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Prioritizing happiness is the biggest advantage one has in a competitive, highly demanding environment

-Shawn Achor

Upcoming Orange Frog Workshops

Increase Optimism & Engagement
Improve Culture & Connection
‍Reduce Burnout & Turnover

A powerful evidence-based positive psychology program

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Best-Selling Books by
Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage

The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success & Performance at Work

Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: happiness fuels success, not the other way around.

The Orange Frog

A Parable About Positive Culture Change

Caught between two worlds, Spark was exactly like every other frog in his pond with one notable exception. Spark emerges from a tadpole with a slight but noticeable orange spot. And this orange spot makes Spark feel uncomfortably different. What’s more, Spark begins to make a disconcerting observation; when he does things that make him feel better (and produce more positive results) the orange spots increase. Spark is left with a difficult decision; be normal, which makes him less conspicuous, or continue doing those things that make him happier, more productive and… more orange. So begins the parable of The Orange Frog, a disarming tale that serves as the starting point for the workshop Leading Positive Results™.

Big Potential

How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises our Achievement, Happiness and Well-Being

We have long thought about potential as being a set of individual traits: your creativity, your skills your intelligence. But thanks to exciting new research combining neuroscience and psychology with Big Data, we now know that our potential is not limited by what we alone can achieve. Instead, it is determined by how we complement, contribute to, and benefit from the abilities and achievements of people around us.

Positive Environments Enhance Performance

The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop™ provide the blueprint for increasing employee engagement, tapping into people's intrinsic motivations, and maximizing potential in the workplace and our personal lives.

Based on the works of positive psychology researcher, Shawn Achor and taught in Harvard’s famed happiness course and to companies worldwide, this experiential workshop teaches the science of peak performance based on the seven actionable principles from The Happiness Advantage and provides a sustainable approach to enhancing productivity at the individual, team and organization levels.

The workshop uses metaphor and narrative to make The Happiness Advantage research come to life.

In The Orange Frog, the main character is a frog named Spark who turns “orange” among an island of green frogs. Spark is a positive outlier, adaptive with an optimistic mindset open to change. Spark provides social support for the rest of the team — not causing transformation per se, but guiding others to find it within themselves.

After learning to embrace the benefits of The Happiness Advantage, workshop participants are encouraged to share these benefits with co-workers, leading to a positive “ripple effect” that spreads throughout the organization, and even into their personal lives. Participants also learn and experience the practices of resilient leaders, becoming more adaptable and capable of capitalizing on critical opportunities.

See why THIS WORKSHOP has been credited with raising engagement scores, increasing levels of optimism and well-being, reducing stress and producing record breaking financial results.

Watch: How to Spark Happiness and Increase Positivity

The workshop uses metaphor and narrative to make The Happiness Advantage research come to life.

In The Orange Frog, the main character is a frog named Spark who turns “orange” among an island of green frogs. Spark is a positive outlier, adaptive with an optimistic mindset open to change. Spark provides social support for the rest of the team — not causing transformation per se, but guiding others to find it within themselves.

After learning to embrace the benefits of The Happiness Advantage, workshop participants are encouraged to share these benefits with co-workers, leading to a positive “ripple effect” that spreads throughout the organization, and even into their personal lives. Participants also learn and experience the practices of resilient leaders, becoming more adaptable and capable of capitalizing on critical opportunities.

See why THIS WORKSHOP has been credited with raising engagement scores, increasing levels of optimism and well-being, reducing stress and producing record breaking financial results.

Watch: How to Spark Happiness and Increase Positivity

Read: Creating a Happiness Advantage in Community Health Centers

Train-the-Trainer & Certification Program

The evidence-based Happiness Advantage| Orange Frog Workshop™ takes a fun, fresh approach to Shawn Achor’s leading research on the impact of positive psychology in the workplace and translates it into a powerful tool for reducing stress and burnout as well as creating sustainable organizational transformation.

Organizations implementing The Happiness Advantage │ Orange Frog Workshop™ are consistently able to:

  • Develop a culture that embraces positive change
  • Increase employee satisfaction and retention
  • Improve employee well-being while increasing productivity
  • Create and sustain a more optimistic, adaptive, and resilient workforce through the power of positive psychology

Certification is designed so that health centers, PCAs and HCCNs can develop trainers for in-house or regional training support, enabling the organization to manage implementation efforts, onboard new employees in real time, and create opportunities for sustainable results.

CERTIFIED FACILITATORS HAVE ACCESS TO:

  • Professional materials from an internationally renowned author and a leading expert on the connection between happiness and success
  • A globally recognized process for increasing productivity, adaptability, resilience, and optimism in the workplace
  • An engaging way to develop a common language around core Happiness Advantage principles and practices among teams and throughout the organization
  • Cost effective training with no development costs with minimal initial commitment to developing training capability
  • Experiential, interactive, and application-oriented training
  • Workshops that can be conducted at times and locations suited to your organization’s needs
  • A process for initiating positive performance that has been proven across continents and valued by managers and employees alike
  • Workshops that are simple to launch and implement

Join 100’s of other health care organizations who are utilizing The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop™ for all their employees. Incorporate your own strategic initiatives into the framework and watch the impact of higher engagement happier employees and increased productivity on desired business outcomes.

Fill out this short form and email us your interest.

Upcoming Events

March 26-28, 2024

I am interested in the Public Train-the-Trainer

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MEET SHAWN

Considered one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage, Big Potential, and The Orange Frog.

His research on mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED Talk is one of the most popular of all time with more than 24 million views, and he has lectured or worked with nearly half of the Fortune 100 companies as well as the NFL, the NBA, the Pentagon, and the White House.

Having spent over a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University (and during that time winning over a dozen distinguished teaching awards), Shawn draws on his own research — including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard — and more recently on the effects of positivity in organizations facing crisis, to show how our potential can be unleashed, and our people re-energized when we focus on pursuing happiness now, especially during times of challenge and uncertainty.

He has now lectured in more than 50 countries speaking to CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai, schoolchildren in South Africa, and farmers in Zimbabwe. His Happiness Advantage training is one of the largest and most successful positive psychology corporate training programs in the world.

Check out Shawn's TED Talk here

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Experience The Award-Winning

Transform Your Professional Environment

Increase Optimism & Engagement
Improve Culture & Connection
Reduce Burnout & Turnover

Why The Orange Frog Workshop?

Join other professionals in a one-day public workshop that has been heralded as the best training ever by past attendees. Imagine infusing your organization with the science-backed benefits of The Happiness Advantage.

Upcoming Public Workshops

May 21st

Bethesda, MD

Special pricing of $399 (normally $599) per person by registering now! Plus receive an extra $50 off per person when registering groups of 5 or more!

Register now for $399

Groups of 5+: Save an additional $50 per person!

Positive Environments Enhance Performance

Our blueprint helps maximize potential by:

  • Tapping into intrinsic motivations

  • Boosting employee engagement

  • Enhancing productivity at all organizational levels

Science Meets Practice

Based on Shawn Achor's pioneering work and Harvard's acclaimed happiness course, our workshop provides seven actionable principles to achieve peak performance.

Storytelling that Resonates

Follow Spark, the optimistic 'orange' frog, as he navigates through a sea of green, bringing transformation and a ripple of positivity that extends beyond the workplace.

Tangible Outcomes

Learn why organizations credit The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop™ with:

  • Higher engagement scores

  • Increased optimism and well-being

  • Record-breaking financial results

Your Journey to Positive Leadership

Workshop Highlights

  • Interactive Experiences: Watch and Read real success stories.

  • Evidence-Based Curriculum: Proven in over 50 countries.

  • Real Results: Enjoy up to 10 times more engagement and higher productivity.

By attending, you will:

  • Learn 5 happiness tactics for superior team performance

  • Shift your team's mindset for a more positive environment

  • Leverage happiness to drive strategic goals

  • Develop a personal 21-day action plan for lasting positive habits

HAPPINESS IS THE JOY YOU FEEL MOVING TOWARDS
YOUR POTENTIAL

Prioritizing happiness is the biggest advantage one has in a competitive, highly demanding environment

-Shawn Achor

Past Workshop Attendee Testimonials

"Our staff experienced burnout and was being enticed to leave for higher pay and benefits at other healthcare facilities. We knew staff had a choice and we needed them to stay working for us. We made the Happiness Advantage and our Brilliantly Orange Culture part of our strategic plan. I’m happy to say that plan worked. Initiating the Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog training with all employees was our first step."

Joey Marie Horton, CEO, North Country Family Health Center, Watertown, New York

"The Orange Frog provides a mechanism to tap into an organization's true potential. It rejuvenates and energizes associates and enables them to understand that they make a difference. And this shows up in our having the highest engagement, retention and productivity scores."

Gary Baker, VP. GM P&C Agency and Alliance Solutions, USAA

“If you want to have a great school, you have to have a great culture. And happiness is the best place to start. Orange Frog made a big splash in our district and led to some great changes and improvements for staff and students.”

Joel Pedersen, Chief Administrator of Central Rivers AEA and former Iowa Superintendent of the Year

Secure Your Seat

Register here to secure your spot. Seats are filling fast - invite your colleagues to join you!

May 21st

Bethesda, MD

Prefer to Pay by Purchase Order or Check? We’ve Got You Covered!

We understand that flexibility is key when it comes to payment options. If you're interested in attending our transformative workshop and would like to register using a purchase order or by issuing a check, we're here to help you.

Get in touch with Donald for a smooth and hassle-free registration process. He’ll guide you through each step and ensure all your paperwork is in order so you can focus on what truly matters – gearing up for an insightful experience at our workshop.

Contact Donald for Purchase Order and Check Registrations:

Phone: (919) 434-6502
Email: DonaldB@iThoughtLeader.com

We can't wait to welcome you!

Become a Beacon of Positivity

Start your journey to a more optimistic, engaged workforce.

MEET SHAWN

Considered one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage, Big Potential, and The Orange Frog.

His research on mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED Talk is one of the most popular of all time with more than 28.4 million views, and he has lectured or worked with nearly half of the Fortune 100 companies as well as the NFL, the NBA, the Pentagon, and the White House.

Having spent over a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University (and during that time winning over a dozen distinguished teaching awards), Shawn draws on his own research — including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard — and more recently on the effects of positivity in organizations facing crisis, to show how our potential can be unleashed, and our people re-energized when we focus on pursuing happiness now, especially during times of challenge and uncertainty.

He has now lectured in more than 50 countries speaking to CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai, schoolchildren in South Africa, and farmers in Zimbabwe. His Happiness Advantage training is one of the largest and most successful positive psychology corporate training programs in the world.

Check out Shawn's TED Talk here

Best-Selling Books by Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage

The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success & Performance at Work

Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: happiness fuels success, not the other way around.

The Orange Frog

A Parable for Culture Change

Caught between two worlds, Spark was exactly like every other frog in his pond with one notable exception. Spark emerges from a tadpole with a slight but noticeable orange spot. And this orange spot makes Spark feel uncomfortably different. What’s more, Spark begins to make a disconcerting observation; when he does things that make him feel better (and produce more positive results) the orange spots increase. Spark is left with a difficult decision; be normal, which makes him less conspicuous, or continue doing those things that make him happier, more productive and… more orange. So begins the parable of The Orange Frog, a disarming tale that serves as the starting point for the workshop Leading Positive Results™.

Why The Orange Frog Workshop?

“The Best Training Ever” is how it is most often described. Imagine infusing your organization the science-backed benefits of Shawn Achor’s Happiness Advantage. Join us and become a certified Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Experience trainer… and you will say “best career decision I ever made!”

Upcoming Train-the-Trainer Dates

May 7-9, 2024

San Diego, CA

Special pricing of $2495 (normally $2995) per person by registering now!

Register now for $2495

Train-the-Trainer & Certification Program

The evidence-based Happiness Advantage| Orange Frog Workshop™ takes a fun, fresh approach to Shawn Achor’s leading research on the impact of positive psychology in the workplace and translates it into a powerful tool for reducing stress and burnout as well as creating sustainable organizational transformation.

Organizations implementing The Happiness Advantage │ Orange Frog Workshop™ are consistently able to:

  • Develop a culture that embraces positive change

  • Increase employee satisfaction and retention

  • Improve employee well-being while increasing productivity

  • Create and sustain a more optimistic, adaptive, and resilient workforce through the power of positive psychology

Certification is designed so that Enterprise organizations can develop trainers for in-house or regional training support, enabling the organization to manage implementation efforts, onboard new employees in real time, and create opportunities for sustainable results.

CERTIFIED FACILITATORS HAVE ACCESS TO:

  • Professional materials from an internationally renowned author and a leading expert on the connection between happiness and success

  • A globally recognized process for increasing productivity, adaptability, resilience, and optimism in the workplace

  • An engaging way to develop a common language around core Happiness Advantage principles and practices among teams and throughout the organization

  • Cost effective training with no development costs with minimal initial commitment to developing training capability

  • Experiential, interactive, and application-oriented training

  • Workshops that can be conducted at times and locations suited to your organization’s needs

  • A process for initiating positive performance that has been proven across continents and valued by managers and employees alike

  • Workshops that are simple to launch and implement

Join 100’s of other organizations who are utilizing The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop™ for all their employees. Incorporate your own strategic initiatives into the framework and watch the impact of higher engagement happier employees and increased productivity on desired business outcomes.

HAPPINESS IS THE JOY YOU FEEL MOVING TOWARDS
YOUR POTENTIAL

Prioritizing happiness is the biggest advantage one has in a competitive, highly demanding environment

-Shawn Achor

Secure Your Seat

Register here to secure your spot. Seats are filling fast - invite your colleagues to join you!

May 7-9, 2024

San Diego, CA

Are you curious about the 'Train the Trainer' and Certification Details?

Do you have extra questions or need more info about the workshop? We're all ready to help. Call Donald at (919) 434-6502, or you can contact us via this form here: General Inquiries Form.

Ready to Register but Prefer Purchase Order or Check? No Problem!

For workshop registration using a purchase order or check, contact Donald. He will assist you with the process, manage paperwork, and ensure a seamless experience. Reach Donald at (919) 434-6502 or donaldb@ithoughtleader.com

Become a Beacon of Positivity

Start your journey to a more optimistic, engaged workforce.

© International Thought Leader Network | Achor
All Rights Reserved