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The Power of “Yet”

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in blog, Emotional, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Lynda Wallace, Relational, Spiritual

by Lynda Wallace The things we say, whether out loud or to ourselves, have a profound effect not only on how we feel, but also on what we do. When we tell ourselves, I can’t do it or They’ll never allow it, we undermine our own power and motivation to make change in our lives. When we tell ourselves, I’ll find a way, or ask, “What haven’t I tried yet?” we give ourselves a feeling of hope that can help us to sustain the persistent...

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Money and Happiness

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in blog, Inspiring Change, Intellectual, Lynda Wallace, Physical, Relational, Spiritual, Uncategorized

by Lynda Wallace A few years ago, I made one of the best and most important decisions of my life, choosing to leave my corporate executive position to create a new career as a Positive Psychology Coach. Now I get to spend every day doing work that I love and enjoying the lifestyle benefits of working for myself. Not coincidentally, many of my clients are also considering career changes, as are many of the students to whom I teach courses on how...

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Mapping a Path to Well-Being

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 in Alumni Spotlight, blog, Emotional, Lynda Wallace, Relational, Spiritual

CiPP Spotlight: Lynda Wallace by Suzee Connole Lynda Wallace walked away from a job running a billion-dollar global business to create a new career she would genuinely love. She had been doing a lot of reading in positive psychology, beginning with Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert, and she remembers thinking, “This makes sense. This is right. Everyone needs to hear about this!” Her mission to achieve well-being while aiding others...

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Asking Great Coaching Questions, Part Two: Appreciative Inquiry

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 in blog, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Lynda Wallace

by Lynda Wallace Recently, I wrote about the value of listening carefully to our coaching clients and simply asking them to be more specific and concrete as they talk about their strengths, aspirations, and action plans. But, of course, we can’t just keep asking our clients to be more and more specific forever. And luckily, we don’t have to. There are many other types of valuable coaching questions. Two types that I’d like to talk about...

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Asking Great Coaching Questions, Part One: Start by Listening

Posted on Aug 11, 2015 in blog, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Lynda Wallace

by Lynda Wallace I love being a Positive Psychology Coach. Having spent my first career as a business executive, some days I can hardly believe that now I get to earn my living by helping people clarify and pursue their goals for positive change. Some of my favorite coaching moments occur when I ask a question that elicits an “aha” reaction, that helps a client think of herself in a new way, or see a possibility he hadn’t realized was...

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Positive Psychology Coaching: Nurturing Desire on the Road to Change

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in blog, Emotional, Guest Bloggers, Intellectual, Lynda Wallace

by Lynda Wallace It was a pivotal moment for me during my first year as a Positive Psychology coach. “I feel like I’m finally allowing my desire for this to grow.” The client who said those words to me was an accomplished publishing professional I’ll call Sarah. We’d started working together a few weeks earlier. Sarah was dissatisfied with both her personal life and career, but she felt uncertain about what changes to make and stuck...

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