MEET THE AUTHOR DR ROBERT BISWAS-DIENER

Robert is widely acknowledged as the pioneer of positive psychology coaching and has trained coaches and leaders throughout the world. His training employs humour, storytelling, and state-of-the-art instructional design in order to facilitate effective learning and ensure participants can both retain and apply the knowledge they acquire.

He is one of the world’s leading experts in the study of happiness, publishing more than 70 academic papers on topics ranging from hospitality to leadership coaching. In addition to his research, he is author of Positive Provocation (2023), the New York Times best-selling The Upside of Your Dark Side (2015), and Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching (2010).

Robert is widely acknowledged as the pioneer of positive psychology coaching and has trained coaches and leaders throughout the world. His training employs humour, storytelling, and state-of-the-art instructional design in order to facilitate effective learning and ensure participants can both retain and apply the knowledge they acquire.

He is one of the world’s leading experts in the study of happiness, publishing more than 70 academic papers on topics ranging from hospitality to leadership coaching. In addition to his research, he is author of Positive Provocation (2023), the New York Times best-selling The Upside of Your Dark Side (2015), and Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching (2010).

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MEET THE AUTHOR DR ROBERT BISWAS-DIENER

Keen to meet Dr Robert Biswas-Diener in real life?

He will be at The School of Positive Psychology Singapore to conduct training and also share about his new book Positive Provocation: 25 Questions to Elevate Your Coaching Practice.

Join us for this rare chance to interact with Dr Robert and hear more about his thoughts on Coaching.

About the Author: Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener

Robert is widely acknowledged as the pioneer of positive psychology coaching and has trained coaches and leaders throughout the world. His training employs humour, storytelling, and state-of-the-art instructional design in order to facilitate effective learning and ensure participants can both retain and apply the knowledge they acquire.

He is one of the world’s leading experts in the study of happiness, publishing more than 70 academic papers on topics ranging from hospitality to leadership coaching. In addition to his research, he is author of Positive Provocation (2023), the New York Times best-selling The Upside of Your Dark Side (2015), and Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching (2010).

Positive Provocation: 25 Questions to Elevate Your Coaching Practice

By Robert Biswas-Diener

Paperback, 240 pages
ISBN 9781523003938
Book Price: SGD $48.60 including 8% GST and handling fee

Book Synopsis

Take your coaching to the next level with this series of 25 fresh and provocative questions for reflection that challenge the conventional wisdom in the coaching profession.

Positive Provocations offers a unique approach to the method of reflective practice using three distinct techniques—provocation, experimentation, and implementation—to accelerate coach development. This book challenges readers to question the foundational architecture of coaching, promoting seismic improvements.

Biswas asks a series of 25 provocative questions—are ethics boring? What’s so great about interrupting? What if we used less empathy?—aimed at engaging coaches in reflections about their own practice.  Each chapter will introduce coaches to a fresh set of concepts, the research behind them, and practical ways to apply them in real world scenarios.

It is the responsibility of all experienced coaches to continuously improve the quality of their skills and services. Positive Provocations introduces a method for great coaches to become masterful coaches.

Interested to know more? You may want to attend his in-person “meet the author” session on Thursday, 15 June 2023, 7.30pm. Details and registration here.

Quotes

“If you want to turn your brain inside-out and take an utterly new look at what you think about coaching, this is the book for you.”
Dr. Carol Kauffman, founder of the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

“What rules need to be followed, and which ones is it time to break? Robert Biswas-Diener brings exactly the right type of provocation to how we practice coaching.”
Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit

“Being provocative, at its best, invites us to open our minds, to rethink established norms, and ultimately to become better versions of ourselves in the process. Robert Biswas-Diener has delivered another master class in provocation here—challenging some of the most conventional practices in professional coaching with fresh questions, research, and artful storytelling. If you are a coach looking to grow, this book is for you.”
Joshua Steinfeldt, PCC, Coach Community Manager, BetterUp

“This is the most engaging and thought-provoking book about coaching that I have ever encountered! Robert Biswas-Diener, the field’s most daring provocateur, poses insightful questions that challenge deeply held assumptions about coaching practice. Engaging with these provocations will surely support you to reflect on and enhance your coaching practice!”
Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Professor, Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

 

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  • Date : June 15, 2023
  • Time : 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (UTC+8)
  • Reg. Deadline : June 15, 2023 12:00 am
  • Venue : TSPP

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[Note: This event will be held on zoom. Attendee will get zoom meeting URL through email]