A foundation based on strengths
Outstanding leaders and flourishing individuals know their strengths, and how to recognise and nurture it in others. Unfortunately, the everyday relentlessness of corporate life can intervene and mute (or entirely obscure) the innate strengths we have. Strengths-based coaching helps us find or get back onto the path we can and should naturally be on. Strengths-based coaching does not imply blithe inattention to weaknesses! Rather, it can provide the basis for enhanced personal and interpersonal social ‘literacy’, where strengths – both realised and unrealised – are marshalled and nurtured, and the impact of weaknesses and learned behaviours are addressed from a more positive, and expansive perspective. (For the academically oriented, a list of peer-reviewed studies by the UK’s Centre of Applied Positive Psychology highlighting the success of strengths-based approaches is provided here.)
“When well-being comes from engaging our strengths and virtues, our lives are imbued with authenticity.”
Professor Martin Seligman, in ‘Authentic Happiness’
Further details on my background can be found here. I access a range of evidence-based approaches in meeting the needs of my clients (in some cases psychometric and other assessments may facilitate insight and development; examples of tools which I employ in such cases here).
FLEXIBLE, CUSTOMISED SERVICES
I recognise that coaching requirements are never ‘one size fits all’ in terms of structure and duration. Contact me to arrange a free initial consultation where we can clarify your needs and key elements of the coaching process.
I am a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA). I adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics.