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Thu, 16 Mar



Rewiring Our Brain to Lead with Our Strengths

How might we reframe the deficit paradigm and shift to a more salutogenic (strengths-based) one?

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Rewiring Our Brain to Lead with Our Strengths
Rewiring Our Brain to Lead with Our Strengths

Time & Location

16 Mar 2023, 16:00 – 17:30 CET



About the event

"The only real voyage of discovery exists, not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

Our default mode of thought when looking for improvements is to ask “what’s wrong?”or “what’s the problem?” . This deficit oriented mindset hone in on the weaknesses rather than looking at patterns of what is already going right.  Yet mining and spotting strengths have so many benefits.

Some of the benefits of knowing and using our strengths are  (Pang & Ruch, 2019; Niemiec & McGrath, 2019; Linley, 2008; Harzer & Ruch, 2016):

  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Increased meaning
  • Coping
  • Authenticity
  • Positive feelings
  • Improved psychological wellbeing
  • Less stress and reduced depression
  • Engagement and job satisfaction

How might we rewire our brain to notice and name our strengths more?

How might we understand the patterns in our behaviors and how we engage with others using our strengths?

How might we harness the power of our strengths make them be more visible?

These are the questions we will explore in this 90 minute interactive workshop. You will get a free copy of the Strengths Toolkit when you register for this event. 

THIS WORK IS OFFERED THROUGH A "DONATE WHAT YOU CAN" OFFERING. Most of our workshops are provided through voluntary work. For individuals with expendable income, donations are welcome and can support us in providing this work for more people from marginalized sectors. If you are interested in bringing this to your schools or organizations please do contact us directly.

About the facilitators:

Lana Jelenjev is a healing-centered practitoner, facilitator and community alchemist who designs spaces for "kapwa" (shared inner selves) to flourish. She is a learning experience strategist, advisor and consultant to changemakers, socio-civic organizations, non-profit organizations, communities who are re-imagining, designing, and facilitating spaces for belonging, healing and liberation. Lana is the chairperson for Neurodiversity Foundation and co-founders of Community Rituals and Neurodiversity Education Academy.

Saskia Wenniger is a learning designer, a media scholar and strengths based life coach specializing in ADHD.

She adores learning, interacting in communities of practice and collaborating with people who have similar interests and values, especially when it comes to co creating a more (neuro)diversity friendly future that can lift up the next generations into solving the problems of the future together.


  • Donate What You Can

    We believe passionately in the accessibility of our work around neurodiversity and that no one should be excluded in learning because of financial circumstances. We are able to provide this work through voluntary means & we do not want finances to be a barrier for educators worldwide to access this program. Donate What You Can model offers people to pay what is within their capacity. Those who can afford to pay the recommended price ($50) or more offer the chance to support others who can’t.

    Pay what you want
    +Service fee
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