- Bachelors of Arts, University of Toronto, Honors List, Graduated with Distinction
- Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
- Solution-Focused Brief Coaching Certificate, University of Toronto
Location: Toronto, ON Teaches: Online Evenings & Toronto
Louisa Jewell is a speaker and well-being expert who has facilitated thousands of people towards greater flourishing both at work and in their personal lives. Jewell has been featured extensively in the media including – Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Live Happy Magazine, and CHCH TV – primarily for her work as a world-leading expert in well-being. Louisa is a featured expert in the documentary The Science of Happiness and Mental Health in the City and often appears on CBC radio in syndicated shows across Canada. Her best-selling book Wire Your Brain For Confidence: The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt was named in the top 100 Best Confidence Books of All Time by Book Authority.
Jewell is the founder and president of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, was a professor at the University of Texas (Dallas) and an instructor at the University of Toronto. Jewell holds a BA in Business from the University of Toronto, a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate in Solution-Focused Coaching from University of Toronto. Jewell has worked with hundreds of corporations and government organizations for over 20 years facilitating workshops, webinars and delivering keynote addresses that create positive and productive workplaces, improve well-being and increase resilience. When leaders and teams seek far-reaching productivity and performance improvements, they call on Jewell as a workshop leader and keynote speaker. Jewell is a student of the Second City Stand-up Comedy course, making her talks not only informative, but hilariously funny.
For more information visit: http://www.louisajewell.com
My book, Wire your Brain for Confidence; The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt is now available online. Download the first chapter free here: http://louisajewell.com/
About 18 years ago I fell into a deep and dark depression.
I sought help from a therapist and found myself getting better, but shortly afterwards I would fall right back into a depression again. I realized that I needed to learn how to keep myself psychologically healthy so I embarked on a mission to find this information.
I discovered that there was a science of psychological well-being and it was positive psychology. I decided to get my MAPP degree in 2009. I read 6,000 pages of research and applied everything to myself, and I’ve not experienced depression since.
I knew I had to share this with the world which is why I founded the Canadian Positive Psychology Association with a handful of passionate colleagues in 2012. Since then I have spoken to thousands of people from around the world about the Science of Happiness and Well-being and was delighted to join the CPPA faculty in 2016 so that more and more people could get very deep on this topic.
Words of Wisdom:
My Morning Ritual:
Every morning I savor my time with my dog Sam who greets me as soon as I wake up like she hasn’t seen me in years!
A Little Known Fact About Me…
…is that I love to dance and still do so regularly!
What Students Are Saying:
“Louisa was my instructor for The Flourishing Center’s CAPP (Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology) course held in Toronto Canada. She was excellent in her delivery and included many different approaches to teaching and learning which helped me retain the information better than any other course I have taken.
Her enthusiasm and commitment to her work is an inspiration and she is brilliant at what she does. Thank you Louisa for opening up the world to brand new possibilities for me. You are a gem in the world of positive psychology and beyond!!!! “
– Barbara Santen
Registered Midwife & Relationship Coach