Dr. Scott Sherman, Healing and the Transformative Action Institute

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Scott Sherman and Randy Parraz,co-founders of the Transformative Action Institute (TAI)

Dr. Scott Sherman’s presentation at the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center this year explored transformation. With an amazing smile and determination, his inspiring talk, “Can people really transform,” offered personal examples across life domains (schools, business, health, family, recreation, more) of resilience, optimism and well being in action. Dr. Sherman is the executive director of the Transformative Action Institute (TAI) based in Los Angeles, CA. http://www.transformativeaction.org/DSCI0387 Award winning organization, leading edge,TAI’s mission around the greater good, inspires a new generation of social entrepreneurs, innovators, and change makers for the 21st century.

In his heartfelt talk, he focused on encouraging core values in our daily actions and in applying the VIA character strengths. This valuable tool, VIA: Values in Action-Inventory of Strengths, is a free assessment; go to the UPenn Positive Psychology Center website; just create a user name and password: http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx). to learn more about your character strengths and virtues. Another great resource is the VIA Institute on Character: http://www.viacharacter.org/www/

Dr. Sherman trains people to find creative solutions to the most urgent challenges of the 21st century. Across domains, we need this kind of helpful healing way of intervening for society, and promoting leadership for the greater good of our people and our societies.

Sending caring, healing energy and love your way, Elaine

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