Meet Tina – Professional Speaker and Scientist

tina-hallis-portrait-2-tallWelcome to The Positive Edge!

I am passionate about helping individuals and organizations be more positive!

During my 20+ years working in Biotechnology, I worked in small start-up companies and large corporations, from R&D to Operations, and, probably like so many of you, I enjoyed many great work experiences where I felt like I was adding value and having an impact. And, probably like many of you, I suffered through miserable situations that drained the life and joy out of me.

Luckily for me, two things happened. The first was I discovered a new science called Positive Psychology. To me this was so exciting because here was a science focused on how we could all live our best lives!  It showed me how building our positivity could give us the necessary courage to quit a really bad job or to see more of the good aspects in a job where we were stuck in the negative. It had  strategies I could actually use to improve my work experience, and it was information I could share to help others with theirs.  The second thing that happened was that I was laid off from my job as a scientist. It was a tough time for biotechnology companies and there had been many layoffs.  This seemed like the perfect opportunity to do something more with this information.

Based on my experience, if there’s one place we could really use help staying positive, it’s at work. So I decided to start my own company, The Positive Edge, with the goal of bringing this information into organizations to help improve the quality of people’s work lives and the quality of company cultures.  As part of this endeavor, I became certified in Positive Psychology through the WholeBeing Institute and an authorized partner for Everything DiSC®.

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to share this information with government agencies, academic institutions, hospital staff, biotech companies, networking groups, sales teams, nonprofits, and more. I would love the chance to share these strategies with your organization to make your work more enjoyable and your company more successful.   Please contact me to discuss your needs and goals.

On the personal side – I live out in the country north of Madison, WI with my husband, young daughter, dog and two cats.  Although I live in Wisconsin, I don’t like the cold. When the weather cooperates, I like to hike, bike, kayak and putter in my yard.

I have greatly appreciated all the wonderful people I have met on my journey and am amazed at their inspiring stories of perseverance.  They have been a great gift in my life.


Check out my video to watch why I believe life is too short to be unhappy at work.