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15 Dec, 2008

Positive Psychology Coaching – Book Review

Posted by: The Coaching Academy In: Book Reviews

Positive Psychology CoachingPositive Psychology Coaching
By Robert Biswas-Diener and Ben Dean (Wiley, 2007)
Reviewed by Wilma Allan of Coaching Inside Out

Positive Psychology is the science of happiness.  Introduced by Abraham Maslow, but overlooked at the time, it has, over the last decade, been championed by Dr Martin Seligman.

The book is light and well laid-out. Written for coaches wanting to take the next step in understanding positive thought, and applying it on an empirically tested level, this is continually demonstrated. Readers are guided through many areas of identifying what happiness really is and options for increasing happiness and subjective well-being in clients.

Ending each chapter are suggested action steps that will enhance your performance, the performance of your clients and raise the profile of your business. Although it may seem a little like stating the obvious, Positive Psychology Coaching offers great insight into the reasons why coaching to people strengths is so beneficial, backed up by sound ways to use proven techniques in applying the science of positive psychology. 

 

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