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Innovative Ways that Inspire Human Flourishing for All

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When did you last come away from an experience that had such an impact on you that you were filled with a joy and a hope that transformed you? You witnessed human flourishing and unity with others. You felt inspired by the conversations and connections. You felt alive, energized and a sense of wholeness, oneness and community that sent peace and infinite hope for what else is possible cursing through your body.
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When You Do Good, You Feel Good

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The CEO of a multimillion dollar company was in the office building elevator one day going down to lunch from his executive suite on level 77. Several floors down three employees stepped into the same elevator all very engaged in a conversation. They paid no attention to him – the CEO – standing in the elevator.
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Change your Words: Create your Best Year Yet

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Think about all the words that are synonyms for change. You’ll find words that work for you and those that don’t. Some you might see as positive and some as negative, and some are neutral, and some may have no real meaning for you at all. All are legitimate and relevant. Sometimes, it might be useful to change your words.
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Baby steps, Courageous Actions – The Principle of Enactment

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The Principle of Enactment implies it’s fine to start change with baby steps; to try on new behaviors and test them out to see what works and what doesn’t. It means bringing new ideas and behaviors into your way of being and doing.

Five Practices to Help You Make Positive Choices

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The old stories are just old stories, stop re-running those old, out-dated movies in your head, AND equally importantly, whose stories are they? Avoid getting caught in someone else’s story.
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Finding Energy for Positive Change will Boost your Productivity

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First discover and focus on what works and existing assets. When weaknesses and faults enter the conversation; they get addressed - from a different place.

Appreciative Inquiry – Overview of Method, Principles and Applications

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Appreciative Inquiry is a perspective on the world that invites us to see ourselves and the world through an appreciative or valuing eye. We are made aware that how we use language, how we ask questions, and what stories we tell shape our own and collective destinies.
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3 Steps to Appreciative Living With Joy Engineer, Jackie Kelm – PS016

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Host, Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, Positivity Strategist and Jackie Kelm The Joy Engineer of Appreciative living engage in conversation and share stories about their passion for Appreciative Inquiry, the strength-based, positive change methodology. Jackie shares her 3 step Appreciative Living process to bringing greater joy into your life whatever the situation, and move beyond our cultural negativity bias.

Shifting from linear to holistic design

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Organizational cultures vary, just as human personalities vary. Many are embracing methods and tools that bring all voices to the table. Participatory, inclusive decision-making practices and use of collaborative tools and technologies, along with social media platforms to level the playing field are becoming more common, facilitating our capacity to be more experimental, productive, playful, and engaged.
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How To Facilitate Lasting Change, with Alan Kay – PS012

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Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, Positivity Strategist Host and Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, and her guest Alan Kay, Solution Focused facilitator, exchange views and stories about these two change methodologies which are similar, yet distinct. Both approaches hold the premise that in any system, human or otherwise, there are many things that work well already, and that’s the best play to start any change initiative. It’s much more energizing and lasting to have the members of an organization identify their own capacities and come up with their own solutions than have an outside consultant do it for them.