Elaine Mead holds a BSc Dual Honors in Psychology and Criminology.
Elaine Mead has almost a decade of experience working with and supporting individuals from a range of backgrounds to uncover and progress towards their career and work goals.
For the last 4 years, she has worked with young people in a range of educational settings on careers education, information and guidance, as well as coaching and supporting their skills development to better be able to handle the ups and downs of life.
This includes topics such as resilience, confidence, public speaking, coping with failure, positive reframing, and others.
Titles, Training & Degrees
- BSc Dual Honors in Psychology and Criminology at Keele University
- Certificate IV in Counselling Skills
- Positive Psychology at Work at The University of Western Australia
- Candidate for Certificate IV in Training and Assessment at Plenty Training
- Candidate for Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Coaching and Mentoring at the Institute of Counseling
- Certificate in Art Therapy
First- and Second-Author Publications
Elaine is contributing author of the book Career Journeys for Young People.
Why Should You Trust What Elaine Writes?
As someone who is actively working with young people on some of the core areas of life where positive psychology concepts have a direct impact, you can trust that what she writes is deeply researched and written to help you better utilize these concepts in accessible ways. She’s passionate about uncovering new ideas, new ways of working on herself, and new ways of better supporting those she works with.
A Personal Message from Elaine
“Writing for PositivePsychology.com is an extremely rewarding experience for me personally and professionally, and I hope that comes through in my articles.”
– Elaine Mead
12 Positive Psychology Coaching Certification & Trainings
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Personal Strengths Defined (+ List of 92 Personal Strengths)
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15 Art Therapy Activities & Ideas for Kids (Incl. PDF)
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How to Benefit from Mindful Running & Mindful Exercise
If you’ve ever laced up your running shoes and covered a few miles in the great outdoors, you’ll likely understand the simple joys a good [...]
Positive Psychology Coaching vs. Life Coaching: A Comparison
As coaches, we know how transformative the coaching experience can be for clients. Many people who seek coaching usually have some idea of an area [...]
21 Tools to Maximize Self-Control and Self-Regulation
Picture the scene: you’re at work, and your boss has just thrown you and your colleague a huge curveball. Your boss needs an urgent report [...]
8 PERMA Model Activities & Worksheets to Apply With Clients
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What Is Positive Psychotherapy? (Benefits & Model)
Seeking out any type of therapy can be daunting. We often realize that we could benefit from external support slowly, and for many, taking the [...]
22 Self-Actualization Tests & Tools to Apply Maslow’s Theory
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16 Self-Concept Questionnaires, Activities and Tests (+PDF)
Take a moment and ask yourself: Who am I? How do you answer such a complex question? It’s tough and one that psychologists have consistently [...]
What is Teletherapy & The Benefits of Online Therapy
For most people, we understand the benefits and sometimes the necessity of seeking out therapy. It can be a rewarding and valuable experience, helping us [...]
What is Positive Self-Talk? (Incl. Examples)
It’s not uncommon for most of us to keep a running dialogue inside our heads. This dialogue can range from giving ourselves instructions while we [...]
6 Scales to Measure Coping + The Brief Cope Inventory
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25 Sharp Emotional Intelligence Interview Questions
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The Top 20 Life Coaching Books You Should Read
No matter who you are, where you are in life, or where you want to be, most of us will admit to wanting to be [...]
4 Scales to Measure Satisfaction with Life (SWLS)
Reflecting on our sense of happiness in different key areas of life can be difficult, especially if our life is seemingly all going well. Sometimes [...]
12 Tips for Life Coaching Kids & Coaching Children
For many young people in today’s modern world, the list of demands they find themselves dealing with is endless. From studies at school to managing [...]
6 Benefits of Happiness According to the Research
There are very few people who would say they wouldn’t like to be happier, and it’s easy to see why. The feeling of happiness is [...]
What is Mindful Self-Compassion? (Incl. Exercises + PDF)
When we talk about mindfulness, there are a number of thoughts that come to mind. We know it’s about building our own sense of self-awareness, [...]
45 Goal Setting Activities, Exercises & Games (+ PDF)
How many times have you approached the start of a new year with a list of positive goals you want to achieve, only to feel [...]