(PRWEB) December 21, 2006
Picture this: three days of the most intense, rich and developing learning experiences you can imagine. On January 29th, coaches from all over the world will be coming together to a unique meeting of minds, under the theme of Happiness, Optimism and Excellence; A meeting of Positive Psychology and Coaching, research and practice, academia and the wisdom of the clinic and daily life.
Coming to the conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear lectures from leading psychologists and coaches who have mastered their art and are willing to share with us their insights, strategies and ideas.
Among the speakers are Dr. Tal Ben Shachar, Harvard's most popular lecturer who will lead us into the world of positive psychology; Dr. Terri Levine, CEO and founder of comprehensivecoachinU.com and the coaching institute, will teach valuable tools, systems and work plans as taught at her sought after courses; Ben Dean, Ph.D., a coach and psychologist merges the two worlds of coaching and psychology, while Nahi Alon and Jacob Raz bring us the perspective of the ancient wisdom of Buddhism and eastern study; these are but a few of the many wonderful professionals who will share their unique experience, wisdom and tools with us. To see the entire program, including details of all the lecturers see (http://www.coachinginteractive.co.il/CoachPortal/books/ProgEng.pdf)
This year's conference is the result of last year's overwhelming success. Regarding the choice of the conference's theme, Yoram Gordon, organizer of the conference, says that, "finally we have the ability to base our professionalism on academic research and professional literature. Positive psychology creates, by being an academic discipline, the theoretical and research basis for the belief in people, their potential and the fact that if we help them discover their strengths and believe in them, they could achieve anything they want.
It is important that the academy creates the connection between the two fields, and thus gives legitimacy to coaching. We need such legitimization, because we are a new profession. The findings of researches that are being conducted strengthen our work as coaches, and provide us theoretical material, on which we can rely. Today more and more academics in the U.S are seeing coaching as a significant branch of everything that has to do with happiness and optimism."
To read about the First International Coaching Conference, see: (http://www.coachletter.com)
We invite you to this transformational event, to celebrate with us the search and arrival at happiness, optimism and excellence, to gain more knowledge, more abilities and tools, and to take part in the wonderful community of coaches and psychologists, and make connections that will lead us to more productivity and learning from each other. We hope to see you and have you contribute from your own uniqueness to our quilt of progress and development.
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