Upcoming Events

Pivot –
to Positive Leadership: The Road to High Performance

Session 1: September 10th
Session 2: September 13th
Session 3: September 17th
Session 4: September 20th
Session 5: September 24th
Session 6: September 27th
All sessions are virtual from 9:30-12pm PDT
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Positive Coaching

Positive Coaching is a co-creative process for human transformation. Though collaborative inquiry, dialogue and reflection, it enables people to integrate the best of their past with their strengths, values, and visions; and to bring forth positively powerful performance and results. Master appreciative coaches are catalysts, curators and witnesses to their clients’ identity creation and recreation. They are able to establish trust and rapport, to ask provocative and life-affirming questions, and to listen with an open heart and a nonjudgmental mind. Recognizing that words create worlds they are able to mindfully reveal limits and metaphorically build bridges to new possibilities.

This is a workshop for coaches, consultants and managers who want to hone their appreciative coaching skills to better support personal well-being, high performance and leadership excellence.

During this workshop you will learn how to: apply Appreciative Inquiry principles and process to coaching; craft appreciative questions; listen to discover life affirming metaphors and seeds of potential; and compose strength based stories.

As a result of this workshop, you will gain greater awareness of your own “pro-creative” presence and enhance your capacities to:

  • Listen for the questions that need to be asked
  • Frame questions to discover and catalyze potential
  • Help clients establish clear positive intentions
  • Use metaphors to aid understanding and inspire action
  • Tell stories to suggest new approaches to old problems
  • Trust your intuition to guide you and the coaching process

Participant Feedback for Positive Coaching

Registration by Check: Mail completed registration form with check payable to:
West Coast Center for Positive Change 5701 E. Seaside Walk, Long Beach, CA 90803.

Refunds: An 80% refund for cancellations up to 30 days prior to the workshop; 50% thereafter.

No refund for cancellations within one week of the workshop. Substitution Fee: $75.00 will be charged to substitute one person for another, once a registration is received.

This workshop is approved to offer 12 (8 CC / 4 RD) Continuing Coach Education credits (CCE) towards renewal of certification in the International Coach Federation. This workshop fulfills a requirement in the Certification for Appreciative Inquiry Practitioners and Consultants (CAIPC).

Coaching by Tenny Poole


We offer personalized one-on-one coaching to enhance leadership and professional confidence, resiliency and effectiveness. [ more > ]

Consulting by Tenny Poole


We are visionary leaders in the growing field of positive change. Our methods and tools are firmly grounded in the strength-based principles of Appreciative Inquiry. [ more > ]

Workshops with Tenny Poole


In our workshops we bring leading edge theory and research to life through relevant experiential activities and practical applications. [ more > ]

Speaking engagements with Tenny Poole


We are highly engaging keynote speakers available to raise the energy, positively shake things up, and inspire action at your next conference or corporate executive development program. [ more > ]