Positive Psychology

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....

We've come a long way, baby

Positive psychology and coaching psychology are growing up together. ...

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When your client's mind goes in circles...

What can you do when your client’s mind is stuck? Try a body scan meditation...

When your client’s mind is going in circles, take a break from the racecar mind and get into the body with a “body scan” meditation. Not only will your client calm down, his or her brain will function better.

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