Wish You Had Different Strengths?

Do you long to be more creative? Wish you had more humor? Want to be more self-regulated? In my experience after completing strengths assessment tools like the free VIA Survey people often find there are one or two strengths they’d love to have more capacity in. But can we really change our strengths?

Do You Have Executive Presence?

When you walk into a room at work are people naturally drawn to you? When you sit at a meeting table do others ask to hear your thoughts? When there’s a decision to be made do people seek our your ideas?

Shannon Polly speaks about her talk at the Canadian Positive Psychology Association Conference

Positivity Song by Shannon Polly.

This original, comic song (sung a cappella by Master of Applied Positive Psychology graduate, Shannon Polly) was written about positive psychology and the positivity ratio (www.positivityratio.com) discovered by Fredrickson and Marcial Losada and made famous in Barbara Fredrickson’s new book. It also includes a reference to John Gottman’s ratio needed for marriages to flourish.

MAPP Rap by Shannon Polly

This is a parody rap I wrote to the tune of the 90’s song “OPP”. It’s about the Master of Positive Psychology Program at Penn and mentions the founder of Positive Psychology Martin Seligman. Possibly suited for new graduates of programs who have some debt, where later graduates have found the benefits of sharing pos psych with the world!