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Alex Linley is the founder of the Center of Applied Positive Psychology, also known as CAPP, which focuses on spreading the word about strengths and their role in the field of positive psychology.
Psychologist and Social Entrepreneur
Alex Linley brings a lot to the table with his ambitious project to incorporate his brand of psychology into schools, businesses, and other organizations. He is a qualified psychologist, earning his PHD in Psychology at the University of Warwick, and has a background in social business, so he has an experienced foundation to support this effort.
His CAPP organization is a non-profit with the sole purpose of “Strengthening the World” through teaching psychology that is applicable through everyday life and business strategy.
Linley has spent most of his adult life writing countless psychology research papers, book contributions, and of course his own books, four in-total, all leading up to his culminating Positive Psychology Classes. All of his credentials and accolades would mean little, however, if it didn’t lead to Alex’s most powerful and expertly crafted Strength’s Book and subsequent teachings based upon it.
Inner Strength, Outer Calmness
What the Strengths of Psychology teaches is something like a living philosophy, but with a stronger basis in reality, rather than platitudes. In his book, The Strengths Book, Alex Linley talks about different strengths and how they relate to personal bonds, professional bonds, and balancing these things so that you know what your strengths are and how to control them to avoid either too much or neglected strengths that we didn’t know were there.
This is the core of Positive Psychology: knowing your strengths, learning how to use them, and realizing your full potential. There are plenty of books out there that touch upon this familiar advice, but in Linley’s version, he tries to tie these thoughts together with real science based on his own psychological expertise.
Armed with Confidence
When you apply yourself to take advantage of your own strengths, you will: live happier, waver less on important decisions, be a positive impact on others and your environment, spend less time being stressed, bounce back from adversity faster, advance in your professional life faster, and feel much more fulfilled.
Average to A+
A must-read is his book Average to A+ in which he teaches you to realize strengths in yourself and others.