How to Apply Psychology in Coaching

How to Apply Psychology in Coaching

Very often, we see a strong parallel between life coaching and psychology and even come across the term psychology in coaching. But before exploring how psychology and life coaching are intertwined, it is worthwhile to look at how they differ. Qualification - A psychologist has a doctoral degree in the workings of the mind and the understanding of dynamics that develop between people. They must be licensed in order to practice as well as assess, diagnose, and treat different … [Read more...]

Are You Going Deep With Your Client?

Are you coaching in depth with your client? Chances are, you're skating on the surface of the real issues. Coaches like to say "don't give advice". Don't give advice! There's really nothing wrong with offering advice or solutions, but the problem comes when you do it too early in the process... ...before you actually figure out what's really going on. The Big Coaching Mistake That Keeps Sessions "Superficial" This is one of the big mistakes that coaches make, and it keeps the coaching … [Read more...]

Psychology Life Coach

Psychology Life Coach And Psychologist: How Do They Differ?

One of the most significant similarities between a psychology life coach and a psychologist is they are both in the business of helping people. Although there are differences in their approaches, these two professionals are focused on aiding people in receiving the help they need to live their most authentic lives. To understand how a psychology life coach differs from a psychologist, you must know what they do. Understanding the difference between these two professions will not only help the … [Read more...]

Grief Coaching

How Grief Coaching Could’ve Helped Me

Like most people, I have experienced tragedy in my life; the sudden loss of my second child at infancy was devastating and painful. I went through the grieving process and was supported by loved ones. Having a coach coming alongside to help me work through my pain, would have made a positive impact. Grief Coaching is a relatively new specialty of life coaching which focuses on helping clients transition and adjust to a new reality as a result of their loss. The grieving process is natural, … [Read more...]

Sport Psychology Coaching - Basic Concepts for Coaches

Sport Psychology Coaching – Basic Concepts for Coaches

Sport psychology coaching is an immensely valuable part of today's sports. While trained psychologists are employed throughout the sports industry, it's important for coaches to have a basic understanding of key concepts of sports psychology. The three that I find most helpful are mental visualization, goal setting and self talk. Understanding and applying these techniques will make you a better coach while helping your players succeed. The Mind Body Connection Sport psychology … [Read more...]

Inner Game Coaching – Technique to Improve Performance

Inner Game Coaching can help improve your leadership game or your short game in golf. If you aren't familiar with the term, think of inner game coaching as the kind of coaching that breaks through the lies you tell yourself that prevent you from winning. Tim Gallwey, an expert on the topic says, “There is always an inner game being played in your mind no matter what outer game you are playing. How aware you are of this game can make the difference between success and failure in the outer … [Read more...]

Psychology Life Coaching

The Positivity of Positive Psychology Life Coaching

The influence of positive psychology life coaching is growing and becoming more relevant as coaches and clients seek new ways to reach goals. Life coaching is becoming more inclusive and redefining itself as it becomes more popular. New coaching models continue to push the coaching profession forward. Positivity is Better Than Negativity This statement seems like a no-brainer: positivity is better than negativity. However, being positive is more than just saying nice and encouraging things … [Read more...]

Why Certification in Coaching Matters?

What is Positive Psychology Life Coaching?

The field of coaching is still relatively new and is constantly evolving; positive psychology life coaching is one of the newer approaches in the coaching world. This approach borrows from psychological theory and adapts it to the dynamics of coaching. What is Positive Psychology? Positive psychology is the study of the conditions, behaviors, and processes that contribute to the optimal functioning of people and groups (organizations and companies). It uses data and scientific concepts to … [Read more...]

Vocabulary and the Positive Psychology of Coaching

The positive psychology of coaching assumes that people are basically happy, healthy, and possess the virtues and strengths needed to grow and thrive. They may lack knowledge, motivation, inspiration, or goals, but they are poised to succeed with the right kick in the butt! Words Matter – Express Yourself for Success One of the most neglected areas in the positive psychology of coaching is the power of words. Words do matter, and positive psychology coaching should incorporate the power of … [Read more...]

It’s Different for Girls – the Psychology of Coaching Girls

The psychology of coaching girls is different than coaching boys. Seems logical, right? After all, biologically and socially, there are differences – it only seems logical that the way they experience coaching is also different. This brief article is mostly concerned with sports coaching, and is based on my experience as a youth coach and on what I have read on the subject. Recognizing That the Psychology of Coaching Girls is Different Recognizing that coaching girls is different than … [Read more...]