Pat’s coaching focus is influenced by the research produced in the field of positive psychology, which scientifically studies positive emotions, positive character, and positive institutions. She believes that developing one’s natural talents into strengths can put the wind at your back and help you soar toward your most fulfilling life.

Here are some of her favorite works that you may find helpful:

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment, by Martin E.P. Seligman

Flow: the Psychology of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, by Tal Ben-Shahar

The Happiness Hypothesis, by Jonathan Haidt

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life, by Martin E.P. Seligman

Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions,

Overcome Negativity, and Thrive, by Barbara Fredrickson

Stumbling on Happiness, by Dan Gilbert

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