We all want to be happier and more confident. So why aren't we?

When life gets in the way, it can seem impossible. We find ourselves in the midst of a divorce, the sudden loss of a loved one, or the discovery of a chronic illness.

Sometimes it's not about bad things's about the good things that are not happening. Like finding a soul-mate, being able to afford a nice vacation, or finally moving into that dream home.

What I've discovered is that our happiness is not dependant on any of this...Our happiness is dependent on our mindset. And a confident, optimistic, resilient mindset is one that will truly allow you to flourish in all aspects of your life.

I'm here to help you be happier, move beyond your self-doubt and create a life where you can flourish with confidence.

I believe that smart professionals who truly want to be confident and successful must learn the strategies that enable them to be positive every day - no matter what life throws at them.
Instead of digging through hundreds of academic research papers like I have, and trying strategies that have not been rigorously tested by psychologists and researchers, I have compiled my research into simple digestible content where you could apply these techniques into your daily lives.
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And the best part? I take the latest research in positive psychology and turn it into practical and simple strategies you can use to reduce anxiety, find strength, be happy, and flourish.

Don't just take my word for it.
Barbara Santen
Registered Midwife & Relationship Coach

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 what she does. Thank you Louisa for opening up the world to brand new possibilities for me. You are a gem in the world of positive psychology and beyond!!!!
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Louisa Jewell holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and is the Founder and President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association.

After learning how to permanently overcome depression, she's now focused on what she loves most: helping other people take control of their own happiness and lead a positive, fulfilling life.

You'll find that her approach to positive psychology is effective. She developed it over the past 16 years, and it has helped her beat depression and flourish.

She has delivered workshops, keynote addresses and webinars to thousands of people around the world, sharing her deep knowledge about the science of happiness and confidence.

More specifically, she uses a combination of proven strategies and exercises to teach the resilience and strength that allow people to flourish.
Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author, and Canada's leading expert on the topic of positive psychology who has facilitated thousands of people towards greater flourishing, both at work and in their personal lives.

In 2012 Louisa founded the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, an organization that brings together leading-edge researchers and practitioners from across Canada to disseminate the knowledge of positive psychology to improve the psychological health of all Canadians.

Louisa is a graduate of the ground-breaking Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania which is the first master's program in the world that offers in-depth study of the science of psychological well-being, led by renowned psychologist, Dr. Martin Seligman.

Louisa is a professor of positive psychology at the University of Texas and was an instructor at the University of Toronto and regularly delivers webinars and workshops to positive psychology practitioners around the world. Louisa co-hosted a weekly radio show for three years on CIUT.FM where she interviewed a wide range of interesting guests on the topic of 'energizing organizations'.

Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Huffington Post, Canadian Living Magazine, Live Happy Magazine, Chatelaine, Psychology Today, Women's Agenda, Toronto Sun, to name a few. She has been a contributing author to the European Handbook of Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology at Work and Positive Psychology News Daily.

Her latest book Wire Your Brain for Confidence, The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt hit the book shelves on September 21, 2017. You can order it now on and
Shannon M. Polly,
Shannon M. Polly is a corporate communications trainer, facilitator and coach in Washington DC. She is the founder and President of Accentuate Consulting, LLC. She has worked with executives, managers and partners of such clients as Booz Allen Hamilton, Lehman Brothers, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte &Touche, Citibank, the United States Olympic Committee, the U.S. Olympic athletes, PNC Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch and Mackenzie Consulting as well as business students from mainland China, Columbia Business School and Wharton Business School. She has delivered or co-facilitated programs on Presentation Skills, Negotiation Skills, Presenting Market Based Ideas, Managing Difficult Conversations, New Manager Experience, New Partner Orientation, Authentic Executive Presence and Communication, Collaboration and Creativity...(Read More) Shannon facilitates workshops on presentation skills and executive presence based on her eleven years of experience as a professional actress, singer and playwright in New York and regional theaters. She received her graduate degree from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and a B.A. with honors from Yale University. Recently, Shannon received her Master in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Led by distinguished psychologist Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman, this is the first masters program in the world that presents research on the science of how humans thrive. Shannon uses the empirical research of positive psychology with her organizational clients to foster positive and flourishing workplaces. Shannon created five Positive Management workshops including: Positive Communications and Feedback, Managing Challenging Conversations, Strengths Based Managing, Optimism and Resilience, and Thriving through Change. All of these workshops have been successfully delivered across Canada and the United States. Shannon is currently an assistant instructor in the MAPP program at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she has been selected by the Penn Resiliency Program to facilitate resilience workshops for the U.S. Army. (Show Less)
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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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