Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching: Assessment, Activities and Strategies for Success

Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching: Assessment, Activities and Strategies for Success

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By (author) Robert Biswas-Diener

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 172 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 276mm x 18mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 22 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470536764
  • ISBN 13: 9780470536766
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 26,968

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Discover proven strategies for applying positive psychology withinyour coaching practice Written by Robert Biswas-Diener, a respected researcher,psychologist, life and organizational coach, and expert in positivepsychology, Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching presentsa wide range of practical interventions and tools you can put touse right away in your coaching practice. Each intervention is clearly outlined and, where appropriate,illustrated by case studies from organizational and life coaching.Providing unique assessments that can be used to evaluate clientresources and goals, this practical guide introduces tools uniqueto this book that every professional can use in their practice,including: * Findings from new research on goal commitment strategies,motivation, growth-mindset theory, and goal revision * A decision tree for working specifically with Snyder's HopeTheory in the coaching context * An easy-to-use assessment of "positive diagnosis," whichmeasures client strengths, values, positive orientation toward thefuture, and satisfaction * Measures of self-esteem, optimism, happiness, personalstrengths, motivation, and creativity * Guidance for leading clients through organizational and commonlife transitions including layoffs, leadership changes, universitygraduation, middle age, and retirement Filled with reflective exercises for use in your own personal andprofessional development, Practicing Positive PsychologyCoaching also includes guidance and recommendations formarketing a positive psychology coaching practice.

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Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is known as the "Indiana Jones of positive psychology," becuase his studies on strengths and happiness have taken him to such far-flung destinations as Greenland, Spain, Kenya, Israel, and India. He is the coauthor, with Ben Dean, of Positive Psychology Coaching: Putting the Science of Happiness to Work for Your Clients (published by Wiley) and, with his father, Ed Diener, of Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth, (published by Wiley-Blackwell). In 2005 Dr. Biswas-Diener founded Positive Psychology Services, LLC, a training and coaching consultancy. He and his colleagues train thousands of professionals in approximately 15 countries annually.

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Discover proven strategies for applyingpositive psychology within your coaching practiceWritten by Robert Biswas-Diener, a respected researcher, psychologist, life and organizational coach, and expert in positive psychology, Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching presents a wide range of practical interventions and tools you can put to use right away in your coaching practice.Each intervention is clearly outlined and, where appropriate, illustrated by case studies from organizational and life coaching. Providing unique assessments that can be used to evaluate client resources and goals, this practical guide introduces tools unique to this book that every professional can use in their practice, including: Findings from new research on goal commitment strategies, motivation, growth-mindset theory, and goal revisionA decision tree for working specifically with Snyder's Hope Theory in the coaching contextAn easy-to-use assessment of "positive diagnosis," which measures client strengths, values, positive orientation toward the future, and satisfactionMeasures of self-esteem, optimism, happiness, personal strengths, motivation, and creativityGuidance for leading clients through organizational and common life transitions including layoffs, leadership changes, university graduation, middle age, and retirementFilled with reflective exercises for use in your own personal and professional development, Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching also includes guidance and recommendations for marketing a positive psychology coaching practice.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. 1 Education to Empowerment: An Introduction to Applying PositivePsychology Coaching. 2 Using Your Best to Make You Better. 3 Harnessing Positivity. 4 Making Molehills out of Mountains: Coaching Goals and Hope forthe Future. 5 Positive Diagnosis. 6 Positive Assessment. 7 Gray Hairs and Gravestones: Positive Psychology CoachingAcross the Lifespan. 8 The Practice of Positive Psychology Coaching. Endnotes. Author Index. Subject Index.