Kelly Aluise Inspires Through Love Of Learning

October 11, 2013 by ·

Our communication specialist, Kelly Aluise, shares her thoughts on Love of Learning. A client recently emailed me and asked about the VIA character strength of: Love of Learning. She was inquiring because she had always considered this quality to be a normal human behavior and not necessarily a defining... Read More

Our Intermediate Course For Professionals Begins Soon!

October 8, 2013 by ·

VIA’s interactive, intermediate online course, Building Strengths: Tools for Working with Clients and Employees, begins October 23rd. Don’t miss out— the last VIA online training SOLD OUT! Learn more and register here. In this course our VIA strength experts, Dr. Ryan Niemiec and Dr. Donna Mayerson will guide you... Read More

Why You Should Focus On Strengths In Business

September 27, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Stephen Balzac, president of 7 Steps Ahead, LLC, for allowing us to post this except from his upcoming book, Organizational Psychology for Managers. Our strengths are the things that we enjoy doing. The reason our strengths are strong is because we feel good when we... Read More

Some Of The Benefits Of Using Strengths

September 26, 2013 by ·

We love reading what other professionals have to say about the benefits of using strengths. In her blog, positive psychology coach and organizational consultant Kristan Carter shared this insight. You can find her blog at www.StartWithYourStrengths.com.   Read More

Join Us For Our Mindfulness-Based Strengths Program

September 26, 2013 by ·

VIA Mindfulness- Based Strengths Practice Take a second to tune in to your present moment. Close your eyes, relax your shoulders and take a long, deep breath. Feel gratitude for one thing (no matter how small) in this moment— a comfortable chair, a warm cup of coffee, a bird... Read More

Even Rock Stars Can Reframe Situations With Character Strengths

September 24, 2013 by ·

Our thanks to May Beth Schappe, ACC, founder of  The Appreciative Lens, LLC for this post.   When we are able to utilize our strengths, our goals are fueled through the lens of what matters most, what catapults our authentic actions, and what will contribute our overall well-being. Identifying... Read More

How To Make The Most Of Strengths

September 20, 2013 by ·

Thank you to Lisa Sansom, chief positive interventionist at LVS Consulting.   So you have taken your VIA Survey. You have found your top Signature Strengths, and you are working with them – enhancing some, dialing down others, and generally having fun. Now what? Did you know that your... Read More

On Using VIA Strengths To Help Your Child Succeed In School

September 13, 2013 by ·

Submitted by: Fiona Trembath, strengths educator and facilitator I was about to enter the school gates when my phone rang. The phone number on the screen showed it was my children’s high school, so I answered it quickly. “This is Mrs. Johnstone,” said the stern voice on the other... Read More


Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Offers Leadership Tips

September 11, 2013 by ·

 “There are many ways to be successful,” Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told fledgling start executives at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013. Dick gave his audience advice to lead effectively – communicate with clarity, find your superpower and leverage it in your own way. “As a leader, you need to... Read More