Mark Farrall

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  • Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing: Opening the door to Effective Coaching

    If coaching is about change, Ignition’s evidence-based coaching rests on Motivational Interviewing (MI). This is an understanding of how to facilitate change that brings together a core, person centred, strengths-based stance, with aspects of cognitive-behavioural work, such as Solution Focussed Therapy. MI was first developed to address seemingly intractable issues of change, such as substance […]

  • Positive psychology: Not just happy–clappy coaching

    Positive Psychology is coming to have an increasing influence on coaching. It can be defined as ‘the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive’ or ‘flourish’; it has also been described as ‘the study of happiness’. This makes it sound rather vague, woolly or ‘touchy feely’, but it has come […]