Shannon Polly to Lead a Discussion on Best-Seller Flourish to CBODN

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 12, 2014

Shannon Polly, MAPP

Shannon Polly, MAPP

Positive Business DC today announced that Shannon Polly will lead a discussion on the book Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman for the book discussion group sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN).

The best-selling book, Flourish, builds on Martin Seligman’s work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life. Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about and has implications for education, economics, therapy, medicine, and public policy.

The session will include interactive exercises to help readers explore their own attitudes and aims as well as a collaborative discussion.

“We are very excited to Shannon lead this session. Shannon is not only an expert on positive psychology, but has studied directly under Martin Seligman,” said Jessica Zucal, president of CBODN.

Registration for the event is free and open to all who are interested. They can register at

About Shannon Polly

Shannon M. Polly, MAPP, is an author, corporate communications trainer, facilitator, speaker and founder of Shannon Polly & Associates, a leadership development company in downtown D.C. Shannon works with executives, managers and employees of Fortune 500 companies in two domain areas: executive presence/presentation skills (based on over a decade of experience as a professional actor/singer/playwright in New York) and positive psychology.

About Positive Business DC

Positive Business DC (@PositiveBizDC) was founded in 2012 by Shannon Polly, MAPP, Marcia Moran, and Donna Hemmert to inform and inspire leaders across the Metro DC region to increase well-being, productivity and profitability in the workplace. More than a decade of rigorous scientific research shows that well-being can be measured, taught, and increased through the tools developed from the science of positive psychology. Infusing these elements into corporate DNA enables organizations to increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and turnover, and drastically improve the bottom line.


Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) is the premier DC Metro area network and community of practice of Organization Development (OD) practitioners. Their mission is to be a conduit for their diverse community of practitioners by providing a variety of forums throughout the year to engage with one another, develop knowledge and skills, and share expertise and talent.