Positive Psychology (PP) can be defined as the science and practice of well-being.  The science of PP has been well validated and can lead to a 30% increase in sales, predict 71% of employee engagement, or 65% of job satisfaction.  The practice of PP is a developmental process with three steps, called the "3A Process."  Successful leaders need to assess their strengths, take constructive actions, and model accountability.  Leaders practice leadership, just as CFOs practice accounting.  A critical question for business leaders is: How can you operationalize the new scientific findings in positive psychology emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment (PERMA) in your business outcomes?

You know the adage:  Change is inevitable.  Growth is optional.

This course provides leaders at all levels with an introduction to the science and practice of well-being.  Any leader with a growth mindset can apply this course content to lead individual, group, or organizational change in your business. 

The content of this course is gleaned from hundreds of our leadership consulting clients since 1997, and the presenter’s dissertation research.  The goal of this course is to introduce leaders to world-class techniques so that you gain competitive advantage.


Learning Objectives
  • Recognize your individual character strengths using the handout.
  • Discover the two key questions in applied positive psychology.
  • Identify the five dimensions of the PERMA model.
  • Identify how to apply positive psychology to your business.



Last updated/reviewed: August 24, 2023
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This course can be improved by adding a little more content and elaborating more on the five components of Positive Psychology (more examples).

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Please print out the handout before you begin the video section of the course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Positive Psychology2:12
  Assumptions, Self-Assessment, and Key Strengths8:30
  How to Measure PP and LD6:05
  PP and PERMA Model8:14
  PERMA Model Continued and Conclusion7:52
  Positive Psychology Applied to your Business 32:53
  Slides: Positive Psychology Applied to your BusinessPDF
  Positive Psychology Applied to your Business Glossary/IndexPDF
  Positive Psychology Applied to your Business Handout PDF