- MBA, Cornell University, NY
- MAPP, University of Pennsylvania, PA
Location: Boston, MA Teaches: Boston, MA
Christine has brought her expertise to a variety of clients including Akamai, Dupont, Eli Lilly, Haemonetics, Partners Healthcare, Atrius Health, Digital Equipment Corporation, Chevron, Ford, Xerox, First Chicago/NBD, Caterpillar, Proctor & Gamble.
She is the author of the book What I’d Say if You Wouldn’t Roll Your Eyes… love notes to my child, which was published in 2014. She has written countless articles including Appreciating Beauty in The Bottom 80™ (University of Pennsylvania, 2007);
A Better Frame of Reference: see your child in a new light (2010) and many more.
You can learn more about Christine on her website at www.christineduvivier.com
At 17, I did not want to be weird…and it was weird to be enthusiastic.
That’s why I would never have bought for myself, “Enthusiasm Makes the Difference” by Norman Vincent Peale….But when I picked it up from my mother’s dresser, I was called into a life of being my enthusiastic, weird self. Through my life, my kids and my clients, I’ve learned that enthusiastic authenticity is squelched in most students — and most adults as well.
Peale’s book set me onto a path of my personal (private) passion: to study and apply positive and spiritual practices in my life and work — and I saw the magnitude of the results that were more powerful than I could have ever planned — including a 55,000-person global positive change. So, years later, when Marty Seligman announced the brand-new field of positive psychology, I felt called to continue studying in this field and joined the second group to study with Marty, Chris Peterson, George Vaillant, Karen Reivich, David Cooperrider and other founders in the field.
While at UPenn, a tragedy with a young friend led me to research young adults who are not top students. Coupling this with my background in leadership and motivation, I identified what I call, “The Myths of Education™” and “Gifts that Conflict with School™” ( a set of hidden gifts that are perfectly-suited to success in life, but are often unknown and squelched in school).
You can learn more about me at http://www.christineduvivier.com/about-me-2/
“We must all believe we are gifted for something.”
– Marie Currie
Words of Wisdom:
My Morning Ritual:
Meditating, followed by uplifting words & reflection, then play (basketball, tennis, or occasionally surfing, biking, or skating.)
A Little Known Fact About Me…
People think I like to work out. I don’t. I just love playing sports. People think I like to run. I don’t… I don’t jog and don’t marathon. I just love sprinting on the basketball and tennis courts. What I love is to play.
What Students Are Saying:
“Christine Duvivier is more than a breath of fresh air in the fast-paced, anxiety-driven world of teens, their academic standings…and college choices. She opens the door to the unique gifts in teens…gifts that when recognized will really empower them on their road ahead.”
– Carolyn Carney
“Talking with Christine helped me pinpoint why I was not succeeding and what I could do to change. She also helped me form a vision for the future that I could hang on to when I felt like giving up.”
– Anna G., Age 18