Sherri Fisher speaks to a variety of live and virtual audiences, including parents, professionals and podcasters. She has spoken at University of Pennsylvania Imagination Institute; VIA Institute on Character; Universidad Iberoamericana/Mexico City Positive Psychology Program; TecMilenio/Monterrey Master of Positive Leadership Program; Canadian Positive Psychology Association; International Positive Psychology Association; UN World Day of Happiness; the Motivated Child Summit; and the International Positive Education Network.

Here are some of her popular topics:

  • The Effort Myth: How to Give the Three Gifts of Motivation
  • Stop. Switch. Start: How to Move from Procrastinator to Producer
  • Creating Soft Landings: How to Build Psychological Safety
  • Managing Relationships: How to Be Your Learner’s Ally
  • Ask Don’t Tell: How to be a Coaching Parent
  • Three Rules for Adulting™: Managing the Shift to Effective Adulthood

Sherri Fisher debunks the ‘effort myth’ about kids and school [WPP110]

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The Effort Myth

Back in episode 33 Sherri Fisher came on to talk about Positive Education. In her new book, “The Effort Myth”, Sherri tackles the idea of common advice to “try harder” that we give students from well-meaning parents & teachers. This isn’t just kids. Trying Harder isn’t the key (or at least not the only key) – not only for those with kids, but anyone struggling to succeed in achievement driven environments.


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Better Than Fine: Episode 33

Sherri Fisher on Positive Education, learning from our strengths, executive function, and changing how you think about education.


Play with Sherri Fisher

In this quick, fun video I explore why it’s crazy to believe that everybody the same age needs to learn the same things; why creativity and play belong in everybody’s learning; and why we all deserve to be taught the way that we learn. Find out what I believe and how you and your kids can build problem-solving and learning resources just by playing!

Let’s Get Controversial

Whose responsibility is it when kids struggle to learn? “If the student hasn’t learned, the teacher hasn’t taught.” That’s what my teacher mentor Diana King told me when I was first learning to teach kids with dyslexia. What do you believe? Senia Maymin, CEO of SVC mycoach.zone, asks the tough questions in this brief and energizing conversation.

Parenting and Working in Covid-19

How can you deal with children who are acting out? Sherri joins over 30 coaches who meet to give you daily WFH solutions, including ways to: Handle conflicts between children without becoming the judge; manage your own emotions effectively; and ask productive questions to help children find their own solutions.


10 Ways to Manage Life’s Stormy Weather (for Parents and Kids)

In this webinar with Sherri Fisher from UPenn/MAPP Strategies to Thrive,  you will learn real-time resilience for our challenging times. Discover what really causes (emotional) stormy weather in your family. Uncover 5 stories that fuel emotion storms, retell those tales, and manage the weather