About

Workmad Ltd was set up over 10 years ago  in response to the growing number of professionals wanting to find out what positive psychology is and how they could benefit from applying at work. We know that psychological well-being is positively related to performance (at work and in school), so it makes good sense to keep your team motivated and engaged, maintain your resilience during times of change and increase your well-being.

At Workmad we train professionals in both the public and private sectors (including teachers, psychologists, coaches, HR, finance and IT managers, civil servants, business leaders) to apply positive psychology in their workplaces, to develop resilience, as well as create the basis for effective team-building, inspirational leadership and sustainable well-being.

Using consulting, training and group facilitation, Bridget Grenville-Cleave and her team of associate trainers and coaches have worked with large organisations as well as smaller independent clients in a variety of industries.

In 2008, Bridget was one of a handful of psychologists to complete the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at the University of East London – the first qualification of its kind in Europe – in which she specialised in the well-being of organisations and professionals.

She is a founder member of the International Positive Psychology Association, an advisor to The Young Foundation’s Resilience Programme, and has written a  regular column for the online journal Positive Psychology News Daily since 2007. She lectures on the International Msc in Applied Positive Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, specialising in Positive Psychology for Practitioners. She is a certified Strengths trainer, using the Strengths Profile, VIA and  Strengthscope™ tools, as well as a Bounce Back! Resilience and Well-being Trainer in schools. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, MBA (Open), and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Bridget has written many positive psychology books, including Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity: An Introduction (with Dr Abbe Brady), 101 Activities for Happiness Workshops (with Professor Tom Bourner and Dr Asher Rospigliosi),  Live Happy and Happiness Equation (with Dr Ilona Boniwell, founder of the International MAPP programme at Anglia Ruskin University and MAPP at UEL),  and Achieve Lasting Happiness: A Practical Guide  (in its 2nd edition) . For more information on these books and more, see Resources.

 

Our Associates

Miriam Akhtar

Miriam holds the Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of East London. She is an associate lecturer on the Positive Psychology PG Certificate programme in Lisbon.

With a background as a BBC producer, Miriam won the Medical Journalists’ Gold Award and a Sony Gold Award for her work at BBC Radio 4 and the Golden Gate Award for one of her Channel 4 social history programmes while working at Testimony Films. She is the co-author of three social history books and writes for newspapers, magazines and several websites.

She first came across positive psychology while making a Radio 4 programme on the science of happiness in the nineties. This led to a decade of research into the field and training in NLP and coaching to put the knowledge she’d acquired into practice with clients. She works with organisations predominantly in the education and health sectors as well as coaching, writing and giving talks on positive psychology.

 

Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts MSc  MAPP, BA (Hons), ACA, MSCEIT, YTTC. I trained first as an economist and worked in the field of Corporate Finance for over 14 years in the UK, US, Japan and Australia. In my second career I re-trained as a Life Coach, Yoga teacher and Massage therapist. I’ve had extensive experience teaching Wellbeing and Stress Management courses both in small groups and on a one to one basis.

I completed the Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of East London in 2009. In addition I became an accredited Emotional Intelligence coach and trained with the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology in Strengths Coaching.

I also work on a part time basis as a volunteer for YourStory, a youth development charity. My passion is to help foster creativity, productivity and above all wellbeing and happiness in all areas of people’s lives, especially the workplace. To do this I have created imaginative training courses which fuse ideas from Life Coaching, Positive Psychology and Eastern philosophies.

More information on one to one Positive Psychology Coaching in London with Andy
More information on Andy’s emotional intelligence programmes at work.

Get in touch

If you would like more information about Workmad and about our Putting Positive Psychology To Work programmes for organisations, please get in touch:

Contact Bridget on +44(0)7740 635756, on Twitter @BridgetGC or email Bridget@Workmad.co.uk

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