Because of COVID, we are in a time of unprecedented ‘pause’ in nearly every area of what was previously considered normal life. This has created many challenges and also many opportunities to re-examine our priorities and choices. In this session, join Trish Walden to consider what matters most and how to regain a sense of joy and well-being, even in the midst of great change and challenge. Part of that process is discovering how to live our lives with little or no regret. In this Lunch and Learn, Trish will help us answer three key questions that support living a life of peace and optimal joy: What is regret, and is it possible to live without it? How does discovering our ‘north star’ contribute to living a life without regret? What can we learn from others who have come to the ends of their lives and expressed common themes of what they regretted most? Trish will share evidence-based practices and principles from her work in positive psychology and coaching to help you build a life without regret.
Trish Walden is a lifelong learner who made her career in health care administration for nearly 30 years, where she led the senior care division currently owned by Hartford HealthCare. Trish received multiple awards and recognitions for her work with seniors, including the Leading Age CT Humanitarian Award, Hartford Business Journal’s 2013 Women in Business Award, and the YMCA’s Unsung Hero Award. She served as adjunct faculty at Quinnipiac University and Renssalaer Polytechnical Institute.
In 2015 Trish left corporate health care administration to pursue her passion for working with people using the principles of positive psychology. She completed a yearlong certificate course in positive psychology through the Wholebeing Institute and was selected to serve as a teaching assistant for the Certificate in Positive Psychology coursework for another year following the completion of her certification. Additionally, Trish completed the Coaching Certification in Positive Psychology with Lynda Wallace through the Wholebeing Institute. In 2016 Trish and her husband moved from Connecticut to Dunedin, FL. In 2019, she established A Positive Life, a coaching and consulting practice utilizing the principles of positive psychology. Trish is a founding member of the Dunedin Barefoot Business Women and has served with Hammers and Heels, a women’s homebuilding group within Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas Count,y FL.