Positive Outcomes for Positive Education in Practice!

13th Oct, 2015

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Over the last year or so I have been continuing to introduce the idea of ‘Positive Education’ in schools across Asia including China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Positive Education focuses on enhancing academic achievement alongside well-being and character within school communities. I…

1st May, 2015

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Image 3As an organisational coach I’m grateful to be able to work across the corporate, government and education sectors to help individuals, teams and organisations to flourish and be their optimal best.

However I’m particularly passionate about designing and delivering ‘Positive Education’ programs in schools in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand. This is because in my work as an executive and leadership coach…

Mental Toughness – What is it? Do you need it? Have you got it?

16th Feb, 2015

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'No Return'Life ain’t easy – but it isn’t supposed to be! How we deal with the good, the bad and the downright scary can be largely determined by our levels of Mental Toughness.

 

And the good news is… we can both measure and build it!

Mental toughness is defined as:

‘The capacity for an individual to deal effectively with stressors, pressures and challenges and perform to the best…

Live Well, Learn Better! Applying Coaching & Positive Psychology in Schools

30th Nov, 2014

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Last week’s International Symposia for Coaching and Positive Psychology in Education (ISCAPPED) held here in Sydney was a great opportunity to get up to speed with the latest thinking and good practice within the coaching field.

It was also very affirming that the approaches I regularly share with school leaders and their communities were both reflected and endorsed.

In his keynote my colleague Dr. Christian van Nieuwerburgh…

3rd Nov, 2014

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As I head to the FOBISIA Conference in Thailand I reflect on the fact that I have been writing my first ever book chapter on the integration of coaching and positive psychology in schools. On the one hand this has been a real challenge and on the other it is the most exciting and amazing opportunity! It has been a great test of my own character strengths but also good to reflect on how…

Flourish – The 5 Ways to Well-being at Work, Home or School!

19th Jun, 2014

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Only two to three people out of every 10 are likely to be flourishing – experiencing optimal mental health and functioning within their professional and personal lives. Understanding more about the characteristics of flourishing and 5 simple ways how to increase well-being can help individuals, organisations and communities.

Earlier this year I attended the 4th Australian Positive Psychology & Well-being Conference at Melbourne University….

Discover, Ignite & Maximise Your Unrealised Strengths!

18th Jun, 2014

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When was the last time you really felt ‘in the zone’ at work? When you felt energised and engaged, stretched and challenged, hours passed like minutes, you were living life with purpose and you could taste achievement or success? Well the chances are that whatever was going on, at work, study or play, you were using your strengths!

So when…

Mindfulness @ Life – New Workshop Offer

16th Jun, 2014

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The evidence is overwhelming that effortful mindfulness-based activity can contribute to success in work, study and sustaining mental and physical well-being in both adults and young people.

The reality today is that levels of distress, anxiety and depression are increasing despite so many opportunities and choices available to us. I see it in my work as a coach every week. Something has been going…

Coaching Conversations – The Intention to Give Attention

27th Mar, 2014

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When was the last time you felt really listened to?  When was the last time you were really present with someone and gave them your full attention?

In the workplace, school and home we are often so busy juggling our own agendas, getting our own needs met, having one eye on the social media and the other on the phone email that it’s hardly surprising that we rarely get to meaningfully engage with each other…

The 4th Australian Positive Psychology & Well-being Conference – My Highlights

14th Feb, 2014

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I am keen to share a few of my personal highlights of the 4th Australian Positive Psychology & Well-being Conference at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education which was attended by many leading researchers and practitioners from both here in Australia and around the world.

With 3 days of workshops, keys notes, research findings, panels, posters and concurrent sessions on…

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