Can happiness, achievement and resilience be learned? Positive psychologists say yes! As decades of research and hundreds of studies have now shown, people who express their character strengths tend to experience these benefits and more!
Imagine you found a flower bud in your garden—you see the bud, but you are unsure what flower will unfold from it. If you have a predetermined wish or requirement for it to be one vs. another, such as wanting an orchid to be a geranium or a tulip to be a rose, you will be disappointed when the “wrong” one unfolds. You will focus on what’s wrong with it and try to make it what you want it to be, and in so doing may harm it and prevent it from reaching its potential.
What if, as parents and educators, we could learn how to appreciate a child’s authentic character strengths rather than trying to mold him or her into some preconceived ideal? How would that positively impact a child’s learning, achievement and overall development?
Ground-breaking research reveals that once people know what their best qualities are, they open up a vital pathway to engagement—at school, at work, in relationships and in life. Due to this new science, we now can help people identify the character strengths that define who they are at their best. The qualities that, when nurtured, can lead to good outcomes in every aspect of their lives. Developing an awareness of these strengths helps people to focus on “what’s strong” (their strengths), instead of “what’s wrong” (their weaknesses). As two decades of research and hundreds of studies have now shown, people who express their strengths tend to be happier, more engaged, more resilient, less stressed and higher achievers.
In this master class, Fatima Doman will share evidence-based tools to illuminate the strengths of the children you influence, helping them turn down the volume on their Inner Critic and to consistently give voice to their Inner Coach. This Wisdom Destination explores how we can all show up each day with a new sense of energy, enthusiasm and engagement!
CEO of Authentic Strengths Advantage, Author, Speaker and Executive Coach Fatima Doman has motivated audiences across six continents to leverage their authentic strengths for transformation. A globally recognized voice in leadership, engagement, well-being and positive change, Doman is passionate about empowering people for sustainable high performance—at work and in life. Doman’s experience fleeing her country of birth in the wake of war informs her work to help people build resilience in the midst of challenges. For decades, Doman has worked successfully with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 clients representing a variety of industries, and with educators around the world. Her books, Authentic Strengths and True You have been featured by the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, on TV, Radio, e-learning, and her workshops have been licensed globally.
Doman shares innovative, evidence-based tools rooted in the groundbreaking science of Positive Psychology—engaging audiences to bring out the best in themselves and in those they influence. Her compelling message has inspired positive leadership while boosting emotional intelligence for individuals in hundreds of organizations. Doman has served as Co-Founder/Co-Director of FranklinCovey’s Global Executive Coaching Practice, as Faculty for the FranklinCovey/Columbia University Executive Coach Certification Program, and managed certification/developed content for the internationally acclaimed 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.