Theory Applied to Practice

Executive Leadership Coaching draws on a number of theoretical approaches to guide your personalised coaching practice.

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Systems Theory 
  • Positive Psychology
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Leadership Theory
  • Psychological Development in Adulthood
  • and other theoretical approaches. 

We use a combination of these theories to enrich and enhance your learning and progress your specific leadership needs, within the organisational context.


Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is defined as the ability to identify, assess, and control one's own emotions, the emotions of others, and that of groups, and use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions. Emotional Intelligence Theory, developed by Daniel Goleman, a psychologist, is based on 4 pillars:

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Social Skills


Systems Theory

Inspired by systems thinking, and based on the theoretical work of Roger Barker, Gregory Bateson, Humberto Maturana and co, its based on the studies of human behaviour and experience in complex systems. 

Positive Psychology

Is the scientific study and an applied approach, to understanding human flourishing for optimal functioning. It has also been defined as the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organisations to thrive (Gable and Haidt, 2005, Sheldon and King, 2001).

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is about the search for the best in people, their organizations, and the strengths-filled, opportunity-rich world around them, and is used as a method and model to apply to organizational change.

Leadership Theory

With 30 years of leadership experience, we apply a range of contemporary and proven leadership theories to guide our Executive Leadership Coaching practice.

Psychological Development in Adulthood

The study of development of human beings' cognitiveemotional, intellectual, and social capabilities in adulthood.

And much, much more...


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