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By |2021-05-05T16:43:25+00:00September 11th, 2020|Putting Strengths Into Action|

If you’ve been around awhile, like I have, you’ll probably remember Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 award-winning hit song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” It’s also known among younger generations. Bobby McFerrin is famous for his a cappella songs. He gave a popular TED talk at the World Science Festival in 2009 in which he turned the

Three Strengths Practices for The Changing Seasons

By |2022-11-17T02:39:19+00:00November 17th, 2022|Blending Strengths and Mindfulness, Getting Inspired, Putting Strengths Into Action, Strengthening the Holidays|

Greetings! As we approach Thanksgiving here in the Midwest, we get a break from the hot summer weather, the colors of leaves turn into a beautiful array of hues, and our hearts and minds turn to the upcoming holiday season. I love all the seasons because each one brings about unique changes. In the spirit

Strengths Workshops and Presentations

By |2022-04-15T15:09:41+00:00April 12th, 2021|

Elevate Your Team Or Group! I offer custom presentations and workshops to non-profit, for-profit, and educational organizations, small and large, to amplify their strengths. These offerings will compliment your programming, attract participants for fundraisers or important meetings, and enhance professional learning and growth. CUSTOM PRESENTATIONS If you’re looking for a

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Strengths Fueled Thanksgiving

By |2021-11-30T23:13:04+00:00March 25th, 2021|Strengthening the Holidays|

Greetings! As we approach the holiday season, my fervent wish for you is safety, good health, and the continued pursuit of your best possible life. I feel grateful for your presence in my life. If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week, Happy Thanksgiving!  Last Thanksgiving, I published a strengths-filled recipe for enjoying any holiday. This

Strengths Reflection

By |2021-05-05T16:43:12+00:00October 13th, 2020|Understanding Strengths|

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection.From the reflection will come even more effective action.” This quote is attributed to Peter Drucker, esteemed management guru and champion for building personal and organizational strengths, even up to his passing in 2005. My interpretation of this quote is that sometimes we have to slow down to speed

Recipe for a Delicious, Strengths-Fueled Thanksgiving

By |2021-12-04T14:21:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Strengthening the Holidays|

Here in the United States we’re approaching the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or something else right now, it’s the holiday season for most of us. As you might already know, experiences and emotions around the holidays can run high, ranging from joy and camaraderie to loneliness and depression. Wherever you are on

Strengths Fluency: Language for Clarity and Confidence

By |2021-05-05T16:48:13+00:00August 27th, 2019|Understanding Strengths|

G’day mates! How ya goin’? I recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime, 3-week trip to Australia. I traveled across the world to 1) share the preliminary results of a study that Dr. Karen S. Whelan-Berry and I are co-leading and 2) enjoy the culture and hospitality of our Aussie friends Down Under. I’ll share more

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Strengths Conversations That Connect

By |2021-05-05T16:47:05+00:00September 5th, 2018|Getting Inspired|

(about a 4 minute read) Do you regularly have strengths conversations? A strengths conversation is a simple discussion about your strengths or someone else’s. Many of us probably don’t have strengths conversations often enough. In modern life, we tend to rush through the day and focus on what is urgent but not necessarily important.

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By |2021-05-11T19:51:37+00:00March 5th, 2021|

Strength Based Living Blog A free, bi-monthly blog offering research-based strengths practices and resources Discover new pathways to living a strength-based life! Grounded in the latest strengths research, my Strength Based Living Blog is a resource that will help you craft

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Gifting Gratitude

By |2021-05-05T16:43:19+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Putting Strengths Into Action|

As humans, we have a fundamental need to feel like we belong. We rely on others, and they rely on us. We all need positive, human connections to feel seen and understood. However, the world is struggling to navigate the harmful effects stemming from a lack of civility, disengagement from work, and more. We’ve

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