Some questions come up on a regular basis.

This is just a start to some of the questions we hear most often. If you don’t see your question here, reach out. We’d love to chat.


  • Is Mayerson Academy a school?

    No. Mayerson Academy is a conceptual home for adults seeking learning experiences that create transformative change that makes for great places to learn and work.

  • Is Mayerson Academy connected to the Mayerson Foundation?

    No. However, we do share the same board chair and claim the same founder.

  • How is Mayerson Academy connected with VIA?

    VIA is one of the scientific knowledge bases we rely on to design our programs and services.

  • Is Mayerson Academy associated with Cincinnati Public Schools?

    We have been a partner to CPS for nearly 30 years. Although we are no longer co-located our relationship continues as partners and we will have programs in every CPS school in 2020.

  • Does Mayerson Academy offer programs for individual development?

    Not currently but we expect to in the near future.

  • What types of companies does Mayerson Academy work with?

    Our work has been focused on education (k-16) and nonprofits but we are growing to include other areas.

  • What is Mayerson Academy doing internationally?

    We have partners who license our work internationally, who have purchased our consulting services and programs, and who participate in our classes.

  • What research does Mayerson Academy use to create their programs?

    We rely on the research based of organizational development and learning science in addition to character strengths.

  • Can I hire a Mayerson Academy consultant as a guest speaker?

    Yes! We frequently speak aournd the world. Our CEO, Jillian Coppley, has shared our work in Mexico, Canada, new Zealand, Australia and Iceland.

  • How do I start a relationship with Mayerson Academy?

    Click here or give us a call at 513.263.2210

  • Alicia Setta, Intervention Specialist, John P. Parker School

    As students get to know one another better, they become more tolerant and empathetic … and they look at each offther differently and with more appreciation and understanding.


    The consistent language that this program has provided, for not only our sta but for our children, has helped them to understand their strengths as well as identify areas to improve upon, coming to this conclusion on their own!

  • Pam Knox, John P. Parker School

    By recognizing and naming character strengths, the child has been given the freedom to manifest that strength—the permission to own it. And to be great and realize their full potential. We’ve empowered them and given them permission to sit in their greatness


    This makes me a better teacher. We’re part of a village raising kids. We want them to feel understood and supported. Social and emotional learning has to be a part of what we teach.