Encouragement helps you to...

  • Gain Perspective

    When we are struggling, it’s easy to get confused and view the world differently. In these times, our focus can shift to trivial and petty things. A word of encouragement can calm us down long enough to take stock of what is really going on. This empowers us to view our challenges and opportunities with a wiser perspective.

  • Give Hope

    When we are feeling our lowest, we tend to withdraw from other people. Encouragers empower us to see the best in ourselves – this gives us hope. When we feel trapped, encouraging words motivate us to take small steps, one after the other. 

  • Enjoy Success

    Encouragement is the healthiest motivator. It provides a reason to persevere and take the positive outlook on our endeavours. This gives us the best changes for success.

  • Feel Confident

    Encouragement can act as a ‘refuelling station’ for self-confidence. The right words can produce an incredibly powerful effect. When ‘refuelled’ by encouragement, we feel the trust and support others have for us.

  • Revitalise

    Words of encouragement are an energy boost. They give us the strength we need to overcome the barriers that lay between us and our goals. Big challenges can be physically and emotionally draining, but the right words at the right time revitalise us.

This Is The Place To Find Encouragement

Everybody, no matter who they are, can benefit from encouragement. This is the place you can gain access to resources and support.

We want to make encouragement an inherent part of today’s society.


Because a little encouragement can change a life, family or a community forever.

We seek to help you unlock the power of encouragement for all people, everywhere and facilitate its sharing.

The Encouragement Foundation is a free, open and always available source of encouragement for everybody, everywhere.

From the toughest of times to excelling at your goals, TEF inspires people from all walks of life to find the courage they need.

Our platform offers what you need to make anyone feel encouraged or to become an Encourager themselves.

From the toughest of times, to finding the courage to excel in life, TEF inspires people from all walks of life to find the courage they need.

Encouraging Moments Make All The Difference

By TEF Founder John Shadforth There’s a famous line in a country music song that many farmers can relate to. “Some days are diamonds,” sang John Denver, “…some days are stones.” I had one of those stone days once.

Encouragement Translates ‘Big Potential’ To Success

In a world designed for competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong, Achor says. By seeking success in isolation - pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard.

Doubly Blessed with Encouraging Teacher Aids and Coaches

Regardless of the circumstance children grow up in, all children need one or if they are lucky many mentors in their lives. Children who experience disabilities also have mentors
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
- Confucius
By denying the light of praise, we extinguish it. By bending the light to others, we magnify it.
- Sean Achor
Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions
- Edgar Cayce
The greatest oak was once a little nut that held its ground
- Author Unknown
When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.
- Author Unknown