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.

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The Orange Frog by Shawn Achor

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An engaging parable that illustrates the journey to creating a happier, more productive, and more satisfying life and workplace.

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 Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop.

By the end of the story, readers see and feel pressures they recognize in their day-to-day life.

They also witness the most remarkable transformation that takes place when Spark finally chooses to adopt an orange way of life. Not only does his own engagement, personal satisfaction and productivity increase, these same results slowly start to ripple out to the other frogs in the pond.

This parable along with The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop™ impacts every dimension of human potential - performance, intelligence, creativity, leadership ability and health – in an increasingly interconnected world where our biggest potential lies in our ability positivity to influence others.

Being orange is open to us all, not just based on our environments, but also based on voluntary activities and mindsets we cultivate within our environment. New habits and mindset can transform us. But we often need help — positive outliers like Spark that signal the path forward and reinforce our new beliefs in the face of uncertainty.