By Matt Driver

"If you're looking for an introductory e-book on tips on how to do PP training, it will offer you a great, basically written, useful creation with a few priceless references within the bibliography."
AICTP e-newsletter, November 2012

"Coaching Positively is the ebook that the training occupation wanted. The transforming into optimistic psychology proof base has a mess of purposes to training, and Matt driving force indicates us precisely how during this incredible publication. mixing narrative case examples with masterly insights from the empirical literature, driving force offers a roadmap that might support any trainer turn into masterfully powerful in using the teachings of confident psychology of their training. training certainly stocks theoretical insights mixed with a wealth of sensible examples, actions and routines that any trainer can begin utilizing instantly. the result's a golden source for coaches searching for the lacking aspect that permits them to assist their consumers in achieving their ambitions – and continue attaining them. If you’re a trainer who desires your consumers to be successful, this is often the ebook to help you ascertain they do."
Alex Linley, Founding Director, Capp, writer, The Strengths e-book: Be convinced, prevail and revel in larger Relationships by way of Realising the simplest of You

"Driver has a writing variety that's effortless to learn and adsorb. He offers a breadth of data including functional examples and assets corresponding to questions a good trainer could in general ask and is for this reason a helpful source; no suggest success in just 141 pages."
Kevin Chamberlain, Member of the organization for training, UK

"Coaching Positively is a cauldron of evidence-based study and private reviews of ways modern coaches can enforce the newest practices. the writer makes use of his stories, and people from his panel, to hyperlink confident psychology and similar disciplines to training. He covers a variety of issues from person wishes via to management and all of the strategy to organisational training from either practitioners and consumers viewpoint. He additionally injects humour to allow the coaches understand they're human."
Yvonne Thackray, the great Coach

training is a good perform which specializes in development people's resourcefulness and optimistic ideals approximately themselves. contemporary learn into optimistic psychology helps and builds upon present training perform and in addition refines it. this simple, functional ebook brings together:

  • huge mental study
  • The author's adventure of training and the perform of many different coaches
  • Examples from training consumers that exhibits what has labored top for them
  • the significance of relationships, autonomy and fulfillment within the training process

Like many different coaches, managers and specialists, Matt driving force has stumbled on this fairly new box to be inspiring and to supply functional insights into his paintings. it's proving to be of huge price to those who have an interest in what works instead of what doesn't and who goal to fulfil themselves by way of constructing their common strengths.

no matter if you're a trainer or a line supervisor, studying the abilities or commissioning training for others, you'll find this ebook provides for your wisdom of present perform and offers you a number useful instruments and strategies that may have a right away impression.

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I have come across many leaders in many sectors who get bogged down with their weaknesses when they don’t need to. 4 Some while ago I set up my own business. This entailed the usual business processes including making payments and invoicing clients and keeping track of the finances generally. Now I knew from many years experience that I find it difficult to do all of this stuff. I understand it intellectually, but when I have to do it, I do it badly and I feel drained and burdened. I turned to a colleague for some coaching around all this and realized that I was playing to my weaknesses.

However, the researchers also discovered that in fact the students at school two also achieved better results in their final state law exams. So the focus on growth mindsets and autonomy has a significant impact on motivation and performance too. Once again the research offers us as coaches some very important lessons. The coaches who feel a need to give advice, to ‘input’, to steer or condone – often with the most positive intentions – will inevitably reduce the coachee’s sense of autonomy and engender within them the beginnings of a dependency.

A client needs to believe in their ability to do what they want to do. Again the British pragmatists will say ‘we can’t all be good at everything – maybe OK’. But again there is increasing evidence that most people can do most things if they really want to. They can’t do them all because there is not time to become outstanding at everything. But people in fact retain the ability to learn right into later life and they are capable of far more than most of us believed. Matthew Syed (2010) has a chapter entitled ‘The Myth of Talent’ in his book Bounce.

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