An Appreciative approach to Coaching. AI involves the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a person’s capacity to apprehend, anticipate and heighten positive potential. Presented by Jo McAlpine www.integralcoach.com.au . An Appreciative approach to Coaching.
AI involves the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a person’s capacity to apprehend, anticipate and heighten positive potential.
Presented by Jo McAlpine
Tell the story of what brings you to life in your coaching…….
Appreciative Coaching explores what’s POSSIBLE – NOT what’s wrong!
of inquiry of the everlasting beginner.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein
or strength based innovation
Problem solving or deficit based change
“Valuing the best of what is”
Imagine (What might be)
Conduct root cause analysis
Dialogue and design
(What should be)
Analyze Possible Solutions
Create (What will be)
Develop action plan (Treatment)
Basic assumption: “mystery”
People are a web of strengths linked to infinite capacity, infinite
“What gives life?”
The best of what is
“How to empower, learn, and improvise?”
“What might be?”
“What should be – the ideal?”
Cooperrider, D.L. Whitney, D. Stavros, J. (2003) Appreciative Inquiry Handbook. Berrett – Koehler, San Francisco.
Csikszentmihalyi,M. (2003) Good Business - Leadership, Flow and the Making of Meaning. Hodder & Stoughton, London
Hammond, S. (1998) The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry.Thin Book Publishing, Oregon.
Thatchenkery, T. Metzker, C. (2006) Appreciative Intelligence – Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn. Berrett – Koehler, San Francisco
Dialogue and Question Time