Welcome to The Positive Edge®
I believe now, more than ever, individuals and organizations desperately need more positivity! Many people spend their days overwhelmed with stress from deadlines, demanding customers, challenging coworkers, and just too much to do. The negativity pervasive in our workplaces is hurting both organizations and individuals. That’s why I’ve reinvented myself and dedicated my career to helping people realize there is another option – we can learn how to be more positive and make things better.
During my 20+ years as a scientist in Biotechnology, I worked in small start-up companies and large corporations, in areas from R&D to Operations. Probably like many of you, I enjoyed several great work experiences where I felt I was adding value and making an impact. And, probably like many of you, I suffered through challenging situations that hurt my motivation and attitude.
Luckily for me, two things happened. First, I discovered a new science called Positive Psychology. This was so exciting – here was a science focused on how we could create a more positive mindset and live our best lives! It showed me how building our positivity could give us the necessary courage to quit a really bad job, or see more good aspects of a job where we were stuck focused on the negative. It had strategies I could use to improve my work experience, and information I could share to help others with theirs.
The second big event was being laid off from my job as a scientist. It was a tough time for biotechnology companies. Layoffs were everywhere. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to do something more with Positive Psychology. It was time to spread positivity to other organizations!
Based on my experience, if there’s one place we could really use help staying positive, it’s at work. So I started my own company, The Positive Edge, with the goal of bringing this information into organizations to help improve the quality of people’s work lives and the quality of company cultures. Research shows it’s a win-win; that a positive workplace produces happier, more resilient, and productive employees and more successful organizations.
I’ve had the honor of sharing my programs with thousands of people from a variety of industries including government agencies, academic institutions, medical staff, financial institutions, biotech companies, manufacturing companies, sales teams, nonprofits, and more. I’ve presented and trained at organizations across the United States, with a focus on Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa.
Are you seeking to increase your or your organization’s positivity? Let’s talk!