Hi, I’m Sherri Fisher!

So much of school, work, and life requires you to please other people. Other people’s expectations can feel like a huge weight. If you face attention, learning or organization challenges, you may feel anxious or misunderstood, and not know how to try differently. As a Learning Specialist, Executive Coach, Speaker, and Author (Writer), I address the education needs of students from kindergarten through graduate school as well as the business development needs of executive clients in one-on-one sessions and in groups.

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Sherri’s Approach

Sherri Fisher has worked with 1000’s of clients. She has the skills and experience to translate your potential into a more skilled, happier, more resilient, more successful you. She will support you to uncover your hidden strengths and will co-create meaningful, sustainable success strategies to unleash your full potential. Sherri supports clients live and online. See what clients say.

Sherri studied the social-emotional basis of success at the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree there. She is a multi-term board member of the MAPP Alumni Association. It is her privilege to be a student and colleague of the top researchers and practitioners in this growing field.

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Learning Specialist

As a learning specialist and Positive Education expert, Learn & Flourish Director Sherri Fisher unleashes the potential of bright clients who have learning, attention and executive function challenges. Sherri reveals and leverages client strengths and success patterns, helps clients grow academically, emotionally and professionally, and guides them to flourish at school, work and life.

Sherri’s personalized approach integrates the latest research-based soft skills of self-regulation and well-being with best practice learning and skills development. She co-creates personalized success strategies for student and young adult clients who procrastinate and underperform despite their abilities. Parents and employers benefit from her sensitivity to practical concerns and context. Inquire about executive function solutions for:

Students K-8  Stop. Switch. Start.™

High School   From Procrastinator to Producer™

Young Adults Three Rules for Adulting™

Parents Executive Functions at Home 

Employers  Employee Executive Coaching

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Client Testimonials

Do you need a learning partner who understands the challenges you face?

“I have never met a learning specialist/educator with so much knowledge, compassion and drive for doing what is right for students. Sherri is loving and clear at a time when many parents are fraught with anxiety, denial or anger. Parents feel that she understands their student and they trust her to guide them through a potentially daunting experience of referrals, testing and follow through.”
P.W., teacher

Has your student been evaluated with labels and offered services that treat the symptoms but not the real concerns?

“Although our children have had excellent teachers, no one but Sherri has so quickly and accurately understood their needs, both educationally and emotionally. She consistently surprises us by exquisitely articulating their sources of difficulty and having a seemingly inexhaustible set of positive interventions.”
J.T. and E.T., parents

Have you run out of solutions for your student’s poor attention, disorganization, incomplete work, immaturity or skills below potential?

“Sherri was able to create an alliance with our son, with us, and with his teachers that bridged the gap between his school’s holistic teaching style and his need for linear, sequential and structured learning. We maintained a relationship with Sherri throughout his schooling and he now has earned his PhD in physics.”
B.R., Parent

Are you a college student or young adult who wants your own coach?

“I made it to college only to end up on academic probation. Learning how to use my powers for good when I have always felt that I was barely getting by—that is the secret sauce of life for people like me who struggled for years in school. I’m so glad I met you, Sherri. Belief in myself happened in little steps at a time. But you always believed. I am so grateful for that.”
S.R., Student

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Executive Coach

Community Well-Being Initiatives

Sherri coaches visionary leaders, influencers who want to bring well-being community wide so that everyone benefits. One example is the Maroondah Positive Education Network. Learn how Sherri’s community leader coaching multiplies impacts.

Sherri’s book, Positive Edge Journal, commissioned by the Oceania National Olympic Committee/Oceania Australia Foundation, provides a shared well-being literacy language for communities. The Journal is also included in Geelong Grammar School’s Positive Education Institute course “Discovering Positive Education”, in athlete groups at Monash University, and throughout Oceania. In the US? Unleash Your Epic Self is the American version.

Solopreneurs: I am a co-founder of a virtual incubator and can help you incubate an idea into a livelihood. I’ve been a business owner for 35 years and would love to help fast track your dream. We use design thinking for your idea and coach you to incubate your early-stage business.

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Client Testimonials

Are you worried that you don’t have what it takes to have a successful business doing something you really love?

“Sherri could give a stone confidence. As a member of her incubator group, she helped me transform a lot of ideas into clear action steps to start my business. Most important, she taught me to embrace failure as a discernible feedback guide to show me the path to true success.” — L.R. Business Owner

“Sherri is blessed to have an Ivy League education with a Main Street presence that makes her one of a handful of people that are able to coach, teach, guide and help others flourish with synergistic meaningful engagement. Her advice and shared passion for “making the world a better place” has been a priceless asset, both to me personally, and to our nonprofit.”
K.R., Entrepreneur, Non-Profit Director

“Before I met Sherri, I had spent 10 years refining and redefining my business idea. I smoothed it and updated it. I never launched it, though. I always found it lacking something. Then I learned the five questions to ask future customers. It was like getting the answers before the test! Who wouldn’t want that? I went from stuck in my fear of failure to making my first product.”
M.T., Educator, Entrepreneur

“I now have my dream job: I support the change process for other influencers of young people – teachers, students, building leaders, parents and community youth workers. I let them try things out and offer myself as a co-creator in community thriving. With the evidence from the research base, Sherri empowered me to try things out responsibly and reflect on that experience. My work now directly impacts over 100,000 people.”
— E.R., Community-Wide Project Manager

Client Testimonials

Are you worried that you don’t have what it takes to have a successful business doing something you really love?

“Sherri could give a stone confidence. As a member of her incubator group, she helped me transform a lot of ideas into clear action steps to start my business. Most important, she taught me to embrace failure as a discernible feedback guide to show me the path to true success.” — L.R. Business Owner

“Sherri is blessed to have an Ivy League education with a Main Street presence that makes her one of a handful of people that are able to coach, teach, guide and help others flourish with synergistic meaningful engagement. Her advice and shared passion for “making the world a better place” has been a priceless asset, both to me personally, and to our nonprofit.”
K.R., Entrepreneur, Non-Profit Director

“Before I met Sherri, I had spent 10 years refining and redefining my business idea. I smoothed it and updated it. I never launched it, though. I always found it lacking something. Then I learned the five questions to ask future customers. It was like getting the answers before the test! Who wouldn’t want that? I went from stuck in my fear of failure to making my first product.”
M.T., Educator, Entrepreneur

“I now have my dream job: I support the change process for other influencers of young people – teachers, students, building leaders, parents and community youth workers. I let them try things out and offer myself as a co-creator in community thriving. With the evidence from the research base, Sherri empowered me to try things out responsibly and reflect on that experience. My work now directly impacts over 100,000 people.”
— E.R., Community-Wide Project Manager

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Speaker

Sherri is a speaker and workshop leader in higher education, at live and virtual professional conferences, and in the community. She has spoken to the University of Pennsylvania Imagination Institute; VIA Institute on Character; Communities of Wellbeing/Maroondah Vic AU; Universidad Iberoamericana/Mexico City Positive Psychology Program; Canadian Positive Psychology Association; International Positive Psychology Association; UN World Day of Happiness; Universidad TecMilenio/Monterrey, and the International Positive Education Network.

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Speaker Feedback

“We always want to be heard—put in our two cents—but it’s so amazing to ask questions instead of making statements. Thanks for that reminder! A lot of the time, questions are statements and are judgmental. Thanks so much for teaching me about the importance of language.“

“The models you mention, especially POS-EDGE, will be a great help in my work with adults with ADHD, who often struggle with a lifetime of failures.“

“It was a thrill to see you in action. You have a confidence, grace and conversational, compelling style. It was a pleasure to learn what you were teaching.“

Relationships I’ve Built

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Speaker Feedback

“We always want to be heard—put in our two cents—but it’s so amazing to ask questions instead of making statements. Thanks for that reminder! A lot of the time, questions are statements and are judgmental. Thanks so much for teaching me about the importance of language.“

“The models you mention, especially POS-EDGE, will be a great help in my work with adults with ADHD, who often struggle with a lifetime of failures.“

“It was a thrill to see you in action. You have a confidence, grace and conversational, compelling style. It was a pleasure to learn what you were teaching.“

Relationships I’ve Built

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Books

Unleash Your Epic Self
SMART Strengths
Character Strengths Matter
Resilience
Gratitude
Positive Edge Journal

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Unleash Your Epic Self: The Guide to Crushing it at School, Work and Life

Unleash Your Epic Self workbook teaches adolescents (and adults who work with them) success science in yummy bites. Based on Martin E.P. Seligman’s PERMA theory of wellbeing, the seven chapters of UYES form a foundational curriculum. Mindfully notice what is going well, respond to challenges with real-time resilience, spot and manage your strengths for epic success!
 
Chapters teach and reinforce how to harness your strengths, manage procrastination, build gritty perseverance, and strengthen self-advocacy skills. Each day builds on your successes. Spice up your lunch bunch; bring well-being to health class; build habits and set goals the fun, evidence-based way. Activities and reflection space for daily and weekly learning and growth. Full color/Spiral bound. For school counselors, psychologists, health teachers, home schoolers, parents, students. Ages 14 and up.
 
*During Dec/Jan holidays, limited availability on Amazon. Contact Learn & Flourish directly for bulk and international orders.
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SMART Strengths: Building Character, Resilience and Relationships in Youth.

Sherri is co-author of this popular positive education book. Transform your home and school with the SMART Strengths approach. Grade-leveled appendix of activities.

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Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life

Appreciate, explore and expand your use of character strengths! An all-star cast of 30+ Positive Psychology writers and editors, plus original illustrations.

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Resilience: How to Navigate Life’s Curves

Some people are challenged by life events and and become stronger, more grateful and more successful in their lives. What can we learn from them that can make your life better? This collection answers these questions and more.

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Gratitude: How to Appreciate Life’s Gifts

Explore the benefits and practices of gratitude! Sixteen authors from three continents bring practical suggestions based on the latest research.

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Positive Edge Journal: A Year of Flourishing

Sherri Fisher is the principal author and architect of Positive Edge Journal: A Year of Flourishing. Look inside for 52 bite-sized, research-based, positive, personalized lessons. Learn, Grow, Flourish, and Reflect on your life’s adventures for a happier, more resilient, and measurably more successful you. Designed for individuals/Most powerful in groups.

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