The introduction lays out the framework of this six-session coaching template and protocol, and equips you with the fundamentals of positive psychology.
Client Info and Contact Details
This section contains a fillable form to input your client's essential details so that you have all the key information at a glance.
Session 1 - Introduction
The goals of the first session are to introduce each other and identify the client’s values and goals. It contains the popular 'Wheel of Life' tool to help the client evaluate and prioritize their different Life Domains and SMART goal-setting.
Session 2 - Strengths
In this second session, the personal strengths of the client will be identified. In addition, obstacles or personal weaknesses will be addressed. You will be equipped with valuable strength-spotting tools.
Session 3 - Behavioral Change
The goals of the third session are to further clarify the strengths of the client and start by making concrete plans for behavioral change.
Session 4 - Obstacles and Coping
The goals of the fourth session are to monitor the client’s progress towards achieving his/her goals and build the coping skills of the client. You will introduce Mindfulness as a powerful tool to help your client develop their awareness.
Session 5 - Positive Emotions
Research on positive emotions has repeatedly shown that experiencing more positive emotions broadens people’s action repertoire and can help to contribute to a process of positive change. In this session, you will assist your client in experiencing more positive emotions leveraging core positive psychology tools such as gratitude.
Session 6 - Evaluation and the Future
The goal of this final session is to evaluate the intervention and the coach and make concrete plans for the future.
The advice section of the practitioner manual contains the background and theory to all of the coaching concepts and tools that you will be working with. You will have complete confidence that everything is science-based.
The appendix contains a complete breakdown of the differences between traditional therapy and positive therapy/coaching.