Driving Peak Performance – Positive Psychology in Leadership, Coaching & the Workplace

Positive Psychology has been described as the ‘science of what makes life worth living’. The evidence is building that its application enhances peak performance by contributing directly to greater well-being, physical health, life satisfaction, engagement and achievement in work, study and life. At the same time it’s application acts as a protective factor resulting in less anxiety, stress and depression coupled with increased levels of hope, mental toughness and resilience.

However, the world’s media remains griped by stories of depression, stress and psychological ill health. It has been estimated that 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. has suffered from mental illness within the last 12 months. Worse still, the Congressional Research Service estimated in January 2018 that the prevalence of mental illness amongst the U.S. adult population was between 26.2% and 32.4%. Moreover, research in the field of coaching has found that between 25% and 50% of clients presenting for coaching meet criteria for clinical mental health.

At the organizational level, research suggests that stress is one of the biggest causes of absenteeism at work, costing $billions annually. It has been estimated that at any one time only 30% of the workforce are likely to be engaged. Indeed, engaging, motivating retaining talent is an increasing challenge that directly impacts the bottom line. Competitive, high-pressure cultures are no longer sufficient to drive organizational success. Our ability to work with and through others, and to adapt and remain resilient as new challenges emerge, have become even more critical as disruptive forces increase the pace of change.

As a result, Positive Psychology is increasingly being used by leaders, coaches, HR, L&D, OD and Talent professionals in order to help organizations reap tangible benefits, relating to profitability, productivity, customer loyalty and satisfaction.

Join my colleague Clive Leach and I for an interactive and experiential one-day workshop on Driving Peak Performance – Positive Psychology in Leadership, Coaching & the Workplace in New York on November 7, 2018.

Participants will:

·     Be provided with an engaging overview of latest global research on the application and integration of Positive Psychology in leadership, coaching and the workplace.

·     Explore the Well-being and Performance Framework and how coaching can build PERMAH (Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishments & Health) and optimal functioning.

·     Understand the positive workplace practices that allow human and organizational flourishing, including the role of Positive Emotions and FLOW, the use of Strengths and the development of Mental Toughness.

·     Explore the latest research on Engagement, Motivation, Self Determination Theory, and Needs Supportive Management, Leadership & Coaching.

·     Learn and Practice Positive Psychology Coaching.

·     Be provided with an overview of the groundbreaking research on Coaching Ripple Effect to support wider systemic change.

This program is designed for Leaders, Coaches, HR, L&D, OD and Talent professionals who want to learn how to use the science of Positive Psychology to drive Peak Performance at the individual, team and organizational level.

For more information and to register https://atdnyc.wildapricot.org/event-3003609

Angela Wright, Director, Coaching Center of Excellence, Association of Talent Development, NYC