Shannon Polly

February 21, 2019
Barbara Bush

What I Learned from First Ladies

I’ve always been fascinated with First Ladies. I wrote my first solo show about Eleanor Roosevelt and to this day remember one of her best quotes. […]
January 20, 2018
How to Positively Transform Your Organization

How to Positively Transform Your Organization

Appreciative Inquiry always works.  Always. It works to a different extent depending on how many of the success factors are there, but as I tell my […]
March 16, 2017
Graphic Recorder Illustration for Appreciative Inquiry Summit

How to Get Set for an Appreciative Inquiry Summit

I’ve run some more AI Summits since writing about this (you can read my initial post here) and wanted to add some key points. Make sure […]
October 18, 2016
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 […]