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 an engaged, active senior who coaches other seniors about issues of aging, and finding both fulfillment AND fun in our older years. She continues to consult with organizations about creating positivity at work and creating appreciative environments. Her main focus has moved from improving the workplace, where she spends increasingly less time, to enlivening social and intellectual connections with inspiring contemporaries.
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.