The Art of Strengths Coaching

L is for Sonja Lyubomirsky: The How Of Happiness

Sonja is a Professor at the University of California and has spent many years studying happiness. The video above is an excerpt from a talk Sonja gave at the Greater Good Science Center.

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D is for Ed Diener: His Research On Happiness

Ed is a pioneer in the field of positive psychology. Sometimes introduced as ‘Doctor Happy’, he continues to focus on how people can develop their sense of wellbeing and happiness in life.

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G is for Robert Greenleaf: The Greenleaf Center And Servant Leadership

Robert Greenleaf had a profound effect on helping people to see the leader’s role as that of servant.

Different people have different motivations for becoming such a leader. But Robert explained that:

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F is for Friedrich Froebel: His Educational Work And Legacy

Friedrich Froebel did positive work by being an educational pioneer who gave birth to the kindergarten – ‘the children’s garden’.

He believed children needed a place where they could be cherished, stimulated and helped Read more

L is for Communicating Your Leadership Style To People

Good leaders communicate how they will behave as leaders. Why? Team members like to know what to expect. Otherwise they can spend months trying to understand the leader’s behaviour and expectations.

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C is for Counselling

In the video above Maureen Moore provides an introduction to counselling. You can find more videos on this theme on the Counselling Channel.

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So how can a counsellor help? People like to feel Read more

S is for Rick Snyder: His Work On Hope

C.R. Snyder did pioneering work on the topic of hope. He provided many practical tools that people could use to shape their futures.

Rick, as he was known, spent much of his academic career Read more

W is for The Inner Work And The Outer Work Involved In Doing Satisfying Work

Imagine you are helping a person to find satisfying work. You may be doing this by holding a one-to-one session or by running a career development workshop.

There are many models for helping somebody Read more

H is for Joseph Campbell’s View Of The Heroic Journey

People have always wanted to follow their dreams. This often involves pursuing some kind of personal or professional ‘odyssey’.

Sometimes the odyssey involves an outer journey, sometimes an inner journey, sometimes a combination of Read more

M is for Maria Montessori: Her Work Helping Children To Learn

Many people have enjoyed learning in Montessori schools.

Some of the famous names include: Anne Frank, the diarist; Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the novelist; Katherine Graham, the former owner-editor of The Washington Post; Lea Salonga, Read more