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1012, 2020

Kate Worrall

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: General, Organisational Development, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The course was fantastic. While my initial interest in the course was from a work perspective, many of the concepts were equally applicable to my personal life, and as a parent. The learnings around meaning and purpose really resonated with me which took me by surprise as it wasn’t an area I had focused on previously.

1012, 2020

Lynne Dorling

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Coaching, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Having always viewed myself as a ‘half full’ person, I believe the impact of the Diploma has been significant. I now actively take steps to show up as my Best Self in my work, leisure and relationships and I feel happier. I love talking to others about Positive Psychology and sometimes challenging their perceptions of life.

1012, 2020

Hester Nijland

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Education, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I also thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my course colleagues and sharing experiences and new learning in this shared area of interest. I loved the “arm prosthesis activity,” that gave me a surprising emotional understanding of the importance of finding a purpose in completing tasks.

1012, 2020

Simon Kolderie

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Coaching, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Undertaking the DPP has been life-changing. It sounds cliché yet it’s true. When I left my corporate life in July 2015 I would never have known that the journey over the next two to three years would have been so amazing, scary, enriching, empowering and purposeful. I am not the same person I was three years ago. I am so much more! And for that, I am eternally grateful.

1012, 2020

Amy Shefik

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Ripple Stories, Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I am so grateful that I found this diploma and that I was lucky enough to have Sue facilitate it. It truly has given me not only the tools and practices to help people, but the confidence to do it and know that what I’m sharing is fascinating science-based stuff that can change peoples lives. It’s allowed me to live and work authentically and given me strategies to be more resilient when life calls for it. I am so glad I did it.

1012, 2020

Jutamas Jan Wisansing

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Consulting, General, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I have shared the knowledge to more than 500 individuals, living in remote communities in Thailand and with private and public organisations. Creative tourism development recently has been awarded as the best strategy, using the positive change approach to open up all possibilities and overcome the fear of being inadequate in any way.

1012, 2020

Priya Shah

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Finance, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Diploma has also given me the confidence to start new things and approach these in a positive way despite setbacks. I have also worked on positivity in my family and spending quality time with them. With my family and friends, the ripples are influence based rather than being seen by all. I feel that everyone has positivity in them it is the drawing out which takes time for some.

1012, 2020

Ashraf Helal

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Consulting, General, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Spreading positive ripples makes me feel alive and enjoying a meaningful life! It has also impacted my judgement and emotional regulation strategies positively; I believe I’m now more resilient, better with people around me and more satisfied with my life!

1012, 2020

Selma Ozkan

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: HR, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Upon completing the programme, I incorporated many of the learnings into the Global Leadership and Talent Management Programme at Brightside. One of the highlights of the Leadership Programme was facilitating the Helping Hands Programme as a team activity. I used this activity to drive awareness, highlight the impact of achieving a shared goal, the effectiveness of teamwork and most importantly why we need to have PURPOSE in everything we do.

1012, 2020

Jamie Brown

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: General, Ripple Stories, Speaker|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This course was responsible for changing my life. My multiple lightbulb moments came through learning various things that enabled a massive wake up call to happen! I came to learn the brain biologically focuses on negatives and that I was unconsciously repeating the learned helplessness I had been raised to have, and also that I had kept myself miserable by not allowing myself to see and appreciate the things that I did have in life and that I could learn to counteract that and change the way my brain functions.

403, 2020

Gemma Sandwell

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I have been successful in doing a TEDx talk on Positive Psychology and Mindfulness and have set up my own business (The Happiness Branch). I have now left Aviva to work on this full time. The Happiness Branch helps people and businesses flourish through positive psychology and mindfulness.

3110, 2019

Julia Maddison

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: General, Learning & Development, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , |

The Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing simply changed everything…. Upon arriving back at work after completing the diploma.... Along with the combined efforts of our L&D team of professionals, we launched the LIFE Live & work well programme in August 2018. The programme has reached across the business, from Australia to New Zealand and all major cities, and it is now a stable programme as part of the Wellness offering.

309, 2019

Agapi Markogiannakis

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Consulting, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

It really is SO difficult to choose what to share about how my learnings from the DPP and positive psychology have impacted my life. There are so many things that I learned, both big and small, that add up to significant ripples and in some cases, tidal waves!

208, 2019

Josephine Opie

By |August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Education, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , , |

So, you see, the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing course has inspired me to start ripples wherever I can, and wherever possible collectively with other DPP Graduates. I’m just one student, working with others to increase our impact on our beautiful Illawarra region. Imagine how many other ripples are happening around the country!!

804, 2019

Chris Talbot

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Leadership, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , |

I found the experience transformational. I greatly enjoyed the initial face to face sessions where we learned about the major positive psychology theories, discussed their practical use and talked about ways they could be incorporated into our work and personal lives. We studied and practiced mindfulness, we created experimental art and supported each other as we went through many personal and meaningful exercises. We were vulnerable and we laughed (more than I expected), and cried (also more than I expected).

603, 2019

Kellie Mills

By |March 6th, 2019|Categories: Leadership, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , |

I believe I apply the learnings from the Diploma every day in some way. I finish my day with gratitude for all that has happened and all that I have, and I’m always looking for opportunities to do random acts of kindness. I find both of these have enriched my life significantly.

1512, 2018

Jane Sleeman

By |December 15th, 2018|Categories: Education, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , , |

Whilst I had some prior knowledge of positive psychology concepts, undertaking the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing was so refreshing, and I was captivated by all of it. The core modules were facilitated so well, each component was well-paced and with lots of experiential activities during the week. I also think that a course like this attracts people of a particular generosity and positivity, and whilst our group was made up of people from a range of places, industries and backgrounds, we learned so well due to the synergy in the group.

911, 2018

Stephanie Noon

By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: Coaching, Ripple Stories|Tags: , , |

The Diploma boosted my confidence with helping others. Using the knowledge that I gained from the Diploma helped me develop a new approach to coaching that improved client outcomes. From this I’ve developed a Positive Education program that I run in new school for disengaged young adults. Running this program, coupled with one-on-one coaching has been quite profound for many students.

510, 2018

Jane Wundersitz

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Ripple Stories|Tags: |

The Diploma gave me the confidence and certainty I needed to be bold and courageous in my business and I feel strongly anchored to my own purpose; to ensure that the ‘science of human flourishing’ has a broad reach, is not an elitist field, and that high-quality, research-rich workplace training is accessible to every workplace and team member irrespective of their title, role, industry or location.

506, 2018

Rosie Garrisson

By |June 5th, 2018|Categories: Ripple Stories|Tags: |

I want to share my story and how I got to where I am today using positive psychology tools. I would also like to assist people with anxiety and depression, and help them to enhance their happiness and wellbeing. I now have a formal qualification and can fulfil my passion for teaching others. The world is my oyster!

1505, 2018

Luke George

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: Ripple Stories|Tags: |

Personally, I have enacted the key principles of gratitude, random acts of kindness, self care, mindfulness, goal setting, relationship building, and calmness (amongst others) and notice the rewards in my decision making, outlook on life, handling of stress, continual happiness and hunger for more knowledge. I do this because I need to know it works if I am going to teach it. I walk the talk and it works.




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