Discover how to tap into who you are and what you do when at your best (or share this gift with a loved one or team member).  Join over 8 million people around the world who have taken the only free, scientifically validated survey of character strengths, 24 global traits that reflect what’s best in humans.

Take the free survey here. 


After taking the free survey, many people want to uncover deeper insights about their strengths. Register for Power Up: Strengthening Your Strengths, a 1.5 hour coaching session with me where you’ll discover new pathways to happiness and success. If you’re part of a team, contact me to inquire about a team session.

This work is ideal for new strengths enthusiasts – those experiencing the powerful impact of developing character strengths for the first time – and seasoned strengths practitioners – those who work with others to develop their strengths but haven’t had an opportunity to focus on their own.

It’s an empowering session for:

  • Individuals – women and men 20 years and older; facing a life challenge, transition, or significant opportunity; seeking more happiness or success at home or work
  • Teams – groups wanting to shift from improving weaknesses to building strengths, positivity, and trust

Learn more here!


Rise and Thrive – information coming soon for 2020!

Rise and Thrive is a 6-week virtual or in-person course like a crash course in applying character strengths. Based on my book, 30 Days of Character Strengths: A Guided Practice to Ignite Your Bestand a 6-week companion course, you and/or your team will discover how to apply many facets of your strengths to benefit yourself and those around you. By the end of 30 days your strengths practice will be soaring!

Read about Rise and Thrive in 2019 workshops or contact me for more information.

Inspire Your Ideal: A Wholebeing Happiness Workshop

Are your choices consistently leading you toward positive experiences and relationships, achievement, and well-being? What you choose to pursue can have a profound impact on whether you flourish in life or not. Through reflection, connection, and evidence-based interventions, you will uncover and re-discover different versions of yourself and the choices that will shift you toward the “Ideal Self.”  Using tools and techniques such as mindfulness, storytelling, and cultivating strengths, you will craft a plan to shift toward your ideal.

This workshop is ideal for individuals and groups seeking personal or professional development and can be customized in length from 2 to 10 hours.


If you wish to become strength-based in your family or team and want help planning and delivering that, consider working with me one on one. If you seek something elusive in your own life, such as more confidence or clarity about your path, or if you are blazing a new trail toward a dream and want support and accountability, consider working with me one on one. My approach to coaching is strength-based, which means you will put your strengths into action to help you accomplish your goals and overcome obstacles.


Presentations & Interviews

Wholebeing Institute’s Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology 
“Soar With Your Character Strengths,” a half-day introduction to exploring and applying character strengths
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
October 15, 2019

International Positive Psychology Association
6th World Congress on Positive Psychology

Co-presenter for poster session, “Igniting Character Strengths: From Awareness to Embodied Practice in 30 Days”
Melbourne, Australia
July 18-21, 2019

Embodied Positive Psychology Summit
Keynote co-presenter, “LEAP: Integrating Positive Psychology into Learning Experiences”
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
June 23-26, 2019

“Increasing Strength and Optimism When Illness Strikes”
The Wellness House 
Hinsdale, IL  60521
April 27, 2019

Interview and strengths coaching demonstration with the inspiring Rebecca Sparks, CEO of The Daily Guru
November 27, 2018

The Golden Mic Live podcast on Facebook with Marc Cordon, Strategic and Life Coach
September 20, 2018
11:00 a.m. CDT

“The Resilient Path: Increasing Strength and Optimism When Illness Strikes”
The Wellness House
Hinsdale, IL  60521
August 25, 2018
Register here

Poster Session for “LEAP: A Framework That Activates Positive Psychology Foundations in Learning Design & Delivery”
The World Positive Education Accelerator (WPEA) conference
Fort Worth, TX
June 25-28 2018

“LEAP: A Framework That Activates Positive Psychology Foundations in Learning Design & Delivery”
4th Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology
Toronto, Ontario
May 23-25 2018

“Evidence-Based Practices to Thriving in Work, Relationships, and Life”
GSAM Women’s Forum
Oak Brook, IL
November 9, 2017


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