By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

In his introduction to the Handbook of Positive Psychology (Snyder, C.R. and Lopez, S. editors, 2002), Martin Seligman stated:

“I believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise that achieves a scientific understanding and effective

June 26th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Global Warming of the Human Kind

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

The world needs global warming- not the environmental kind, the relational kind! Throughout the news media we hear somber warnings of global warming and its potential effects on the environment. We are also beginning to see a quickening of global warming

June 22nd, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Coaching by Phone Said Coach I Am

By Dr. Patrick Williams

Pat in the Hat
(With appreciation and apologies to Dr. Seuss)

I’m a coach said Coach I am.
I’m a coach, I am! I am!
I can coach you from a beach.

I can coach you within reach.
I can coach you with bad hair.
I can coach you anywhere.

I can coach you

June 19th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Personality Styles in the Home and Workplace

By: Timothy Burns

While the Peoplemap is an insightful tool, one of the more difficult steps in the process is getting your clients to accept that these different traits are hard wired into their own and their co-workers' DNA. We tend to communicate in our own 'language' rather than in

June 15th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Uncovering your Strengths and Weaknesses

One of the things I like the most about The Peoplemap is its simplicity. Therefore, the valuable insights of the assessment are less likely to become buried under jargon and labels than when using the DISC, Meyers-Briggs or other assessments. The Peoplemap is an useful and understandable

June 07th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Using the Peoplemap in Personal and Business Coaching

By Patrick Williams, Ed.D

As a Psychologist who has fully transitioned into Life Coaching, I work with people who choose to focus on designing a future rather than getting over past events. Clients who want to live their professional and personal life more fully value a personal coach.

June 05th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Finding the Emerald City along the Yellowbrick Road

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

This is our last post on the Language of Leadership. We began this series talking about the limitations of using new information to motivate change. We've discussed how important language is when it comes to securing your audience’s commitment to a new

May 14th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Three Steps for Inspiring Change

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

We're discussing change, fundamental change that affects and benefits the course of a life, or the cultural health of an organization. For professionals who address the culture of change daily, we can make a common mistake. We assume that everyone wants to

May 11th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
How Do I Lead to Catalyze Change?

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

The universe of those who study leadership and coaching contain virtually limitless points of light published as an answer to this question. Many experts proclaim that leadership is solely an issue of inner conviction. In other words, you must find the

May 09th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
The Limitations of Old School Communication

By Dr. Pat Williams, Ed.D., MCC

The traditional communication style we learned as children arose from the influence of the manufacturing boom of the 60’s and 70’s. A work environment that affected the entire culture, the majority of adults learned a communication style that revolved

May 07th, 2012 by Life Coach Training