The Art of Strengths Coaching

Choosing To Build A Positive Planet

This section focuses on people who choose to help to build a positive planet.

It also provides practical tools and exercises that people can use in their own ways.

C is for David Cooperrider: Appreciative Inquiry and Helping Humanity To Develop

David continues to encourage and enable people to develop. Best known for his pioneering work with Appreciative Inquiry, he continues to apply the strengths approach to helping people to achieve success.

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A is for Ashoka: Its Remarkable Work Supporting Social Entrepreneurs

Ashoka is a pioneering organisation that supports social entrepreneurs across the world. These entrepreneurs aim to improve the quality of peoples’ lives.

They may focus on education, medical care, agriculture, housing, broadcasting or any Read more

M is for Wangari Maathai: Planting Hope By Planting Trees

There are many ways of helping to build a better world. Depending on their own talents, different people choose different ways. They may choose to become leaders, educators, mentors, coaches, writers, artists, filmmakers, social Read more

E is for The Elders: Sharing Wisdom To Build A Better World

The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights. It is chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The group were brought together by Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg Read more

L is for John Dennis Liu: Hope in a Changing Climate

John Dennis Liu is a Chinese American who has lived in China for the past 30 years. He makes films about the practical steps people are taking to improve their local environments and life Read more

H is for Paul Hawken: “You Are Brilliant and The Earth is Hiring.”

Paul has devoted his life to helping to build a positive planet. In 2009 he was invited to give the Commencement Address to students at the University of Portland.

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B is for Bhutan: Focusing On Gross National Happiness

Bhutan has long been known for its focus on well-being. The nation is now exploring how to embody this in a new development paradigm that focuses on Gross National Happiness. Below are excerpts from Read more

C is for Conscious Capitalism: Doing Work That Elevates Humanity

Conscious Capitalism, Inc. is a non-profit organisation dedicated to cultivating the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism. It does this through events, presentations, publications and social media.

It also supports a network Read more

B is for B Lab: Helping People To Build B Corps

Jay Coen Gilbert is the co-founder of B Lab. This is a non profit organisation that helps people to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

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U is for The Unreasonable Group: Entrepreneurs Tackling Big Issues

The Unreasonable Group believes in mobilising the power of entrepreneurs to tackle big issues in the world. The video above describes one of the many ventures it has taken to make this happen.

The Read more