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The power of a positive attitude

A positive attitude invokes a mental and emotional state characterised by optimism, enthusiasm, and a constructive outlook on life. It involves focusing on the “brighter side”, looking for solutions rather than dwelling on problems, and approaching challenges with resilience and determination. A positive attitude can have a deep impact on various aspects of life, including … Continue reading The power of a positive attitude

Teaching Empathy

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. It goes beyond sympathy, which is merely acknowledging and feeling sorry for someone’s emotions. Empathy involves putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and truly understanding their perspective and emotions. Here at Character Builders, we have been reflecting on the year past and the … Continue reading Teaching Empathy

Goal Setting

Setting goals is an important skill that both kids and adults can benefit from. Whether it’s the start of a new year or any other time, goal setting helps us focus our efforts and work towards something meaningful. The Importance of Goal Setting Setting goals allows us to have a clear direction and purpose in … Continue reading Goal Setting

Is it really necessary to push ourselves outside of our comfort zones?

“The comfort zone is a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk.” Judith Bardwick, Author, “Danger in the Comfort Zone” While we exist and operate within our comfort zone, there isn’t a … Continue reading Is it really necessary to push ourselves outside of our comfort zones?

What are Character Strengths and how can you use them effectively?

Each of us possesses 24 Character Strengths under the virtues of Wisdom, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance and Transcendence. We have all of these strengths in different degrees that combine to give us a unique character strength profile. Our character strengths are the positive parts of our personality that make us feel authentic and engaged. Research … Continue reading What are Character Strengths and how can you use them effectively?

Building Character Through A Global Crisis

Our team at Character Builders have been journeying through the uncertainty of COVID-19 over the past month. We have been busily preparing for the closure and shutdown of our engagements while simultaneously developing online support for our valued clients. The contagion has challenged us to be the best we can be both as individuals and … Continue reading Building Character Through A Global Crisis

Giving them a reason to lead

Over the past 12 years Character Builders has been running leadership programs through incursions, excursions and retreats. During this time we have identified a number of reasons why students will, and will not step up to serve the school in a leadership capacity. As a discussion point with your students and teachers here are some … Continue reading Giving them a reason to lead

Character Builders’ Sequential Programs

Did you know that Character Builders offer specifically tailored sequential programs? We strongly believe that our messages of confidence, respect and self esteem are a crucial part of every students’ successful journey through school.  We have worked meticulously to create a series of fun, exciting, engaging and meaningful programs that complement and supplement each other … Continue reading Character Builders’ Sequential Programs