A Positive Existential Perspective on Behaviour Change – Yannick Jacob at The Weekend University, Birkbeck University London, February 2019

Change is the holy grail of psychology. Sometimes it’s easy. But often, we’re so caught up in our pre-existing patterns, beliefs and habits, that it seems impossible to think or do things differently. We find ourselves riddled by inner conflicts fueled by mutually exclusive desires. We want to lose weight and also eat what we … Read more

Multiple Passions Podcast (with Vikki Coombes)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Multipotentialites, hummingbirds, generalists, portfolio careers… People with multiple passions who choose not to commit to doing only one thing in their life and focus on a single path in their career have many names. In this episode of Vikki Coombes podcast we talk about a range of subjects including (and this is from her Facebook … Read more

Coaching for Happiness – How the science of Positive Psychology can benefit you and your clients

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The end goal of all clients coming for coaching tends to be some form of happiness or psychological wellbeing. Whether that’s a life of meaning and purpose, finding the love of their life or leaving a toxic relationship, whether it’s experiencing more joy, hope, security or belonging, getting a promotion or increasing their income. In the … Read more

Talking about Coaching #1 – Aboodi Shabi

Coaching – It’s been taking the world of personal and professional development by storm and has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world with many coaches making six figures and many more struggling to enrol clients and eager to sharpen their skill set. In “Talking about Coaching”, I’m doing exactly what it … Read more

Positive Existential Coaching – An Introduction (Yannick Jacob @Birkbeck University)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What matters most to people? How can we be happy? What’s the meaning of life? How can we find answers to the big questions in life? In this guest lecture to students of the post-graduate certificate in coaching at Birkbeck University, London, I explain how the science of positive psychology and existential philosophy can work … Read more

Are Coaches Crossing the Line? An Exploration of Roles, Borders & Boundaries (Carley Sime & Yannick Jacob at the 3rd AICTP Conference for Integrative Coach-Therapy Practice 2019)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the years I’ve heard hundreds of people ask: “Are coaches crossing the line?” Students try to figure out how far they can take this coaching thing and clients want to delve deeper and deeper into their personal growth and development, often beyond traditional boundaries of coaching. But maybe before we ask whether coaches are … Read more

#ThisIsExistential – The paradox of existential isolation (wanting to be different while wanting to belong)

I’ve been wondering “about this life thing”, as has Leann Harris, so we discussed it in my podcast. We’re both wondering about what this life thing is and why it matters to actually think deeply about it and reflect on it. We’re both interested in philosophy and psychology and coaching and making sense of the … Read more