Our first speaker is Louis Alloro. Louis is a change-agent whose background and training places him at the intersection of Education (teaching & learning) and Positive Psychology (the science of optimal functioning success and happiness). As one of the first hundred people in the world to earn a degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania Louis had the privilege of working with Dr. Martin Seligman former president of the American Psychological Association known for his landmark research first in learned helplessness and then learned optimism. He is a Fellow of George Mason University?s Center for Consciousness and Transformation. Louis delivers SOMO Labs in partnership with the Center for Consciousness & Transformation in and around northeast Ohio as a regional wide initiative to help people learn to think differently by empowering people to empower people. Louis works with individuals and organizations of all kinds in facilitating positive growth. He is frequently invited to speak at organizational community academic or trade events on topics pertaining to Positive Psychology wellness success happiness and leadership. He runs the NYC Positive Psychology Forum and partners with George Mason University’s Center for Consciousness and Transformation on a community change initiative in Cleveland Ohio.