Appreciative Engagement Coaching Certificate Get your Level 1 Certificate in Appreciative Engagement Coaching! The first cohort has been filled.  To learn more and participate in the next cohort email us at

Jackie is a guest lecturer at Champlain College as part of their Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner Certification, and also sits on the Council of Practice. To learn more about this certification and other programs Champlain offers click here:

Jackie is on the team to help design the 2018 Positive Education Summit that will be held in Burlington Vermont in June 2018. The purpose of the summit is to “help unite the best in the field of education with the best in the field of positive psychology to accelerate the impacts of positive education for some 23 million preschool children, 50 million students in K-12 classrooms and 20+ million students in higher education, and also help further support schools as positive institutions that are also great places to work for all employees.”

Jackie has teamed up with Flourishing Leadership Institute (FLI) as a senior Appreciative Inquiry strategist, and is helping to design and facilitate large scale Appreciative Inquiry Summits Click here to learn more about FLI:

Jackie created a separate business related to Appreciative Living on overcoming Emotional Flatlining, which is sometimes referred to as anhedonia. This is a neurological condition where you cannot feel positive emotion and is sometimes confused as depression. Click here to view the website and support program: 

Past Events

Jackie will be a guest on the radio show “Aging without Wrinkles” Wednesday March 15th at 8pm.

Jackie was interviewed by Andrea Riggs for the GypsyFam Podcast. Click here to listen

Jackie was interviewed by Positivity Strategist Robyn Stratton-Berkessel on Appreciative Living. Click here to listen to the interview

Jackie will be in Williamsburg February 18-20 celebrating “Appreciative Inquiry: Past, Present, and Future.”

2-Day Workshop: Living the Appreciative Life Sponsored by Duke Integrative Medicine. Join Jackie live for 2 days to learn how to apply Appreciative Living to create greater joy than you ever dreamed possible!

Open Presentation: The Art of Joy Charleston County Main Library. In this engaging presentation, Jackie will share how we are the artists of our own lives, with simple steps for seeing the beauty in every moment and creating more joy right now. The presentation will be followed by a book signing, with all proceeds to benefit the Charleston County libraries.

SOL Conference: Oxford, UK. Jackie will present an Appreciative Engagement case study on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters at the SOL conference on Friday Sept 7 at 16:30.

Appreciative Living Course Liverpool, UK. Sponsored by Appreciating People. Join Jackie to learn all about Appreciative Living in this special 2-day workshop! Click here to learn more.

The Foundations of Appreciative Engagement Virtual Workshop! Click here to learn more about the workshop!

Guideposts Magazine Interview: Click here to view 3 video clips of Jackie Kelm talking about Appreciative Living with Guideposts Magazine,. (Note that you will see the other 2 clips below after playing the first one).

Axiom News posted two articles on Appreciative Living. The first article is, “AI Catalyst to Creating Peace, says Expert.” The second is “Applying AI to Personal Lives Creates Transformative Change.” Check them out!

Going Deeper with Appreciative Living Call Series: If you have previously attended an Appreciative Living teleclass or workshop, you are eligible to participant in this monthly call series. The purpose of the calls is to help you integrate the principles of Appreciative Inquiry more fully into your daily live. For information on how to register, contact

Appreciative Living Virtual Workshop! This workshop is now closed, and will be offered again  in the future.  Click here to learn more about it.

AI Storyathon, Washington DC – Jackie will be presenting on stage at the AI Storython sponosed by AI consulting.

National MS Pilot Follow-up Session: Jackie will be in Cleveland OH for the National MS Society follow-up session of the Appreciative Living Learning Circle pilot program. Click here for more information.

The Buzz Builder Radio Show: Jackie will be a featured guest on Deidre Hughey’s 3-Steps Forward Program on blogtalkradio from noon to 12:30pm eastern time.

Case-NTL AI Certification Program – Interested in getting certified in Appreciative Inquiry? Jackie will be teaching an Appreciative Living course in Bethel, Maine as part of the Case-NTL AI certification program.

John Warnick Interview – Jackie Kelm will be participating in an interactive interview with the Purposeful Planning Collaboration on Tuesday, June 1st at Noon EDT. Jackie will be discussing the importance of the Appreciative Inquiry and her work with Appreciate Living. The Purposeful Planning Collaboration is an educational and training institute for financial planners, estate planning attorneys, family business consultants, fiduciaries and family office professionals who are interested in the keys and paradigms to Purposeful Planning and the secrets of Purposeful Trusts.

National MS Kick-off Meeting: Jackie will be in Cleveland OH for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society kick-off of the Appreciative Living Learning Circle pilot program.

Appreciative Living Teleseminar! Jackie held a 6-week teleseminar on The Foundations of Appreciative Living, and it was wildly successful! Next one will run in the fall.

International AI Conference Jackie will be presenting an on-line session titled “Appreciative Living: How to Apply AI in 3 Simple Steps, and how You can Join the Global Movement.” Her presentation will be Monday morning Nov. 16 at 9:30am EST, and you can participate from wherever you are in the world.

Carrboro NC Book Beat Jackie Kelm will be the guest author for the live one-hour radio show “Carrboro Book Beat” that airs on WCOM 103.5 FM, in Carrboro, NC. Many of the shows are recorded and available later to download as podcasts at

WPKN radio, 10:00am EST Jackie Kelm will be interviewed on WPKN’s “Second Saturday Magazine” program on Saturday, April 11th at 10:00am EST. It airs on Bridgeport and New Haven CT on 89.5 FM, and Montauk, Westerly, and New London NY on 88.7 FM. You can also listen online at

ASJA Conference, New York City Jackie Kelm will be exhibiting and attending the ASJA Writers Conference in New York, NY.

Appreciative Inquiry Special Interest Group, New York City Jackie Kelm will be in New York city March 27-31 for a variety of engagements. One that is open to the public will be held by the New York AI Special Interest Group on March 30 from 5:45-8pm at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Ave in New York, NY. In this highly interactive session, Jackie will present her simple three step process for applying Appreciative Living to any situation. She will also explore the economic downturn from an appreciative perspective, and participants will engage in several reframing exercises.

Sirius Satellite Radio XM Sister Marie Pappas will interview Jackie Kelm in-studio March 31 at 1:00pm EST on Sirius XM radio. The show is “Pathways to Learning” and more information can be found at

WPYB 1130 AM radio Jackie Kelm will be featured for a full half hour in-studio show of the “Senior Citizen’s Corner” on WPYB 1130 AM in Benson, NC from 2:00-2:30pm. A free book will be given away! Visit for more info.

KSFR-FM Santa Fe Public Radio. Jackie will be interviewed on The Journey Home with Diego Mulligan, at 7:40pm on Feb. 6. To listen in online visit

Sirius Satellite Radio Jackie Kelm will be interviewed on The Catholic Channel 159 on Sirius Satellite XM radio at 11:15pm on Feb. 4th for the show, “Fully Alive with Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak.”

Paradise Radio Interview with Jackie Kelm Dr. Alvin Jones will be interviewing Jackie Kelm on WCBQ live radio early Thursday morning at 6:30am. He will be giving away a few free copies of the book as well, so listen in if you can! Visit WCBQ at

Durham Book Store Presentation/Signing Jackie will be at the Regulator Bookshop at 720 9th Street, Durham NC 27705 at 7pm Thursday, Jan. 29. She will present findings from the book, and discussion will be followed by a signing. Contact the bookstore at 919-286-2700 for more information.

“How to Create Real Joy with Appreciative Living” in Raleigh, NC Jackie will present at the Journey’s celebration service on the above topic on Jan 18th. The service is open to all and begins at 10:30am. She will be selling and signing books afterwards.

Job Talk Radio, WJJG AM 1530 Chicago Jackie will be talking about her latest book and how it relates to your career on live job talk radio hosted by Terry Tierney and Joy Maquire Dooley. The show will air live from 4:10-4:30pm central time and replay on Monday Jan 19th from 9-10am central time.

Appreciative Living audio book now available through Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic This organization offers free audio books for qualified individuals. For more information about this organization, and to get your free copy of Appreciative Living (you must be a member of rfbd) visit

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