Boost Your Business by Jill Hamburg Coplan
Well-being in the Workplace and its Relationship to Business Outcomes, A Review of the Gallup Studies by James K. Harter, Corey Keyes, L.M. and Frank L. Schmidt
Positive Psychology as a Catalyst for Change by John E. Michel and Andreas Neuman
Army Program Works to Make Soldiers Fit in Body and Mind by Michael E. Ruane
How to Uncover Employee Potential by Jamie Walters
Why the Office “Good Guy” Enjoys his Work More than You by Donna Hemmert