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Have you been impacted by the work of SOMO Leadership Labs, founded by Louis Alloro & Associates and designed w/ +others. Has your quality of life increased? We are having a virtual bake-sale to raise funds--would you exchange some dough for our impact? More ...

The world is changing at a fast pace—in education, politics, healthcare, even the institution of marriage. How can we help people remain sane and kind through the tumult of uncertainty?

How do we help people step into leadership in co-designing the best possible future for themselves and others? How can we help people choose to perceive opportunities, not threats, in these change processes -- which ultimately serve to increase their and others’ wellbeing?

We help people become mindful of thinking patterns and become more effective change-agents in their networks. By leveraging SOcial-eMOtional Leaders within social and professional networks – and giving them learning lab experiences to build psychological muscle – we effect positive and sustainable changes in how people think and behave that extend back to the leaders’ work groups, families, and regions, giving lots of people SO’MO of what they want in life.

Louis Alloro had a vision for the impact of intentional and relational leadership fifteen years ago when he was teaching high school English. There, he saw many students not feel good about who they were. It reminded him of his own high school experience. But from this side of the desk, he had a different vantage point and identified an epidemic of sorts. When he looked into some of those students’ lives, he found dysfunctional families. It was the first time he looked at his family and thought, “Oh, boy – we can do better.”

Thus, hatched a deep desire to influence change--at home first. Years later, in discovering the scientific and professional movement called positive psychology, he thought, “This is it! Unless we really learn to think differently, nothing will ever really change.” He is one of the first one hundred people in the world to have a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania where he developed the concept of SOcial-eMOtional Leadership theoretically and did action research to see what it would be like to be a SOMO leader in his own family. “Hey guys, we can do better.” (Alloro, 2008)

Knowing that we are influenced by each other, SOMO serves a call-to-action for more positive and shared leadership in our networks. The big picture outcomes of SOMO involve the evolution of systems in domains of healthcare, education, and other social services using social entrepreneurial business strategies empowering people to empower people to create positive shifts in how they think, feel, and behave.

The time is now. The choice is (y)ours.

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