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Sherri Fisher’s Bio

written by Sherri Fisher 31 December 2006

Sherri Fisher

Sherri Fisher

Sherri Fisher, MAPP ’06, M.Ed, Director of Learn and Flourish LLC, is an insightful coach, best-selling author, workshop facilitator, and speaker. She works internationally with smart people of all ages who have learning, attention, and executive function challenges. Sherri has taught in schools and universities, coached thousands of professionals, parents, and adolescents, and has founded programs to support neurodiverse learners across the age span. She uses the POS-EDGE® Model, a unique evidence-based approach merging her expertise in strengths, well-being, motivation, and applied neuropsychology. Sherri collaborates on positive psychology projects that bring new awareness, refreshed beliefs, and revitalized partnerships to parent, teacher, and community groups.

Based on her experience helping clients become flourishing professionals, business people, educators, and entrepreneurs, Sherri now coaches leaders in the art of managing younger generations in the workplace.

Sherri earned her Master’s Degree in Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied with the founders and pioneering practitioners of the field.

Sherri is an author of several books that apply well-being research and success science, including the bestseller The Effort Myth. She has contributed to all three collections in the Positive Psychology News series: Resilience: How to Navigate Life’s Curves, Gratitude: How to Appreciate Life’s Gifts, and Character Strengths Matter.

Sherri lives in New England where she raised her children, her gardens, and her big pack of friendly dogs. Her in-person and virtual clients have spanned five continents. Sherri helps people nurture the mental and emotional flexibility, strengths, and relationships that improve outcomes for learning, work, and life.

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Chelsea 18 February 2010 - 9:14 am

Hi Sherri,

I am currently starting my dissertation (to obtain an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of East London) on Positive Psychology and Autism, specifically looking at the ways children with autism use strengths. I am having trouble finding relative literature and thought you may know of some I have yet to find. I know Positive Psychology is only recently venturing into the world of special needs and special education so anything you might know of would be useful to me at this stage.

Thank you,

Sherri Fisher 18 February 2010 - 10:29 am

Hi, Chelsea-
That is an interesting question and one for which I do not have the answer. As a practitioner rather than a researcher, I am in the “applied” world of PP. There are numerous ways that strengths operate for good for my clients with learning issues.

In the case of autism, there is such a broad spectrum of needs that I would suggest you look at Aspergers, for example. Those students typically understand data and rules quite well and are interested in research and proof even when they have social difficulties. My students with Aspergers like strengths language and naming strengths, and looking for ways that they can be used to get a better outcome is a good fit for them.

A bit of advice: Education research is always fraught with confounds, so read those “limitations of the study” carefully. I’d love to hear more about what you discover through your study!


Dawn Dexter 20 May 2010 - 7:35 pm

Dear Sherri,

Are you the counselor that I met with a couple of times in San Diego, many years ago? I’ve been wanting to say thank you for a long time. The tapes from our sessions still hold value for me, all these years later. I would love to go into detail, if this is the Sherri Fisher that I seek, in a more private arena. Feel free to contact me at the email provided to this site.

Aloha, Dawn


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