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A Loving Gift for the Holidays

In this video blog, I share with you a story that I hope will inspire you this holiday season to create more meaningful moments with your loved ones. (more…)

How Striving for Happiness Can Make you Less Happy

In this video I interview my dear friend, Dr. Jamie Gruman about his fascinating research in which he discovered that people who focus on being happy all the time are actually less happy. It’s kind of counter intuitive so Jamie explains the reasons for this and what we can do to be lastingly happier. (more…)

How Self-Compassion can Improve your Confidence

In this video I have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Kristin Neff, a leading researcher in self-compassion. Dr. Neff discusses how self-compassion improves our confidence and the scientific reasons for this. She also shares the three elements of self-compassion that you can easily incorporate into your daily life for greater happiness, well-being and confidence (of course!). (more…)

These 3 Promises will Change your Life

I am thrilled and honored to have interviewed my dear friend, David Pollay, about his brand new book, The 3 Promises.  This video is a little longer but I promise you, if you watch it, it will change your life. He gives us big ideas for bringing more joy into our lives, strategies for loving what we do and ways to making a difference in the world.  David is the author of Law of the Garbage Truck – which also changed my life.  David will show you the road to fulfillment. (more…)

The 5 Pillars of Happiness

In this video I share with you the 5 pillars of happiness and well-being and I am not talking about little “h” happiness, I am talking about how to build happiness over your lifetime. (more…)

One Simple Tool that will help you Banish Self-doubt

Do you experience a lot of self-doubt?  Do you have that voice in your head that you are an imposter and you’re going to be found out? Michelle McQuaid is a highly successful business woman who was the youngest executive at one of the largest firms in Australia and now runs a very successful practice teaching others her techniques for success.  But she wasn’t always the self-confident woman she is today.  Learn her one tool that helped her banish her self-doubt and allowed her to shine. (more…)

Want to be more confident? Set some goals!

I am thrilled to have Caroline Adams Miller, author of several books including Creating Your Best Life, joining me here to discuss how setting goals can actually increase confidence. She also shares what you can do to improve your goal setting success, especially when you’re going after really big goals. (more…)

This Simple Keystone Habit Makes Work More Positive

Do you want to have a more positive work environment but you just don’t think little-old-you could possibly make a difference? Think again. In this video I share my interview with Patrick Howell, Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Human Performance who talks about how introducing one keystone habit in your work environment can have a lasting positive impact. (more…)

How one school increased student happiness with one simple exercise

At the 2nd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology this July, we had the world premiere of this short video about how Sterling Hall School implemented the Three Good Things Exercise to increase student happiness. It is amazing to see how one simple exercise can have an impact on an entire school including faculty, staff and students.  Watch how one simple activity made a difference. (more…)

How the Inventor of Balderdash Perseveres to Succeed

In this video I share my interview with my dear friend Laura Robinson, the co-inventor of the best-selling classic board game, Balderdash; Actress (on shows like Cheers and Frasier); Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author; and now producer of the up-coming game show Celebrity Name Game.  After hearing about all of Laura’s accomplishments, you may wonder why I would be talking to her about self-doubt, but she shares her strategies on how she keeps her positive mental focus, even when all else fails. (more…)

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You can't help but feel better about yourself after spending some time with Louisa. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious, mix that with her engaging teaching style and you have the ideal learning environment for anyone interested in positive psychology. I have been blessed to learn from Louisa in a classroom and conference setting and I can honestly say that she has changed my life.

Glendale Reyes

Louisa was my instructor for The Flourishing Center's CAPP (Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology) course held in Toronto Canada. She was excellent in her delivery and included many different approaches to teaching and learning which helped me retain the information better than any other course I have taken. Her enthusiasm and commitment to her work is an inspiration and she is brilliant at w... (Read More)

Barbara Santen
Registered Midwife & Relationship Coach

Plain and simply speaking, you were a hit! Your morning keynote address set a meaningful, happy, and upbeat tone for the rest of the conference. Our staff responded to your presentation style and message because it is what we needed to hear and feel at this time. We are a great College, with great staff, and May is the end of a full and active year of classes and programs, successes and challenges... (Read More)

Brian Benn, M. Ed.
Associate Director, Organizational Development

Let me just say WOW, WOW, WOW!!! You are a pleasure and a joy! Everybody loved your presentation, your warmth, kindness, approachability, and collaborative approach! Thank you so much for a phenomenal conference. The afternoon portion was also fantastic and more intimate which was really lovely, and it got all of us to breathe and connect more with one another. I cannot wait until our next opportu... (Read More)

Annalise Iten
Director Job Search Program

Louisa has the unique ability to engage a diverse audience with her expertise, humour and engaging style. As our key note speaker she enlightened the audience on the science of happiness and how happiness effects our well-being. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive; guests were inspired and delighted to listen to such a knowledgeable professional about a topic that everyone craves to know more... (Read More)

Roz Baker
Project Director, Signature Events

Louisa's course: Building Personal Resilience for Clinicians and Frontline Workers has been very well received since we introduced it two years ago. Her fun and engaging style makes this one of our highest rated courses, and the information is such a critical addition to the participants self-care toolkit. While the material is completely grounded in science, the application of it is practical, ... (Read More)

Linda Hills
Executive Director

University of Toronto Scarborough

Louisa delivered a fantastic workshop on the topic of personal resilience and learning to embrace failure. Her session was refreshing, entertaining and very pertinent to our work with students. The strategies she provided are ones we can apply right away. Our time with her simply flew by! I highly recommend Louisa as she is both an expert on and shining example of the power of positive psychology.

Jen Tigno
Manager, Advising & Learning Skills Services, Academic Advising & Career Centre

Thank you again for another great webinar. You and Shannon are both so engaging. It is rare in a webinar to actually feel that we are all in the room together. Somehow you both pull it off with your deep knowledge, warmth and energy. Your sessions offer a lot of value. The content is clear and compelling, and the exercises are highly relevant and immediately useful. I’m really enjoying ta... (Read More)

Carolyn Meacher
Innovation Leadership Coach

Thank you so much for your presentation today—there was so much that was of great value –lots to think about. I worked with a client immediately following the webinar and used the “miracle question”—so much came out of that and it was perfect timing. Louisa, I found your presentation style is so engaging, provocative and yet relaxed and rich with information. Thanks again.

Marilyn Kisluk

Comments from two participants (faculty and staff): 1) I felt that the PD with Louisa Jewell really had an effect on me in a very positive way. I could not stop talking and thinking about her discussions for a week or more after. It had such an impact on me that I spoke to my friends about that PD. I feel that our school needs these kinds of reminders in order to put ourselves on track and keep ... (Read More)

Helen Gin
Middle School Principal

Thank you again so much for the excellent session! It is so valuable and pertinent and, as I mentioned at the beginning, theoretically grounded and also practical - a rare and wonderful combination.

Valerie Ward
Co-Developer and Owner

Your presentation to our parents was such a gift. Thank you. I have already had emails from parents who attended to say how grateful they are for what you shared with them. Your work is so important, and the way you distribute it with such grace and humour makes it accessible to so many.

Laurie Fraser
Character Integrator


The workshop is very dynamic and time flies. It definitely gave me more consciousness of what I think, I feel, do and how I can do a much better job. The content is powerful and so are the exercises and resources provided. I do think that this is the first step to a happier, fulfilling life. I would love to take more workshops about this subject. Thank you Louisa so much for this opportunity. I ha... (Read More)

Brenda Bojorquez
Senior Manager

The flourishing 101 course was an eye opener. When you look for the positive around you, guess what you actually find more of the positive. It?s the power of intention. I discovered how I could use my top strengths to create more success in my personal life and career. Sometimes what we are naturally good at we take for granted. This course will change how you interact with others and bring more p... (Read More)

Sarah Clark
CPC Health Coach

I had long struggled with my lack of motivation and my fear of the world. I didn't have enough confidence in myself to start conversations with strangers or to try new things. I was unhappy with the small and empty way I was living my life and I wanted to make a change, but I didn't know how or if I could. I found the answers I was looking for in this course. It opened my eyes to the traps I was f... (Read More)

Collette Johns

I loved Louisa Jewell's Flourishing 101 workshop series. I learned so much about happiness, positivity and how to increase both. I have so many new tools to use and am able to refer to them whenever I need to. It's been extremely useful and I recommend it to anyone!

Kristy S. Simpson

It would have taken me months of independent study to learn what I have learnt in just six short weeks. The classes were lively, engaging and down to earth. The practical examples and stories made the research come alive. I especially loved the home happiness boosters turned my A-ha Moments into easy action steps with big impact. Flourishing 101 made a positive impact on my life and has given me ... (Read More)

Shirin Khamisa
Career counsellor & Certified ICF Coach

Thank you very much for taking the time to present to us here at Sterling Hall on Tuesday. I have had numerous teachers, parents, and administrators say what an incredible session it was. All of our brains are brimming with programming and activities we can implement both at home and at school to help our students and children realize their character strengths and use them to help build their resi... (Read More)

Erica Sprules

Thank you for a great course! It was a wonderful class - full of useful and thought-provoking information. And, I liked the balance of classroom learning (which I love) and some exercises to apply what we talk about. You are also able to handle all sorts of questions well. I was so curious - I hope I did not bombard you with too many questions as I was loving what we discussed and wanted to learn ... (Read More)

Steffi Black
Life/Career Coach & Kindness Advocate for Schools

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