Rationale


(The Rationale described below was written in 2014. Since that time, a more updated and elaborated Rationale has been written. That rationale and many other updated pages can be found on the website: <http://strengths-focused-identity.org> which is one of the interconnected websites shown on the Home page for each of the three interconnected websites.

WE ARE RECOMMENDING THAT YOU USE THE strengths-focused-identity WEBSITE AS YOUR MAIN SOUCE OF INFORMATION, WHILE YOU USE THE PAGES ON THIS <strengths-focused coaching.org> WEBSITE AS HISTORICAL INFORMATION WHICH DESCRIBES WHAT WE WERE RECOMMENDING IN 2014.  

(Jerald Forster & Jennifer Rose, 2017)

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Introduction to the Rationale (2014 EDITION)


What is a general rationale for Strengths-focused-Coaching (SfC) ?

   The primary rationale for Strengths-focused-Coaching (SfC) is based on an  assumption that most people benefit from the process of eliciting their self-articulated strengths. Self-articulated strengths might also be called positive aspects of self-identity.

    Strengths-focused-Coaching (SfC) facilitates the articulation process that helps a client describe a more positive self-identity than was the case before the process was attempted. This does not mean that SfC is one of the specialized types of coaching, like Executive Coaching, or Life Coaching, but rather that it is a grounding-practice for all types of coaching, enabling any coaching client to become more articulate about his or her strengths-focused-identity.


Why is it beneficial to be able to articulate your positive self-identity?

    The positive psychology literature includes extensive coverage of the role that strengths play in the motivation of human behavior. For example, the Gallop Organization has completed a wide variety of studies showing that employees who feel that they get to use their strengths in their employment are more highly motivated and therefore more productive in their work. Click on the following link to see an example. http://www.gallup.com/poll/157679/americans-strengths-stress-less.aspx


    There are also a large number of studies demonstrating that people who are more positive in their perspectives, as exemplified by optimism, hopefulness, and gratitude, are more productive and successful in their schooling, employment, health, relationships with others, and many other aspects of their lives

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