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August 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

How People Matter: Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Business Book Club featuring Isaac & Ora Prilleltensky


August 6, 2021
12:00 pm



Books & Books and The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce present…

A Lunch & Learn Event with Isaac & Ora Prilleltensky

How People Matter: Why It Affects Health, Happiness, Love, Work, and Society

Friday, August 6, 12 PM ET




Mattering, which is about feeling valued and adding value, is essential for health, happiness, love, work, and social well-being. We all need to feel valued by, and add value to, ourselves, others, co-workers, and community members. This book shows not only the signs, significance, and sources of mattering, but also presents the strategies to achieve mattering in our personal and professional lives. It uses research-based methods of change to help people achieve a higher sense of purpose and a deeper sense of meaning. Each chapter gives therapists, managers, teachers, parents, and healthcare professionals the tools needed to optimize personal and collective well-being and productivity. The volume explains how promoting mattering within communities fosters wellness and fairness in equal measure. By using the new science of feeling valued and adding value, the authors provide a guide to promoting happier lives and healthier societies.




About the Authors

Isaac Prilleltensky is an award-winning academic and former Dean of the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, USA, where he currently serves as Professor and Vice Provost for Institutional Culture. He also has published 11 books and over 130 papers.

Ora Prilleltensky is a former assistant clinical professor and the former Director of the major in Human and Social Development at the University of Miami, USA. She is a wheelchair-user and has published a book in 2004 about her research on motherhood and disability. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings and has co-authored three books on the promotion of well-being.