The Magic of Strengths-Based Coaching

Guest Post by Josh Allan Dykstra

I had the pleasure of presenting a virtual class entitled “The Magic of Strengths-Based Coaching” to the ICF (International Coach Federation) a couple weeks ago. Over 140 coaches attended from around the world!
Here was the gist of the class:
Research shows that the most effective leaders in the world share one surprising trait: they know their strengths and they work “in” them almost all the time. By attending this session, you will discover a fresh perspective to share with the clients you work with, and learn why a focus on “what’s right with people” is surprisingly counter-intuitive and also, perhaps, the most important insight you can provide someone who desires to live an exceptional life.
Coaches will deepen and stretch their knowledge of several ICF core coaching competencies, including:
How to create greater personal awareness for coaching clients, particularly in the areas of enduring personality strengths and natural sources of energy

How to design better action plans for coaching clients by aligning individual goals with unique personal motivators and, therefore, achieving more success
How to manage progress and accountability for coaching clients by integrating action plans with personal strengths, thereby developing greater resilience to meet objectives
If you missed it, you can listen to the recording here. While you listen, I recommend opening the visual presentation here, and following along with it as you listen to the recording. I give cues throughout to make it very simple.
ICF-LA does great stuff like this all the time (and the host, Paul, is seriously one of the most wonderful people you’ll ever meet). If you’d like to register for one of their upcoming teleclasses, just go here.

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