The Art of Strengths Coaching

Choosing To Do Positive Work

This section focuses on people who choose to do positive work that helps people or the planet.

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

W is for Bill Walsh: The Score Takes Care Of Itself

There are many models for encouraging people to achieve peak performance. One of these can be found in the work of Bill Walsh. He was a legendary coach for an American Football Team, the Read more

C is for Kathleen Cushman: Fires In The Mind

Kathleen’s work complements that of many great educationalists who have supported the positive spirit in young people. Here are two reactions to her book Fires In The Mind.

This inspiring book helps Read more

O is for Our Better World: Sharing Stories To Build A Better World

Our Better World aims to share inspiring stories that encourage people to keep building a positive planet.

Below are excerpts from its website, together with links to some of the featured videos. You can Read more

G is for The Green School Bali: Inspiring Students To Care For The Planet

The Green School in Bali was founded in 2008. Here is the school’s vision.

Our vision is of a natural, holistic, student-centered learning environment that empowers and inspires our students to be creative, innovative, Read more

S is for Streetfootballworld: Empowering People Across The World

Jürgen Griesbeck developed Fútbol por la Paz (Football for Peace) in 1996. This was a project using football to combat violence and drugs on the streets of Medellín, Colombia.

Based on this Read more

F is for Felines: A Gift Of Love – Strengths Style

Fiona Hunter started Felines Dance in 1980 when aged fifteen. She lived in Scotland at the time, but took Felines with her when moving to New Zealand in 1999.

She originally created a dance Read more

P is for Rita F. Pierson: Every Child Needs a Champion

Rita was a remarkable teacher. She died at the age of 61 in 2013. Here is the TED appreciation of her life and work.

http://blog.ted.com/2013/06/28/remembering-educator-rita-f-pierson/

In the video above Rita gives a rousing and Read more

J is for Jungle Crows: Enabling Young People To Develop Through Sport

Jungle Crows is an NGO constituted in India as a Charitable Trust. It focuses on the growth and development of young people in particular through the use of sport.

Below are excerpts from its Read more

F is for Founders Forum For Good

Founders Forum For Good believes in harnessing the collective brainpower of the tech community to tackle inequalities in education, health, employment and income.

Below are excerpts from its website. You can discover more Read more

R is for Restorative Justice For Oakland Youth

Restorative Justice can be more effective than Retributive Justice. It focuses on the needs of the victim, together with the offender’s accountability and growth.

Like all approaches, there are successes and failures, Read more