John consults with schools on the inclusion of character in academic, leadership and athletic programs through his collaboration with Dave Shearon, and Sherri Fisher at www.FlourishingSchools.com, an organization that integrates best practices in education with cutting edge Positive Psychology research.
John’s research focuses on the relationship between character strengths and well-being in adolescents and adults. He is the co-author of Character and Coaching: Building Virtue in Athletic Programs, the sole author of Our Game: The Character & Culture of Lacrosse , and a contributor to the Positive Psychology News book, Gratitude: How to Appreciate Life’s Gifts.
John’s most recent book, co-authored with Sherri Fisher and Dave Shearon, SMART Strengths – Building Character, Resilience and Relationships in Youth, expands on some concepts he first published in PositivePsychologyNews.com. He also contributed a chapter to the Positive Psychology News book, Character Strengths Matter.