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Practical Tools to Facilitate Strengths-Based Conversations


October 22, 2020
12:00 PM CDT - 1:00 PM CDT
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October Chapter Program - webinar

Thursday, October 22

12 pm - 1 pm 

Michele Deeks and Martin Galpin:

At My Best: Practical Tools to Facilitate Strengths-Based Conversations


This webinar is approved for 1 CC CCEU

Now, more than ever, strengths-based approaches to coaching have a lot of appeals. Knowing and understanding your strengths has been clearly linked to higher levels of wellbeing as well as higher levels of performance. The events of 2020 have brought with them an increasing recognition of the importance of focusing on what is working and appreciating the good – using strengths-based coaching approaches is a very concrete and practical way to do that. But how can you incorporate strengths into your current coaching practices? In this workshop, we will introduce a simple, practical, narrative-led approach that avoids some of the limitations of surveys. Recognizing that many of us have had to move our coaching practices online over the last few months, we’ll introduce you to a tool that has been designed specifically for working remotely with clients. During the session, you will have the opportunity to try out different interactive exercises, using online ‘strengths cards’. We’ll explore how strengths-based approaches can be used to build greater self-awareness, contribute to self-compassion and strengthen interpersonal relationships. This will be a highly interactive session. Participants will take away a number of tips and ideas that they can use with their own coaching clients as they wish.

Michele Deeks and Martin Galpin are the founding directors of business psychology consultancy Work Positive and co-creators of the At My Best range of products. Both are Chartered Psychologists, Associate Fellows of the British Psychological Society and Registered Occupational Psychologists. As experts in the application of positive psychology to the workplace, Martin and Michele work with a broad range of organisations to enhance the engagement, resilience and wellbeing of their people.


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