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.

Book

Did you know Eleanor Shakiba is the author of Difficult People Made Easy? Buy your …
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Does self-esteem grow with age?

Self-esteem is the value you place on yourself. Having an appropriately high level of self-esteem …
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My daily confidence-reboot routine

Many people assume that because I teach confidence building skills, I must be naturally confident …
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Turbo powered metaphors: a trainer’s guide

My father was a philosophy lecturer. This meant bedtime stories. I grew up with what …
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What is the negativity bias? by Eleanor Shakiba

This video is part of a positive psychology series. Find out more about positive psychology …
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Yes! I have a coach, too. Here’s why

Why should professional facilitators be in coaching themselves? Well, I’m tempted to get on my …
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Coaches! Avoid this trap

Her head curled down and shoulders slouched, my new coaching client was a picture of …
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Questions that make or break confidence by Eleanor Shakiba

When time are tough the tough get going…but the smart get questioning. In this video, …
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12 tools for smart trainers: role play design

Okay. Role play isn’t always popular with course participants. Don’t let that put you off …
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Is negativity bias destroying your culture?

Do people in your business tend to dwell on bad things and fail to notice …
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Online courses

Did you know you can do online courses with Eleanor? Available 24/7 so you can …
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Say “hello” to confident networking

Does the thought of attending a networking event fill you with dread? If so, you’re …
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