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.

Does the superhero pose really work?

If you’re searching for ways to boost confidence, you’ve probably come across claims that standing …
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This is my favourite story

I’ve always loved stories. As a positive psychology trainer, I know stories are powerful vehicles …
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Lights, camera, action. 3 ways to look brilliant on Zoom

In high school, I studied an unusual mix of subjects. I scrapped math classes early …
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What is a curiosity mindset? by Eleanor Shakiba

This video is part of a positive psychology series. Find out more about positive psychology …
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What I learned about resilience from pandemic psychology

If ever there was a year to specialise in resilience training, 2020 was it. March …
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Using fear of failure to inspire confidence by Eleanor Shakiba

Enrol in Eleanor Shakiba’s online courses and coaching here. Or download her free e-book, the …
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12 tools for smart trainers: groupwork techniques

Many of the most powerful training techniques have their roots in therapeutic techniques. For instance, …
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Curiosity mindset: the creative thinker’s secret talent

If you want to unlock your creative talent, it is time to strengthen your curiosity …
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Online workshops

Did you know Eleanor can run an online workshop for your team? Your session will …
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Overthinking? Break the habit in 3 seconds

Overthinking is a huge barrier to productivity and achievement. While it’s sensible to think things …
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Beating stress with flow theory

In tough times, you’re likely to experience fight or flight reactions. These are adaptive states …
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At 15, I joined the local theatre company

Signing up to a theatre group was an unusual choice for a shy, awkward teenager …
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