Positive Psychology in Coaching: Applying Science to Executive and Personal Coaching

Positive Psychology in Coaching

Applying Science to Executive and Personal Coaching

By Sandra L. Foster, Ph.D. and Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D.

"This exciting book successfully brings science to coaching. It's a terrific resource for anyone thinking of working in the coaching profession."
—Roy F. Baumeister, Author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

ISBN: 978-0-9706834-1-0

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Chapter Titles

  • The Integration of Positive Psychology & Coaching
  • Why Feeling Good Matters
  • Character Strengths, Virtues and Talents
  • Coaching for Well-Being
  • Coaching For Accomplishment
  • Time and How We Spend It
  • Applying the Latest Research on Goal Setting and Mindset
  • Applying Positive Psychology for Productivity and Well-Being at Work
  • Coaching through Transitions and Change
  • When There's Too Much of a Good Thing
  • Leveraging Positive Psychology in Culturally Competent Coaching
  • Negative Emotions in the Context of Positive Psychology
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"Personal and executive coaches will benefit from this high-octane journey through the terrain of positive psychology. I love how Auerbach and Foster blend the best of science and practice. This book is a treasure trove of scientifically validated best practices for unlocking and unleashing individual and organizational performance."
—Robert A. Emmons, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Positive Psychology, author of Gratitude Works! And Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier

"Positive Psychology in Coaching helps all coaches progress on their path to mastery. It should be text for every coaching school."
—Marcia Reynolds, Psy.D., Past President of International Coach Federation and author of The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs

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