About the Series:

The Positive Psychology Leader Series features live webinars and audience Q&A with leading practitioners and researchers in the field.

IPPA members receive exclusive invitations to these regular webinars.

Do you want to pitch a potential presenter? The Series welcomes researchers and practitioners who work would be of interest to members. Email info@ippanetwork.org


Featured speaker:

The Complex Dynamic Between Research And Practice: Why Positive Psychology Researchers Need Rigorous, Responsible And Responsive Practitioners 

November 10, 2022, 4:00pm EST*

Abstract: What does it mean to be a rigorous, responsible and responsive practitioner of positive psychology? Dr Lucy Hone is joining us to share her work and offer insights regarding the challenges, opportunities and role of the contemporary practitioner.

Dr Hone’s PhD (Conceptualising and Operationalising Flourishing) was recognised by IPPA with an Honourable Mention Award in 2019 and her working collaboration with Dr Denise Quinlan won IPPA’s Positive Educator Impact (Practitioner) Award 2021, in recognition of their “outstanding contributions to the advancement of positive psychology”. Her TED talk, 3 Secrets of Resilient People, went viral during the pandemic seeing it ranked among the Top 20 most watched TED talks of 2020. She is adjunct senior fellow at the University of Canterbury, and co-founder/co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, which trained over 30,000 people globally last year and is currently working with Nestle to train HR Leads across all 80 regions internationally.

Dr Hone will join us to discuss her work with workplaces, education, Resilient Grieving, and consider the role of practitioners in population wellbeing promotion.

Speaker Biography:

Lucy Hone, Ph.D., is an adjunct senior fellow at the University of Canterbury (NZ) and author of Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss that Changes Everything and the TED talk 3 Secrets of Resilient People, one of the Top 20 TED talks of 2020. She has a master’s in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in well-being science/public health from AUT University.

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Meet the Production Team

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP
Host, Positive Psychology Leader Series

Caroline is one of the world’s leading experts on the science behind successful goal setting and the use of ‘good grit’ to achieve hard things. Caroline used grit to help overcome her personal battle with bulimia, and today she has more than three decades of unbroken recovery. Caroline has a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, and teaches at Wharton Business School’s Executive Education program. Caroline is the author of six books, including Positively Caroline (Cogent 2013), Getting Grit (Sounds True 2017) and Creating Your Best Life (Sterling 2009).


Jodi Wellman
Associate Producer, Positive Psychology Leader Series

Jodi Wellman is a co-founder of the coaching firm Happy Work Spectacular Life, where she helps individuals and companies create stunningly spectacular success through their work. Jodi is a leadership coach and consultant with 17 years of corporate experience spanning executive roles in operations, sales and customer retention.

Prior to starting Happy Spectacular, Jodi was Senior Vice President of Operations at a leading health and lifestyle organization. Jodi was also a Chair at Vistage International, where she led a private CEO advisory board and coached executives to improve bottom-line results, execution and leadership performance. She has successfully led strategic initiatives focused on culture development, growth/new business development, organizational change and restructuring, and has general management/P&L accountability.

Jodi is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach with CTI and a Professional Certified Coach with ICF. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Athabasca University. Jodi and her firm work with Reebok, HCSC Blue Cross Blue Shield, Payday Loans, and a host of privately held financial services, REITs, and professional services firms.

Jodi brings to clients a corporate executive’s perspective and understanding of their issues, along with the coaching expertise that challenges clients out of their comfort zones in order to grow, think differently, get out of their own way, solve their issues, and win.