by Megan McDonough
Stephen Covey wrote that there are three constants in life: change, choice, and principles. Positive psychology teaches us the power of choice and how to sustain positive change, and—through mindfulness—we become aware of principles that fuel growth and wholebeing happiness.
Each day is an opportunity to grow and change.
Today, here’s what we’re growing into …
Two valuable team members are transitioning to new roles. First, Sonja Craig, our incredible Student Support Manager, has accepted a new job working with Pearson VUE, one of the largest educational exam providers in the country. I’ve worked with Sonja for almost 20 years, even before WBI existed. I’m so proud and happy for her next adventure, and I’ll miss my good friend dearly.
Sonja, you supported not only our students, alumni, faculty, and community, you also supported me. I wish you every bit of goodness as you use your strength of bravery to explore more!
And the second bit of growth and change …
Nicole Stottlemyer is now the assistant coordinator for UPenn’s Positive Psychology Center! This is an amazing opportunity, and shows the power of persistence and vision.
After she graduated from CiPP2, Nicole gave her whole self to her passion of connecting community. She was a TA not only for CiWPP, but also for our coaching courses. She is the founder of and energy behind the CiWPP meet-ups. UPenn is lucky to have her, and we are fortunate to have her in our community as she expands her service. I am so grateful for all she has gifted to us through her zest and love of learning.
Nicole and Sonja, you rock!
Megan and Sonja unknowingly wore the same outfits, making it a “matching Monday” meeting!
Nicole wins the WBI Community Connection Award for her ongoing work to bring us together through local meet-ups.
Please add your notes of encouragement and thanks to both Sonja and Nicole below.
Wow!! Exciting times ahead for you both. Sonja thanks for all your support to CiPP Australia and those webinar link ups 🙂 Nicole thanks for visiting us here in Melbourn, was so great to share an evening in Fiona’s home together. With love xox
Chris, thank you! Hard to believe it’s been two years exactly since then. I hope you are doing well!
Thank you, Chris. It has been a wonderful experience being a part of WBI. I have been blessed to play a part in such a wonderful organization. Best to you, Sonja
So grateful to Sonja and Nicole!!
Thank you Megan!!
Congratulations to both of you for your new adventure!!! Thank you for your support. All the Best to both of you.
Thanks Virginie!! I hope your coaching journey has been fulfilling thus far!
Thanks, Virginie. I’m so grateful for all the well wishes! Best to you, Sonja
Wishing you both all the best. Thank you for all you have done on the CiPP Australia and also in the Positive Coaching courses. I have appreciated your energy!
Clare, thank you so much. I really enjoyed my time with your class and all of my WBI time. Wishing you well!
Thanks, Clare! It has been a labor of love, and I leave WBI with wonderful, warm memories to fill a lifetime! Best to you, Sonja
Dear Sonja, I wish you all the best in this new journey. I truly appreciate all you have done for me and the Latin american community. Nicole, I am very happy for you and for your contribution to MAPP. Your presence is a blessing.
Thank you Arlen! See you soon!
My Dear Friend Arlen, Thanks so much for your warm wishes. I’ll miss you and your smiling face, and send those same thoughts of appreciation and best wishes right back to you! May all your love and hard work pay off. May our paths cross again in the future! Love Sonja
Thank you both! Nicole, I am especially proud of you. Please stay connected.
I will! Thank you Karen:)
Thanks so much! I agree, Sonja is amazing and I really enjoyed every bit of every interaction we had!! WBI has a great team, and I am proud to have been a part of it for so long!
What wonderful next steps for Sonja and Nicole. I cannot wait to hear their stories from the coal face. Both ladies have been a huge part of my experience of WBI and I am happy for them both as they continue their journeys!
Thanks Ruth! I think of you and your project management ALL the time. I hope you are doing well!
Megan, their growth and success is a tremendous restatement to your leadership legacy. Yes, they absolutely rock and will soar…and I am grateful for the opportunities you enabled.
Whoo hoo!! Excellent news Nicole and Sonja!!
Congratulations to you both!!
Fantastic news. Sending love, cheers and heartiest congratulations Nicole and Sonja!
Congrats to Nicole and Sonja. How exciting!! May you both be well and happy.