Karen Warner discusses “The Sudden Caregiver’s Paradox”
Welcome to the webinar for Positive Psychology News! We’re really excited to have Karen Warner, MAPP joining us! This webinar will be a 40-minute interview followed by 20-minutes of moderated Q-and-A.
Karen Warner, MAPP ’13, became a sudden caregiver in October of 2014, when her late husband, Joel Kurtzman, was diagnosed with incurable stage IV cancer. Seeking, and not finding, a roadmap to guide her caregiving experience and decisionmaking, she was determined to create one in Joel’s honor. When Joel passed away in April 2016, she began writing Stumbling Upon Grace: The Sudden Caregiver’s Playbook, which is now nearing completion. With encouragement from the medical community and the support of a MAPP Alumni Association grant, she is also building an online community for caregivers – www.thesuddencaregiver.com.
In this webinar, Karen will reveal her playbook for caregivers and the five ways they can mindfully elevate wellbeing, even in the face of overwhelming odds.
In addition to her work with caregivers, Karen is president and founder of TangibleGroup, an executive coaching and consulting firm –www.tangiblegroup.com. Before launching Tangible, Karen had a 27-year corporate career in high tech marketing, including serving as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing in private equity. She has held management and executive positions at companies that include Dun and Bradstreet, American Express, Lotus Development and IBM.
With Dr. Margaret Kern, Karen co-authored the whitepaper City of Wellbeing: the What, Why, and How of Measuring Wellbeing, which was published by the City of Santa Monica in January 2014.
Karen’s MAPP capstone, 2013, focused on the worldwide measurement of wellbeing. The Wellbeing Index: A Landscape of Worldwide Measures and the Potential for Large-Scale Change continues to receive ongoing inquiries from around the globe.
George E. Vaillant, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vaillant has spent his research career charting adult development and the recovery process of schizophrenia, heroin addiction, alcoholism, and personality disorder. He spent 35 years as Director of the Study of Adult Development at the Harvard University Health Service. The study has prospectively charted the lives of 824 men and women for almost 70 years. His published works include Adaptation to Life, 1977, The Wisdom of The Ego, 1993, The Natural History of Alcoholism-Revisited, 1995, and Aging Well, 2002, Spiritual Evolution, 2008 and Triumphs of Experience, 2012
Suzann (“Suzie”) Pileggi Pawelski holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a freelance writer and well-being consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on health and relationships. She gives “Romance and Research” (TM) workshops around the world with her husband James.
James Pawelski, Ph.D., is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at The University of Pennsylvania where he co-founded the world’s first Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program with Martin Seligman. As an international keynote speaker. James has also presented in more than 20 countries on 6 continents, including “Romance and Research” (TM) workshops with his wife Suzie.
Alex Goldfayn is the CEO of Evangelist Marketing Institute, LLC., a revenue growth consultancy for clients who want to grow quickly. Alex’s average client grows by 15-20% in their first year of working with him.
He is among the top-rated and most requested sales speakers in the world, motivating sales teams, managers, executives and owners to take simple action which will grow their business.
Alex’s latest book is called Selling Boldly: Applying The New Science of Positive Psychology To Dramatically Increase Your Confidence, Happiness & Sales.
Dr. Elaine O’Brien, Ph.D., MAPP, is CEO of Lifestyle Medicine Coaching, Training and Consulting. A health/fitness/medical educator, researcher, speaker, writer, strategist, program director, and consultant, Elaine’s aim is to elevate the art and science of Somatic Learning and Positive Movement (Positive Exercise Practices: PEP) to help promote vibrant energy, radiant health, healing, learning, love, peace, and flourishing in the world. Elaine designed and implemented an award-winning Dance/Fitness program for the State of New Jersey Community Alliance in 1992 to lower the risk of alcoholism and (prescription) drug abuse in senior adults that she continues to lead. Elaine is an Associate Editor for the IPPA Chronicle of Well-Being in press, and a writer for the Penn MAPP Magazine.An international applied positive psychology presenter, Elaine is also a certified Health Coach, and holds certificates in Group Fitness, Personal Training, and Lifestyle and Weight Management. Elaine can be reached at [email protected]. Watch for her website: ElaineOBrienPhD.com, coming soon.