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We invite you to join The Positivity Project:

Eight weeks of compelling live interviews with 19 of the worlds most knowledgeable experts
in positivity and change! And it is all FREE!

Monday and Thursday Evenings - 7:00-8:15pm (EST) March 4 - May 2.

The Positivity Project

These speakers will share their amazing wisdom, knowledge and experience


offer practical ideas for creating personal and global shifts in consciousness – from a negative, problem –focused existence… a positive action-oriented mindset and lifestyle.

Is The Positivity Project right for you?

If you have ever:

 Felt alienated and judged for refusing to join in others' negative views of the world?

 been drained by the persistent negativity of those around you?

 been frustrated when others feed on pessimism and wallow in victimhood?

 Disengaged from family/friends who take pleasure in the misery of others?

 Been accused of being a Pollyanna ; blind to the terrible fact of how things REALLY are.

 Stopped watching the evening news because it just brings you down

Then The Positivity Project IS for you!

Let's face it...

It's hard to be happy in an unhappy world

Every minute of every day, our coworkers, clients, bosses, friends, family and the media find ways to remind us that all is not well, there is reason to worry, something is wrong, someone is to blame.

But…..Negativity is NOT our natural state.

Humans have thrived through our ability to cooperate and innovate solutions in a constantly changing world.

It is possible to escape the sea of stress and negativity that surrounds us, and overcome new challenges while learning how to increase productivity, positivity and quality of life.

The Positivity Project will show you how.

Listen live as scientists, sociologists, psychologists, business leaders, best-selling authors, community activists and others share the secrets of how positivity promotes both success and a more connected, fulfilling life.

Join us as we explore the impact of positivity in our personal and professional lives.

The Positivity Project is a celebration of our true selves designed to reawaken the positive nature inherent in all of us.

The Positivity Project provides a self-affirming, nurturing space to plant the seeds for increased positivity while providing the soil for sustained – and substantial – personal and planetary growth.

Take part in a FREE world-changing event

You can improve your life and the lives of those around you, and it can all start with The Positivity Project.

If you can change your perception, you can change your life…

……if you can change your life, you can change the world!

We will be focusing on such life areas as:

 positivity and the brain (the neuroscience of happiness)

 positivity in the workplace (corporate and entrepreneurial)

 positivity in relationships and in parenting

 positivity and the spirit, creativity, innovation, and humor

 positivity and the body

You can be the change you want to see in the world, and it can change you in a deeper, more profound way than you ever imagined!

For more information on The Positivity Project, and to start transforming into a brighter, better and more optimistic you, please contact!

Your Co-Hosts
Alan & Kathy

Katherine Poehnert & Alan Cohen

Alan and Kathy are two curious, dedicated and humorous humans who created The Positivity Project in response to their own frustration with the seemingly constant flow of negative energy in media and print.

As coaches, they are trained – and have trained others – to find opportunity where challenges occur. Alan and Kathy continually strive to “walk their talk” in everyday life and truly believe everyone wants to feel positive and happy, even if they don’t always know how to do so.

Alan and Kathy also recognize the subtle shift that is beginning to occur in the hearts and minds of people around the globe.There are faint whispers of a new paradigm – one that focuses on the positive; on opportunities, the good and solutions rather than problems.

In their roles as “Positivologists,” Alan and Kathy have gathered an amazing panel of experts to promote this new paradigm by helping people gain more understanding, insight and practical knowledge to help move the world towards a more positive personal and planetary future. They invite you to join them on the journey!

Our Speakers

If you click on to read more on the most recent speakers bio you can hear the recording for 48 hrs.

Rick HansonRick Hanson is a neuropsychologist and Amazon best selling author of “Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom”., and “Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time.” Rick is an expert in Neuroscience and Positive Psychology, and an authority on self-directed neuroplasticity. Read more»»


Edie WeinsteinEdie Weinstein is an opti-mystic and author of “The Bliss Mistress Guide to Transforming the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary." She is a social worker, inter-faith Minister, free-lance journalist and co-founder of Visions Magazine; a monthly publication focused on alternative health, psychology and spirituality.
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Howard MartinHoward Martin is the co-founder of HeartMath Institute, and a key member of the Global Coherence Initiative; a science-based project designed to help create global balance, cooperation, and peace. He is also the co-author of “The HeartMath Solution” and has appeared on CNN Headline News and Discovery channel.
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Jenny FenigJenny Fenig is a former corporate communications executive and event planner who left “the rat race” to start an adventure as a wife, Mom, yogi, and “gutsy” female entrepreneur. She made a life-changing shift to follow her inner voice and create a sustainable, thriving and happy life and business, and she mentors others to do the same. Read more»»

Louis AlloroLouis Alloro is one of the first 100 graduates of the UPenn Masters Program in Applied Positive Psychology, where he worked with Martin Seligman, the “father of Positive Psychology.” He has written about social-emotional leadership and its relationship to the development of communities, and is currently involved in a city-wide initiative in Cleveland Ohio, and a school district project in NJ.
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Margie WarellMargie Warell is an executive life coach, regular contributor to Forbes Magazine, bestselling author of “Find Your Courage” (Her next book Stop Playing Safe will be published by Wiley Press in March 2013.) and a regular guest on national television, with appearances on The TODAY Show, FOX News, CNBC, and is the “Resident Coach” on Washington D.C.’s daily talk show Let’s Talk Live. Read more»»

Sarah HamiltonSarah Hamilton is a certified life coach who specializes in helping others to identify “opportunities in challenge”, which she successfully applies in her own life as someone diagnosed with both Multiple Sclerosis and glandular cancer. She has a background as a professional actress and voice-over artist and director, and is a founding board member of Statement Arts, a non-profit designed to inspire social change through art.
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Dr. Christine CarterChristine Carter, Ph.D., is a parent coach and the author of RAISING HAPPINESS: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents. She coaches and teaches online classes in order to help parents bring more joy into their own lives and the lives of their children, and she writes an award-winning blog for parents and couples. She is also a sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. .
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Eric TaylorEric Taylor Eric is a husband and father of 5 children, a former National Sales Training Franchise owner, co-author of the Mastering the World of Selling series, who runs a successful speaking, coaching and training company. He previously produced and promoted public seminars featuring best selling authors and speakers in sales, leadership and personal development and has worked with such luminaries as Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy and Bob Proctor, as well as Christopher Reeve, who changed his life forever, when he created and produced Empower New Jersey, a public inspirational seminar that changed his life forever. Read more»»


Hueina SuHueina Su is a coach, trainer, former nurse, Amazon best-selling author of Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul, and co-star with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Marci Shimoff (Happy for No Reason) and John Gray (Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus) in the award-winning film The Keeper of the Keys. Born and raised in Taiwan, she has overcome many limiting cultural and familial expectations to move from severe depression, anxiety and self-sabotage to confidence, happiness and inner peace. Read more»»



Luke IorioLuke Iorio is the President and CEO of The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), an International Coach Federation accredited training program. He has extensive experience working at senior level positions in highly successful businesses, including a thriving family brokerage firm and also as founder of a marketing and management consultancy and uses this experience as well as his comprehensive coach training to coach and train corporate leaders to focus on and leverage strengths, using a variety of cutting edge tools. Read more»»


Michelle GielanMichelle Gielan is the co-founder of The Institute for Applied Positive Research, a partner in GoodThink, Inc, A Positive Psychology Consulting firm, and co-executive producer of the PBS special “The Happiness Advantage”. She is a former CBS news anchor, an Early Show correspondent, producer of “Happiness Week”; a series focusing on fostering happiness in the midst of a recession, and appeared on her own weekly health and wellness segment on Fox News Chicago.
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Mitch DitkoffMitch Ditkoff is the co-founder and President of Idea Champions, a successful management consulting and training company which has worked with top companies including AT&T,GE, Merck, and NBC Universal, to help leverage their most important asset: the collective brain power, creativity and commitment of the work force. He is committed to the idea of humanizing the workplace, is a regular Huffington Post contributor, voted the #1 innovation blogger in the world, and is the author of the award-winning book Awake at the Wheel: Getting Your Great Idea Rolling (In an Uphill World” and the innovation-sparking card deck Free the Genie. Read more»»


Scott SonnonScott Sonnon is a martial arts expert, fitness coach, and wellness speaker who has worked with both movie stars and fashion designers, and was voted one of “The 6 most influential Martial Artists of the 21st Century” by Black Belt Magazine, and one of “the top 25 Fitness Trainers in the World” by Mens Fitness Magazine. He overcame a legally blind label from myopia and Thygeson’s disease, pain from osteochondrosis, obesity and dyslexia as a child to be inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame, and the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, as well as creating a fitness system used by the US Military and Law Enforcement community. Read more»»

Scott VentrellaScott Ventrella is the principal of Positive Dynamics management consulting firm, the author of 2 books: The Power of Positive Thinking in Business” and Me Inc.- How to Master the Business of Being You, is an adjunct professor at Fordham and Fairfield Universities and was a visiting professor at Columbia for 10 years. He was a featured speaker and panelist at Harvard Business School’s “Deans Conference on Leadership, Values, and Spirituality”, and has appeared on Good Morning America Now, Good Day, NY, and ABC News World This Morning to discuss leadership and integrity. Read more»»


Marci ShimoffMarci Shimoff, is the New York Times bestselling author of “Happy for No Reason”, “Love for No Reason”, and several titles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, making her one of the best-selling non-fiction writers of all time! She is also host of the National PBS show “Happy for no Reason”, was a featured teacher in “The Secret” book and movie, is the president and co-founder of The Esteem Group, and has appeared on more than 500 national and regional TV and radio shows.
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Kathy PoehnertKathy Poehnert, has over 25 years of experience working in the educational, business, and human potential fields, as a coach, trainer, and consultant, and was an external coach for Deloitte, a senior lead trainer for iPEC coaching, a member of the state-wide Rutgers University/NJ division of Youth & Famiy Services case practice model training team, and a training development and presentation specialist for a NY City non-profit. She is an ICF credentialed coach, a Presentation Skills facilitator, and dedicated to helping women (and men!) maximize the power of their feminine energy for a softer, more collaborative and peaceful world. Read more»»


Alan CohenAlan Cohen, author of “Those Difficult Talks for PR Pros”, is a former public relations and marketing executive serving prominent clients in broadcasting, publishing and Broadway theater, and was the Director of publicity at Scholastic, where he led the promotion of the acclaimed Harry Potter book series. He was Communications Director for The Broadway League where he lead the crisis communications team during the Broadway stagehands strike, and currently works with organizations and individual leaders as a coach and trainer in the areas of effective communication, conflict management and leadership. Read more»»

Dee WallaceDee Wallace, an internationally known actress, best known as the mother in ET, and roles in Stepford Wives and The Howling among many others, is also a best-selling author, healer and teacher. She has developed the I~M System of Healing to help discern and balance internal fears and limiting beliefs, and has appeared on major news and talk shows, including Oprah, the O’Reilly Factor, and E! Hollywood Stories.

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Mark WaldmanMark Waldman is one of the world’s leading experts on communication, spirituality, and the brain. He is on the faculty at Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business and the Holmes Institute. He was a founding member and Associate Fellow at the Center for Spirituality and the Mind at the University of Pennsylvania. Mark has authored 12 books, including the national bestseller, How God Changes Your Brain, which Oprah selected as one of the nine "Must Read" books for 2012. Read more»»

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March 29, 2013

What’s The Driving Force behind Happiness, Positivity and Success? Learn the Secret! On last night’s Positivity Project call, iPEC Coaching’s President and CEO, D. Luke Iorio, shared some of the secrets to creating a more positive workplace, and tips to become a more aware and engaged leader – in every aspect of your life. The [...]

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When Science and Spirituality Intersect

March 28, 2013

What an amazing call with Mark Waldman last night on The Positivity Project! (expert on the neuroscience of spirituality, happiness and success.) We learned so many new things we don’t even know where to begin to re-cap. We just love it when science and spirituality intersect…….it takes so much of what might be considered “woo-woo” [...]

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A Special Offer from Mark Waldman

A Special Offer from Mark Waldman

March 27, 2013

In this special program, renowned neuroscience researcher Mark Waldman will guide you through 26 experiential lessons that will open your mind and heart to the inner wisdom of your brain.  You’ll learn how certain words can turn on genes that will lower anxiety and stress. You’ll discover what the most dangerous word in the world [...]

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March 21, 2013

DEE WALLACE CALL ON MARCH 21 WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR LATER DATE: THERE WILL BE NO POSITIVITY CALL ON THURSDAY, MARCH 21! Dear Friends, We just received word from Dee Wallace that due to an unexpected, very important, event, she is unable to join us for our scheduled call, and sends her sincerest apologies. But, [...]

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Katherine Poehnert

Katherine Poehnert

December 9, 2012 | Reply

Katherine Poehnert is the owner of ellevolution Coaching and Training, a company dedicated to helping women (and men!) maximize the power of their feminine energy. Kathy has more than 25 years of experience working in the educational, business and human potential fields. She is a former school psychologist and holds a master’s degree in educational [...]

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Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen

December 8, 2012 | 1 Reply

Alan Cohen is president of Acts of Balance Executive Coaching and Training. Based in New York City, Acts of Balance provides leadership, creativity and communications coaching, training and HR consulting to executives and entrepreneurs around the world, helping them create magical moments of leadership within their own organizations. He is the author of Those Difficult [...]

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