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Well-being at Work

Well-being is fast becoming the hottest buzzword in the workplace. Scientists from around the world have cracked the code on the conditions and experiences that promote well-being, but let’s be honest – how many of us have been trained on the scientific foundations of well-being? More importantly, how do we create a work environment where well-being can emerge? Louisa Jewell is Canada’s leading expert in the field of positive psychology, the scientific study of psychological well-being, and she has spoken to over 50,000 people sharing her vast knowledge to improve well-being at work.

In this fascinating talk, Louisa Jewell, founder of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, will introduce you to the six pillars of psychological well-being and share the latest research on how these components can be easily brought to life in the workplace to promote greater flourishing at work. Jewell shares practical, actionable strategies and tools that can be implemented in the workplace right away to have an immediate and lasting positive impact at your workplace.  She goes beyond just promoting psychological flourishing – she teaches groups how to improve social connectedness, community, business performance and productivity, positive energy and happiness at work.  This talk will not only improve your understanding of leading with well-being in mind, it will also give you great insights into how to be happier in your own life.

Based on the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience, delivered in an engaging way, with a healthy dose of humour that makes Louisa highly relatable to any group. This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A 60 or 90-minute keynote presentation
  • A half-day workshop
  • A series of three interactive, 3-hour workshops with more direct coaching

Building Resilience

Are you struggling with absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace? Are your people suffering from higher than usual burnout rates? Stress-related illness has now become the number one reason for absenteeism in the workplace in North America.  If you really want to keep your people productive and engaged at work, it is mental toughness that will keep them moving forward when they most want to quit. Resilience is the key to long-term success and critical for achieving massively-challenging goals. Old-school thinking had people believing that you either had it or you didn’t. But a growing body of breaking research reveals that mental toughness or “resilience” is not only a mindset that separates those who succeed from those who plateau, it is a teachable and buildable skill that few people are taught, but everyone needs. Louisa teaches people how to shift their mindset from surviving to thriving, even when times are tough.

In this fascinating talk Louisa teaches simple, science-based tools to consistently improve resilience at work based on the latest research.  People walk away with practical, evidence-based strategies for reducing workplace stress before it becomes distress.

Based on the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience, delivered in an engaging way, with a healthy does of humour that makes Louisa highly relatable to any group. This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A 60 or 90-minute keynote presentation
  • A half or full-day workshop
  • A series of 6 lunch and learns (1.5 hours each) for staff at all levels (leaders or team focus)

Engaging Your Strengths at Work

Do you have the chance to do what you do best everyday at work? Research shows that a very small percentage of the workforce has the chance to do what they do best every day, and yet more than two decades of research suggests people who regularly focus on their strengths are more engaged, confident, and energized at work. Also, teams that have the opportunity to use their strengths everyday are 50% more likely to have low turnover, 38% more likely to have higher levels of productivity and 44% more likely to have high customer satisfaction ratings. The ability for managers and teams to leverage strengths is becoming a critical skill, especially for team-building and performance.

In this interactive workshop you will learn:

  • What your talent and character strengths are and how to leverage them for greater performance, engagement and enjoyment at work.
  • How you can identify strengths in others using the StrengthsFinder™* and VIA Character Strengths™ assessment tools
  • Practical tools for giving strengths-based feedback that improves performance
  • How to avoid overuse and underuse of your strengths for optimal performance

This workshop will be highly engaging and experiential. Individuals will engage in individual and group activities, table group discussions, and other structured exercises. Of course, we’ll also have some fun along the way! All tools are science-backed strategies and designed to be practical so that teams can quickly use them every day. The accompanying workbook acts as a reference for future.

This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A half or full-day workshop
  • 2 half-day workshops

*There is an extra cost per participant for a StrengthsFinder™ report

The Power of a Positive Leader

Sometimes, when organizations are going through tremendous change, teams can become frustrated and find it hard to work together. This can be difficult for leaders and managers who are barraged with negativity and constant complaints. The Solution-Focused approach is a quick and easy way to transform employees’ attitudes from complaints to solutions in just minutes. Keeping your team focused on solutions leads to higher levels of energy, productivity and well-being. This talk is not about being positive all the time.  This powerful approach is about having a greater understanding of the neuroscience of motivation and how leaders can get the most out of their people every day. With all of the distractions of social media it is impossible to manage people’s time anymore. We must learn how to manage people’s focused energy instead.

In this talk you will learn:

  • Simple, effective questions that act with lightning speed to turn people from pessimistic to optimistic and enable quick behavior change
  • Effective tools to develop people’s strengths, build good team relationships, increase confidence and nurture meaning and purpose at work
  • A powerful approach to solution-focused coaching that gets results faster

Based on the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience, delivered in an engaging way, with a healthy does of humour that makes Louisa highly relatable to any group. This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A 60 or 90-minute keynote presentation
  • A half or full-day workshop
  • A series of three, 3-hour workshops with more in-depth coaching

The Science of Motivation

For decades we have used deadlines, pressured evaluations and imposed goals to motivate ourselves and others. We thought that if we rewarded behavior and kept people happy we would get more of the behavior that we wanted. Discoveries in neuroscience show that these things do not always contribute to greater motivation and can sometimes even kill it. Science has cracked the code on what energizes people to move towards their goals and what turns them off. With all of the distractions of social media it is impossible to manage people’s time anymore. If any leader wants to be successful, they must learn how to manage people’s focused energy instead.

In this talk, Louisa shares the latest research and practical tools that you can implement with your teams to get them engaged and unleash peak performance!

In this talk you will learn:

  • The four major sources of intrinsic motivation that once aligned, move people easily towards their goals
  • Practical tools and strategies that will enable you to lead in new and impactful ways
  • How to rewire your brain for the highest levels of motivation
  • How to nurture greater purpose and meaning at work and how to inspire people to do their best work

Based on the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience, delivered in an engaging way, with a healthy does of humour that makes Louisa highly relatable to any group. This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A 60 or 90-minute keynote presentation
  • A half-day workshop

How Confident People Create Powerful Companies

Confidence is more important to your performance at work than you may think and yet even the most highly accomplished people struggle with it sometimes. When we don’t feel confident, we hesitate, we hold ourselves back and ultimately, we undermine our success. If we always want to be taking our skills to the next level, we have to have the courage and confidence to take that leap. According to the latest performance research we now know a 5-step model for building action-oriented confidence that gets you moving quickly and confidently towards your biggest goals. In fact, people’s confidence in their ability to succeed is the number one factor affecting organizational performance and how people think, behave and feel.

In this talk you will learn:

  • The five greatest contributors to action-oriented confidence and practical strategies for putting them into practice right away
  • The consequences of self-doubt and how you can remove doubt to find the courage you need to succeed
  • Strategies and tools to bounce back from failure, increase perseverance and grit for greater business success

Hilariously funny, Louisa offers real-life practical strategies and evidence-based tools that come from 16 years of working with organizations in all sectors. If you are looking for a real performance boost in our organization, look no further.

Louisa’s book, Wire Your Brain for Confidence; The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt can be purchased at a discount for each audience member.

This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A 60 or 90-minute keynote presentation
  • A half or full-day workshop

Louisa Jewell, MAPP

Workplace Wellbeing Expert | Author | Psychological Safety Educator

Louisa’s goal is to make your teams happier, healthier and more successful. She does this by acting as the bridge between the research in well-being and happiness and the real world. Her talks are not only energizing and hilariously funny, they are also chock full of science-backed strategies and practical tools that are sure to help you and your team reduce stress, build resilience, boost happiness, increase productivity and improve team relationships. Louisa Jewell is Canada’s leading expert on the study of psychological well-being and has spent the last ten years teaching and curating national conferences to bring together the brightest academics and practitioners from around the world to share the latest studies and applications for improving well-being in the workplace.  Louisa’s knowledge is unsurpassed in her field and yet she has the ability to share this vast knowledge in a relatable way that everyone can embrace.

When leaders and teams seek far-reaching productivity and performance improvements, they call on Louisa as a workshop leader and keynote speaker. As a dynamic speaker, Louisa’s strategies have helped more than 50,000 people in all sectors including corporate, non-profit, government, and education – to reduce absenteeism, increase employee engagement and promote positive corporate culture. Everything she teaches is science-backed because she is only interested in sharing what works.  Whether she’s on stage in front of thousands or at a boardroom table with a small group, Louisa delivers practical, actionable advice that changes peoples lives in a powerful way!

Background

Louisa Jewell, MAPP, is the author of Wire Your Brain for Confidence; The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt and has been featured extensively in the media including - the Globe and Mail, Forbes, Zoomer Magazine, Toronto Star, Huffington Post, Live Happy Magazine, Psychology Today and CHCH TV - primarily for her work as a leading expert in positive psychology.  Jewell is the founder and past-president of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and is a professor at the University of Texas (Dallas). Jewell is Canada’s leading expert in the study of positive psychology, which is the scientific study of psychological well-being. She delivers to the business world an impressive breadth of expertise in the latest neuroscience, the science of motivation and mental health.

Additionally, Jewell teaches a certificate in applied positive psychology to groups across Canada and delivers workshops and webinars to people all over the world. She has worked in the technology sector and has been an advisor to two tech start-ups. Jewell holds a BA in Business from the University of Toronto, a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied with the field’s founder, Dr. Martin Seligman. She also holds a certificate in Solution-Focused Coaching from University of Toronto. Louisa is certified in MBTI™ and Insights™ personality profiling tools and has worked with thousands of people to help them discover their personality strengths. Louisa has worked with hundreds of corporations and government organizations for over 20 years facilitating workshops, webinars, delivering keynote addresses and delivering programs to create positive and productive workplaces, improve well-being and increase resilience.

Topics

Well-being at Work

Well-being is fast becoming the hottest buzzword in the workplace. Scientists from around the world have cracked the code on the conditions and experiences that promote well-being, but let’s be honest – how many of us have been trained on the scientific foundations of well-being? More importantly, how do we create a work environment where well-being can emerge? Louisa Jewell is Canada’s leading expert in the field of positive psychology, the scientific study of psychological well-being, and she has spoken to over 50,000 people sharing her vast knowledge to improve well-being at work.

In this fascinating talk, Louisa Jewell, founder of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, will introduce you to the six pillars of psychological well-being and share the latest research on how these components can be easily brought to life in the workplace to promote greater flourishing at work. Jewell shares practical, actionable strategies and tools that can be implemented in the workplace right away to have an immediate and lasting positive impact at your workplace.  She goes beyond just promoting psychological flourishing – she teaches groups how to improve social connectedness, community, business performance and productivity, positive energy and happiness at work.  This talk will not only improve your understanding of leading with well-being in mind, it will also give you great insights into how to be happier in your own life.

Based on the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience, delivered in an engaging way, with a healthy dose of humour that makes Louisa highly relatable to any group. This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A 60 or 90-minute keynote presentation
  • A half-day workshop
  • A series of three interactive, 3-hour workshops with more direct coaching

Building Resilience

Are you struggling with absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace? Are your people suffering from higher than usual burnout rates? Stress-related illness has now become the number one reason for absenteeism in the workplace in North America.  If you really want to keep your people productive and engaged at work, it is mental toughness that will keep them moving forward when they most want to quit. Resilience is the key to long-term success and critical for achieving massively-challenging goals. Old-school thinking had people believing that you either had it or you didn’t. But a growing body of breaking research reveals that mental toughness or “resilience” is not only a mindset that separates those who succeed from those who plateau, it is a teachable and buildable skill that few people are taught, but everyone needs. Louisa teaches people how to shift their mindset from surviving to thriving, even when times are tough.

In this fascinating talk Louisa teaches simple, science-based tools to consistently improve resilience at work based on the latest research.  People walk away with practical, evidence-based strategies for reducing workplace stress before it becomes distress.

Based on the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience, delivered in an engaging way, with a healthy does of humour that makes Louisa highly relatable to any group. This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A 60 or 90-minute keynote presentation
  • A half or full-day workshop
  • A series of 6 lunch and learns (1.5 hours each) for staff at all levels (leaders or team focus)

Engaging Your Strengths at Work

Do you have the chance to do what you do best everyday at work? Research shows that a very small percentage of the workforce has the chance to do what they do best every day, and yet more than two decades of research suggests people who regularly focus on their strengths are more engaged, confident, and energized at work. Also, teams that have the opportunity to use their strengths everyday are 50% more likely to have low turnover, 38% more likely to have higher levels of productivity and 44% more likely to have high customer satisfaction ratings. The ability for managers and teams to leverage strengths is becoming a critical skill, especially for team-building and performance.

In this interactive workshop you will learn:

  • What your talent and character strengths are and how to leverage them for greater performance, engagement and enjoyment at work.
  • How you can identify strengths in others using the StrengthsFinder™* and VIA Character Strengths™ assessment tools
  • Practical tools for giving strengths-based feedback that improves performance
  • How to avoid overuse and underuse of your strengths for optimal performance

This workshop will be highly engaging and experiential. Individuals will engage in individual and group activities, table group discussions, and other structured exercises. Of course, we’ll also have some fun along the way! All tools are science-backed strategies and designed to be practical so that teams can quickly use them every day. The accompanying workbook acts as a reference for future.

This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A half or full-day workshop
  • 2 half-day workshops

*There is an extra cost per participant for a StrengthsFinder™ report

The Power of a Positive Leader

Sometimes, when organizations are going through tremendous change, teams can become frustrated and find it hard to work together. This can be difficult for leaders and managers who are barraged with negativity and constant complaints. The Solution-Focused approach is a quick and easy way to transform employees’ attitudes from complaints to solutions in just minutes. Keeping your team focused on solutions leads to higher levels of energy, productivity and well-being. This talk is not about being positive all the time.  This powerful approach is about having a greater understanding of the neuroscience of motivation and how leaders can get the most out of their people every day. With all of the distractions of social media it is impossible to manage people’s time anymore. We must learn how to manage people’s focused energy instead.

In this talk you will learn:

  • Simple, effective questions that act with lightning speed to turn people from pessimistic to optimistic and enable quick behavior change
  • Effective tools to develop people’s strengths, build good team relationships, increase confidence and nurture meaning and purpose at work
  • A powerful approach to solution-focused coaching that gets results faster

Based on the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience, delivered in an engaging way, with a healthy does of humour that makes Louisa highly relatable to any group. This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A 60 or 90-minute keynote presentation
  • A half or full-day workshop
  • A series of three, 3-hour workshops with more in-depth coaching

The Science of Motivation

For decades we have used deadlines, pressured evaluations and imposed goals to motivate ourselves and others. We thought that if we rewarded behavior and kept people happy we would get more of the behavior that we wanted. Discoveries in neuroscience show that these things do not always contribute to greater motivation and can sometimes even kill it. Science has cracked the code on what energizes people to move towards their goals and what turns them off. With all of the distractions of social media it is impossible to manage people’s time anymore. If any leader wants to be successful, they must learn how to manage people’s focused energy instead.

In this talk, Louisa shares the latest research and practical tools that you can implement with your teams to get them engaged and unleash peak performance!

In this talk you will learn:

  • The four major sources of intrinsic motivation that once aligned, move people easily towards their goals
  • Practical tools and strategies that will enable you to lead in new and impactful ways
  • How to rewire your brain for the highest levels of motivation
  • How to nurture greater purpose and meaning at work and how to inspire people to do their best work

Based on the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience, delivered in an engaging way, with a healthy does of humour that makes Louisa highly relatable to any group. This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A 60 or 90-minute keynote presentation
  • A half-day workshop

How Confident People Create Powerful Companies

Confidence is more important to your performance at work than you may think and yet even the most highly accomplished people struggle with it sometimes. When we don’t feel confident, we hesitate, we hold ourselves back and ultimately, we undermine our success. If we always want to be taking our skills to the next level, we have to have the courage and confidence to take that leap. According to the latest performance research we now know a 5-step model for building action-oriented confidence that gets you moving quickly and confidently towards your biggest goals. In fact, people’s confidence in their ability to succeed is the number one factor affecting organizational performance and how people think, behave and feel.

In this talk you will learn:

  • The five greatest contributors to action-oriented confidence and practical strategies for putting them into practice right away
  • The consequences of self-doubt and how you can remove doubt to find the courage you need to succeed
  • Strategies and tools to bounce back from failure, increase perseverance and grit for greater business success

Hilariously funny, Louisa offers real-life practical strategies and evidence-based tools that come from 16 years of working with organizations in all sectors. If you are looking for a real performance boost in our organization, look no further.

Louisa’s book, Wire Your Brain for Confidence; The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt can be purchased at a discount for each audience member.

This teaching can be delivered as:

  • A 60 or 90-minute keynote presentation
  • A half or full-day workshop

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Testimonial

Let me just say WOW, WOW, WOW!!! You are a pleasure and a joy! Everybody loved your presentation, your warmth, kindness, approachability, and collaborative approach! Thank you so much for a phenomenal conference. I cannot wait until our next opportunity to meet again, it was a very moving and concrete presentation, you are a natural and your delivery is so very genuine!

— Annalise Iten, Director Job Search Program, Youth Employment Services Montreal