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

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

An Exercise on VIA Strength-Spotting

August 21, 2013 by ·

Earlier this week we posted this photo on our Facebook page and asked our fans to practice strength-spotting – what VIA strengths did they see in these two kids. Rachael Holdsworth did such a fabulous job thinking this through. We thought it would be a valuable learning tool for... Read More

Let Your VIA Strengths Shine – A Contest

August 20, 2013 by ·

Thank you to everyone who entered! Your comments are truly inspiring. It is wonderful to hear from you in your own thoughts the value of VIA strengths. While we can only choose 5 names this time, we will be doing more contests in the future so please follow us... Read More


Mattie Stepanek Taught The World About VIA Strengths

July 29, 2013 by ·

  Mattie Stepanek was just 13 when he lost his battle with a rare and fatal neuromuscular disease…but in his lifetime he taught the world so much about VIA character strengths. I have several of his poetry books at home and every once in awhile I read them when... Read More

4 Ways to Improve Yourself by Watching “The Voice”

July 13, 2013 by ·

The Voice is arguably the hottest program on television today. Why is the show so successful? How can you benefit from watching it? Part of the answer to both questions can be found in findings drawn from the science of positive psychology. This scientific domain examines the research behind... Read More

How To Identify VIA Character Strengths – Strength Spotting

June 26, 2013 by ·

Strengths-spotting is one of the best, initial activities that deepens our understanding of our strengths and the strengths of others. There are 2 general levels to strengths-spotting: 1.) Spotting strengths in action in others. 2.) Spotting strengths in action in oneself. This blog entry will focus on spotting strengths... Read More