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Episode 195

Positive Provocation

In this conversation with Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener we explore how we evaluate and evolve our coaching, the art of positive provocation, challenging coaching culture, owning our sovereignty in our coaching styles and the role of self-reflection and supervision.

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In this podcast we talk about:

03:30 Evolving as coaches
09:30 Evaluating the coaching experience
15:00 The art of positive provocation
21:30 The etiquette of interrupting
29:30 Challenging coaching culture
36:30 Owning our sovereignty in our coaching
44:00 Factoring in our personalities
49:00 Getting better at watching coaching
53:00 Humility, authenticity and ethics
58:30 Self-reflection and supervision
1:03:00 Integrating seriousness and playfulness

Resources Mentioned:
Positive Provocation, by Rober Biswar-Diener
Ian Day
Challenging coaching, by Ian Day & John Blakey
David Drake
Justin Kruger

About Dr

Dr. Robert-Biswas-Diener-
Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is widely known as the “Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology” because his research has taken him to such far-flung places as Greenland, India, Kenya, and Israel. He is a leading authority on strengths, culture, courage, and happiness and is known for his pioneering work in the application of positive psychology to coaching. Robert has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed academic articles and chapters, two of which are “citation classics” (cited more than 1,000 times each). Dr. Biswas-Diener has authored seven books, including his most recent published in 2023, Positive Provocation.


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