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I will talk with Christine Duvivier about her spiritual path and professional work.

Christine Duvivier is a leader, speaker, and mentor. She is the founder of positive change 
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"My voyage began as a fresh MBA graduate from Cornell University at Digital Equipment Corporation. 16 years later, when I left my position as Director of Customer Loyalty & Quality worldwide, I began guiding leaders in a variety of companies to achieve a greater impact.  While I had always been interested in positive emotion and psychology, I now began to read more avidly about what conditions prompt positive change among individuals and studied the mental models of top performers. Why is it, I wondered, that signature strengths in individuals often go untapped? This question led me to dive in and earn a Master of Applied Positive Psychology, becoming one of the first cohorts to study with Dr. Seligman as well as Dr. George Vaillant.

Initially, my research focused on inspiration and motivation in business leaders, but in the midst of my investigation, a heartbreaking event changed my life– and work. In 2007, a young friend of my family died by suicide. As I reflected on the boy’s tragedy, I asked myself: What if I try to identify capabilities in kids who are not good students? This quest led me to identify what I call “The Myths of Education™,” and to replace them with models that lead to well-being. It is my passion to inspire people across the globe with my messages that uncover the best in every individual, by understanding the gifts that conflict with school (yet fit the future economy), building resilience, and having the greatest positive effect on our lives, as well as those of the next generation."

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