WHAT IS STRENGTHS BASED COACHING?
Our strengths are our innate abilities. They are things that we do so easily that we take them for granted and may even assume everyone possesses the same talents we have. But they don't. We each are endowed with a unique set of strengths and weaknesses that require a individual path to success. It's long been assumed that working on our weaknesses is the road to success.
That can work, but it's hard, slow going, and often unsatisfying. When we focus more on our strengths, improvement tends to be quick, feels easy, is ever so much more fun, and is uniquely ours.
Positive psychology strengths coaches focus on helping clients become aware of their strengths and leverage them for great results. We don't necessarily ignore weaknesses, because sometimes improvement in those areas can be helpful, but strengths get center stage attention. Much more empowering!
Strengths based coaching (based on VIA) is a world-leading strengths assessment and development tool based on the latest scientific research that has been used by 5 million people worldwide and has been translated into 37 languages. Unique and distinct from traditional one-dimensional strengths tests, VIA assesses individuals across 24 character strengths.. This provides a dynamic platform for development, enabling people to access the energy behind strengths and design strategies to maximize growth potential, minimize weaknesses and optimize performance and well-being.
Our certification program enables you to understand, interpret and debrief the VIA Profile, which reveals individuals’ underplayed and overplayed strengths, learned behaviors (or de-energizing) and unrealized strengths. You will also learn to facilitate positive, strengths-based coaching and development conversations.
WHAT WILL BE COVERED IN THE PROGRAM?
Phase 1: Foundation
Session 1: Introduction to the science and application of Positive Psychology based Character Strengths
Phase 2: A Personal Exploration Character Strengths for the Coach
Session 2: Strengths discovery & exploration: Discover your personal strengths using VIA and its application in your coaching practice
Phase 3: Deliver Strengths based coaching
Session 3: Building the strengths based Coaching Relationship
Session 4: Creating Coaching model towards signature strength awareness, exploration, and application
Phase 4: Building and Deepening Your Toolkit for Clients
Session 5: Strengths application: Learn how to use VIA tool, how to read and analyse VIA reports; how to get insights from a VIA report for your clients
HOW WILL IT BE DELIVERED?
It will be delivered through 5 one-on-one online coaching sessions with Baldeep. You will receive assignments after every coaching session that you will need to submit before the next class. The sessions will happen once every week. At the end of the 5 week session, you will be asked to submit a case report. Post your case evaluation, you will be awarded the certification.
Weekly reading assignments consist of material from current literature on mindfulness, character strengths, positive psychology, and coaching. Weekly exercises, meditations, and journal prompts aim to deepen students’ engagement with the material, and help them gain insight into their personal and professional development as coaches.
Students will complete a final project that involves the application of the principles and/or practices discussed in this course. The impetus of this project is to bring benefit to yourself and others (pay it forward) by applying mindfulness and/or character strengths.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Students who complete the full course (active course participation; viewing of all sessions in full; submission of final project) receive a personalized Certificate of Completion signed by the course instructors.
HOW WILL STRENGTHS-BASED COACHING HELP ME AS A COACH?
As a result of this training, participants will be better equipped to recognize strengths in clients, which in turn develop positive-oriented styles of engagement and communication. This professional certification will enable you to more powerfully help individuals realize their strengths to:
WHO WILL DELIVER THIS COURSE?
Baldeep is an entrepreneur, psychologist, philanthropist and one of India's leading life and executive coach. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations and organizational turnaround, she has served as a coach to thousands of individuals and organizations across the globe. She has a Master's degree in Organizational Psychology and a Master’s degree in Business Economics. Baldeep is certified in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology coaching, Appreciative Inquiry, and has a diploma in NLP. She is also a blogger, an amateur painter, and most importantly a life enthusiast.
WHO IS IT FOR?
WILL I RECEIVE ANY ADDITIONAL BONUSES WITH THE CERTIFICATION?
WHAT IS THE CERTIFICATION FEE?
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