December 04

Coming to the Interview

Our interview style is informal.We expect you to ask questions, and we’ll ask you questions too. What is your vision for the course, and after the course.

If you were accepted on the course, what would you say to us at your graduation.

You could be asked what your VIA top strengths are – can you give an example of how you have used a combination of these in the past, and how you could use them to help you make a success of the course, and your subsequent career.

You could be asked to talk about some research in the area of positive psychology that you have come across. Why you think it is important, and any ideas it may have given you about a research project.

You could be asked to distinguish between coaching, counselling, mentoring and consulting.

Jordan, M., & Livingstone, J. B. (2013). Coaching vs psychotherapy in health and wellness: Overlap, dissimilarities, and the potential for collaboration. Global advances in health and medicine2(4), 20-27.

And how could positive psychology contribute to coaching?

Kauffman, C. (2006). Positive psychology: The science at the heart of coaching. Evidence based coaching handbook: Putting best practices to work for your clients219, 253.

What inspires you about positive psychology coaching?  And why do you think you would make a good coach? And what do you do to boost your own happiness, and that of others?

And above all else we hope you will enjoy yourself.