Ep 51: How positive psychology enhances incentive experiences and challenges you to face your triggers, with El Kwang
Positive psychology isn't about staying positive all the time, contrary to popular belief. Applied correctly, the skill of positive psychology will help address our triggers for why we're reacting the way we do during the pandemic, and why we keep self-sabotaging. Ultimately positive psychology just helps people flourish and thrive. But not only that, positive psychology can be used to improve incentive experiences and give meetings a new dimension.
El Kwang designs engaging experiences across the Asia Pacific region and has worked in the hospitality, tourism, and business events industry for over two decades. He is the founder-CEO of consultancy firm Untangled and owns two brand experiences, Biz Events Asia and U Agency. More recently, he established BEAM, an agency that produces content and designs experiences that help their clients’ brands stay ahead of their game. El is also a board member of SITE (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence).
Quotes from Episode:
“(Fact checking) is so important when it comes to understanding self-sabotaging, because I think self-sabotage goes hand-in-hand with impostor syndrome."
“(Positive psychology) is really more about how can we get more of what we want instead of how we suppress… what we don't want. So, it is not about cognitive behaviour therapy, it’s not about changing behaviour. It’s more about enhancing elements in our lives that could help us thrive.”
“The one thing that I love seeing is the usage of the key word ‘resilience’ across the industry, particularly in countries like Singapore. And now that we know what resilience is, (it’s important) to make sure that we can do what we call, ‘presilience’....(being) able to predict the stress that is coming your way. “
- El's evolution of content creation and conversations due to COVID
- How to use positive psychology to help people thrive
- Redesigning and personalising experiences with positive psychology
- The difference between mindfulness and meditation
- Countering self-sabotage with self-awareness
- Where the industry stands with positive psychology practice
- Tips on how to practice positive psychology effectively
Positive Psychology articles on Google Scholar
Connect with El:
LinkedIn: El Kwang
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