Positive Psychology

July-August 2022 Coaching Report

“One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever.” -Linda Lam, author Change is changing Moving from the heat of summer into the liminal space of early autumn and all of the chaos that transition brings, the struggle of change is real, no matter how many times we’ve experienced it....

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18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review columns (which is one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month), 18 Minutes clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find...

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The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment

“We are living an earned life when the choices, risks, and effort we make in each moment align with an overarching purpose in our lives, regardless of the eventual outcome.”...

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CoachXConversations: Todd Kashdan and Carol Kauffman

What if insubordination and rebellion were a necessary next step on the Quest for the Good Life? What if, instead of slowing things down, they were actually a short cut to a more Utopian society?...

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CoachXConversations: Richard Schwartz and Carol Kauffman

Richard Schwartz and Carol Kauffman discuss the Internal Family Systems model and it's applications to leadership.

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What Should We Teach MBA Students: Positive Psychology or Coaching Psychology?

Coaching psychology education has more benefits than positive psychology education in generating self-insight, goal attainment, solution-focused thinking (including more resource activation), and psychological well-being.

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Invest in Psychological Capital

While investment in psychological capital is not necessarily a direct coaching focus, the coaching process by its nature invests in psychological capital. The rich return on the investment arrives in the form of new resources to support a coachee’s present and future agenda for change.

Psychological Capital: An Evidence-Based Positive Approach

The now recognized core construct of psychological capital, or simply PsyCap, draws from positive psychology in general and positive organizational behavior (POB) in particular. The first-order positive psychological resources that make up PsyCap include hope, efficacy, resilience, and optimism, or the HERO within....

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Coaches as Intentional Change Artists

In this dose we help coaches ground art with science. We explore a long-taught coaching theory, intentional change theory (ICT), freshly strengthened by linkage to one of psychology’s most robust theories today – self-determination theory.

Name the ubiquitous theory of coaching

While research on SDT applications in health, well-being, physical activity, emotions, mental health, and work is established, SDT has now come alive in leadership coaching....