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positive existential coaching, Birkbeck University, 2019

What is Positive Existential Coaching?

What matters most to people? How can we be happy? What’s the meaning of life? How can we find answers to the big questions in life? In this guest lecture to students of the post-graduate certificate in coaching at Birkbeck University, London, I explain how the science of positive psychology and existential philosophy can work…

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AICTP Conference for Integrative Coach-Therapy Practice, Yannick Jacob

Are Coaches Crossing the Line? Exploring the grey area between coaching and therapy

An Exploration of Roles, Borders & Boundaries (Carley Sime & Yannick Jacob at the 3rd AICTP Conference for Integrative Coach-Therapy Practice 2019) Over the years I’ve heard hundreds of people ask: “Are coaches crossing the line?” Students try to figure out how far they can take this coaching thing and clients want to delve deeper…

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PERM coaching, positive psychology, Clive Leach, Yannick's Coaching Lab

PERMA-powered Coaching with Clive Leach

Clive is an international organisational, executive, leadership and career coach working extensively within the Corporate & Public sectors. Drawing on his studies in Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology Clive applies coaching to enhance individual and team well-being engagement, leadership development, career transition and mental toughness. He is regularly told he brings great energy, he is good to work with and that he makes a positive difference.

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Ontological Coaching, Talking about Coaching, Aboodi Shabi, Yannick Jacob

Ontological Coaching with Aboodi Shabi

Coaching – It’s been taking the world of personal and professional development by storm and has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world with many coaches making six figures and many more struggling to enrol clients and eager to sharpen their skill set. In “Talking about Coaching”, I’m doing exactly what it…

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positive psychology coaching for times of crisis and transformation

Positive Psychology for times of crisis and transformation

Times of crisis affect us and our clients in various ways. Some see opportunity, others struggle to keep their lives from falling apart. Some seem unaffected emotionally and just “deal with it”, while others despair. Some of us “accept the challenge” and find meaning in the suffering, others crumble under the weight of the uncertainty…

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Crossing the line, coaching, therapy, mentoring boundaries

Whose line is it anyway: How far can & should coaches go?

This question keeps popping up for coaches at all levels! Have you found yourself asking: Is this still coaching? Do I need to refer my client to a therapist? Does my client really need therapy or counselling or can I hold this space myself? Am I allowed to give advise? Is that not something that…

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motivation; positive existential coaching

On the Dialectics of Motivation: What we work for, what we’re working against and how they can work together

In this blog (which I initially wrote for the Hantu Collective) I’d like to briefly introduce positive psychology, existential thought and how they can come together to inspire people to live life to the fullest in all its facets. Along the way I’ll introduce the pillars of happiness, our main sources of anxiety and how…

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Yannick Jacob, Weekend University, Birbeck University lecture

A Positive Existential Perspective on Behaviour Change

Change is the holy grail of psychology. Sometimes it’s easy. But often, we’re so caught up in our pre-existing patterns, beliefs and habits, that it seems impossible to think or do things differently. We find ourselves riddled by inner conflicts fueled by mutually exclusive desires. We want to lose weight and also eat what we…

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Strengths-based coaching, Catherine Bell, Yannick's Coaching Lab

Strengths-based Coaching with Catherine Bell

Since 2001, Catherine has dedicated her life towards helping others shine. After early career success in business, Catherine moved to Kyoto, Japan for a working holiday at 25. Quickly rising past English Teacher, Catherine became a Trainer & Coach for 750 international staff in a $3 million educational program, helping others tap into their unique strengths for better results at work and in life. Her style incorporates traditional Coaching, the science of Applied Positive Psychology, Strengths, NLP and HeartMath.

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positive existential coaching, happiness

How to love life when life kicks you in the gut

Life gives you lemons and throws you curved balls. The kind of lemons that squirt you right in the eye and the kind of curved balls that hit you straight in the sensitive parts. Life’s a bitch, a dick, an asshole; like “why are you treating me like this?!? Stop!! AAAAaaaaaah! It hurts!” At least…

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positive psychology, coaching for happiness, Salisbury International Coaching week 2019

Coaching for Happiness: How the science of Positive Psychology can benefit your clients

The end goal of all clients coming for coaching tends to be some form of happiness or psychological wellbeing.  Whether that’s a life of meaning and purpose, finding the love of their life or leaving a toxic relationship, whether it’s experiencing more joy, hope, security or belonging, getting a promotion or increasing their income. In…

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Positive existential coaching as a meaning-making intervention

In the summer of 2018 I presented my approach to coaching at the 20th Conference of the International Network of Personal Meaning (INPM) in Vancouver. Based on my talk I wrote this paper which was recently published in the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXISTENTIAL POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY  VOL 9 NO 1 (2020): SPECIAL ISSUE: 2018 PROCEEDINGS OF…

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