This research-to-practice text explores how coaching can support thriving in the workplace. It focuses on positive psychology coaching in the workplace in relation to: the convergence with organisational psychology and coaching psychology, professional and ethical practices, resilience and wellbeing, team and systemic approaches, leadership, tools of intervention, convergence of clinical interventions and virtuousness, and the future of thriving workplaces. The chapter contributions represent a truly international scholarship and bring together complementary perspectives from the fields of positive psychology, coaching psychology, organisational psychology, organisational scholarship, neuroscience, education and philosophy. Written in a scholarly but accessible style, this text is of interest to a wide readership, including academics, professionals and postgraduate students of positive psychology, organisational psychology, counselling and coaching psychology, human resource management, mental health, health and social welfare.
"Smith, Boniwell and Green have brought together an outstanding collection of thought leaders from the field of positive psychology coaching to craft an in-depth exploration of the contribution positive psychology can make to delivering transformation change through coaching conversations. A fascinating read, full of evidence and insight".
Jonathan Passmore Professor of Coaching & Behavioural Change Director Henley Centre for Coaching, Henley Business School
About the Author
Wendy-Ann Smith, is a coaching psychologist, founder and manager of Eclorev, a boutique coaching and training business specialising in one-to-one coaching, group and team coaching to enhance workplace well-being with positive psychology coaching. A highly trained and respected psychologist and coach, she is qualified as a psychologist in Australia and France, and now practises in France. She is interested in workplace coaching and training assignments focused on professional and personal self-development and wellbeing; design and delivery of individual and team professional self-development experiential leadership growth workshops; project management of dynamic, community-oriented projects; design and delivery of theory and experiential courses (or intensive), coaching for university, business school students and executives. Ilona Boniwell, PhD, is Principal Lecturer at the School of Psychology and Sport Science, Anglia Ruskin University (UK and France) and heads the International MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (I-MAPP). Ilona also teaches positive leadership at l'Ecole Centrale Paris and HEC Business School, and consults businesses and educational institutions around the globe as a Director of Positran, a boutique consultancy dedicated to achieving transformation through positive psychology. She has authored/edited 8 books and multiple scientific articles, delivered over 150 keynotes and invited presentations, founded the European Network of Positive Psychology (2001), organised the first European Congress of Positive Psychology (2002), was the first vice-chair of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA, 2007) and the founder and programme leader for the first MAPP in Europe (2006). She is a current columnist and a regular blogger for the Psychologies (UK, France) and Positive Psychology (France) magazines. Suzy Green, PhD, is a clinical and coaching psychologist (MAPS) and founder and CEO of The Positivity Institute, Australia, a positively deviant organisation dedicated to the research and application of positive psychology for life, school and work. She is a leader in the complementary fields of coaching psychology and positive psychology, having conducted a world-first study on evidence-based coaching as an applied positive psychology. Suzy was the recipient of an International Positive Psychology Fellowship Award and has published in the Journal of Positive Psychology. She has lectured on applied positive psychology as a Senior Adjunct Lecturer in the Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney for ten years and is an Honorary Vice President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology. She also currently holds Honorary Academic positions at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne, the Black Dog Institute and is an Affiliate of the Institute for Well-Being, Cambridge University. Suzy was the Stress-less Expert for Australian Women's Health Magazine and the Positive Psychology Expert for Muse Magazine. She is an official ambassador for the Starlight Children's Foundation and she maintains a strong media profile appearing on television, radio and in print.