Case Story

Appreciative Life Coaching

By Bob Tschannen-Moran

What can two people do, separated by an ocean, who have never met but who have the ability to connect using telephone, Skype, and Internet technologies? It turns out they can do a lot when the approach taken focuses on strengths and appreciates possibilities. That is exactly what happened when Tatiana, a professional health coach with aspirations to develop her business, reached out to me in September 2009 for consultation, collaboration, and coaching. From the island tourist destination of Mallorca, Spain, in the Mediterranean Sea, Tatiana dreamt of establishing a successful coaching practice with area residents and health providers. She was not exactly sure what form that might take ...

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