As a Senior Consultant for Langley Group, Emma describes Dr Robert Biswas-Diener as a ‘guru’ in this field. As we spotlight the importance of coaching skills, we thought it was timely to share personal insights from Emma about this integral process. Emma specialises in developing the confidence, motivation, and wellbeing of people through facilitating, executive coaching, career coaching and strengths coaching. She brings a wealth of experience across the corporate, professional services, non-profit and government sectors.
Leaders, coaches, athletes, teachers, parents, prime ministers – humans from all walks of life, can benefit from learning more about emotions. Understanding our emotions can lead to better outcomes for ourselves and others. The intelligent use of emotions is a cornerstone of peak performance.
Our brains can consciously process dozens of pieces of information every second; simultaneously, we are unconsciously processing thousands more in the background. To keep up with all stimuli around us, we create mental shortcuts to make decision-making easier. When this happens, unconscious bias can creep in.
A hero is generally understood to be a person who is admired or idealised for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities—often scripted to 'save the day' in storytelling and to possess supernatural powers. When we look to Hollywood, we can see that in critical or life-changing situations, it is more likely that hopeful, productive, resilient, and optimistic characters will become the Hero, swooping in to claim victory.
As the founder of Cappfinity in the UK, Dr Alex Linley’s aim of ‘strengthening the world’ focuses on leveraging expertise to apply strengths psychology to organisational development and people practices. Alex is globally recognised as an expert in strengths. Alex has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Warwick; he is the author of Average to A+ and the creator of the Strengths Profile, the leading strengths assessment. Alex has changed the face of recruitment and development across many organisations.
We know that wellbeing in the workplace is a game-changer. Happy people are more resilient, more productive & more engaged, and this has proven to increase the bottom line. Where traditional HR Policies often outline what 'not to do' and focus on a deficit model, a positive psychology approach applies to all elements of the HR process – including language.
The science of happiness continues to change the way we work, think and live. The value happy employees bring to workplaces deserves attention in the business world, perhaps now more than ever. After decades of psychological research and inquiry into what makes people happy, the evidence that continues to emerge is compelling.
Why do people find it so hard to change when they know it's good for them? There are several ways to create change; from slightly modifying or adjusting our behaviour, substituting one action for another, through to embarking on a complete overhaul of the way we do things.
Leaders, coaches, athletes, teachers, parents, prime ministers - humans from all walks of life, can benefit from learning more about emotions. Understanding our emotions can lead to better outcomes for ourselves and others. More so, the intelligent use of emotions is a cornerstone of peak performance.
Employee wellbeing, satisfaction and engagement are all factors that drive business performance. When people feel happy, engaged and purposeful at work they typically do far better and are more committed than those who do not, contributing to a more positive and sustainable business.