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By on January 1, 2007 – 8:49 pm  2 Comments

Louis Alloro

Louis Alloro

Lou·is [loo-is] A·lloro [uh-lohr-o], M.Ed., MAPP is a change-agent working with individuals and networks in systems to enable positive evolution. He is one of the first 100 people in the world to earn a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. There, he published a framework for how communities evolve called Social-Emotional Leadership. The work is to find, leverage, connect and build psychological muscle in SOcial-eMOtional (SOMO) leaders, who are the influential change-agents within networks in systems. In coming together to learn to think expansively, SOMO leaders become more effective facilitators to innovate differently in business, healthcare, education, etc. and most importantly: get different results. This thesis work has been piloted in a city-wide well-being initiative in Cleveland, OH and has recently expanded to Philadelphia, PA where he now lives.

Alloro is a Fellow at George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Wellbeing, owns a private consultancy founded in New York, NY, and is a founder + Director of the Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program, a 6-month personal and professional journey into the science of flourishing.

When he’s not working on cool culture change and mind expansion initiatives, he can be found learning, beaching, exercising, eating, or playing with his dog, Ryder.

Louis’s articles are here.


  • Lisa says:

    I enjoyed your article and read yoru bio. What you are doing with your MAPP degree is very similar to what I want to do. I do not have a psychology background; in fact, I am in the midst of a career change. I intend on entering Penn’s MAPP program in Fall 2010. I would like to conduct seminars in schools to help adolescents and teens learn how to become more resilient and grow in virtue, and also do individual coaching. Long term (10 years?) I would like to earn a degree in counseling psychology and apply positive psychology in that field.

    I am very interested in any career path advice you have to offer — i.e. how to become a coach and establish a reputation as a change consultant.

  • Louis Alloro says:

    Hi Lisa — thanks for your note. Would love to chat with you about our shared interests. Perhaps offline? You can reach me at


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