Welcome to the fifth episode of PPND TV, the interview series inspired by TED talks where we bring our readers the crux of positive psychology in brief video interviews of researchers and practitioners. For the complete series, see PPND-TV.
Today’s guest is an organizational development expert, speaker, blogger, and group organizer Lisa Sansom.
Interviewer’s Note: Today and tomorrow (July 17 and 18), the Canadian Positive Psychology Association is having its conference. Follow the research and events at #cppa2014 on Twitter HERE.
Lisa’s background in a nutshell:
- Lisa’s LVS Consulting website at http://www.lvsconsulting.com
- Lisa shares articles and stories of interest about positive workplaces and positive psychology on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/
- LinkedIn: ca.linkedin.com/in/lisasansom
- More information about the Canadian Positive Psychology Association can be found at http://
- More information about the alumni from the University of Pennsylvania Master of Applied Positive Psychology program can be found at http://mappalum.org/, including the new searchable directory
Today’s interviewer is Senia Maymin
(Direct link to the interview on YouTube).
Key take-aways from Lisa (with minute:second marks):
- 00:16 Lisa’s background
- 01:55 The positive psychology research finding that has most changed Lisa’s life
- 03:04 What are strengths constellations?
- 04:55 What is individualized consideration?
- 06:11 A specific example of individualized consideration
- 08:14 Lisa’s big next project: “Catch Them Doing Things Right”
- 10:38 Lisa on her tips for organizing groups and events
- 12:46 The tradeoff of one’s own vision and collaborating with others
- 13:15 Lisa’s one main piece of advice to improve your life