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If you want to truly empower your people to thrive at work or in their personal life, Louisa is here to inspire!

Louisa Jewell is an engaging and fascinating speaker who has inspired audiences with her workshops and keynote speeches for corporations, small businesses, schools and associations across Canada and the U.S. As one of Canada's leading experts on positive psychology, which is the scientific study of well-being and happiness, Louisa is often hired to share her knowledge on how to be more resilient, increase happiness and thrive. She truly empowers her audiences with practical strategies they can implement as soon as they leave the room!

Louisa has presented and taught over 30,000 people worldwide but her most popular topics are:

1. The Science of Happiness and Well-being

What can organizations do to flourish? What can companies learn from the science of happiness that can help them become better, more engaging and more energizing? To succeed at work, it is more important than ever to maintain a positive and optimistic mindset. It is not enough to just ‘smile’ and think positive thoughts when you are challenged. You need real strategies and proven techniques that will allow you to bounce back quickly from any situation. Louisa will introduce you to the fascinating study of the science of happiness and well-being and how you can apply this to transform a crisis mindset into a positive, optimistic mindset. You will walk away from this talk feeling energized and equipped with the tools you need to think more positively.

2. Wire your Company for Confidence

Research shows that people’s confidence in their ability to succeed is the major factor affecting organizational performance and how people think, behave and feel. In this powerful talk Louisa explores the scientific foundations of self-doubt and how it kills learning and innovation in any organization. She then discusses the four strategies leaders and teams can implement to build a confident workforce that increases perseverance, creativity and grit for greater success. Hilariously funny, Louisa offers real-life practical stories and evidence-based tools that come from 16 years of working with organizations in all sectors. People walk away from her talks more knowledgeable about how our brains are wired so that you can more easily promote the kind of behaviors that make teams great.

3. The Resilient Workforce

Mental toughness keeps you moving forward when you most want to quit. It is the key to long-term success and critical for achieving massively-challenging goals. Old-school thinking had people believing that you either had it or you didn't. But a growing body of breaking research reveals that mental toughness or "resilience" is not only a mindset that separates those who succeed from those who plateau, it is a teachable and buildable skill. In this fascinating talk Louisa explores what resilience is and the mental, emotional & physical skills required to build it. People walk away with practical evidence-based strategies for redirecting stress before it becomes distress.

4. Your Olympic Mind; The Science of Well-being and Building Resilience

You want to live your best life; a life where you are reaching your full potential and thriving. You have big goals for your life, yet the world around you isn’t getting any easier to navigate, less competitive or less challenging. Sometimes your Olympic-sized goals bring with them Olympic-sized obstacles. In order for you to authentically live the life you desire and deserve, you need the mental toughness and resilience to go after what you want and the tools and strategies required to bounce back from any setback. You also don’t want career success at the expense of your good health. You want to live with vitality! Louisa will show you how you can become stronger, more resilient and more powerful to gain a competitive advantage in your field while increasing your vitality and positive focus. Louisa will share science-based strategies that will unleash your inner-Olympian for greater positive energy and strength so you can truly flourish at work and at play. Hilariously funny, Louisa does not only inform, she entertains people with her deeply personal stories that people can easily relate to.


We know that the best learning and growth can come from failing and yet most of us avoid it like the plague. Why do most people fear it? Plain and simple, we are hard-wired to avoid failure. In this talk Louisa Jewell explains what is happening in our brains when we fear failure and how you can rewire your brain to embrace failure and leverage it for greater performance and innovation. In this talk Louisa Jewell highlights the major pathways to embracing failure and science-backed strategies that will fuel greater performance for you and your teams.

6. The 5 Consequences of Self-Doubt and What You Can Do About Them

Research confirms that self-doubt can seriously impair your performance at work, making you hesitate and feel insecure about your performance. When you experience self-doubt it stops you from going after things you really want to pursue and from engaging in new endeavors that can take you to the next level. It also zaps motivation and kills your ability to persevere. In this talk, Louisa explains the five consequences of self-doubt and how they can lead to things like self-sabotage, impostor syndrome and procrastination. Louisa shares her best evidence-based strategies for conquering self-doubt and building a more action-oriented confidence that fosters greater innovation, productivity and performance. People find this talk extremely 'eye opening' and can shift people's behaviors for years to come.

Louisa is happy to customize her keynote talks to your needs. Call us at 416-481-8930 to let us know how we can create a talk that is the highest value for you and your team.

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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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