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  • Blog

    Are you thriving or just coping?

    Thriving, rather than just getting by, is important. But when life is so busy what practices should we focus on to help us flourish? Michele Deeks takes a look at some of the practical actions that can help to make a difference.

  • Blog

    Are there enough tools to help schools build wellbeing?

    Reflecting on our experience at some of the UK's major education conferences, we take a look at some of the products and services that are available to support wellbeing in schools.

  • Blog

    Shifting the balance towards positive education

    Ahead of a new report from IPEN (International Positive Education Network), Martin Galpin has written about the need for education to be just as much about wellbeing and character development as academic success.

  • News

    See us at the Bett Show

    This January we will be showcasing our products at one of the world's largest education shows.

  • Blog

    Helping staff flourish

    Helping all staff flourish is a familiar challenge for most organisations. In this blog, Michele Deeks talks about one framework leaders and managers can use to help their people be the best they can be.

  • News

    Berkeley Well-Being Institute features At My Best tools

    Tchiki Davis recently took the At My Best online tools on a test-run and has shared her experience in her latest blog for the Berkeley Well-Being Institute. Find out what she most valued in the tools.

  • Blog

    Parenting and positive psychology

    Positive psychology has a lot to offer those of us interested in positive parenting and taking an appreciative approach to raising our children. Michele Deeks looks at some of the most relevant research.

  • Blog

    Do we really need questionnaires to explore strengths?

    Strengths assessments have given many people a much better understanding of their strengths, but there are some potential downsides of using questionnaire-based tools. Martin Galpin considers some of the issues.

  • News

    Christmas Cards

    Looking for a secret santa gift or a stocking filler for a coach, teacher or manager? Our strengths cards might be just what you need and will definitely be more appreciated than a pair of socks!

  • News

    At My Best receives glowing praise in Choice Magazine

    Choice is a popular magazine for coaching professionals in Canada and the United States. We were delighted to have our 360 feedback tool featured in the regular 'Coaching Tools' section this month.

  • Blog

    What makes a great positive educator?

    Ahead of the first Festival of Positive Education this summer, we asked delegates about the positive educators they’d come across in their lives. We asked what strengths they most appreciated in those teachers who balanced an academic focus with development of wellbeing and resilience. Here's what they said.

  • News

    New Lower Price on Strengths Cards App

    We're pleased to announce that the Strengths Cards app for iPads and android tablets is now available at a new lower price, making it even more accessible to those who want to use it at home or in school. The app is now priced at just £2.99 in the UK and $3.99 in the USA.

  • Case Study

    Strengths Taster Session for Leaders

    Although practitioners are occasionally worried about how the At My Best tools will land with leaders, we have always found senior managers to be receptive. In this case study we share the example of delivering a short introductory workshop on strengths for the BBC.

  • Blog

    Keep it simple

    Inspired by a recent presentation at the South West Councils Coaching Conference, Michele Deeks questions the impact that tools have on the coaching process. Is there a risk the tools empower the coach more than the coaching client?

  • Blog

    Applying Positive Psychology in Education

    This July we went to Dallas for IPEN's very first Festival of Positive Education. Martin Galpin reflects on this amazing event which brought together world leaders in education and positive psychology.

  • Case Study

    A tool for driving positive change

    Chris Scott, founder of training company Acceler8, uses At My Best Strengths Cards in one-to-one coaching, focus groups and training sessions. He says the cards can "trigger a conversation that changes organisations."

  • News

    A new form of 360 feedback has arrived

    We recently launched our brand new strengths-based 360 feedback tool at the CIPD Learning & Development Show in London. Martin Galpin took a moment out to explain why At My Best is so different to traditional approaches.

  • Blog

    Helping teachers flourish

    There is increasing recognition that positive psychology can play an important role within education. But all too often the focus is only on students. For our teachers and educators to flourish we need to make sure they also benefit from the principles of positive psychology.

  • News

    What strengths do great ‘positive educators’ have?

    Positive Education focuses on enabling students to flourish through equal emphasis on academics and character development/wellbeing. But what are the strengths of those teachers who are great positive educators? Ahead of the first Festival of Positive Education, we’re conducting some brief research to find out. You’re welcome to take part.

  • Blog

    Making the most of positive feedback

    It's all too easy for positive feedback to feel pointless and unhelpful. So how do we give positive feedback that has impact both in the moment and for the longer term. Michele Deeks shares some thoughts.

  • Case Study

    Building strengths at Caffè Nero

    Training Manager Jo invited us in to run a team-building session around strengths. Find out how we used the strengths cards to build appreciation between team members and see the impact it had.

  • Case Study

    Helping young people build on strengths

    Richard Smith, Sixth Form Tutor at Bristol Grammar School, talks to us about how he used the At My Best strengths cards during an expedition to Morocco to help students to appreciate and build on their strengths.

  • News

    New ‘Strengths Cards’ app launched

    We have often been asked if our strengths cards are available in a digital form - well, now they are! The new Strengths Cards app for iPad and Android tablet is now available from the App Store and Google Play.

  • Case Study

    At My Best plays an uplifting role in Malawi

    At My Best tools are used in more than 50 countries around the world, but when we heard how Dr Abi Merriel has been using the strengths cards with healthcare workers in Malawi, we just had to find out more.