Behavior Change Strategies
Marie-Josée Shaar, MAPP, CWCC
Adjunct Faculty, Federal Executive Institute; President, Smarts and Stamina
Would you agree that life’s demands are constantly growing, making it a little harder for us to be at our best each year? As a result, we treat others as a means to an end, our workplace cultures deteriorate, and retaining talent becomes increasingly difficult. Yet, by learning how to leverage the applications of positive psychology, the scientific study of how humans flourish, we can overcome these challenges and create friendlier work climates where employees thrive. This interactive and emotionally engaging session will equip you with five concrete strategies you can use immediately, even with low or no budget. You will walk away positively energized and ready to roll out strategies your participants can apply immediately, without adding more strain on their already busy schedules or on their already stretched resources.
MJ Shaar is one of the most sought-after experts applying positive psychology to health promotion. Trained by the National Speakers Association, she is one of the first 50 in the world to obtain a Master in Applied Positive Psychology from University of Pennsylvania. She studied directly under Martin Seligman, the Founder of the field. She then served as Seligman’s Assistant Instructor and was quickly demanded as a Guest Lecturer at various other academic institutions. In recent years, MJ has offered keynotes and training sessions for a variety of wellness companies, government agencies and Fortune Companies. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Federal Executive Institute. MJ has worked in 10 countries over 4 continents and her trainings have been delivered in 4 languages so far. She co-authored Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance, which appeared on the Amazon Healthy Living Bestseller list many times in the US and in Canada. MJ also occasionally contributes to the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. MJ takes great joy in her work, but her proudest accomplishment is to be the mother of her wonderful little James.