Positivity Strategist injects a good dose of optimism and possibility into your life. It seeks to marry the ideal with the practical. Conversations with thought leaders and everyday people shine the light on what works and amplifies those every day, micro-moments of positivity, irrespective of what else is going on. You'll be energized by lots of practical tips, inspiring you to live a truly satisfying and meaningful life.
Podcast host is Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, TEDx speaker, author, workshop designer and facilitator. Her specialty is Appreciative Inquiry and other strength-based, positive methodologies that ignite transformational experiences.
The foundational practice is to uncover the stories of success (or failure) that lead to personal empowerment which then sets us free to be at our best. When we can do this, we boost our general health and well-being. We strengthen our resiliency, creativity, decision-making, productivity and more. We develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for ourselves, others and the world around us, thereby growing professionally and personally.
What Can Social Constructionist Practice Offer in Times of Uncertainty?
The professionals, researchers and authors in this podcast season have shared their specific social constructionist practice in a pre COVID world. In this episode, five of us reflect how social constructionism as an orientation is relevant and meaningful at all times, in all places and communities. More than ever, constructionist approaches that are available to us can help us heal the past and respond to current challenges and societal unrest in relational and collaborative ways. To learn more and find links, please visit https://positivitystrategist.com/social-constructionist-practice
How Narrative Mediation Promotes Respectful Relationships
Helping people move further away from what produces conflict and closer to the relationships they prefer is what narrative mediation seeks to produce. Conflict resolution through the lens of social construction, and framed as narrative mediation, offers that conflict between individuals is usually constructed within a larger community context. To learn more and find links about this show, please visit https://positivitystrategist.com/narrative-mediation
Community Building Practices that Attend to Difference
How do we participate in community building practices in ways that attend to difference? Ways that are genuinely committed to consider power relations and how they play out when working amidst differences? What we encounter in community can shift our perspectives and impact the relationships with ourselves and others. To find out more and access links, please visit https://positivitystrategist.com/community-building-practices/
What is Transmaterial Worlding and Why do We Need to Pay Attention?
Transmaterial worlding provokes us to pay attention. Once we start to realize that we are merely co-inhabitors of this world, we awaken to the notion we are making it, or breaking it, with each breath we take, each word we utter, and each action we take. The human species as all powerful and in control is a social-cultural construct. Globally right now, we need to listen differently to the distinct parts of the world and understand that other matter is also communicating. Humans need de-centering and de-throning from the illusion of being in control of the world. For more information and links, please visit https://positivitystrategist.com/transmaterial-worlding
Approaching Educational Evaluation from a Relational Perspective
Educational evaluation of the entire ecosystem in education can enhance learning processes, students' engagement and vitality of relationships in classrooms, and in the evaluation of teaching and the school as a whole. Embracing collaborative learning, dialogic pedagogy, and flexible curricula, educational evaluation that comes from a relational perspective truly speaks to the demands of a rapidly changing world. To learn more, please visit https://positivitystrategist.com/educational-evaluation
Recovering from Addiction by Mobilizing Relational Processes
Relational processes are key to recovering from addiction. Addiction's development, sustainability and finally its ending are embedded in family, community and broader societal contexts. In order to recover an addict needs to establish new bonds based on trust respect and love; and, together with others build unique pathways to a sense of belonging. Interview with Pavel Nepustil, PdD. To find out more and gain access to links, please visit https://positivitystrategist.com/relational-processes
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Just listened to an old episode with Susan on heart centered leadership and it connected with my heart in such a big way.
I loved how you guide the conversation
What a great way to start a New Year
I listen to the 5 shorter series Robyn created in December and January and they just instantely made me feel great about 2018! They are so uplifting and with very easy steps you can change how you feel about yourself and how you interact with other people including your loved ones! Thank YOU for always trying out new ways to inspire us!
Just started listening and found the episodes to be so postive and uplifting, thank you! Looking forward to more!