PoP 140 | Appreciative Inquiry an Interview with TED speaker Robyn Stratton-Berkessel



Appreciative Inquiry is all about the discovery of the best in humans, their organizations, and the relevant world around them. It involves systematic discovery of what gives “life” to a living system when it is most alive, most effective, and most constructively capable in economic, ecological, and human terms. AI involves, in a central way, the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system’s capacity to apprehend, anticipate, and heighten positive potential. It centrally involves the mobilization of inquiry through the crafting of the “unconditional positive question” often-involving hundreds or sometimes thousands of people. In AI the arduous task of intervention gives way to the speed of imagination and innovation; instead of negation, criticism, and spiraling diagnosis, there is discovery, dream, and design. Learn more about Appreciative Inquiry.

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PoP Culture Meet TED Speaker Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

Positivity-Strategist-Podcast3-300x300Robyn is an author, a speaker, a podcast host, an app developer, a designer and facilitator, and coach. Her book: Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strength-based Workshops (2010) , reached #4 in Amazon “Must Read Positive Business” list Her podcast: Positivity Strategist, reached #1 in iTunes “New and Noteworthy” section Robyn’s iPad app: Embracing Change, reached #2 in iTunes “Business” section.

Robyn’s strengths are leading positive change. She partners with executives and teams around the world, designing and delivering high impact and positive change with a focus on co-creating cultures of ownership, inclusion and collaboration.

Her background includes “Big 4” management consulting, financial and professional services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, retail, education, not-for- profit and community.

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Meet Joe Sanok

consultant headshot JoeJoe Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC is one of the world’s leading private practice consultants. He is the owner of the Traverse City counseling practice, Mental Wellness Counseling. Joe helps counselors to start private practices and grow them.

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