How To Nail Your First Work From Home Performance Review

Work From Home Review

Covid-19 thrust many workers into remote positions, requiring a different skill set than the face-to-face working conditions they’re used to. Job performance reviews have always been standard in most industries, but navigating these new remote work space procedures brings on a different kind of tension for workers. Although it can be difficult to ease the […]

Can a pandemic bring out the best in us?

My husband and I were in NYC on September 11th. We saw the amazing kindness that came out of that tragedy. Shop workers giving people covered in ash bottles of water and flip flops as they walked the many miles from the World Trade Center across the bridge into Brooklyn and Queens. We hosted about […]

What I Learned from First Ladies

Barbara Bush

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. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every moment in which you must stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot […]

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 clients (in a rare moment of bravado in the pitch process) it always works.  Now, you have to know how to do one and be willing to take some […]

How to Get Set for an Appreciative Inquiry Summit

Graphic Recorder Illustration for 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 you make use of the outside stakeholders. I made the mistake of not having them speak out during the Discover phase and wish I had leveraged them more. They […]

PBDC’s First Certification a Success!

Shift Positive 360 Training Group Photo

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 over 10 more leaders using the tool and I can attest that it makes people more open to hearing feedback and they see the system they are in and […]

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 people who are fascinated by positive psychology but aren’t sure how to take that next step. I am reprinting this due to the overwhelming interest. The Certificate in Applied […]

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 Hanson, Ph. D. shows you how to use the science of positive neuroplasticity to turn ordinary experiences into powerful inner strengths, including kindness toward yourself, insight into others, grit, […]