Rise and Thrive in 2019: A Strengths-Fueled Path

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set aside limitations and ignite your potential, by engaging your VIA character strengths. Character strengths are key building blocks to human flourishing. They can energize you in dark times and fuel your dreams. This course will help you blaze a strengths trail in 2019 as you explore and engage your unique blend of character strengths. Learn about other ways you’ll benefit here.


In this 6-week course, you’ll create an embodied strengths practice. Your participation includes:

  • Completing a daily character strengths practice using my book 30 Days of Character Strengths: A Guided Practice to Ignite Your Best as a guide.
  • Attending 6 weekly 1.5-hour workshops to connect, check in, and receive bonus content

Our work is evidence-based, so we’ll collect from you confidential pre- and post-course survey data about your perceived levels of happiness, self-compassion, confidence, and engagement with character strengths. We’ll also share a summary of what we learned from this data.

The workshops reflect the themes from the book:

  • Workshop 1: Introduction & Getting Started, plus pre-course surveys
  • Workshop 2: Exploring Your Best Self
  • Workshop 3: Connecting & Building Relationships
  • Workshop 4: Boosting Confidence & Competence
  • Workshop 5: Living Your Strengths
  • Workshop 6: Celebrating & Taking Your Practice Forward, plus post-course surveys


In Person Groups
If you prefer the dynamics of in person learning environments, we’ll be leading workshops in Chicago’s western suburbs beginning January 26, 2019, and in the Boston area. For more information about dates and locations, contact Jane Anderson (Chicago) at or Karen Whelan-Berry (Boston) at

Virtual Groups
If you prefer the convenience of virtual learning, find a day and time that works for you. Currently, we’re offering virtual groups on:

  1. Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ET), beginning February 19, 2019. SOLD OUT!!! Please check out our other groups.
  2. Thursday daytime, 12:30 – 2:00 pm (ET), beginning February 21, 2019. To register, go here.
  3. NEW! Monday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ET), beginning April 1, 2019. To register, go here.
  4. NEW! Wednesday mid-day, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (ET), beginning April 3, 2019. To register, go here.   

Note that all times listed are in Eastern Time (ET). You may need to adjust to reflect your time zone.

Let’s individually and collectively blaze a character strengths-fueled trail in 2019. Hope to see you there!

Jane S. Anderson
Author, 30 Days of Character Strengths: A Guided Practice to Ignite Your Best
President, Strength Based Living LLC
Signature Strengths: Creativity/Humor/Perspective/Honesty


Dr. Karen S. Whelan-Berry
Chief Learning Officer, Wholebeing Institute
Signature Strengths: Bravery/Gratitude/Fairness/Kindness


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