25
Aug

0

What is Flourishing?

Flourishing, according to positive psychology thought leader Martin Seligman, can be measured using the five elements of wellbeing. A person is flourishing when they satisfy the elements of the acronym PERMA. PERMA stands for Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment. Let’s start with Positive Emotion. According to Seligman, for every negative thought, you should aim for […]

11
Aug

0
Identify the Problem

Identifying the Presenting Problem in Coaching

This article was written with coaches in mind, but coachees can benefit from it too if they are personally struggling to identify and/or define their presenting problem. As a coaching relationship starts to form, a key challenge is helping the client identify the right problem to solve. For instance, say you spend a lot of time […]

28
Jul

0
The Explosive Growth of Executive Coaching

The Explosive Growth of Executive Coaching

Back in 2004, Stratford Sherman and Alyssa Freas reported in the Harvard Business Review that executive coaching got started in the 1980s, yet still lacked reliable information for screening purposes. Sherman and Freas reported an estimated $1 billion spent on corporate coaching in 2004 and the anticipation that the industry would continue to grow due […]

14
Jul

0
Perspective

Perspective

Have you ever seen an illusion before and noticed something a bit off about it, and when you changed your perspective you saw something different (like in the picture above A & B are actually the same color: see checker shadow illusion). We are talking about illusions in this example, but perspective can be applied to how you view […]

30
Jun

0
Reflection as a Tool for Growth

Reflection as a Tool for Growth

Have you ever been asked to describe yourself and been stumped in finding an answer? It can be difficult to put words to questions like “what drives you?” and “what do you want to achieve?” if you never think of them. Reflection, whether personal or facilitated, is an integral part of personal growth and achievement. […]

16
Jun

1

Goal Setting – Theory of Motivation

Human beings achieve success by setting and reaching goals. The process of setting and achieving goals includes trial, error, elimination and execution. In other words, goal setting and motivation are inherent processes necessary to achieve success. Since the days of the hunter-gatherer, goal setting (or planning) was what separated those who ate from those that went hungry. […]

02
Jun

0
How do I Pick a Good Coach?

How do I Pick a Good Coach?

If you are looking for some help in any area of life, you might be considering hiring a coach. But as you start your search for one, you will probably notice that there are numerous coaches to choose from. If you want the best chance of finding the right coach, one who will really make […]

19
May

0
Conversation Models for Coaches

Conversation Models for Coaches

In a coaching relationship it is generally the coachees job to decide on the agenda for a coaching interaction. The coach’s role is to take that agenda and manage the conversation so the client arrives (at some point) at their desired destination. The coach asks questions that help the client go deeper, think new thoughts […]

05
May

0
Starting Significant Conversations

Starting Significant Conversations

A coaching question can be a great way to take everyday conversations from cursory to compelling. Instead of asking “How are you?” or “What’s new with you these days?” and getting the standard reply, taking a risk and talking about something that really matters can lead to a greater understanding of the current reality and […]

21
Apr

2
The GROW Coaching Model

The GROW Coaching Model

The GROW coaching model is a simple but powerful framework that can be applied to structure coaching and mentoring sessions, as well as self-administered by an individual trying to get themselves unstuck. The acronym G.R.O.W. stands for the Goal, the current Reality, Options and finding the Will to move forward. This process was first developed in the United […]

Page 8 of 9