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Positive Leadership is not “happy-ology,” what you might think of as the power of positive thinking, a self-help movement, or a passing fad. It is the new science of excellence and it is rapidly growing.

In the field of positive psychology and leadership, a remarkable amount of research has emerged over the past decade. In fact, over 10,000 new research papers have been written, providing countless new findings that can improve your leadership skills and boost the engagement of your team.

I’ve put together an intensive coaching program that covers all of the most effective positive leadership strategies I’ve discovered – only the very best ideas that have been validated by social science research.

This groundbreaking training is for business leaders and human resource professionals who want to increase engagement, productivity, and profits. I share simple but powerful tools from the cutting-edge field of Positive Psychology that you can start applying immediately.

Because these principles are not commonly known or practiced today, this coaching intensive provides some surprising, but still very practical, strategies for leaders who want to dramatically improve their effectiveness.

Becoming a positive leader is far more than just being nice or charismatic. It’s all about learning how to cultivate the mindset and behaviors that have been empirically proven to fuel greater success and fulfillment.

According to the annual Gallup State of the Global Workforce study, less than 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. By “engaged,” Gallup means employees who work with passion and feel a profound sense of connection to the company. They drive innovation and move the company forward.

More specifically, 63% percent are Not Engaged and another 24% are Actively Disengaged. Not Engaged means employees who have essentially “checked out.” They’re sleepwalking through their day, putting time – but not energy or passion – into their work. By Actively Disengaged, we’re talking about people who are not just unhappy at work. They’re busy acting out their unhappiness. Every day, these workers undermine what their engaged coworkers are trying to accomplish. These are the people who come to work every day actively looking for ways to bring the organization down.

Startling but true, Actively Disengaged employees outnumber Engaged employees by 2-1. That means you have 2 people trying to bring down the organization for every 1 person who’s trying to move it forward. And the middle? They just don’t care. They are ambivalent at best, and they turn a blind eye to both sides.

This is a crisis that is costing billions of dollars in lost productivity, poor quality products and services, mistakes, accidents, employee theft, and turnover. But worst of all, it’s taking a toll on people by eroding their mental and physical wellbeing.

Let’s all agree we have a crisis on our hands. But I would argue it’s not an employee engagement crisis. It’s deeper than that. We have a leadership crisis.

People don’t quit companies. They quit their boss.

A Florida State University study confirms why:

  • 50% of workers described their boss as selfish, arrogant, and manipulative
  • 39% of workers said their supervisor failed to keep promises
  • 37% indicated their supervisor failed to give credit when due
  • 31% said their supervisor gave them the “silent treatment’ during the past year
  • 27% report their supervisor made negative comments about them to other employees
  • 24% indicated their boss invaded their privacy
  • 23% said their supervisor blamed others to cover up personal mistakes

The American Psychological Association found that 3 out of 4 employees say their boss is the worst and most stressful part of their job. And the vast majority said they would rather have a different boss than a pay raise.

Most bosses aren’t surprised by these statistics. They know they need to work on their leadership skills. But when asked where they plan to put most of their effort, they overwhelmingly say, “Hitting the numbers.”

It doesn’t have to be this way. As a leader, you can change this. We must change this. We must change the way we lead.

Positive leadership is a way of leading that lifts people up and inspires them to do their best work.

There’s no question that leadership is the single most important factor in predicting team engagement and performance. But sadly, positive leadership is not the most common form of the leadership. In fact, it represents a deviation from the norm.

That’s why I have spent the past 25 years studying positive leadership. I believe positive leadership strategies can make a positive difference. Positive leaders understand how to bring out the best in people and organizations; they uncover potential and bring it to life.

We need new strategies that actually work. By immersing yourself in this coaching intensive, you can help your team navigate to a better place using a different leadership formula.

I have found that leaders are increasingly open to learning how to use positive psychology to rethink the way they lead their teams. The purpose of this coaching intensive is to arm you with the right research, the right tools, and the right strategies. You will learn exactly how you can use the principles of positive psychology to gain a competitive advantage in your career, on your team, and in your organization.

My goal is not just to make people happy, but to dramatically impact performance for the better. This coaching intensive provides strategies that are proven to result in extraordinarily higher engagement and significant performance improvement in organizations, not just a temporary emotional boost.

Invest in yourself and enroll today!

My coaching services reflect a passion to help you develop intentionally, pursue excellence, and create a manageable action plan for your career and life. If you have further questions contact me at or call 610-436-3154.

What’s Included

The 4 pillars of positive leadership include: (1) positive communication, (2) positive purpose, (3) positive performance, and (4) positive relationships. Each video-based module describes one of the pillars, provides research evidence for success, and identifies specific actionable steps to improve engagement and performance.

Here’s what you’ll discover inside the course:

Pillar #1 Positive Communication

  1. The one key communication strategy that determines success versus failure with 94% accuracy
  2. The chemistry of conversations – exactly which statements produce oxytocin in others (a “feel good” hormone)
  3. The effect of optimism on your brain’s neural activity
  4. One word that can reduce defensiveness and other toxic emotions in the workplace, such as resentment, anger, disappointment, and envy
  5. How to manage poor performers and difficult conversations more effectively
  6. How to make 3 simple adjustments in your communication patterns to capitalize on a special ratio that predicts team performance

Pillar #2: Positive Purpose

Did you know the #1 fear for most people is that they will live a meaningless life? As humans, we are designed to live a life of purpose – it’s a universal need. And because work consumes nearly half of our waking life, we need to feel like our work is meaningful if we are going to feel like our life is meaningful. In this module I share 4 characteristics of meaningful work and how to create more of it on your team.

Pillar #3: Positive Performance

Focusing on the negative does not lead to better performance or higher engagement. The only way you’re going to get the best performance out of your team is when each member is allowed to focus on what they do best.

This module will address the science behind the strengths revolution, how to measure and capitalize on your team’s strengths, and how to become a strengths-based leader. Whether you lead a team of 3 or 300, remember that the power to effect results rests not in who is on your team, but how you leverage who’s on your team.

Pillar #4: Positive Relationships

In the midst of challenges and stress at work, nothing is more crucial to your success than the support of those around you. Decades of research evidence proves that relationships with other people matter, and matter more than anything else in the world. In this module, I break the illusion of independence, help you build your own “offensive line,” and provide 5 specific strategies to strengthen positive relationships at work.

Throughout the course you will also be learning:

  • How to bring calm and confident composure to a world of increasing stress and negativity
  • How to set the bar high for your team without micromanaging or draining your team’s energy
  • How to handle difficult employees and poor performers more effectively
  • What moves and motivates people to perform at their very best

The course includes four 30-minute videos (one for each of the 4 Pillars of Positive Leadership) that you can download for lifetime access. There are corresponding pdf resource guides with specific follow-up assignments to ensure successful implementation. There is also a bonus module that ties all four pillars together in a potent combination.

You will also have one 90-minute private coaching session with me via phone (or Zoom) call. We’ll examine what’s working and what’s not. I will help you determine exactly what to do next to move forward.


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This coaching intensive provides a set of tools that anyone, no matter their profession, can use to achieve more every day. They can help you overcome obstacles, reverse bad habits, become more productive, make the most of opportunities, and help you conquer your most ambitious goals – in work and life.

I suggest small changes in your leadership style that can make a huge difference in your career.

Positive Leadership is not some sort of idealistic or utopian sound bite. You might be thinking this all sounds good, but it doesn’t take into consideration that you’re responsible for executing, hitting the numbers, and reaching goals – right now, this week, this month, this quarter. However, wouldn’t it be easier to hit those targets with employees that are engaged rather than disengaged?

I won’t tell you to put on a happy face, use “positive thinking” to wish away your problems, or worse, pretend your problems don’t exist. This is not just another naïve approach that encourages everyone to “don’t worry, be happy.”

Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve; it’s what leadership is all about. It is precisely because organizations are fraught with problems and difficulties that positive leadership is so desperately needed today.


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About Dr. Stefani Yorges

I am a psychologist and professional leadership coach. I partner with people who want to rise to their full potential so they can have an increasingly greater impact on others.

I received my Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University in 1996. I have been teaching, researching, and consulting on leadership development for 25 years. As a certified business coach, I have worked with over 100 clients from more than 30 different organizations.

I provide the education and tools to help you thrive. I share all the best strategies in cognitive science, behavior modification, and psychology that you wouldn’t find on your own. By working with me, you come away with manageable and sustainable action plans for your personal and professional life.

What Others Are Saying

“Stefani’s outstanding coaching has been extremely valuable in my career. She has helped me excel as a leader while also improving the quality of my life. If you have the opportunity to work with her, I highly recommend you take advantage of it!”

Heather ErglerSenior Manager, Vanguard

“I take my development seriously and see it as a means to grow both personally and professionally. Going through her program helped me to get to a new level of awareness. It’s not just a single book, study, or assessment…the whole package provides results that are, and will continue to be, life changing.”

Lisa PerfettoDirector, Quality Assurance and Operations Support at Independence Blue Cross

“Stefani’s coaching has my highest recommendation. Lots of great resources are skillfully presented and then supplemented with invaluable one-on-one coaching.”

Rachel KuceraSenior Consultant, Lincoln Financial Group

Coaching can make all the difference

  • It’s fast. I get it – we’re all busy. You will complete this program in just 3 weeks. Because the material is so concentrated, that time may be intense, but that’s part of the effectiveness of the program.
  • It gives you clarity. My coaching intensive will give you a proven structure for increasing your positive leadership skills. You’ll have the confidence that you’re on the right track because you’ll get laser-focused on exactly what you want to change or accomplish.
  • It will give you a boost of confidence. You need the assurance and confidence that: (1) HOW you are improving, and (2) WHAT you are changing is going to pay off this year.
  • Having a coach brings support, accountability, and momentum – which guarantee positive results for yourself.

For further questions, contact me at or call 610-436-3154.

Invest in yourself and enroll today!

My coaching services reflect a passion to help you develop intentionally, pursue excellence, and create a manageable action plan for your career and life. If you have further questions contact me at or call 610-436-3154.

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