LOUIS ALLORO, M.ED., MAPP
Louis Alloro is a change-agent (Founder of Louis Alloro + Associates) 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. Other innovative thinkers he studied with include Barb Fredrickson (Positive Emotions), Chris Peterson (Virtue, character, and strength), and Mihaliy Csikszentmihalyi (Flow).
Louis’ graduate research and thesis work at the University of Pennsylvania melded Positive Psychology with social construction theory, the idea that reality is whatever we create, into a framework called Social-Emotional Leadership designed to help systemic positive change within organizations or communities.
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 is a Fellow at George Mason University’s Center for Consciousness and Transformation.
ADELE DIMARCO-KIOUS, MBA
Adele is a principal and a partner with Currere, Inc. Her passion is inspiring people to live and lead from their heart and soul. She lives this passion professionally by co-creating and facilitating experiences that inspire people and organizations to more clearly see and honor who they are, what they want, and their path to attainment. She brings extensive experience in researching, designing, and delivering projects and programs that result in increased organizational vitality, adaptability, and effectiveness. Over the past fifteen years, she has worked with more than fifty organizations, helping them to increase their social capital and manifest their authentic power. Using frameworks and processes grounded in systems thinking, Gestalt organizational theory, and Appreciative Inquiry, these projects range from organizational assessments, to new project/program feasibility studies, to the design and delivery of leadership development and culture change initiatives.
Adele holds a BS, Biology (Honors Research Degree) Purdue University, a BA Cultural Anthropology, Indiana University, a MA Cultural Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, and an MBA, Case Western Reserve University. She also holds an Organization and Systems Development Certificate from the Gestalt Center for Organizations and Systems Development and has completed extensive Gestalt training. When Adele isn’t working her passion, she is joyfully spending time with her husband Chris and son Cahlel laughing, cooking, journaling or taking a walk in one of Cleveland’s many woods.
CARIN ROCKIND, MAPP
Positive Psychology practitioner, professor and motivational speaker, Carin Rockind of CLeaR, helps organizations, communities and people to thrive. With more than 15 years of marketing, community development and training experience, Carin’s unique approach encourages people to be their best, and enables organizations to flourish.