Strength matters

Why Strength Matters and How to Grow It

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When you come from strength, you can learn far more quickly; you perform more easily; you gain greater satisfaction from your efforts; and you experience a desire or a yearning to perform the activity more frequently, as you feel you just have to do it

Invest in Developing Strengths – Why Bother?

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When people are performing in roles in which they play to their strengths, studies show that performance and satisfaction increase, productivity improves, and they have greater chance at achieving their full potential.
Strength-based approach to change

20 Positive Outcomes from a Strength-based Approach to Change

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Every system - human or otherwise - has strengths - things that work already providing the opportunity to address change from a strength-based approach.
Resilient Leadership with Barbara Rubel

Resilient Leadership And The FABULOUS Principle, With Barbara Rubel – PS028

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It is often a past loss that propels women to become innovative trailblazers, mentors, and leaders. If they are able to find solutions to deal with their losses then they can problem solve anything. To build a business, leaders have to build their resilience. Guest, Barbara Rubel shares her FABULOUS Principle is an acronym for eight core competencies that influence women entrepreneurs to grow from their experience of loss into resilient leadership.

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.
3 Steps to Appreciative Living with Jackie Kelm

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.
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The NICE Reboot – Entrepreneurial Know-How, with Penina Rybak – PS013

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Women, entrepreneurs, passion, courage, mentors, positivity are topics covered in this episode with Penina Rybak, speaker and author of “The NICE Reboot.” This digital age is such a gift to women who live true to the feminine values of transparency, collaboration, and care. Access to thought leaders who can be virtual mentors and whose experiences and expertise is readily available on-line opens up unprecedented opportunities. Penina outlines how, despite personal health issues and the tragic loss of her own mentor and best friend, rebooted her life to be the bootstrapped entrepreneur she is today.
Alan Kay Photo of Facilitating Lasting Change

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.

Strengths and Superpowers

We all have superpowers - talents and strengths so that when we are working with them, we are closer to performing at our peak more than at any other time.
Johann Gauthier

Finding Your Superpower For Peak Performance, with Johann Gauthier – PS009

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A conversation around shifting traditional “workplaces” into “places of work” where, through playful reinvention, leaders connect to their true spirit, and are energized to empower others to have their voice, to be spirited, playful and thrive.