Kites carry hopes and dreams! Griffin's guard them from danger! Spirits protect our hearts! Elaborate and beautifully rendered illustrations by a team of talented artist has created the visual canon of the Certificates of Harmonious Development — posters that create wonderment and invite the viewer on an imaginary journey.


The 48 virtues affirm the internal and external characteristics of young people as they struggle to create harmony in their lives. We believe that self development requires a vocabulary to effectively distinguishes the inner landscapes of one’s life. Our word bank features positive virtues such as—Gumption, Awareness, Kindness and Integrityto name but a few. These, and the remaining virtues target traits which are critical for success in life.  


The Universe speaks the truth and kids know it when they hear and see it! We pay tribute to their efforts. Our encomiums are paeans of praise that support kids emotionally and psychologically.They call attention to one’s goodness, skills and abilities and emerging awareness of life itself. We pay tribute to the  myriad accomplishments of our students.



The  Value of Harmonious Development

Our library organizes forty eight virtues along an positive executive function model. You can use the words to acknowledge growth and affirm change in your child, a co-worker or a student. Harmonious Development is the idea that effort produces change in individuals. Outcomes do matter, yet they are not the complete picture. Certificates of Harmonious Development recognize the internal outcome of effort. They signify that you recognize something of great value in the recipient. To students who struggle, or coworkers who strive or students who study hard, words matter. As people seek to master tasks at hand, there is something of great value - greater than accomplishing a goal, that occurs. 

What matters is that others understand the nature of their effort, the unseen aspects of self actualization and efficacy. The purpose of Certificates of Harmonious Development are to acknowledge the recipients for their inner accomplishments.



Energy required to activate and organize for tasks

Curiosity | Dauntlessness | Humor | Imagination

Pertinacity | Spunk | Zest


Focus of energy to sustain and shift attention

Attentiveness | Creativity | Diligence | Knowledgeable

Mettle | Patience | Perspicacity 


Alertness to self and sustaining effort

Autonomy | Commitment | Courage | Endurance

Foresight | Idealism | Reliability


Managing mental and emotional energy 

Acceptance | Adaptability  | Awareness | Confidence  

Entrepreneurial | Heroism  | Ingenuity | Integrity

Kindness  | Tranquility


Creating internal and external equilibrium

Altruism | Balance | Candor | Character

Collaboration | Compassion | Equity

Gratitude | Intuitiveness



Planning energy and time to complete tasks

Assiduousness | Gumption | Initiative

Judiciousness | Meticulousness