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 utilize psychological skills in a way that promotes personal growth and builds 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.