Benefits of Training

Most of the topics of wisdom included in the Wonderful Life Project training program have been extensively researched both in university settings and in real-world environments (e.g., work). Researchers have identified at least 96 benefits (to date)--18 benefits associated with business, 53 benefits on the individual level, and 25 benefits to individual health. The results are impressive and consistent with what we have seen in the outcomes when working with clients over the past 20 years.  

Business-Related Benefits

Increase in:

  • Profitability

  • Quality

  • Creativity

  • Job satisfaction

  • ​CEO performance​

  • Marketplace prominence

  • Customer retention

  • Productivity at work

  • Work performance

  • Discretionary effort

  • ​Ability to recover from organizational trauma

  • Sales growth

  • Customer satisfaction

  • Organizational citizenship

  • Willingness to help co-workers

  • Customer service

​Decrease in:

  • Absenteeism, turnover, job burnout, and retaliatory behavior

  • Destructive conflict

Individual Benefits
 

  • Increased happiness

  • Increased trust and trustworthiness

  • Higher quality relationships

  • More friendships

  • ​Reduced likeliness of divorce

  • Greater integrity

  • Less likely to lose job

  • More kindness

  • Reduced violence

  • More autonomy and variety at work

  • Fewer grudges

  • More physical exercise

  • Greater sense of peace

  • Less stress

  • Increased satisfaction with life

  • Greater resilience

  • More likely to graduate from college

  • ​Better understanding of others

  • Increased desire to contribute to society

  • Less likely to overreact to adversity

  • Improved sleep

  • Better marriages

  • Better parenting

  • Increased meaningfulness

  • Greater tranquility

  • Understanding of goodness, morality, and faith

  • Exploration of spirituality/fulfillment

  • Improved coping

  • Greater financial independence

  • Greater closeness to others, a sense of "oneness"

  • Hardiness and hope

  • Increased odds of feeling good in the future

  • Improved sense of balance

  • Improved (more constructive) conflict

  • Seen as more physically attractive

  • ​Seen as less selfish

  • Higher opinion of others

  • Less self-criticism

  • Enhanced happiness of spouse

  • Increased energy and activity

  • More interested and informed

  • Greater enjoyment of leisure and group activities

  • Gratitude

  • Better judgment of performance

  •  Less delinquent activity

  • Set higher goals and higher self-efficacy

  • Competence and self-esteem

  • Optimism

  • Enhanced original thinking

  • Less loneliness/increased sense of community

  • Less depression following a crisis

  • Increased income

  • More willingness to help others

Health Benefits
 

  • Improved cardiovascular functioning

  • Less obesity

  • Less pain

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Fewer illnesses

  • Reduced frequency of upper respiratory infection

  • Less adult-onset diabetes

  • Enhanced NK cell activities

  • Improved gastro-intestinal functioning

  • Reduced risk of suicide

  • Fewer problems with long-term diseases, like diabetes

  • Reduced substance abuse

  • Reduced mortality

  • Quicker return to normal activities after cardiac surgery

  • Less susceptibility to illness

  • Fewer unintentional injuries

  • Longer life after serious injury or illness

  • Fewer sports-related injuries

  • Enhanced antibody activity

  • Greater perseverance

  • Longer life

  • Reduced risk of stroke

  • Improved mental health

  • Improved general health

  • Reduced risk of work disability​