What is Strengths Based Coaching?
Strengths based coaching is a research based approach. We focus the majority of our attention on your strengths and what’s working now– and how to leverage and build on these things.
I help you identify your best experiences, talents, values and areas of success for you that you can apply to the present and future. This helps you get specific about all areas of your preferred future, uncover the inherent opportunities in front of you and move forward.
While we also spend time on developing or managing areas of weakness, that is not a major focus of the coaching. This is because more is gained more rapidly by building on strengths at all levels-from the individual to the organization to the community.
The 4 fields that I draw on as a foundation for my strengths based coaching are Appreciative Inquiry (Cooperrider) , Positive Psychology and Neuroscience (Martin Seligman/Barbara Fredrickson, Matt Lieberman, David Rock, and many others) and Strengths research (Gallup).