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Chapter Meeting - Positive Psychology Coaching: Science-Backed Tools for Your Clients' (and your own!) Well-Being

May 17, 2018
7:00 PM EDT - 9:00 PM EDT
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Bechtel Conference Center
1801 Alexander Bell Dr
Reston, VA 20191

In this experiential and highly practical workshop Georgetown trained coach, Shannon Polly, MAPP, PCC will teach several tools and exercises in positive psychology coaching that she has shared with coaches and organizations around the world.

Having studied under Dr. Martin Seligman and taught in the master's program at Penn, she will share three positive psychology coaching techniques:

1) the nuances of his PERMA theory of well-being and how you can apply that with your coaching clients,

2) explore the practical applications of broaden and build theory of emotions, and

3) how applying hope theory may help your clients who are stuck.

You'll be able to see practical step-by-step information on how to use each exercise in an accompanying workbook. If you are a coach and looking for evidence-based positive psychology exercises and tools you can implement with your clients right away this is the workshop for you. 

Ms. Polly is an evidence-based executive coach focusing on executive presence with over 10 years of experience as a coach in both for-profit and governmental organizations.

Shannon is one of the first 100 people in the world with a Master’s degree in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught resilience to over 1000 Army sergeants.  She uses this background to help leaders increase their awareness of how their thoughts and beliefs impact their behavior, thereby reducing the stress of work.  This approach, combined with a focus on leaders’ strengths, helps them be more productive and leverage the strengths of their team for higher performance.

As a former Broadway producer and Equity actor, Shannon also brings her leverages her decade long professional acting career to help leaders find their most powerful performance.  Somatic (physical) coaching helps leaders convey their most powerful self. Leaders often report an increase in their ability to see how making different ‘performance’ choices drives leadership and interpersonal effectiveness. 

She teaches coaching at the University of Texas Dallas.


$35.00 ICF Metro DC Member

$45.00 Guest