Don Sandel is the founder of GoPositiv. He’s been leading talent development efforts for small and large organizations for the last few decades and has transitioned those skills and experiences into GoPositiv. He began studying how the brain affects learning about a decade ago, and stumbled upon compelling research around positivity, “I was reading an article how being positive impacted learning and development, literally enabled the brain to learn more effectively, and was immediately hooked!” Don then read everything on the topic from Achor, Gilmore, Fredrickson, Rock, Goleman, Seppala, Hanson et al.
Empowered by the neuroscience that supports positive psychology, Don created a workshop called Positive Performance for a large pharmaceutical company, to huge success. Not long after, he was presenting and keynoting at conferences around the country. “This is not a job, but a lifestyle dedicated to improving people’s performance through science!" Don is a dynamic presenter, a self-proclaimed pathological extrovert, and brings a wild, irreverent brand of humor to all of his engagements.