This study utilised a multiple case study design grounded in self-determination theory which examined changes in motivation and psychological courage throughout an 8-week quality of life coaching intervention. Eight nonclinical adults participated in six one-hour tele-coaching sessions. Sources of data included a pre-assessment survey a pre-post questionnaire field notes and post-session interview transcriptions. The coaching process included six telephone sessions use of the profile reports and HeartMath resources. The qualitative cross-case analysis describes how integrative life coaching supported participants? expression of psychological courage and facilitated shifts toward autonomous motivation.
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