Workshop 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

Strengths-Based Coaching (#13)

Robert Biswas-Diener 1
  1. Noba, Milwaukie, OREGON, United States

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


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.