About the Series:
The Positive Psychology Leader Series features live webinars and audience Q&A with leading practitioners and researchers in the field.
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Featured speaker: Haesun Moon, Ph.D.
PPLS: A Gift of Better Conversation
December 7, 2022, 4:00pm EST*
Abstract: We live in conversations. In fact, the word, conversation, itself used to mean “dwelling place” in the 14th century. We dwell in many conversations with ourselves and others; the ones we wish we had differently, the ones we hope to have. Some of those conversations are life-affirming, and some, not so much. What makes the difference? According to communication science, conversations of many forms and functions follow simple rules with recursive nature. There are micro-decisions we make in each utterance that interfluence the direction of the overall conversation. In various transformative processes such as coaching and therapy, understanding and applying these simple rules would be not only useful but critically and ethically necessary.
Join Haesun and Caroline in conversing about a few simple building blocks of transformative interactions so you can intentionally apply them in your next conversation.
Haesun Moon, Ph.D., is a communication scientist, an educator, and author of Coaching A to Z: The Extraordinary Use of Ordinary Words and several collaborative books, including Thriving Women, Thriving World, and Foundations of Brief Coaching, a short handbook for professional coaches. Haesun received her Ph.D. in Adult Education and Community Development from University of Toronto. She cares about people experiencing better conversations at home and at work – and she does that by training, coaching, and consulting. She believes that conversations can change the world, and she defines this process as hosting dialogic conditions in which people participate to imagineer and perform their preferred change. Her academic and professional research in coaching dialogues and pedagogy from the University of Toronto led to development of a simple coaching model, Dialogic Orientation Quadrant (DOQ). The DOQ has transformed the way people coach and learn coaching worldwide. Haesun teaches Brief Coaching at the University of Toronto and serves as Executive Director at the Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching, and Principal at The Human Learning Institute. When not writing, Haesun enjoys filmmaking, carpentry, and golf. Haesun is a lover of early mornings, naps, good coffee, and fine pens with fine nibs, currently residing in Toronto with her mother and two exceptionally affectionate and independent dogs.
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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).
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.