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Strengths-based coaching

DATE: Thursday, July 18th 2019

TIME: 1.00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre | Meeting Room 213

IDEAL AUDIENCE: This workshop is appropriate for a wide range of professionals interested in applying the science of strengths. Although we will focus on coaching conversations this material is easily applied to managerial conversations, the education sector, and to psychotherapy. Specific attention will be paid to coaching and non-coaching uses of strengths. 


In this highly experiential workshop, attendees will build advanced skills related to the science of strengths. The workshop will begin with an overview of strengths-- including definitions and popular taxonomies. From this foundation, the presenter will introduce a wide variety of interventions related to the identification, use and development of strengths for individuals and for teams. This workshop will include an emphasis on research, as well as skills demonstrations, and opportunities for practice. ICF continuing education units are available.

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define strengths

  • Explain the relationship of strengths to weaknesses

  • Identify two ways that strengths affect mindset

  • List 3 ways to develop strengths

  • Name at least 15 strengths 

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Workshop Leaders

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener  Positive Acorn, USA

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener
Positive Acorn, USA

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is widely known as the "Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology" because his research on happiness has taken him to such far-flung destinations as Greenland, Kenya, India, and Israel. He has published more than 50 scholarly chapters and articles as well as 8 books on a wide range of positive psychology topics. Robert has translated his research expertise into practical interventions and focuses especially on coaching. He is an ICF certified coach and has conducted positive psychology workshops with Australia Department of Defense, Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Queensland Police, Standard Chartered Bank, Deloitte, and many other organizations.