Emotional Intelligence, Coaching and Positive Psychology

Coaching and positive psychology ate a perfect fit – they both focus on optimal functioning and human happiness. Now, we can add emotional intelligence into the mix and get a potent combination for coaching success. What is Positive Psychology? In the late 1990s, psychologists began to wonder if there was a new way of approaching the pursuit of well-being and happiness. A new form of psychology emerged that focused, not on mental illness and disorders, but on strengths, talents, and … [Read more...]

Coaching and Positive Psychology Go Great Together!

Coaching and positive psychology go together like peanut butter and jelly, burger and fries, meat and potatoes, champagne and caviar…well, you get the picture. Positive psychology is a natural fit with the coaching profession. What is Positive Psychology? Positive psychology is a dynamic field that is concerned with the scientific study of the strengths, capabilities, and virtues that allow individuals, communities, and societies to thrive. Coaching and positive psychology are aligned and … [Read more...]

Integrating Coaching and Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology is a fairly new approach, and the alliance between coaching and positive psychology is a natural one. Positive psychology is the scientific exploration of the conditions and processes that lead to optimal health, well being, and performance. It is an applied science that has a developed body of research, theory and practical tools. The Connection Between Coaching and Positive Psychology As a coach, you know that your clients are their own greatest resource. You help them … [Read more...]

Boost Your Self Efficacy with Coaching and Positive Psychology

Seldom do we initially start out developing our self efficacy with coaching and positive psychology. Our lives take on the roles we are given during our socialization or upbringing. Along the way we pick up our morals, values, stereotypes, prejudices and biases towards people, places and experiences of those interactions. Somewhere along the road to adulthood we picked up a self concept and a belief system or the psychology that you are good at certain activities or not. The degree of your … [Read more...]