Entries by Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

Eleven Helpful Posts on Being Resilient

When faced with challenges, whether through personal loss, tragedy, illness or environmental factors, most of us of healthy mind find ways to recover and move on. We can find inspiration in the stories of others overcoming adversity to find joy, satisfaction and meaning in life despite incredible odds. In acknowledging your own experiences, you find strengths that will help you recognise what capacities and resources you have that will support you to build resiliency for any potential set-backs.

Students and Business Leaders Hook up to be a Force for Good, with Roberta Baskin – PS58

AIM2flourish is the world’s first global action-learning platform showcasing business innovation that tackle some of our biggest challenges. Founded at Case Western University, business students across the globe use Appreciative Inquiry framed questions (AIM = Appreciative Inquiry Method) to search out and report on golden innovations that address the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Ability to Dream Influences your Destiny

When it comes to bringing positive change into your life, it might start as a wish, or an aspiration, or a dream. We know from history, some of the biggest dreamers have created the most lasting positive social changes. The ability to dream allows for anything to be possible. Imagining a desirable future is what keeps us going,

Meaningful Conversations can Transform You and Your World

At this time when we are experiencing enormous cultural and technological changes, we possesses tremendous potential to enhance our collective social well-being. Through carefully designed experiences, WiseTribe connects people of diverse ages, ethnicities, and professions to share strengths, dreams, possibilities and convert them into action-based learning projects. Appreciative Inquiry has been the framework to start such meaningful conversations.

How to Stimulate Connection with Curiosity and Appreciation

In the video, a recording of International Podcast Day’s live-streaming event, you’ll learn more about Positivity Strategist Podcast. The show is an interview format where I talk with people who are positive change agents in all areas of life. It’s a platform to showcase the work of those who are innovating social change and who serve as an inspiration to all.

Synchronicity: An Exciting Emergent Principle in Appreciative Inquiry

What started out as research into positive employee engagement led Professor Tom Myers of Robert E. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College in Burlington VT to look no further than his own ancestors who had created a hugely successful, trailblazing business in the 1800 and early 1900s. They offered employees benefits that would rival most companies today. What abounded for Tom was the myriad of synchronicities and opened him to “seeing the connections.” His research leads him to the question: Could Synchronicity be an emergent principle in the field of Appreciative Inquiry?