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Level I Program: Positive Psychology, Momentum, and
Strengths-Based Development

Positive Psychology is a science. It is concerned with research and testing. Leaders in business learn about the powerful applications of Positive Psychology.

They learn to tap into the three principles behind the science of Positive Psychology:

(1) How to tap your Positive Emotion to be your best self (creative, curious, grateful, hopeful);

(2) How to engage your Top Strengths in your career,
and partner to manage your Lesser Strengths;

(3) How to achieve meaning in your work and life.

Successful business leaders want well-founded and tested strategies for increasing performance. We focus on proven approaches to success in our workshops.

The Level I Program blends scientific research with real-world experience, hands-on exercises, and engaging teaching.

You will increase your performance and success as a result of participating in the Level I Program.

Time Investment: 4 hours (condensed) to 8 hours (complete)

Level II Program: ADAPT Strengths Model™ of Leadership Development

The second pillar of Positive Psychology focuses on how we use our most natural strengths to achieve our greatest and most gratifying successes in life. Most people focus their life on simply building skills to accomplish their jobs. The best leaders know this approach is incomplete. They focus instead on bringing out their top strengths, developing them, and maximizing their use in support of the outcomes they are determined to achieve. Then these leaders turn to skill building to complement their natural power. They start with strength, and then add skill.

The Level II Program takes leaders through the ADAPT Strengths Model™ of Leadership Development. The intention of this program is to help leaders become more aware of their strengths, develop them, apply them to their work, partner with others to amplify their strengths, work around their lesser strengths, and then implement this same methodology with the teams they lead.

Level II blends scientific research with practical experience, hands-on exercises, and engaging and memorable lessons. Level II also includes one personal coaching session during or immediately following the program.

Time Investment: 8 hours

Level II Program: Positive Psychology Momentum Development

You experience Momentum when opportunities related to your passion in life appear faster than you could have imagined. You catch yourself saying, “This is the most fun I’ve ever had!”

The challenge is how do you keep this momentum and live your best possible life.

Many people cannot handle Momentum. They are wildly excited about the new abundance in their life, but are afraid of this new level of performance. They feel as if they are on a wonderful amusement park ride, but they are overwhelmed with an urge to jump off before it does something they are not expecting. Before they know it, they've hopped off the ride in order to return to solid, familiar ground. Most of the time they are not even aware that they chose to leave the ride. They just wake up months or years later saying, “What happened? I was on such a roll.” Most of us have experienced this at some point in our lives.

The good news is that for that small percentage of people who truly want to live their best possible life, maintaining momentum is possible. The power of positive momentum allows you to achieve your goals more efficiently, in less time, with less effort, and without negative stress. You are challenged, but not stressed. You have people and processes set up around you to help keep you securely on the great ride you are on. When you have the right support and focus, momentum will carry you to achieve your dreams.

Leaders go through “THE KEY TEST™” of Momentum Model during this program. They learn more about the components of momentum building and maintenance, their momentum level at work is assessed, and they go through personal exercises to build their momentum plan. Positive Psychology research underpins the power of this program.

Time Investment: 8 hours

12 Month Follow-Up Programs

Leaders know that effective self-development continues after a workshop ends.

We must commit to the follow-up of a program in order to achieve the behavior change we seek. The question is do we go it alone, or do we partner with someone to help us successfully navigate our new path? Most world class professionals seek additional coaching and support. They do not go it alone.

We provide both coaching and commitment support through our 12 month follow-up development and accountability programs. Each program has three participation options:

  • Group Accountability and Development conference calls, comprised of leaders from numerous organizations.
  • Same Company and/or Same Team conference calls.
  • Individual Calls with a Momentum Project Coach.

Positive Psychology Applications Follow-Up Program

The research continues to pour in about the importance of increasing positive emotion in our lives, engaging our strengths, and discovering meaning in our work. The twelve-month follow up program is designed to help people deepen their knowledge of Positive Psychology and its tested applications in business and in life. The focus is on helping people apply cutting-edge research to their lives in business and at home.

Strengths-Based Development Follow-Up Program
Each month we provide a Positive Psychology-based Strengths Development learning module for leaders in business. Each module includes a powerful exercise focused on helping leaders further develop and apply their strengths in their career. The target of each module alternates monthly between self-development leadership exercises, and team-based applications of strengths-based development.

Momentum Development Follow-Up Program
We also run the monthly Positive Psychology Momentum Development follow-up program. Each module helps leaders further build and sustain their momentum. The focus of each module deepens the work of the previously explored ten-component “THE KEY TEST™” of Momentum Model.