ISBN-10:
0470536764
ISBN-13:
9780470536766
Pub. Date:
09/07/2010
Publisher:
Wiley
Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching: Assessment, Activities and Strategies for Success / Edition 1

Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching: Assessment, Activities and Strategies for Success / Edition 1

by Robert Biswas-DienerRobert Biswas-Diener
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Overview

Discover proven strategies for applying positive psychology within your coaching practice

Written 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 revision
  • A decision tree for working specifically with Snyder's Hope Theory in the coaching context
  • An easy-to-use assessment of "positive diagnosis," which measures client strengths, values, positive orientation toward the future, and satisfaction
  • Measures of self-esteem, optimism, happiness, personal strengths, motivation, and creativity
  • Guidance for leading clients through organizational and common life transitions including layoffs, leadership changes, university graduation, middle age, and retirement

Filled 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470536766
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,073,287
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

CHAPTER ONE Education to Empowerment: An Introduction to Applying Positive Psychology Coaching 1

CHAPTER TWO Using Your Best to Make You Better 19

CHAPTER THREE Harnessing Positivity 39

CHAPTER FOUR Making Molehills out of Mountains: Coaching Goals and Hope for the Future 59

CHAPTER FIVE Positive Diagnosis 75

CHAPTER SIX Positive Assessment 99

CHAPTER SEVEN Gray Hairs and Gravestones: Positive Psychology Coaching Across the Lifespan 125

CHAPTER EIGHT The Practice of Positive Psychology Coaching 145

Endnotes 153

Author Index 163

Subject Index 165

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