Core Strengths Coaching Skills { College of Extended Learning }

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Core Strengths Coaching Skills:
Practical Applications of Positive Psychology & Coaching


This program offers fundamental research and strategies in positive psychology and coaching skills which help people to harness their strengths and make positive changes leading to more fulfilling lives.

Positive psychology supports the individual growth and change process by focusing on positive emotion and capitalizing on core strengths -- rather than stressing negative emotion and overcoming weaknesses. The theoretical framework, research-based practices on the science of happiness, and experiential learning processes covered in this program are based on the work of leaders in the field including Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., Sonja Lyubormirsky, Ph.D., Karen Reivich, Ph.D., and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyli, Ph.D., along with many others.

In coaching courses, participants gain an understanding of the stages of behavioral change through an evidence-based model. They also learn and practice coaching skills, including being fully present, listening deeply, and asking key questions, uniquely framed for each individual.

Core Strengths Coaching Skills Certificate

Courses may be taken individually or for a Certificate of Completion (see certificate requirements).

"I do not believe that you should devote overly much effort to correcting your weaknesses. Rather, I believe that the highest success in living and the deepest emotional satisfaction comes from building and using your signature strengths."

Martin E.P. Seligman, PhD
Author, Flourish and Authentic Happiness
Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology

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