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Sulynn is a positive change consultant and coach working with organizations to energize their workforce for outstanding performance. She designs and implements strength-based programs that facilitate building positive workplaces, and conducts in-house individual and group coaching sessions and workshops that focus on enabling leaders and managers to fully engage in their roles, thus enhancing both corporate results and individual well-being. Combining practical corporate experience with evidence-based research in positive psychology, Sulynn assists CEOs in evaluating their organisations’ existing and proposed change initiatives for coherence, congruence, relevance and positive impact through strategic road-mapping. She is driven by her passion for developing human potential and promoting human flourishing particularly in harnessing individual character strengths, personality and energy for organizational robustness and success. Her personal core values are integrity, commitment, honor and fun.

Positive Psychology Comes to the Philippines
May 29, 2013 – 11:28 am | One Comment

More than 300 educators, psychologists, counselors, students, and administrative heads of learning institutions across the Philippines gathered at the Villa Careres Hotel in Naga City to participate in the First National Convention on Positive Psychology. How did this festive and educational event come about?

Home for the Holidays
January 27, 2012 – 11:25 am | No Comment

In Malaysia, we are celebrating 15 days of the lunar new year beginning January 23, with much ado. The expressway has been packed with tens of thousands of vehicles moving North and South depending on where Home is. I thought about the reasons for going home in that crazy traffic. Most return home for filial reasons, some with great joy and expectation, while others go home obligatorily. From these thoughts and from reading Hollis’s book about the second half of life, I came up with 5 lessons about life in families.

Are You Being Held Hostage Without Knowing It? (Book Review)
May 28, 2010 – 4:46 am | 3 Comments
Are You Being Held Hostage Without Knowing It? (Book Review)

I love books that begin with a question such as this one. Hostage at the Table is exciting, a clever tapestry of psychological insights woven into the complexity of human conflict behavior, all set against the dramatic backdrop of riveting insider stories of hostage negotiation.

Piety, a Character Strength
July 15, 2009 – 11:00 am | 6 Comments
Piety, a Character Strength

I propose the addition of Piety to the collection of character strengths. Piety reflects acceptance and recognition of social order through reverence, fidelity and devotion to parents, elders, teachers, mentors, homeland, God, or other higher order. It is unilateral love and kindness, more than respect, honor and duty.

(Book Review) Curious? by Todd Kashdan
May 14, 2009 – 3:50 pm | 3 Comments
(Book Review) Curious? by Todd Kashdan

The bright yellow book by Todd Kashdan peeks out at you and asks simply and provocatively, “Curious?” On the book’s spine, author Kashdan boldly volunteers that the reader might discover “the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life” inside. In fact, the book is testament to its subject matter – it excites and fuels curiosity which in turn creates new energy, inspires exploration and discovery, and facilitates the search and identification of meaning and purpose.

“How do you share positive psychology with strangers?”
March 28, 2008 – 1:38 pm | 3 Comments
“How do you share positive psychology with strangers?”

“How do you propose we share positive psychology with strangers?” a participant at one of my recent seminars asked. The question took me by surprise, but in a flash, I answered intuitively, “Be nice”. That succinctly covered …

… the bottomline got hit when #1 hit the roof!
February 28, 2008 – 12:15 pm | 8 Comments
… the bottomline got hit when #1 hit the roof!

My intention is to pose a reminder that each of us can be a change agent and break the vicious cycle of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. Our choices reflect the value we place on each moment in our lives, and those same choices determine the positive or negative consequences and experiences that add up to our life stories.

Musings – ‘Finding Your Voice’
October 29, 2007 – 10:30 am | 3 Comments
Musings – ‘Finding Your Voice’

Today, I picked up Stephen R Covey’s book, The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness to read and my attention was immediately riveted. Covey said that the 8th habit was not a forgotten additional habit to …

Determination, Resilience or Foolhardiness?
August 29, 2007 – 9:48 am | 7 Comments

Studies under the expanding umbrella of positive psychology tell us that we have Hope when our goal is supported by self-efficacy and self agency (Snyder). So goal setting is good and having the means to get there and knowing how well …

Positive Internal Communications in Change Management
July 31, 2007 – 11:02 pm | 2 Comments

No company is static. Change takes place everyday but some changes are more more visible and have greater wide-reaching implications on stakeholders. Indeed whether change is in the guise of CEOs and management, takeover bids and M&A, business process reeendineering or new technology, or even office re-location, managing change is fraught with challenges and concerns. Change begets more change – planned or anticipated as a consequence of corporate moves or unexpectedly. Companies who do not communicate their position and intention to their employees lose a valuable source of support and strength. […]

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