In a Nutshell
Yannick Jacob BSc MSc MA SPCP
Positive Psychology meets Existentialism
FMR Programme Lead MSc Coaching Psychology
Coach Trainer Supervisor ChangeAgent
Life is beautiful, exhilarating and full of possibilities; and it’s also complex, challenging and inherently uncertain. Every day is an opportunity to make choices that will change our lives forever – yet too often we remain ignorant or apprehensive. We just love being comfortable & peaceful. The thing is that those who make the most out of their time on this planet, the ones we look up to as having really lived, they allow themselves to experience the whole spectrum of what life has to offer – “good” and “bad”, pleasant and uncomfortable, success and failure, happiness and anxiety. To not merely endure life, but to enjoy it in all its facets, that‘s what I call “a life well lived”. And it’s a choice away.
Living life in this way takes courage, a high degree of self-awareness, a solid shield of existential resilience and a particular set of skills. It takes a positive yet realistic attitude and to re-think your concept of happiness and success, away from never-ending comfort. Life is never going to be easy. But with positive psychology, a strong philosophy and the right coach by your side, you can make all the difference.
My clients come to me to make changes, maximize their potential, become more successful, develop resilience against all the shit that’s coming their way, to feel more present and more fulfilled, connect with a sense of meaning and purpose, resolve conflicts within and with others, to make difficult life and business decisions, or generally to understand, explore and ponder what life is all about. Some of these require a journey, some only a brief intervention.
To help you get what you want I use a range of services (my professional hats) such as 1:1 coaching, supervision & Rocket Supervision (my signature approach), coaching skills training, happiness workshops & education, conflict resolution (mediation) and a unique development programme for what I call people in positions of great responsibility (typically leaders of organisations).
For a no-strings-attached conversation about what’s possible…
What I Do
Sometimes we don’t know what to do. We feel stuck or uncertain or lack a sense of purpose. Every day we have to make choices, deal with difficult people or work on our relationships and we can never be truly sure whether what we decide to do is going to be “the right thing”. We are constantly confronted with ourselves and the world around us. But in all these challenges lies opportunity to grow and live a full life! Coaching is a place and time to work on what YOU want; an opportunity to create goals, make meaning or simply to ponder, reflect, doubt and understand your personal or professional life better. Grow as a person with personal coaching or become a better coach through supervision or training.
Conflict is an inevitable part of life. We all have unique sets of values, beliefs, worldviews and philosophies and at times they are bound to clash. And so we argue with friends and family, fight battles in court, we have to make difficult decisions or we might even feel like “I don’t belong here”. We even fight ourselves sometimes due to conflicting wants and needs within. We are paradoxical beings. However, conflict is an essential part of human existence and often a great opportunity to grow – as people, as friends, as family, as partners, business leaders or as a team. Most conflict can be managed effectively and often resolved through coaching and/or mediation. And where that is not possible we can learn to embrace it.
When I ask people what they want, the end-game is always some form of happiness. Money, promotions, relationships, status, security… all ultimately lead to some form of feeling good or better. And although science has cracked much of the code, most people struggle to break happiness down into achievable steps. In schools, the media and in most families we don’t learn much about the skills, knowledge and components that make for a fulfilled and happy life. The self-help industry booms but there are too many charlatans. One-on-one or in groups, pick from over 200 evidence based themes & workshops for you to learn the foundations of successful living, covering all areas of personal and social development.
There’s an important gap in traditional leadership training: it fails to prepare those who are about to move into positions of great responsibility for the hidden psychological and philosophical challenges of the journey ahead. The unique PEARL programme produces strong, resilient, positive, inspiring and authentic leaders with a robust leadership philosophy, which enables them to maximize the positive impact they have on themselves and the people they serve. Through valuable insights into Positive Existential Psychology participants build natural defenses against anxiety, self-doubt, burnout, depression and other forms of personal crisis, something I call “Existential Resilience”.
Rich, Alex, Barbara, Nick, Patrick & Angga
Steven Huang, San Francisco
“Having Yannick as my coach has dramatically improved my work and personal life. Within just a few sessions, I had already leaped past hurdles that I had put in my way for years! His clear, rational perspective can help anybody see that some of our perceived weaknesses are actually our unique strengths. I always look forward to my coaching session with my Yannick and absolutely vouch for him as a mentor and coach.”
The success of any psychological intervention depends on the relationship between us. We need to be a good fit, trust each other and fully commit to the process. Book a no-strings-attached meeting or call today to get a taste of the action.
Professional coaching is expensive. Very much worth the investment but expensive nonetheless. If you are not ready or able to commit to such an investment at this time you can work with one of my MSc coaching students. Call me to inquire or choose one now!
Solidify your coaching style and turn your passion into a successful business. For novice and newly qualified coaches, this programme will help you be the best coach you can be through a unique blend of one-to-one training, personal coaching, business mentoring and supervision.
Introduction to Existential Coaching
29th Feb & 1st March 2020 – London & Online
Positive Psychology for Coaches
Online training – Start anytime
Learn from the PosPsych Rockstars!
12-months online Positive Psychology programme
Bespoke Coach Training
Available for groups and 1on1 – Start anytime
Coaching Supervision Groups
Monthly via Zoom + WhatsApp