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Jennifer Garvey Berger 'On not finding the heart of the matter'

June 05, 2018

An important reminder of the importance of acknowledging complexity, and of not viewing every problem as a nail.

Self Determination Theory

February 28, 2018

Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is a macro theory of human motivation and personality that concerns people's inherent growth tendencies and innate psychological needs. It is concerned with the motivation behind choices people make without external influence and interference.

Playfulness in adults: An examination of play and playfulness and their implications for coaching. Renee Lockwood & Sean O'Connor

January 31, 2018

Play and playfulness have been seminal to human culture for millennia. This article highlights the most salient research concerning the benefits of play and playfulness, and the subsequent implications for coaching.

Curiosity: Application and Implications for Coaching. Melanie Weeks

February 28, 2018

Curiosity is a ubiquitous part of most individuals lives. Yet the extent to which a person experiences curiosity differs widely and is dependent upon one’s openness to explore and embrace uncertainty, and willingness to absorb oneself in “finding out”. Recognising and pursuing uncertainty and challenge, coupled with a desire to know more can be a pleasant and self-fulfilling experience leading to increased well-being and a sense of mastery. This would appear to be fertile ground for coaching, particularly when informed by the science of applied positive psychology. 

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