As the work environment has continued to grow and develop, businesses have had to deal with the consequences of stress and negativity in the workplace. These two factors can lead to costly financial losses as well as frequent employee turnover.
Based on the science and research of positive psychology and emotional intelligence:
Our methods prevent workplace losses in profit and productivity due to negative attitudes, pessimism and overall unhappiness of employees.
“Having worked in both the research, academic side and the practice, consulting side of things, I have seen the importance of what this program is about. Research in positive psychology and emotional intelligence has shown significant links between positivity training and personal and organizational level outcomes. When I move from academia to consulting, working with large organizations, I am able to see these research findings come to life and demonstrate the impact this training has on the individual employees and the organization as a whole. I think it is great that a company has combined the research and the practice together, and I am glad to be a part of it.”
- Marc Muchnick, PhD, President of People First Group LLC
“As the COO of our company, I have found the exercises very helpful in discussing any number of situations at work, such as job performance, work quality, and attitude issues, to name just a few. I personally feel that I am already a better listener and communicator, and I find myself looking for the positive in most situations where I did not do so before.
We are already planning to put more employees through the program. The program will provide them with tools to improve communication and attitude both at the office as well as in their personal lives.
If we can improve our employees’ personal outlook and ability to communicate in a positive way, then they will no doubt be happier, better adjusted and more inclined and able to perform in a more positive manner. In our industry, where customer service is paramount… having happier, more positive and well-adjusted employees will provide us with an important advantage.”
- Mike Elowe, COO Creative Promotional Products
“Many organizations believe in the broken formula that success fuels happiness. But research in The Happiness Advantage shows that when we are positive, we become more productive, optimistic, creative, and resilient. Positivity helps organizations build happier cultures and, in turn, improves engagement, performance, and the bottom-line.” -Shawn Achor, Author of The Happiness Advantage
“As somebody who has personally undergone positive psychology training and invested significant effort into building a great company culture with happy employees, I can attest to its efficacy. I’m a numbers guy – this is one of the simplest and most underutilized strategies for boosting employee productivity to generate ROI.” - Emerson Spartz, CEO Spartz Media
“Every organization has a unique evolution within their workforce that a leader must ignite to elevate focus, execution and innovation. Positivity is one such ignition source for today’s most innovative leaders and companies. Positivity is a system that takes people from admiring what is wrong and builds capacity towards positive behaviors and contributions that are only limited by imagination. Positivity’s research based practices deliver the results leaders need to get their workforce living and breathing the possibilities within personal and organizational success.” -Craig Wiley, Founder of Advanced Relations
“When you work to drive innovation in companies large and small, it becomes clear that the enemy of creativity is fear. A happy culture knows how to take risks, learn together, smile and fail forward. The best leaders know how to put happiness to work. Positivity will make that happen.” -G. Michael Maddock
“The exercises provided in the course provide a means to help you accentuate the positive things in your life and shift your focus to minimize the negative.” -Debbie Furlano, program participant
“Employee and talent management are crucial elements for the success of a business. Many programs offer culture and behavioral change interventions, but oftentimes they are temporary changes that only last a short period of time after the intervention. Positivity’s program focuses on lifeplace not workplace training, which means the goal of the program is a lasting habit in all walks of life rather than a temporary change in only a work-related behavior. By focusing on overall behavioral change, by recording each activity, and then by working one-on-one with a coach, Positivity’s program really helps individuals transform in a lasting and positive way.”
- Chelsea Woodcock, PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology
“I am excited to be a part of this effort, which incorporates skill development and philanthropy. Positivity’s training approach encourages a culture where people want to be productive, feel great, and make choices that are in their best interest.”
- Joan Cutlip, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer
“Positivity starts from within and creates a ripple effect of good when implemented in business. The Positivity program teaches you to start with you!”
- Angela Schaefers, Writer, Speaker, Producer & Host of Your Story Matters show
“In my 20 years of clinical experience in the field of psychology, never have I seen something more powerful and profound with improving people’s lives than the principles taught and practiced in this curriculum. The science of Positive Psychology and Emotional Intelligence are life changing and they work. No matter where you are at right now, we can get you where you want to be. These simple evidenced-based exercises, when practiced, quickly create positive habits that lead to positive results. These results are powerful, measurable, and life transforming!”
- David Welch, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
“Positivity’s coaching platform is rooted in hard science; science that supports the widely positive benefits of happier employees. By providing powerful, practical, and personalized exercises, Positivity unlocks a better-self for employees at all levels. Positivity improves employee lives while increasing employer profits.” - Kimberly Burris
“As a former HR director and current Management professor, I can attest to the power of positivity. Not only do improvements in positivity help to foster a more effective workplace, enhance our attitudes, and boost personal well being, it also helps to do the same for those around us.” -Don Kluemper, PhD, Professor at Northern Illinois University
“Cary Chessick is a successful serial entrepreneur. He has been a driving force in multiple companies and behind multiple social movements. Through his leadership as CEO, Restaurant.com earned acknowledgement by the Chicago Tribune of being one of the top 100 places to work in Chicago and Wired ranked it among the top 10 companies you want to work for outside of Silicon Valley. His new venture plans to bring this culture to other companies via a scientifically supported curriculum. With his proven track record as an entrepreneur and a leader, I am glad to be a part of Positivity.” -Dennis Barsema