The Art of Strengths Coaching

P is for People Seeing Positive Possibilities  

Some people see possibilities while others see only problems. Being positive realists, however, they read reality quickly. They then aim to find practical solutions to challenges.

During the 1960s and 70s I was fortunate Read more

N is for Numbing Yourself And Getting On With Life When Adjusting To The New Normal

There are many ways to deal with dramatic changes. One approach is to numb yourself and get on with life when adjusting to what may become the new normal.

Different people do this in Read more

M is for Moving From Mourning To Mobilising To Making Your Best Contribution  

There are many models for overcoming setbacks. Some people go through the stages of shock, denial, anger, hurt and healing. They then get new strength, set goals, work hard, achieve success and gain self-confidence.

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C is for Being Committed To Continuous Improvement rather than Complacency    

Peak performers embody the Japanese concept of Kaizen – continuous improvement. They keep doing the basics and then add the brilliance. Different people do this in different ways.

During the 1980s I worked with Read more

F is for Helping People To Shape Their Futures By Using The Future Perfect Approach

There are many models for helping people to work towards achieving their goals. One approach is to use exercises that involve them using the future perfect tense.

Here is one definition of this Read more

E is for Elevation – A Feeling Inspired By Seeing Moral Beauty In Action

Elevation is the feeling you get when seeing moral beauty in action. Your soul feels uplifted and you get a warm feeling in your chest.

You may experience this feeling after seeing people showing Read more

D is for Behaving Decently rather than Being Dragged Into The Gutter  

People can choose how they respond to positive or negative experiences. The way they choose to respond has consequences, both for themselves and for other people.

On some occasions they will feel uplifted by Read more

V is for Following Your Values In A VUCA World

During the past 20 years many people have talked about living in a VUCA world. This is a world where situations can be volatile, uncertain, complex or ambiguous. Some events contain aspects of Read more

I is for Inspiration

Different people are inspired in different ways. Some are inspired by appreciating positive experiences. They have a sense of gratitude and enjoy life each day.

Some are inspired by learning from positive people. These Read more