Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice provides a comprehensive overview of positive psychology coaching, bringing together the best of science and practice, highlighting current research, and emphasising the applicability of each element to coaching. With an international range of contributors, this book is a unique resource for those seeking to integrate positive psychology into their evidence-based coaching practice.

Beginning with an overview of positive psychology coaching, the book includes an assessment of theories of wellbeing, an examination of mindfulness research, a guide to relevant neuroscience, and a review of a strengths-based approach. It also contains chapters which explore the application of ACT, the role of positive psychology in wellness and resilience coaching, positive leadership theory, and developmental psychological theories as they relate to coaching through significant life transitions. In each chapter, theory and research is thoroughly explored and applied directly to coaching practice, and supported with a list of relevant resources and a case study. The book concludes with the editors’ views on the future directions of positive psychology coaching.

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice will be essential reading for professional coaches in practice and in training seeking to enhance their evidence-based practice, coaching psychologists, practitioners of positive psychology, and academics and students of coaching, coaching psychology and positive psychology.

chapter 1|15 pages

Positive psychology coaching

Science into practice
BySuzy Green, Stephen Palmer

chapter 2|16 pages

Achieving success and happiness

The relevance of theories of well-being and flourishing in positive psychology coaching practice
ByJohn Franklin

chapter 3|14 pages

The stillness in growth

Mindfulness and its role in the coaching process
ByGordon B. Spence

chapter 4|11 pages

Neuroscience and coaching

A practical application
BySarah McKay, Travis Kemp

chapter 5|9 pages

A character strengths-based approach to positive psychology coaching

ByMichelle McQuaid, Ryan Niemiec, Fatima Doman

chapter 6|15 pages

Applications of acceptance and commitment training in positive psychology

ByRachel Collis, Eric Winters

chapter 7|14 pages

PERMA-powered coaching

Building foundations for a flourishing life
ByDaniela Falecki, Clive Leach, Suzy Green

chapter 8|15 pages

Positive psychology coaching for health and wellbeing

ByRebecca Reynolds, Stephen Palmer, Suzy Green

chapter 9|14 pages

Coaching to enhance resilience and wellbeing

ByRachael Skews, Stephen Palmer, Suzy Green

chapter 10|17 pages

Positive psychology coaching for positive leadership

ByIlona Boniwell, Wendy-Ann Smith

chapter 11|13 pages

Coaching through developmental transitions

BySheila Panchal, Stephen Palmer, Siobhain O’Riordan

chapter 12|6 pages

The future of positive psychology coaching

BySuzy Green, Stephen Palmer