Holly Wood

The Power of Positive Psychology Coaching

by | Jun 17, 2024 | Business Growth, Coaching, Mindset, Positive Psychology

In the fast-paced world we live in, finding balance and achieving true happiness can be challenging. Positive psychology coaching offers a transformative approach to personal and professional growth, helping individuals flourish by focusing on strengths and fostering a positive mindset.

It’s a different way at utilising psychological awareness that looks forwards, rather than backwards and focuses on growth, development and things within our control.

What is Positive Psychology Coaching?


Positive psychology coaching is a science-based approach that focuses on enhancing well-being and optimal functioning. Unlike traditional coaching methods that often emphasise fixing problems, positive psychology coaching aims to build on existing strengths and create a fulfilling and meaningful life.

Positive psychology coaching enables you to live an authentic life, in alignment with your truest self, core values and purpose. It can be a powerful tool for individuals to flourish at work, in business, within relationships and beyond. The ripple effect of implementing positive psychology tools is incredible.

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5 Benefits of Positive Psychology Coaching:

There are a number of incredible benefits to positive psychology coaching and my clients have experienced everything from better relationships, to more fulfilling careers, bigger bank balances and flourishing businesses.


1. Improved Well-being: By focusing on positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, accomplishment and health (Martin Seligman’s PERMAH model), individuals practicing and being coached with positive psychology experience increased overall well-being. And and increased well-being leads to more overall happiness in lots of aspects of life.


2. Enhanced Resilience: Positive psychology techniques help build resilience, enabling individuals to bounce back from setbacks more effectively. It helps individuals develop a growth mindset, meaning they can tackle the inevitable challenges that life brings and are likely to see more successes.


3. Increased Motivation: By identifying and leveraging strengths, clients often find renewed motivation and drive to achieve their goals. And positive psychology coaching helps individuals identify goals that feel aligned and purposeful, making it exciting to action steps towards them daily.


4. Better Relationships: Positive psychology coaching fosters stronger, more positive relationships both personally and professionally and so those enjoying this kind of coaching often reference the incredible ripple effect the tools have on all aspects of their lives – whether with friends, colleagues, partners or parenting.


5. Higher Self-Awareness: A key part of positive psychology coaching is the understanding of self. The more you know about your innate self, motivators, energisers, strengths and values, the more you can get into flow, make impactful decisions and get more joy from your everyday


Techniques Used in Positive Psychology Coaching

There are a wealth of incredible tools and techniques that positive psychology has to offer an individual, to help them truly flourish in life. And the good news is, these tools can be taught, used and adopted by everyone.

Everyone has the potential to be happier, more successful and more fulfilled in life. 


Here are 4 key positive psychology coaching techniques that I love to introduce to my clients:


1. Strengths Identification: As positive psychology coaches, we help clients identify their unique strengths and learn how to apply them in various aspects of their lives to lead towards more success.


2. Gratitude Exercises: Practicing gratitude has been shown to enhance happiness and well-being and positive psychology coaches often incorporate gratitude journals or exercises into our sessions.

3. Mindfulness Practices: Mindfulness techniques help clients stay present, be more self-aware and reduce stress, contributing to overall well-being.

4. Goal Setting: Setting and achieving meaningful goals is a core component of positive psychology coaching, ensuring clients stay motivated and focused.

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Positive Psychology Coaching Success Stories

At Flourish First®️, we’ve seen incredible transformations through positive psychology coaching. One client, Jools, was struggling to create a job and life that she loved, felt purposeful and would bring her the lifestyle she desired. Through our sessions, she discovered her strengths, grew in confidence which enabled her to be more visible and grow a business that she truly loves.

By focusing on her strengths and incorporating positive psychology tools such as gratitude and mindfulness practices, Jools is truly flourishing and continuing to grow and build the life of her dreams.

Interested in Positive Psychology Coaching?

There are a number of ways that you can work with me to experience positive psychology coaching – from one-to-one coaching, group programmes, online courses & downloadable tools.

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