Positive Psychology Coaching (PPC) is an innovative conversational intervention that is appropriate in most professional contexts. It is well suited to challenging times such as the one we’re living in at present. PPC is characterised by an explicit interest in the subjective wellbeing of the client, alongside a focus on goal attainment. Its purpose is to support growth, development, thriving and flourishing.
In order to use PPC, coaches need to understand the key themes of positive psychology and the scientific principles that underpin it. They also need to have effective coaching skills and adhere to a code of ethics. Typically, PPC prioritises the wellbeing of clients, pays special attention to strengths, leverages existing resources and encourages the discussion of emotions.
Christian van Nieuwerburgh has helpfully provided an article for attendees to read ahead of the webinar, which is here: Integrating coaching and positive psychology.
About Christian van Nieuwerburgh
Dr Christian van Nieuwerburgh is a leading academic and thought leader in the field of coaching, as well as practising as an executive coach. Regarded as an international authority in the field, Christian regularly speaks at conferences, facilitates training, and consults in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. He is particularly interested in the integration of coaching and positive psychology and the application of coaching in educational settings.
He has engaged in a number of research studies on Positive Psychology Coaching. He is the author of An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide (Sage, 2014, 2017), and the editor of Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for Students, Educators and Parents (Routledge, 2012) and Coaching in Professional Contexts (Sage, 2016).
Christian is currently Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at the University of East London, and Executive Director of Growth Coaching International, a Sydney-based global coach training provider for the education sector. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bergamo (Italy) and an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne (Australia).
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