AC Skills Development Day: Positive Psychology for Coaches with Yannick Jacob
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AC Skills Development Day: Positive Psychology for Coaches with Yannick Jacob

The Association for Coaching are pleased to welcome Yannick Jacob to London to speak at our event titled 'Positive Psychology for Coaches'. This event will encourage coaches to explore the principles of positive psychology and how it can be integrated into their coaching practice. Early Bird Price - Members £130 (ex VAT), Non Members £160 (ex VAT). VAT will be added at the checkout.

When: Tuesday 12th February 2019
9:00am Start - 4:30pm Finish
Where: NCVO
Society Building
8 All Saints Street
London N1 9RL
United Kingdom
Contact: Sally Bullock

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Yannick Jacob, existential coach (MA), positive psychologist (MSc), coach trainer & supervisor and FMR Programme Leader of the MSc Coaching Psychology at the University of East London.


This day will help participants understand more about positive psychology and what constitutes the pillars of psychological wellbeing.


Coaches will develop a language to celebrate their clients’ strengths and become clearer about the fuzzy thing that everybody seems to chase their whole life: Happiness.


We will lay foundations from which to explore the field of positive psychology in relation to coaching practice and provide a range of options of how to integrate it into your existing practice.


The overarching goal of this event is to help coaches understand the main tenets of positive psychology and how it may inform coaching practice. The end goal is to empower you, as well as your clients, to understand and apply some of the principles of positive psychology and as a result live more happy and meaningful lives.

In this Skills Development Day you will learn:

By means of presentations, discussions and short coaching demonstrations the event will address the following learning outcomes:

  • Basic knowledge about the science of positive psychology, its short history and an awareness of the range of topics studied by positive psychologists.
  • Understand what positive psychology is, some of the science and research behind it and how it can be used to inform coaching practice and increase coaching success.
  • Learn about available tools, techniques and interventions derived from positive psychology research and the importance of client-activity fit.
  • Awareness of different conceptualisations of happiness and wellbeing as a common goal for coaching clients.
  • Basic knowledge of character strengths and how this can be used in coaching sessions
  • Gaining a positive psychology perspective on mindsets with regards to change, stuckness, limiting beliefs and potential.
  • Developing an awareness of resilience, mental toughness and post-traumatic growth and how these may be developed through coaching.
  • Understand the difference between positive outlook and explanatory style through understanding optimism from a positive psychological perspective.
  • Basic understanding of human engagement & motivation through introduction of the concept of flow.
  • Having an overview of available positive psychology assessments, inventories & psychometrics.
  • Understanding the potential impact of positive psychology interventions that can be added to the coach’s toolbox.

Speaker Bio

Yannick Jacob was part of the world's 2nd Masters programme in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP Cohort 2) and has since worked with some of the biggest names in the scene. Between 2015 and 2018 he lectured at the world's only MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology and he has presented on positive psychology and positive existential psychology at conferences around the world.

Yannick's aim is to inspire those he meets and works with to think more deeply, live more courageously and develop existential resilience against the inevitable challenges of being human in a VUCA world. He works with coaches, leaders and anybody who considers themselves to be in a “position of great responsibility” willing to face life with their eyes wide open and eager to experience the full spectrum of human experience as the pathway to happiness.

His book 'An Introduction to Existential Coaching' will be published in May 2019 by Routledge.

Price and Special Offers

As with all AC continuous professional development events, the fees are offered at a very good value, with an extra special price for AC members.


AC member: £160 + VAT. Early Bird Price £130 + VAT

Non AC member: £190+ VAT. Early Bird Price £160 + VAT

Attendance qualifies for CPD and a certificate will be emailed to you post-event.

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