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Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

If you believe as I do that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, we can better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces, then this podcast is for you. My goal each week is to give you access to the world’ leading positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience researchers and practitioners to explore their latest research findings on how you can improve wellbeing, develop strengths, nurture positive relationships, make work meaningful and cultivate the grit to accomplish what matters most. If you want evidence-based approaches to bringing out the best in yourself and others at work, then consider this podcast your step-by-step guide.
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Feb 14, 2019

Today we're talking to Tegan Davies, who's a self-professed wellness geek, who has embedded positive psychology practices in the not-for-profit sector for over 10 years. Previously the head of Learning Development and Culture at Camp Quality, Australia's leading childhood cancer charity, Tegan is now the manager of operations at The Oranges Toolkit, a social enterprise dedicated to helping individuals and teams to realize their potential. She's also a board member for Action for Happiness in Australia, a business coach, and a qualified yoga teacher

In this episode, we discover how HR leaders can introduce and embed positive psychology approaches across workplaces, and the importance of establishing a common language, evidence-based practices, and wellbeing champions.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:21] - Tegan explains how Camp Quality – an Australian not for profit that helps children and their families who are impacted by cancer – has leveraged positive psychology approaches to look after the wellbeing of their staff in these sometimes very challenging circumstances.
  • [05:38] - Tegan shares how as an HR leader for Camp Quality she began finding ways to embed positive psychology approaches in the organization
  • [10:31] - Tegan provides some examples of the positive psychology approaches she has found works best in organizations.
  • [15:03] -  Tegan shares her tips on finding wellbeing champions in your workplace and how you can harness their commitment and strengths to improve wellbeing across your workplace.
  • [20:49] -  Tegan explains the importance of celebrating the successes of wellbeing journeys.
  • [23:53] - Tegan offers some cautions on taking a one-size fits all approach to organizational wellbeing programs.
  • [28:23] - Tegan outlines how common language and frameworks can help people to tailor their own wellbeing journey.
  • [30:50] - Tegan completes the Lightning round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Tegan!

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