MISSION / PURPOSE
We aim to promote the science and practice of well-being in the corporate life. All corporations from the business, health and education world are in our scope. The purpose of our work is to flourish the stakeholders of these corporations enabling them to work at their best.
Özge Koca is a psychologist working in the business world in Turkey. She has been working with managers at all levels of the corporate world to develop themselves, their subordinates and their organisations. She has been interested in Positive Psychology since 2003 and has been developing projects around the field in the corporate world.
Dr. Riza Kadilar is a senior executive with prominent business background in international financial services. Besides his professional career, Dr. Kadilar is the chairman of European Mentoring and Coaching Council Turkey, and also serves as an internationally recognized motivational speaker.
Martin E. P. “Marty” Seligman is an American psychologist, educator, and author. Seligman is a Professor of Psychology in the University of Pennsylvania. He was elected President of the American Psychological Association for 1998. Seligman has written about positive psychology topics such as The Optimistic Child, Child’s Play, Learned Optimism, Authentic Happiness, and Flourish. Quite recently he came up with new ideas in the concept of well-being.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a Hungarian psychology professor. Now at Claremont Graduate University, he is noted for both his work in the study of happiness and creativity but is best known as the architect of the notion of flow and for his years of research and writing on the topic. He is the author of many books and over 120 articles or book chapters. He is one of the world’s leading researcher on positive psychology.
Edward Diener is an American psychologist, professor, and author. He is noted for his research over the past twenty-five years on happiness- the measurement of well-being; temperament and personality influences on well-being; theories of well-being; income and well-being; and cultural influences on well-being. He is also a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization.
Robert Biswas-Diener is known as “the Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology”. He is a positive psychologist, researcher, managing director of Positive Acorn, author and an instructor at Portland State University. Dr.Biswas-Diener’s research focuses on income and happiness, culture and happiness, positive psychology, strengths and positive psychology coaching.
Barbara Lee Fredrickson is an American professor in the department of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fredrickson is a social psychologist who conducts research in emotions and positive psychology. Her main work is related to her broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, which suggests that positive emotions lead to novel, expansive, or exploratory behavior, and that, over time, these actions lead to meaningful, long-term resources such as knowledge and social relationships. She is the author of Positivity, a general-audience book that draws on her own research and that of other social scientists.
Sonja Lyubomirsky is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness, a book of strategies backed by scientific research that can be used to increase happiness.
Christopher Peterson, was a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. He was one of the 100 most cited psychologists in the world, Science Director of the VIA Institute on Character, and co-author of Character Strengths and Virtues for the classification of character strengths.
Richard Layard, Baron Layard is a British economist. He was founder-director in 1990 of, and is a current programme director at, the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. Recently, Layard has shifted his attention to the study of what has since come to be known as happiness economics. This branch of economic analysis starts from the argument that income is a bad approximation for happiness.