About Positive Impact
Having a Positive Impact is an intention and an aspiration at the heart of the work we do. Human beings have a profound impact on people and the world around us – whether we are conscious of this or not.
‘Positive’ is about the kind of impact we want to make and the evidence base that informs our work, positive psychology, positive organisational scholarship and strengths-based coaching.
The word ‘impact’ is about boldness: a consciously chosen word to ensure we consider the impact we want to make for ourselves, or others, to the organisations and communities we are a part of. This starts with the process of understanding our own human-ness – our strengths and our weaknesses, our values and our triggers. What is meaningful for us? How we can grow and develop as humans/leaders/partners/parents and how we can also help others grow and develop.
These are easy questions to pose, but working through these things involves discomfort and struggle. It involves challenge, hard and brave conversations and sometimes can seem as to so difficult that we put it off, work around it, ignore it, rail against it or even just completely avoid it. Growth is hard but, as author Glennon Doyle says, “we can do hard things!” and especially if we have a great support team – which is what Positive Impact is – your great support team.
At positive impact, we have many years of experience in supporting individuals, teams and whole organisations through and to do ‘hard things’. We know when to be the ‘challenger’ versus when to be the cheerleader. We know the right questions to ask to help you work things through and we use a broad range of tools and techniques, grounded in the most up to date research.
“We can do hard things”
– Glennon Doyle, Untamed
About Angelina Eynon
Founder and Director, Positive Impact
B.A., Grad Dip. Comms., Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP)
As an international communications and change management consultant in her 20s and 30s, Angelina Eynon, ‘grew up’ professionally during the E’ revolution. E stood for electronic and also hinted at words like efficient and effective. eCommerce, eLearning, eBanking, eBusiness (to name but a few), became the buzz words of that time, (like ‘agile’ or ‘pivot’ are now). As the focus on emerging technology firmly took hold within the client organisations Angelina consulted to, (banks, airlines, insurance companies, government departments), she noticed a pendulum swing so firmly in favour of the ‘E’ that sometimes meant the ‘human’ would get left behind. This led to her first solo enterprise, HumanE – putting the E back where it belonged: in service of humans.
A chance encounter with an extremely passionate group of researchers in the early 2000s sparked Angelina’s interest in the then emerging field of positive psychology. Over 15 years on and Angelina is now one of Australia’s most experienced practitioners in applying positive psychology at individual, team and organisational levels.
Angelina facilitates and coaches wellbeing and leadership programs, specialising in strengthening the confidence and resilience of senior professional women. She has worked with hundreds of individuals and teams, in banking, energy, accounting, the law, education, local and State government departments, to help them become stronger and more courageous versions of themselves, for themselves and those they serve.
Angelina is also a lecturer in the Business and Economics faculty at Monash University, teaching a positive psychology-based leadership development unit, which in 2020 had over 700 students across numerous classes. She has also recently completed a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology at Melbourne University, her Capstone thesis was on Thriving Women, Thriving Workplaces.
Angelina’s is committed to using her strengths and talents towards making a positive difference for the individuals and groups she works with. This means:
▸ using sustainable approaches, (that is, not going for the quick and easy fix).
▸ using scientific evidence to inform the tools she uses with her clients and
▸ only working with individuals and organisations demonstrating commitment and action towards inclusion and equity.
“The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what (s)he is.”
– Desiderius Erasmus
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