Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change
by Sara Orem, Jacqueline Binkert, Ann Clancy
Appreciative Coaching derives from the positive philosophy known as Appreciative Inquiry, created to guide change in organizations. Recent developments in positive psychology and organizational development suggest that people and organizations flourish when they focus on human ideals, achievements, and best practices. Appreciative Coaching uses positive questions, mindfulness, and other tools to acknowledge people’s strengths and help them realize their own big dreams. This volume applies the principles of appreciative inquiry to individual coaching.
Key features of this volume:
- Written by three leading business and career coaches.
- Includes appreciative coaching methodology.
- Offers both theory and hands-on experience to support coaching success.
- Demonstrates a step-by-step approach to adopting an appreciative perspective.
Sara Orem, Ph.D., is a core faculty member in the graduate leadership specialization, School of Business and Technology, at Capella University, and principal of Lotus Coaching and Consulting. She has presented programs in Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Coaching at a national conference of OD Network, the Transformative Learning Conference, several international ICF Conferences, and university coaching conferences.
Jacqueline Binkert, Ph.D., is an executive coach and organization development consultant with extensive experience supporting leaders and other professionals to create positive change. She works in such industries as manufacturing, service, finance, and healthcare.
Ann Clancy, Ph.D., specializes in executive coaching, strategic planning and organizational change, using positive methodologies to create positive change. Her clients include corporations, government agencies, community organizations, and small businesses.
The authors have presented Appreciative Coaching at international coaching and professional organizations including International Coach Federation.