Instructor for this course

According to Gallup’s most recent finding, only 29% of US workers are engaged in their jobs. In a study by Stanford University entitled “Business Case for Happiness”, employees are more likely to come up with a creative idea when they’re in a better mood than normal, and customers are willing to pay more for a great experience. 

Positive Psychology researcher Barbara Frederickson suggests that people who regularly feel positive emotions are in some respects lifted in an “upward spiral” of continued growth and thriving – what she’s labeled as the broaden & build theory. Positive emotions don’t just transform individuals, they may also transform groups of people within organizations.  People who experience positive emotions become more helpful to others. Yet being helpful not only springs from positive emotions, it also producespositive emotions. 

The goal of this course is to organize your week/life around positive activities - ‘positive interventions’ – in order to increase engagement and prioritize emotional experiences at work. We’ll cover three broad categories with several ways to infuse our lives with more positivity. The three positive intervention categories are:

  • Thinking more optimistically
  • Increasing our social connections and 
  • How to be more active at work and home

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the mental and physical benefits of prioritizing our own positivity
  • Learn and practice the steps to savoring
  • Unpack the three positive intervention categories: Optimistic Thinking, Social Impacts, and Being Active
  • Create a plan to prioritize more positivity into your day
Last updated/reviewed: June 25, 2021

6 Reviews (30 ratings)Reviews

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This course was an excellent exercise in learning how to incorporate small changes in my every day life in order to make big positivity gains. Julie gives examples of specific actions that you can take today to help increase your positivity. This course is perfect for those who are looking to take control of their own happiness or those who might feel overwhelmed and need to know where to start.
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Highly recommended. The course content is useful not only in a workplace setting but also for everyday living.
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This was a lovely course. The instructor had a nice energy. The information was clear.
Anonymous Author
Interesting course that provides a great reminder to be positive in all aspects
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I liked the different ways to look at things throughout our life daily.
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This is a fantastic course. thank you. I will recommend.


Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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 .
Course Syllabus
  7:46Introduction to Prioritizing Positivity to Beat Burnout
  4:29What is Prioritizing Positivity?
  8:23Importance of Prioritizing Positivity
  5:15Be Pressent & Savor
  13:37Positive Intervention 1 & 2
  10:35Positive Intervention 3
  3:15Prioritizing Positivity Challenge and Conclusion
  53:21Prioritizing Positivity to Beat Burnout
  PDFSlides: Prioritizing Positivity to Beat Burnout
  PDFWorkbook: Prioritizing Positivity to Beat Burnout