Positive Psychology for Coaches
Did you see Kurt's presentation? Would you like the slides? If so, we are happy to provide them for download with no obligation. However, if you find them valuable, we ask that you take a few minutes to explore Noomii and see if it's right for you and your coaching business. Enjoy!
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of well-being. Founded only ten years ago by psychologist Martin Seligman, this emerging field studies the mechanisms and tools that enable individuals and groups to flourish. Positive Psychology distinguishes itself from clinical psychology, which has traditionally focused on healing mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and other pathologies. Rather than fixing what is wrong with an individual, positive psychology aims to promote and strengthen what is right in non-clinical populations.
While the talk will include a brief introduction to the scientific and philosophical foundations of the field, it will primarily consist of several examples of practical, interactive exercises that coaches can use with their own clients. Applications and techniques for both individual and corporate coaching will be covered.
Please note that this talk has been approved by the ICF for 1 hour of Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) credits.
Simply put – WOW! I am very appreciative of your presentation this morning – I left feeling uplifted and JAZZED! Thank you!
- Betty Healey, The Road Signs Coach
Kurt Shuster is Co-Founder and CEO of Noomii, a web-based tool that helps coaches find new clients and track their goals and coaching sessions. He also coaches business executives and entrepreneurs, with a focus on high-tech startups. An expert in cognitive science and artificial intelligence, he has designed intelligent systems for corporate and government agencies such as Electronic Arts and NASA.
Kurt holds a B.Sc. (honors) in Psychology from the University of Victoria, a B.Sc. (honors) in Computer Science from Queen's University, and an MBA from Cambridge University. He recently completed his Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree at the University of Pennsylvania.