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Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life

This book offers a new model for decoding and organizing one’s emotions, improving equanimity, and getting closer to thriving....

2017 July Coaching Report

Coaching the Multiplicity of Mind...

CoachX Video: Colleen Boselli on Strengths

Colleen Boselli, an IOC Fellow and leadership coach with over 25 years of experience as a corporate leader, consultant and business coach, explores how to tap your unrealized strengths....

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A self-determination perspective of strengths use at work: Examining its determinant and performance implications

We investigate the role of strengths use in the workplace by drawing on self-determination theory (SDT) to propose that strengths use at work can yield performance benefits in terms of task performance and discretionary helping, and that the social context, in the form of leader autonomy support, can promote employees’ strengths use....

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Through the lens of strength: A framework for educating the heart

The work of Chris Peterson and his colleagues provides a context and rationale for creating a new paradigm for character education....

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Podcast: VIA Character Strengths with Ryan Niemiec: Improving Well-being, Mindfulness, Leadership, and Teamwork,

IOC Founder Carol Kauffman interviews Ryan Niemiec, one of the leaders of the Positive Psychology movement.  He is the developer of the VIA Character Strengths and discusses them in action: Improving Well-being, Mindfulness, Leadership, and Teamwork .

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From strengths use to work performance: The role of harmonious passion subjective vitality and concentration

Research has shown that strengths use and development can foster individual performance and well-being at work. However to date little is known about the underlying psychological processes that might be operating in this relation....

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Facilitating Internal Motivation: Impacts of the Life Code Matrix Model on Working Life

One of the key challenges of coaching is facilitating internal motivation in clients. The Life Code Matrix model (LCM) was designed to overcome this challenge. The research discussed in this paper aimed to evaluate the LCM process and its impact on the lives of working adults....

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Nimm das Geld und freu dich dran: Wie Sie ein gutes Verhältnis zu Geld bekommen

The IOC is pleased to share books authored by our Fellows and Sponsors. Nimm das Geld und freu dich dran: Wie Sie ein gutes Verhältnis zu Geld bekommen (Take the money and enjoy it: how you can develop a good relationship with money)   ...

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An experiential approach to teaching positive psychology to undergraduates

Positive psychology is not only a science but an applied science as well. As such the undergraduate classroom can act as a laboratory in which students can personally experience the interventions associated with this field....

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