Introduction to the strengths-based approach.
Introduction of core theories and assessments in the Strengths-Based approach.
Applying evidence-based strengths tools – Strengths Mindsets.
Strengths in practice.
This course introduces both novice and experienced coaches to the strengths-based approach, investigating the evolving science of human strengths and putting the evidence of their identification, measurement and development to practical use.
Situated within the context of positive psychology coaching, students will look beyond the strengths assessment tools to gain a deeper understanding and learn how to help themselves and their clients really embody strengths.
Students will become familiar with core theories that underpin the strengths-based approach and their ability to enable human potential, and learn to apply these in multiple ways to increase wellbeing, meaning and purpose, and to help themselves and clients to accomplish goals. This will include embodying strengths in deeper, intuitive ways to build confidence and authenticity.
The course will explore mindsets and how to overcome the negativity bias to help clients focus on strengths in a way that enhances lives, resilience and motivation. Understanding of the various assessments and tools available will be explored whilst developing a personal and unique approach to embedding strengths within coaching practice.
Lindsay is a leadership and executive coach, doctoral PhD. in Coaching & Mentoring, a researcher on goal attainment and strengths, and a leadership and executive coach.
An award-winning business consultant in outsourcing and transformation, Lindsay has made Positive Psychology a mainstay in her life since 2011.
She completed her MAPPCP degree by designing and testing a Positive Psychology board game called The Game Changer, which transformed the way she engaged her clients. Lindsay has consulted for corporate leadership teams in large global organizations such as IBM and SITA, and has worked in Spain, US, Italy, France, Ireland and the UK, where she was part of the team that led the UK air transport community recovery program after 9/11. She currently has her ideal work-life balance, enjoying sunbathing on the coast of Spain, skiing up mountains, and training for Ironman Austria 2021.