From the Back Cover
Discover proven strategies for applyingpositive psychologywithin your coaching practice
Written by Robert Biswas-Diener, a respected researcher,psychologist, life and organizational coach, and expert in positivepsychology, Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching presents a widerange of practical interventions and tools you can put to use rightaway 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 personaland professional development, Practicing Positive PsychologyCoaching also includes guidance and recommendations for marketing apositive psychology coaching practice.
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.