Positive things at a big conference

By Lisa Sansom / January 25, 2013 / 3 Comments

Thursday morning, I presented to a packed room (I’m guessing 200 people) at Canada’s largest HR conference – HRPA2013. It was held in Toronto and apparently attendance last year was something like 4500 (according to their website). I don’t know what numbers were this year, but my rough estimate is that the keynote ballroom could […]

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Free talk #7 – Business and positive psychology

By Lisa Sansom / January 9, 2013 / 0 Comments

2013 is certainly off to a quick and busy start here at LVS Consulting! And the interest in positive psychology is growing! Today I was pleased to share positive psychology with the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce – via webinar! Thanks to all who attended – and thank you for the really interesting questions afterwards! In […]

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A lovely start to 2013

By Lisa Sansom / January 5, 2013 / 0 Comments

Happy 2013 everyone! I have refrained from posting a blog about New Year’s Resolutions because a) there are already a lot out there and b) the only New Year’s resolution I ever kept was to refrain from ever making New Year’s resolutions – so I’m hardly a role model for these things. That said, I […]

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What does "positive psychology" really mean?

By Lisa Sansom / December 21, 2012 / 1 Comment

I was recently asked to review a book for an online publication. In the interests of protecting the not-so-innocent, I won’t mention the book and I won’t mention the online publication, but I will say that the book had the words “positive psychology” in the title, which is why I was asked to review it. […]

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Positive Psychology at the University of Toronto

By Lisa Sansom / December 18, 2012 / 1 Comment

A big thanks to Ancillary Services at the University of Toronto for inviting me to come and give one of my “51 free talks” on positive psychology yesterday! It was a great group of people, and a lovely holiday luncheon! As always, great questions and insights from the audience, notably around managing in a unionized […]

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The Importance of Others

By Lisa Sansom / December 14, 2012 / 3 Comments

When I did the MAPP program, a little-known fact is that my Capstone (applied end-of-year project) was actually on positive parenting. I am personally fascinated by the moment when a couple becomes parents, and how two people make the transition to parenthood. My own transition to parenthood was a surprisingly rough one. I was afflicted […]

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