About the Author
James Brook and Dr Paul Brewerton, founders of Strengths Partnership,(www.strengthspartnership.com) are recognised experts and innovators of positive psychology in the workplace. Strengths Partnership has a ?1.2 million turnover and clients include Facebook, Legal & General, Santander, Photobox, British Council and Pizza Express. They have 10 UK resellers, 10 global distributors (including China, U.S.A. Ireland, Norway, France, The Netherlands, India, UAE, Sub Saharan Africa, Poland) and 30 consulting partners who sell and promote their Strengthscope products, which include a strengths-profiling 360 assessment, strengths building for teams and ?strengths coaching. There are 1600 accredited partners in the UK and 400 internationally, plus a 10,000 name database. James is an accomplished executive coach, facilitator, consultant and speaker with over 17 years' experience developing high performing leaders, teams and organisations through helping people optimise their distinctive strengths and competencies. He has strong international experience and has run consulting, training and coaching projects for a variety of organisations including Allen and Overy, CareerBuilder, Foster Wheeler, ING Direct, Kellogg's, Brown and Root, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Tesco, Shell and Yahoo! Dr Paul Brewerton is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with over 17 years' experience in leading successful consulting practices and projects. He has worked with a diverse range of clients including, the Natural History Museum, Bank of England, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Royal Air Force, Takeda, Oracle, Panasonic and many other organisations. Both authors are regular speakers to managers, leaders, business schools and L&D practitioners.