Frederika Roberts

Frederika Roberts is a vibrant, energetic speaker who applies her expertise in Positive Psychology to enhance the wellbeing and performance of staff, leaders and students in schools and universities, and of staff and leadership teams in businesses.
FEE : £1k – £3k+
Virtual: £1k-£3k
In-person: £1k-£3k

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Frederika Roberts is a vibrant, energetic speaker who applies her expertise in Positive Psychology to enhance the wellbeing and performance of staff, leaders and students in schools and universities, and of staff and leadership teams in businesses.

Frederika’s experience includes setting up and managing businesses in recruitment, specialist food production & sales, and social media marketing, as well as working as a teacher. Since 2013, Frederika has been active as a speaker, trainer, lecturer and consultant, applying Positive Psychology to education, business and charity settings. She also keeps her classroom experience current by working as a supply teacher, and is undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Education with a research focus on whole school wellbeing.

Frederika is the author of “Recipe for Happiness” (2013) and “For Flourishing’s Sake” (2020), co-author of “Character Toolkit for Teachers” (2018) and “Character Toolkit Strength Cards” (2020), and co-editor of “The Big Book of Whole School Wellbeing” (2022).

Whether you are looking for a conference keynote or a lively, interactive and memorable workshop, Frederika will work with you to take into account the unique culture and climate of your organisation when crafting her content for you; her keynote or workshop will always be bespoke to your organisation and requirements, but you can see examples of the types of sessions she can run for you under ‘featured topics’, below.

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Featured Topics Include:

1
Employee happiness and wellbeing

Everyday habits for mental health and wellbeing.

In a keynote combining inspirational storytelling and the presentation of evidence-based wellbeing tools, your employees will learn about simple tools and everyday habits they can use to support their mental health and wellbeing. With ample evidence showing that employees who are mentally well are more productive, better at problem-solving, and stay with their organisation longer, supporting their mental health and wellbeing is no longer a nice-to-have, but essential to running a successful business.

2
Pupil/Student wellbeing

i. Supporting wellbeing in key exam years.

In this fun and interactive workshop, students will learn to:

  • Recognise and describe a range of emotions.
  • Understand the role of positive emotions in supporting wellbeing and overcoming negativity bias.
  • Understand stress and how to manage it.
  • Apply practical tools and habits to maintain everyday wellbeing and mental health.
  • Use simple calming practices before exams.
  • Practise activities to boost their mood and optimistic outlook.

 

ii. Tips and habits for mental health and wellbeing.

In a talk combining inspirational storytelling and the presentation of evidence-based wellbeing tools, students will learn about simple tools and everyday habits they can use to support their mental health and wellbeing.

3
Character Education / Improving student outcomes through strengths-based tools

i. Supporting positive transition into senior school through character strengths and positive relationships.

In this fun and interactive workshop, students will learn to:

  • Understand and recognise their own character strengths, including when they are over- or under-using certain strengths.
  • Use character strengths to support their learning.
  • Recognise and celebrate the character strengths of their peers and the adults around them to help them build positive relationships.

 

ii. Supporting progression into higher education and/or the world of work through character strengths.

In this fun and interactive workshop, students will learn to:

  • Recognise, understand and communicate their own strengths (including in the context of university and job applications).
  • Use their character strengths to support their learning and overcome challenges.
  • Recognise when they are under- or over-using certain character strengths.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with their peers and the adults around them, through: Recognising and celebrating others’ character strengths & Using active-constructive responding and assertive communication techniques.
4
Wellbeing for school staff and leadership teams

In a fun and interactive workshop format, school teaching and non-teaching staff, middle- and senior leaders will:

  • Understand what mental health is and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health.
  • Understand stress and how to manage it.
  • Understand the role of positive emotions in supporting their own wellbeing and overcoming negativity bias.
  • Apply practical tools and habits to maintain everyday wellbeing and mental health.
  • Practise activities to boost their mood and optimistic outlook.
5
Whole School Wellbeing

i. Taking a whole school approach to wellbeing.

In this lively, interactive workshop, Senior Leadership Team members will explore and focus on practical and strategic ways to increase whole school wellbeing, including:

  • Why take a whole school approach? What does it mean?
  • Models of whole school wellbeing.
  • Promoting enthusiasm and buy-in.
  • Systems & policies viewed through a wellbeing lens.
  • Recognising the school’s existing strengths and building on them to support the wellbeing of all members of the school community.
  • Taking into account the school’s unique cultural context.

 

ii. Appreciative Inquiry – a school-wide approach to promoting wellbeing.

Frederika is a certified Appreciative Inquiry (the best type of ‘AI’!) Practitioner and is using AI methodology in her doctoral research to help all stakeholders in a school community work together to improve wellbeing.

Whether you wish to run a full AI process, or to integrate some of its powerful tools and methodologies into your school’s everyday practices to improve wellbeing in your school, Frederika can work with you as a facilitator and consultant to guide you through this powerful and unique strengths-based process.

 

iii. Introduction to Positive Psychology to support wellbeing in school: A 5-workshop course for pastoral and leadership teams.

Workshop 1:

  • What is Positive Psychology and why does it matter in a school context?
  • Examples of applications in schools.

 

Workshop 2:

  • Positive relationships and positive community.

 

Workshop 3:

  • Introduction to character strengths and their value in supporting positive relationships and learning.
  • Introducing character strengths into everyday school language.

 

Workshop 4:

  • The role of optimism and positive emotions to support wellbeing and learning.

 

Workshop 5:

  • Introduction to Flow.
  • The role of purpose and goals in supporting wellbeing.
6
Strengths-based workplaces

In a lively and highly interactive workshop format, your employees will learn to:

  • Understand and recognise their own character strengths, including when they are over- or under-using certain strengths and how this affects their workplace performance and relationships.
  • Recognise and celebrate their colleagues’ strengths to help them build positive relationships.
  • Communicate their own and the organisation’s strengths (e.g. to support client pitches, to produce marketing materials, etc).
  • Recognise, understand and communicate the strengths of team members they manage, to support positive performance and career progression conversations.
  • Use their character strengths to overcome challenges inside and outside of work.
7
Positive relationships and teamwork

Building a positive team culture.

In this lively, interactive workshop, staff will learn to:

  • Understand the power and importance of positive relationships inside and outside of work.
  • Recognise and celebrate their own and their colleagues’ strengths.
  • Identify and celebrate the collective strengths within their team and wider organisation.
  • Celebrate commonalities and differences between themselves and colleagues.
  • Get to know colleagues within their own team and other departments better.
1
Employee happiness and wellbeing

Everyday habits for mental health and wellbeing.

In a keynote combining inspirational storytelling and the presentation of evidence-based wellbeing tools, your employees will learn about simple tools and everyday habits they can use to support their mental health and wellbeing. With ample evidence showing that employees who are mentally well are more productive, better at problem-solving, and stay with their organisation longer, supporting their mental health and wellbeing is no longer a nice-to-have, but essential to running a successful business.

2
Pupil/Student wellbeing

i. Supporting wellbeing in key exam years.

In this fun and interactive workshop, students will learn to:

  • Recognise and describe a range of emotions.
  • Understand the role of positive emotions in supporting wellbeing and overcoming negativity bias.
  • Understand stress and how to manage it.
  • Apply practical tools and habits to maintain everyday wellbeing and mental health.
  • Use simple calming practices before exams.
  • Practise activities to boost their mood and optimistic outlook.

 

ii. Tips and habits for mental health and wellbeing.

In a talk combining inspirational storytelling and the presentation of evidence-based wellbeing tools, students will learn about simple tools and everyday habits they can use to support their mental health and wellbeing.

3
Character Education / Improving student outcomes through strengths-based tools

i. Supporting positive transition into senior school through character strengths and positive relationships.

In this fun and interactive workshop, students will learn to:

  • Understand and recognise their own character strengths, including when they are over- or under-using certain strengths.
  • Use character strengths to support their learning.
  • Recognise and celebrate the character strengths of their peers and the adults around them to help them build positive relationships.

 

ii. Supporting progression into higher education and/or the world of work through character strengths.

In this fun and interactive workshop, students will learn to:

  • Recognise, understand and communicate their own strengths (including in the context of university and job applications).
  • Use their character strengths to support their learning and overcome challenges.
  • Recognise when they are under- or over-using certain character strengths.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with their peers and the adults around them, through: Recognising and celebrating others’ character strengths & Using active-constructive responding and assertive communication techniques.
4
Wellbeing for school staff and leadership teams

In a fun and interactive workshop format, school teaching and non-teaching staff, middle- and senior leaders will:

  • Understand what mental health is and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health.
  • Understand stress and how to manage it.
  • Understand the role of positive emotions in supporting their own wellbeing and overcoming negativity bias.
  • Apply practical tools and habits to maintain everyday wellbeing and mental health.
  • Practise activities to boost their mood and optimistic outlook.
5
Whole School Wellbeing

i. Taking a whole school approach to wellbeing.

In this lively, interactive workshop, Senior Leadership Team members will explore and focus on practical and strategic ways to increase whole school wellbeing, including:

  • Why take a whole school approach? What does it mean?
  • Models of whole school wellbeing.
  • Promoting enthusiasm and buy-in.
  • Systems & policies viewed through a wellbeing lens.
  • Recognising the school’s existing strengths and building on them to support the wellbeing of all members of the school community.
  • Taking into account the school’s unique cultural context.

 

ii. Appreciative Inquiry – a school-wide approach to promoting wellbeing.

Frederika is a certified Appreciative Inquiry (the best type of ‘AI’!) Practitioner and is using AI methodology in her doctoral research to help all stakeholders in a school community work together to improve wellbeing.

Whether you wish to run a full AI process, or to integrate some of its powerful tools and methodologies into your school’s everyday practices to improve wellbeing in your school, Frederika can work with you as a facilitator and consultant to guide you through this powerful and unique strengths-based process.

 

iii. Introduction to Positive Psychology to support wellbeing in school: A 5-workshop course for pastoral and leadership teams.

Workshop 1:

  • What is Positive Psychology and why does it matter in a school context?
  • Examples of applications in schools.

 

Workshop 2:

  • Positive relationships and positive community.

 

Workshop 3:

  • Introduction to character strengths and their value in supporting positive relationships and learning.
  • Introducing character strengths into everyday school language.

 

Workshop 4:

  • The role of optimism and positive emotions to support wellbeing and learning.

 

Workshop 5:

  • Introduction to Flow.
  • The role of purpose and goals in supporting wellbeing.
6
Strengths-based workplaces

In a lively and highly interactive workshop format, your employees will learn to:

  • Understand and recognise their own character strengths, including when they are over- or under-using certain strengths and how this affects their workplace performance and relationships.
  • Recognise and celebrate their colleagues’ strengths to help them build positive relationships.
  • Communicate their own and the organisation’s strengths (e.g. to support client pitches, to produce marketing materials, etc).
  • Recognise, understand and communicate the strengths of team members they manage, to support positive performance and career progression conversations.
  • Use their character strengths to overcome challenges inside and outside of work.
7
Positive relationships and teamwork

Building a positive team culture.

In this lively, interactive workshop, staff will learn to:

  • Understand the power and importance of positive relationships inside and outside of work.
  • Recognise and celebrate their own and their colleagues’ strengths.
  • Identify and celebrate the collective strengths within their team and wider organisation.
  • Celebrate commonalities and differences between themselves and colleagues.
  • Get to know colleagues within their own team and other departments better.
Individual-Speakers-Quote

A great morning of training with so many helpful tools to implement in school to support staff and pupil well-being. Fred is very friendly and approachable and her knowledge of well-being is vast.

Katie Robinson, Acting Headteacher, Lamplugh CE School

Individual-Speakers-Quote

We were delighted to have Frederika speak at the International Positive Education Network’s Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference in October. The talk was well attended, I received only excellent feedback and saw Fred’s name repeatedly in our delegates’ lists of favourite speakers for the day. Frederika’s knowledge of positive education and wellbeing in schools is extensive, but what come across when she speaks is her absolute passion for ensuring current and future generations, of students are fully equipped for their lives socially, emotionally and academically. I would not hesitate to recommend Frederika.

Ian Picken, Director: Events, Partnerships & Sponsorship, IPEN (International Positive Education Network)

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