Shannon Polly

September 18, 2018
Shift Positive 360 Training Group Photo

PBDC’s First Certification a Success!

It’s been a little over a year since we hosted the Shift Positive 360 training in Washington, DC.  I’ve now had the chance to work with […]
July 10, 2016

Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology

Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology- Begins in April in Washington, DC (and cities around North America this winter)  I often get asked about more training from […]
June 30, 2016

Foundations of Well-Being

I wanted to tell you about a yearlong, online program that changed thousands of lives last year—The Foundations of Well-Being. In this guided, step-by-step program, Rick […]
May 20, 2016
Happy At Work

Strengths Challenge

Shhhh! Can you hear it? There’s a revolution taking place in our workplaces, and it’s being led by employees – want to join in? If you’re […]
April 15, 2016

Christopher Peterson Fellowship Fund Drive – to honor James Pawelski

What would it be like to have more MAPP students attend from India?  How many people’s well-being could they affect in a country with the second […]
March 10, 2016
The Marshmallows Test

The Marshmallow Test

Beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Walter Mischel pioneered work illuminating the ability to delay gratification and to exert self-control in the face of […]
February 22, 2016
The 7 Eleven Rule

First Impressions – the 7 Eleven Rule

As the old saying goes: ‘You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression’. According to one university study*, people make eleven decisions about […]
March 29, 2015

Thriving on Virtual Teams – Free Webinar

  The world is flat. More and more teaming occurs virtually. But how do you build rapport when you don’t have a water cooler to meet […]
February 27, 2015

Self Compassion

I was stunned when I first read Kristin Neff’s book, Self Compassion.  After having recently taken her assessment online, I realized that I am abysmal in […]