Louisa Jewell is the Founder and President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (www.positivepsychologycanada.com) and principal of Positive Matters (www.positivematters.com). Her clients often praise how she can bring the science of positive psychology to life in a dynamic way and her combination of warmth, humor and focus that helps keep a group engaged and productive long into the afternoon.
Louisa is a graduate of the ground-breaking Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania led by renowned psychologist, Dr. Martin Seligman. Louisa teaches positive psychology at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work and has also taught at the University of Texas, Dallas. Louisa has worked with corporations for over 16 years facilitating workshops and delivering programs to create positive and productive workplaces.
In the past, Louisa completed an assignment as Vice President of HR Solutions for an international recruiting firm and worked for over 10 years in corporate transition with organizations such as Right Management and The Right Mountain. Louisa acted as the technology advisor for the Ontario Disability Support Program and co-founded the Future Smart program, a 10-month career and technology program for unemployed women. Louisa acted as the Director of Education for the Wired Woman Society in Toronto where she was responsible for creating their successful career development curriculum of workshops.
Louisa has also worked with clients such as IBM, Royal Bank, TD Bank, Research In Motion (RIM), WSIB and Aventis and has completed international assignments in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK and The Netherlands. For three years Louisa co-hosted a weekly radio show on CIUT.FM where she interviewed a wide range of interesting guests on the topic of ‘energizing organizations’ and she was a regular contributing author to Positive Psychology News Daily and is a contributor to the book Positive Psychology at Work (Wiley, March 2011) and the European Handbook of Positive Psychology. She is currently writing a book to be published in May 2014.