Flexible strength: The key to health, well-being, and performance
I help individuals and organizations apply the latest findings from behavioral science to achieve health, well-being and peak performance.
Flexible strength (also termed psychological flexibility) is the ability to persist in effective behavior, and change behavior when it is not effective, in order to promote personal growth and build valued action and peak performance. The psychological skills that support flexible strength have been given many labels, including: mindfulness, emotional awareness, value clarity, self-compassion, growth mindset, creativity, willpower, resilience, persistence, and grit.
Flexible strength applies not just to the individual but also to groups. A strong group is one that cooperates well, maximizes each others talents, and manages selfishness and difficult people effectively.
I offer a wide range of workshops, trainings, and keynote presentations to organizations, leaders, schools, teachers, psychological practitioners, and the general public.I teach concrete ways to increase well-being, social connectedness, and effective action.I am a scientist, University Professor, and book author, and ground all my speaking in best available evidence
My books focus on promoting well-being and effectiveness in all domains of life. Topics include measuring and improving emotional intelligence, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training when used in a coaching context), and cultivating well-being.
I promote flexible strength using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy , Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology .My core values are to:
- Promote physical, emotional, and social well-being
- Promote peak performance
- Create supportive communities
- Promote effective, value driven behavior.