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Podcast with Dr. Peggy Kern

Do You Have The Skills To AMPlify Your Wellbeing? Podcast with Dr. Peggy Kern

Today we’re talking to Dr. Peggy Kern, who is an associate professor at the Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. Peggy’s research is collaborative in nature and draws on a variety of methodologies to examine questions around who thrives in life and why, including understanding and measuring healthy functioning, identifying individual and social factors impacting life trajectories, and systems informed approaches to wellbeing. She has published three books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters.

In this week’s episode we explore the hot-off-the-research-desk findings of how workers are caring for their wellbeing after a year of continuous uncertainty and disruption, and the three simple skills we all need to thrive at work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [04:30] – Peggy shares what the latest data has found about caring for workers’ wellbeing when the circumstances around us are dramatically changing.
  • [09:32] – Peggy explores how workers’ ability to thrive and their confidence to navigate struggle impacts their wellbeing and resilience.
  • [13:20] – Peggy shares why when we measure wellbeing in workplaces and the impact of our efforts to help people to care for our wellbeing we need to see the people behind the numbers.
  • [17:06] – Peggy offers insights into how our wellbeing changes over time when we’re investing our energy and effort in caring for our wellbeing at work.
  • [19:14] – Peggy provides examples of three of the most important capabilities workplaces can invest in when it comes to helping workers to care for their wellbeing.
  • [26:57] – Peggy offers some tips for what workplaces can do practically to care for wellbeing at a systems level.
  • [29:15] – Peggy completes the Lightning Round.

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