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Positive Psychology Coaches can help you with your goals, your aspirations, your achievements, your beliefs – in short, with your happiness and your life. We are Positive Psychology News Daily (PPND) authors who are both alumni of a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program and professional coaches.

Contact us.: For questions about the coaching list below, please email us. If you request, we can call you to discuss a good positive psychology coaching fit specifically for you. Feel free to email a coach directly, using the email links in the table. All of the coaches would be happy to answer your questions about how they work.

 

Authors who are also editors
The Coach
(link to Bio)
Clients Example Client Result
and Example PPND Article
Contact Rates
Senia Maymin
Senia Maymin
- Entrepreneurs
– High tech
– Finance
Wall St. client found and started dream job with upside potential doubled and better lifestyle.

Create New Habits: Self-Regulation

- Email
Website
PPND
$$$
Kathryn
Britton
Kathryn Britton
- Professionals
– High tech teams
– Career transitions, including layoffs
Scientist survived disruptive reorg, made major decision not to retire, gained job fulfilling personal aspirations.

Resilience in the Face of Adversity

- Email
Website
PPND
$$-$$$

Marie-Josée Salvas Shaar
Marie-Josée Salvas Shaar
- Business owners
– Out-of-control lifestyle
-Want to increase health and productivity
Financial industry executive learned to sleep better, find time to exercise and enjoy family meals on weekdays while earning 27% higher monthly performance bonuses within 6-month timeframe. Added bonus: lost 12 pounds!
When Overworking Leads to Underperforming
- Email
Website
PPND
$$-$$$
Margarita Tarragona
Bilingual Spanish and English coaching

– Women at midlife
– People in transitions
– Young adults
– Psychotherapists and coaches

Psychologist writes the book she wanted to write, within her desired time frame.

Formerly super successful professional mother redesigns her career to balance it with the parenting of a special-needs child.

Young woman makes a career switch to fulfill what she feels is her real calling using her talents and strengths.

Bienvenidos

- Email
Website
PPND en Espagnol
$$$

 

Authors
The Coach
(link to Bio)
Clients Example Client Result
and Example PPND Article
Contact Rates
Miriam Akhtar
Miriam Akhtar
Anyone who wants to
– Feel good, function well, and flourish.
– Protect against depression
Coaches and therapists
Mid-life & career transition
Client found new life purpose and job which was a perfect fit for her strengths and is flourishing in new role..

The Dogged Pursuit of Happiness: Are Dogs the Positive Psychologists of the Animal World?

- Email
Website
PPND
$-$$
Louis
Alloro
Louis Alloro
- Anyone
– With an open mindset
– Ready to grow
Middle-aged woman clarified vision and created the life she always dreamed of.

Attenti Alla Suocera! Language & Reality Through Social Construction

- Email
Website
PPND
$$
Derrick
Carpenter
Derrick Carpenter
- Meaning seekers
– Adventure-hungry
– Pursuing balanced wellness
Burnt-out couch potato engineer promoted to leadership position, training for marathon

Visualizing Happiness

- Email
– Website coming soon
PPND
$-$$
Eleanor
Chin
Eleanor Chin
- Executives
– Life and Career Transitions
– Parents
Female executive discovers what is important to her and develops confidence to ask for what she wants and skills to build life on passions.

Don’t Push the River: Autonomy and Healthy Development

- Email
Website
PPND
$$-$$$
Sulynn
Choong
Sulynn
Corporations & individuals for
– transitions
– relationships
– performance
Client emerged from self-doubt and anguish stuck in a stifling work environment into a confident purpose-driven quest for an MBA and a new fulfilling job.

… The bottomline got hit when #1 hit the roof!

- Email
– Website
PPND
$$-$$$$
Denise
Clegg
DClegg PPND
People interested in application of

–mindfulness –neuroscience & body/mind connection –resilience skills –high performance –narrative and resonance tools

This is Your Brain on Strengths - Email
– Website
PPND
Jeremy Clyman
Jeremy Clyman PPND
People interested in improved functioning and better living:
— young professionals
— athletes
— individuals suffering from anxiety and depression.
A care-taking senior gained more fulfilling relationships with family members and improved sense of spirituality, including greater sense of meaning and acceptance of death.

Cinematherapy: Film Does More than Meets the Eye

- Email
– Website
PPND
Kirsten
Cronlund
Kirsten Cronlund
- People going through divorce
– People moving on from divorce
Clients find success with attorneys, ex-spouse, children, and work

The Eye of the Beholder: Divorce Through an Appreciative Lens

- Email
Website
PPND
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Christine
Duvivier
Christine Duvivier
- Executives
– Leadership teams
– Parents & teens
Exec. of $600M medical technology co. promoted after successfully engaging company in positive global change.

Teens Who Bring Good Dreams to Life

- Email
Website
PPND
$$$$

Sherri Fisher
Sherri Fisher
- Schools & non-profits
– Students & families
– Career changers
Residential school counseling team reframed duties resulting in increased well-being and services

Is Career Happiness Up to You?

- Email
Website
PPND
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Margaret
Greenberg
Margaret Greenberg
- Financial services
– Technology
– Executive teams
Client promoted from Senior VP to CIO.

Sort Your Life Into Place: The Strengths Card Sort

- Email
Website
PPND
$$$$
Nicholas Hall
Nicholas Hall
- Change seekers
– Career searchers
– Grad students
Poorly performing high school junior got accepted to University of Rochester with a merit scholarship.

Happy Rewards for Goal Seekers

- Email
Website
PPND
$$ – $$$
Amanda Horne
AHorne PPND
- Executives, managers
– Leadership teams
– Organisations and non-profits

– performance
– job and life fulfillment and well-being

Team leader adapting to promotion, stepping up to strategic role, managing complexity and taking care of his team’s well-being and engagement.

Listening and Health

- Email
Website
PPND
$$-$$$$
Caroline Miller
Caroline Miller
- Goal seekers
– Hard working
– Willing to take risks
Stuck Wall Street exec changed course and went to med school, lost weight, and got happy using techniques in my book (PPND review).

“Dara” To Be Great: Gold Medals, Grit & Goals

-Email
-Website
-PPND
$$$
Elaine O’Brien
Elaine O'Brien
Individuals or small groups wanting
– to improve their fitness level(s)
– to achieve radiant health
-to realize greater enjoyment,
engagement & meaning in life.
A group of men and women with medical concerns/stress.
My result was in building higher group cohesiveness, support, and morale leading to greater life satisfaction, improved ideas about fun, physical activity and flourishing.

Exercise is Medicine™ as a Sustainable Vision

-Email
-Website – coming soon
-PPND
$$-$$$
Suzann Pileggi
People seeking
– Healthier Food and Thoughts
– Mind-Body Balance
– Physical Energy
Client created healthier food & lifestyle habits, increased energy, and lost 30 pounds.

How Can Mindfulness Increase Health and Happiness?

-Email
-Website
-PPND
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Shannon Polly
– Leaders
– Managers
– People looking to improve their executive presence
Coached one leader whose debilitating performance anxiety dissolved after three sessions

Measuring Happiness at Work

-Email
-Website
-PPND
$$ – $$$
David J. Pollay
David J. Pollay
- Leaders
– Managers
– Organizations
Two CEOs and their companies were featured in a BusinessWeek SmallBiz Magazine feature story (article complete and awaiting publication).

Beware of Garbage Trucks!™ – The Law of the Garbage Truck™

-Email
-Website
-PPND
$$$$
Lisa Sansom
Lisa Sansom
- professionals
– leaders / managers
– graduate level students
Client was a woman working in a male-dominated workplace. As a result of our discussions, she gained more confidence and management tactics to enable her to excel in her supervisory role and grow her team.

Positive Design for Corporate Leadership Training

-Email
-LinkedIn
-Facebook
-Blog
-Twitter
-PPND
$$-$$$
Emily vanSonnenberg
Emily vanSonnenberg
All ages interested in:
– Transforming unhealthy patterns into positive habits
– Integration of clinical diagnoses
– Post-traumatic Growth

CEO of hedge fund’s marriage & family unit failing, began individual therapy & couples counseling; now experiencing high marital satisfaction & family cohesion using skills I teach & therapies from my practice.

Ready, Set, Goals

- Email
Website
PPND
$$-$$$
Emiliya Zhivotovskaya
Emiliya Zhivostovskaya
- Hold big dreams
– Seek holistic flourishing
Client found ideal job, developed the skills to combat debilitating mind chatter, increased happiness and confidence.

Healthy Minds Reside in Healthy Bodies

- Email
Website
PPND
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Rates
To give you a sense of how much coaching would cost, we asked our coaches, “If a client asked you to do a one-hour coaching session, what would be your rate for that session?” At the same time, please just be aware that many aspects can differ for each specific coach: session length, number of sessions per month, follow-up between sessions, etc.  Rate per one-hour session:

  • “$” is $0 to $99
  • “$$” is $100 to $199
  • “$$$” is $200 to $299
  • “$$$$” is more than $300

Questions

If you have questions on which coach may fit you most, please feel free to email admin@PositivePsychologyNews.com with some specifics of what you’re looking for, and we can see if we can help you find the right fit.

Please enjoy the variety and expertise of these coaches.