We combine internationally recognized subject-matter expertise in the science of positive psychology with two decades of experience leading successful social change and nonprofit capacity-building initiatives.
Meet the Founder
Jenny C. Brennan, MAPP, is a communication and organizational development professional, and an internationally recognized practitioner in the science of applied positive psychology. She is an elected member of the Council of Advisors for the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). Previously, as the organization’s Director of Year-Round Programming, she developed and launched educational programming that bridged research and practice, supported student development, and helped practitioners design ethical, science-based applications for business, education, clinical, and healthcare settings. She has twenty years of experience managing corporate communications, social marketing, and public education campaigns for organizations like the American Red Cross, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the University of Pennsylvania. She has led advocacy efforts in support of anti-violence, women’s healthcare, and breast cancer research legislation. She is one of the first 200 people in the world to earn a Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
What is Positive Psychology?
Positive psychology is a scientific and applied social science field that focuses on the strengths, traits, capacities, and experiences that contribute to human flourishing at both the individual and group levels. It represents a conceptual shift towards a resource-focused approach in psychology, which also recognizes that individuals are embedded in their cultures, groups, and environment.
People who serve others, who respond to injustice with positive action, who care for people beyond their inner circle and who devote their strengths towards improving the world for others will be supported and well.
All stakeholders – including employees, clients, donors, communities, and environments – experience greater wellbeing.
Organizations, social change efforts, media institutions, and policy-makers are empowered to help shape a more equitable, just, cooperative, healthy, and sustainable society.
- We support people who are on the frontlines of service delivery through training and learning opportunities.
- We help leaders harness science-based tools to develop their staff.
- We help forward-thinking organizations develop programming and constituent marketing campaigns that foster greater engagement and human flourishing for their stakeholders and target audiences.
- We aid student development in civic engagement and service-learning.
- Nature, Environment & Conservation
- Civic Engagement
- Voting Rights & Access
- Youth Service-Learning
- Civil & Human Rights
- Social Justice
- Education & Economic Opportunity
- Health & Safety
- Conscious Capitalism
Jenny is a consummate professional. She understands the science behind positive psychology and can explain it in a way that is easily understandable. We worked together on a project to support youth impacted by incarceration, and she devised activities for teens to understand and regulate their emotions that were research-based, engaging, and empowering. I highly recommend Jenny Brennan.– Pamela Brunskill, Educational Resources Developer