Lina Maria

Science-based wellbeing

Productivity, Resilience, Joy

I help my clients build and strengthen the foundation for a resilient, productive, and joyful life by using and teaching research-based tools and strategies from the scientific field of positive psychology.


What is Positive Psychology?

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of well-being, happiness, and optimal human functioning. The field was started in 1998 by Dr. Martin Seligman, who was president of the American Psychological Association at the time. He realized that the field of psychology had been focusing almost exclusively on understanding and treating illness, but had not actively sought to understand the factors that promote well-being. The growing field of positive psychology focuses on the strengths, virtues and behaviours that allow humans and organizations to thrive. It borrows heavily from evolutionary psychology, behavioural psychology, organizational psychology and neuroscience.

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Who am I anyway?

I am a certified life coach, well-being educator and productivity expert with a background in Positive Psychology. My drive has always been to find the most effective way to bring meaningful positive social change to societies and the world, which led me from studying politics, to the non-profit world, to education, and finally here, where I can put together everything I’ve learned to help people transform their lives. I am passionate about the arts, nature, building community and authenticity. I completed the Applied Positive-Psychology-based coaching program, an ACTP accredited program, through The Flourishing Center in New York. I also hold a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology and am a certified Positive Educator. I hold a Bachelor and Masters degree in Education and a Bachelors degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. There is also a lot more to me and you can read about some of it here.