Positive Psychology at Work

Positive Psychology at Work

Positive psychology is the study of optimal functioning and what it takes to thrive. It’s practical with a range of evidence-based tools to help teams and organisations to flourish.   

There is a strong link between wellbeing at work and productivity. 20+ years of research shows that happiness increases every desired organisational outcome. This is the Happiness Advantage – the virtuous relationship between wellbeing and success. High wellbeing leads to greater success. Positive psychology is also about resilience and how to maintain wellbeing at work in times of uncertainty and crisis.

One of the keys is to take a Strengths approach. Your greatest potential for growth comes from applying your strengths.  People who have opportunities to use their strengths at work perform better, are more engaged and productive and have greater job satisfaction. It’s brilliant for team-working. The Mindset you operate in is important for positive change. People in a growth mindset are more likely to fulfil their potential.

Optimism is another key ingredient of success. Having the belief that things will turn out well helps to boost motivation to work towards goals. For leaders the skills of optimistic thinking are a must. The more optimistic you are, the more you inspire confidence in the people you work with and give them the direction they need. Optimism is at the heart of building resilience, a core need in today’s workplace – how to deal with downturns, bounce back from difficult times and not just survive but thrive.

Positive Psychology at Work is a bespoke training programme, tailored to meet your organisational needs. Discover how to enhance your team’s performance, energy and engagement by integrating positive psychology practices into your workplace. Some of the ingredients:

  • Wellbeing at work
  • The PERMA model of flourishing
  • Growth mindset
  • Strengths
  • Engagement
  • Positive psychological capital
  • Optimism
  • Resilience
  • Positivity
  • Meaning & motivation at work
  • High-quality connections and positive networks

“Miriam is a real expert in her field. She has trained me and she is excellent.” Melanie Franklin, Director, Agile Change Management Ltd

“Miriam is an excellent trainer, and I look forward to learning more from her in the future. Her personable, objective, clear and open style of relating provided the ideal model for participants’ own hopes of substantial and positive change.”

“Anyone interested in positive psychology and what it can bring bring to the workforce or indeed your own personal growth should attend. ” Laura Dumpleton, Senior HR Partner.

“I enjoyed your training last week, a very good overview of the field, delivered in an upbeat style.”

“Please thank Miriam for a great two days and for sharing her time, experience, knowledge and expertise. I found it very thought-provoking and useful on a personal and professional level. It fitted so well with our strengths-based approach and added some useful tools for building optimism and positivity.

I thought it was a packed two days but well-structured and delivered in a way which made us think about our own approach to life and work and consider the evidence around positive change.

I will let things settle over the next week or so and will be feeding back to my team. I feel sure that I will be taking things forward in my work with clients and colleagues.”

“We worked with Miriam to create a series of virtual sessions on wellbeing and happiness, underpinned by the PERMA model. The sessions were engaging, inspiring, thought provoking and we got lots of unsolicited positive feedback from the team after every session.  As a global team (c. 35 people in about 9 locations around the world) going through the global pandemic, this was a wonderful way to come together, collectively learn and focus on our wellbeing. Miriam has been a complete joy to work with – she’s knowledgeable, creative, collaborative and is a true expert in her field. Nothing was too much trouble and she really shaped the sessions bearing in mind the needs of the team. We highly recommend her.” Amy Brand – Global HR partner, Swiss Re: Veronica Scotti – Chairperson, Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re.  

“Having recently attended as a delegate on a Positive Psychology Workshop that Miriam delivered to my team at the Defence Leadership Centre, I would thoroughly recommend her professionalism. From my experience, Miriam’s training will be well delivered, captivating, insightful, and very importantly in learning, enjoyable!” Commander Karl Santrian, Head of Intrinsic Leadership and Behaviours Team, Defence Academy of Great Britain.

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