The Shift Positive® method is a new and unique way of gathering and giving feedback that's grounded in positive psychology and engaging the leader's "people system" as allies who actively and openly support the leader's development throughout the change process. Hear from the co-founders and others why Shift Positive is completely different and more effective.
The Shift Positive® method is different than most approaches to feedback, and as a result it's far more effective. It uses:
Overall, this process is not just about the individual leader receiving feedback. It is about creating an environment that is conducive to the leader's progress and engagement; creating fertile soil for growth. It is about creating deeper, lasting change, faster, with more dialogue, disclosure, and depth of thought by all participants — all allies in each other's success.
The Shift Positive® method takes a solution-focused approach rather than focusing further on the weakness or ineffective behaviors, which in turn helps you as Coach or Manager to share context so the person can see in their own mind's eye what to do to be more effective.
When we don't know how to say something constructively, we say it confidentially. The Shift Positive® method ensures the tough feedback is framed in a constructive and productive way, and for that reason it is not confidential. It's important that the leader knows the context of the feedback. Further, each participant becomes an ally of the leader to support them in their growth.
Shift Positive® was co-founded by two Hudson Institute PCC level coaches, Pete Berridge and Jen Ostrich. Pete, in addition to 20 years in Human Resources, holds a Master in Applied Positive Psychology. In 2012 he developed a way to infuse Positive Psychology into 360 feedback to use in his own coaching practice. Jen brings over 15 years experience in branding and managing teams across complex systems in the advertising industry, and after learning of Pete's approach she has used the Shift Positive 360® exclusively since 2013 in her coaching business. In 2015 Pete and Jen launched Change Positive, LLC and created the brand and feedback experience now known as the Shift Positive® Method. In 2020, Jamie Shapiro, PCC and CEO of Connected EC joined the team as Partner/Advisor. Jamie brings extensive corporate experience and technology expertise to make the Shift Positive Method a fully integrated and scalable platform.
Co-Founder Pete Berridge speaking at the Hudson Institute Annual Learning Conference presenting Shift Positive 360®