Why we need to start with strengths
Polly realised she first had talents when she was in the second year of school and invited to be on the debate team. Polly spent hours excitedly writing and rehearsing her speech. She practiced and perfected it. On the day of the debate she stood up proud, fearless and ready to convince everyone in the room. When she finished her speech there was rapturous applause. She felt happy and fulfilled.
Fast forward 12 months and Polly is anxious and depressed…