Meet Kristin Lowe

Hello! ...and thanks for stopping by.

Hi there! I'm Kristin, and Solros is my positivity project. 🌻

 

I'm a former international school teacher now working as a consulting organisational psychologist, strengths-based leadership coach, and positive parenting educator. 

I'm married to a long-time international school leader, and together we've raised three terrific daughters in Japan, Hong Kong, Beijing, and the Netherlands.

 

I'm passionate about helping international school leaders, teachers, staff, and parents use the tools and principles of positive psychology to develop community-wide positivity and wellbeing while teaching, mentoring, and raising our next generation of change-makers.

 

I've seen firsthand how positive psychology transforms lives, teams, families, and schools - empowering and equipping each person to fulfill their unique, meaningful, and positive purpose in the world.

 

...and I'm on a mission to help as many people as possible do exactly that.

Here's a bit about my background and interests...

To make a very long story short, I began my career as a teacher, started a productivity training and coaching business, and spent 13 years working in corporate Learning and Development. I also studied organisational psychology, positive psychology, advanced instructional design, counseling, and coaching.

 

I built and developed two terrific consulting teams from scratch and gained loads of terrific leadership and management experience in the process. All along the way, I learned a lot about what helps people and organisations learn, grow and thrive.

Then I took a little break, and I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do next.

Over the years my husband (an international school Director) and I have talked and talked about what we believe is needed to transform international education so it can best serve the needs of students - equipping them for a positive future as capable, confident, and caring people.

 

To us, this includes serving the development needs of faculty and families as well. He's been doing his part to innovate and support positive change within school communities every day. And I wanted to do this, too.

 

Solros is my way of bringing all my learning and experience back to my roots in international education...and I must say, I really missed it! I absolutely love working with international educators and expat parents again. You are my people, and together we can change the world (well, our little part of it, anyway)!

I've listed some highlights of my professional journey below. If you're curious about the details, you can read all that on my LinkedIn profile (and I would love to connect with you while you're there!). 

What's on my mind...

 

I post my mullings and musings on LinkedIn on a pretty regular basis - stuff you won't find on our company social media pages (but those are well worth a follow, too).

 

On LinkedIn, I think out loud about lots of things that emerge from my day-to-day work: positive organisational development for international schools, strengths-based educational leadership, teacher/staff wellbeing, positive parenting, and examples of positive education in practice.

 

I'd love for you to join the conversation!

⚠️ Fair warning: I like emojis (and I think they're good for our brains) 😉 

Here's some of the "official stuff" about me...

Experience

  • International school teaching, PD programs, and parent education

  • Startup team leadership:
    capability & capacity building

  • Coaching & facilitation: leadership, productivity, and collaboration

 

  • Consultative global program
    design for MNC on 6 continents

  • Direct, intensive study with two of the world's leading researchers in positive psychology: Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener; and positive education: Dr. Lea Waters

Qualifications

  • B.S. Education / TESOL

  • M.A. Organisational Psychology

  • ICF Associate Certified Coach 

  • Certified Positive Psychology Coach​ (CPPC)

 

  • Certified International Counselor

 

  • ATD Master Instructional Designer

  • Strength Switch Parenting Course Licensed Facilitator

  • Visible Wellbeing for Schools
    Licensed Facilitator

Psychometric Assessment

Accredited in these instruments...

  • Strengths Profile

  • MBTI Steps 1&2

  • Hogan Leadership Forecast

  • BetterUp Whole Person Model

  • Visible Wellbeing SEARCH Audit

 

Experienced in using these...

  • PCQ (Psychological Capital)

  • VIA Character Strengths

Bring the Benefits of Positive Psychology
to Your School Community

 

Curious about how I can help you build a positive school community?

Let's talk about it!

 

You can send a chat message, email me, or set up a call - just click the button below to get started. I look forward to meeting you and hearing about life at your school!

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