Positive deviants are people who diverge from the norm in constructive ways. They make the world a better place. If you’re a positive deviant, this blog is for you.

What crime novels have taught me about building confidence

Okay. This is where I confess to some dubious reading habits. When I’m tired, or …
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What are team dynamics? by Eleanor Shakiba

This video is part of a positive psychology series. Find out more about positive psychology …
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Stage skills I’ve learned from positive psychology stars

It’s no secret I’m a lifelong learner. When I’m not upfront in the training room, …
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The science of aha moments by Eleanor Shakiba

If you want to solve problems more confidently and creatively, this video is a great …
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12 tools for smart trainers: teaching metaphors

If you want your message to have more of an impact, tell a story. Storytelling …
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What are team dynamics and how do you ‘build’ them?

You can bring together the brightest, smartest individuals to work on your team. However, without …
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Retreats

Did you know Eleanor Shakiba runs retreats for trainers and course creators? We’ve moved them …
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7 signs you’re too self-conscious

If you think self-consciousness is a problem, think again. It is a unique human ability! …
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Thank goodness my first business failed!

When I left university, I couldn’t find a job. My parents’ prophecies about anthropology being …
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Fast track your course design with these 3 tricks

Ah. Trainers are creative beasts. Unfortunately, this leads to many inefficient, but fun, work habits …
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What is positive deviance? by Eleanor Shakiba

This video is part of a positive psychology series. Find out more about positive psychology …
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I have Dupuytren’s Disease. Here’s what it’s taught me

Ouch. Breaking my wrist wasn’t fun. Double ouch. Six months later, I found out the …
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