Lost all Hope? Use Character Strengths to Find Hope Again

October 3, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Stephanie Clergé, Coach, Speaker and Trainer at StrengthsPRO, for sharing this touching post about her very personal story.   My dad is dead.  It happened so fast and yet it seemed to take an eternity. I got a call on the evening of August 27, 2013 telling... Read More

A Reminder From My Mom To Practice Gratitude

October 2, 2013 by ·

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a personal blog post I wrote to celebrate Mother’s Day a year ago. In it, I shared some of the life lessons I have learned from the words, actions and examples of my very special mom. Among them… To be thankful for every day To... 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

Random Act Of Kindness Spotted In Wisconsin

September 18, 2013 by ·

Today as I was reading the news, I figured I’d be able to find an example of a VIA strength somewhere around the globe. It isn’t that difficult to spot a VIA strength actually because those virtues are within all of us. Whether we realize it or not, they... 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

Using VIA Character Strengths In Sports And Performance

September 3, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Todd Dilbeck, MA, of  Positive Sport and Performance Coaching for sharing his insight and experience using VIA strengths to bring out the best in people.  Todd This is the first of a two-part post series. As a Sport and Performance Coach, I have found that... Read More

An Exercise To Practice Your Appreciation VIA Strength

August 29, 2013 by ·

For 3 days, carry with yourself a piece of paper. On it, write down everything you notice around you that is beautiful and wonderful from a flower in bloom to a ‘thank you’ or act of kindness. At the end of your 3 days, has your list grown? Have... Read More