NEW COURSE: Develop your cultural sensitivity for successful cross-cultural coaching, mentoring & leadership

Start dates: 7 November 2020 or 6 February 2021

Anyone can engage globally, but can you engage successfully?
This course is for coaches, mentors and really anyone working with colleagues or clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Challenge your thinking about culture in this ICF-certified CCE course & develop the skills to work successfully with culture in global teams & with global clients.

This online course is live & interactive, instructor-led in 6 modules of 2 hours each. ICF-accredited coaches will gain 12 CCE units on successful completion (attendance and course-work completion required).

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot now! Find out more and register here!

IPCD 2020 - 7th International Psychology Conference Dubai, 3 October 2020

I will be moderating a panel discussion on the question: Do we need indigenous Coaching Psychology for the Middle East? Coaching is a Western practice, is supported by mainly Western research and taught to Western standards. But not everyone is a Westerner! The question about consideration for cultural differences in how coaches and positive psychology practitioners work has never been more important than it is now!

An exciting panel of experts with Prof Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Dr Alia Al Serkal, Lina El Assaad and Maya Mattar explores what works in the Middle East region for coaches and those being coached. What can we learn from the experiences in the Middle East that might be relevant for other parts of the world?

IPCD 2020's theme is: Social Identity: Co-existence in a Changing World.

It's an all-day free online conference: register here!

Klopf-Kongress 2020, 25 January - 2 February

I’m back at this year’s German-language Tapping Conference with an interview about fear and anxiety when speaking in a "public" setting. For free registration for the conference, click here.

Klingt das vertraut? Wenn's drauf ankommt, versagt die Stimme und die Gedanken werden wirr. Dabei kommt es oft nicht mal drauf an, ob man vor einer Gruppe oder nur im kleinen Kreis spricht!

In diesem Interview, das für den Kongress 2018 aufgenommen wurde, diskutieren wir Tipps und Übungen für solche Situationen. Hier geht's zur kostenlosen Registrierung

Positive Psychology & Happiness Conference, 13-14 November 2019

I will be presenting two workshops and talks at this conference in Dubai, make sure you don't miss it! In the first one I will talk about one of my favourite topics: humour, laughter and playfulness - and ways to harness them for improves wellbeing. In the second I will consider what has been labelled Positive Psychology 2.0 or 2nd wave. Critics argue that Positive Psychology creates a tyranny of happiness, where people feel they must be happy. But let’s face it: Nobody can be happy all the time. Positive Psychology 2.0 urges us to create space for the challenges in life. Longer-term these “negatives” may offer valuable contributions to wellbeing and happiness too.

1st Lebanese Positive Psychology Conference, 17 March 2019

I’m delighted to be speaking at the first Positive Psychology conference in Lebanon about the effect of laughter on our wellbeing. Laughter is intrinsically linked to happiness, both as expression as well as source of positive emotions. Various physiological and psychological benefits of laughter have been reported, including for the cardiovascular and respiratory system, stress reduction, mental function, reduced depressive symptoms, increased mood and self-esteem. Voluntary laughter can be introduced through Laughter Yoga. It offers a way to release negative emotions and tension while increasing positive emotions as initial studies have shown (e.g. Weinberg, Hammond, & Cummins, 2014). This session comes with a “health warning”: Laughter is contagious!

Middle East Psychological Association (MEPA) Annual Conference, 14-16 March 2019

I’m delighted to be speaking at this year’s MEPA conference about Positive Psychology and positive emotions. According to the Broaden and Build Theory, positive emotions broaden attention and cognition, and – in an upward spiral – improve emotional wellbeing and resilience longer-term. Strength-based Positive Psychology coaching, for example, works with humour and laughter as one of 24 character strengths to support individuals to reach their goals. In my workshop, we will be looking at ways to harness positive emotions.

The German-language Tapping Conference 21-29 July: Klopf-Kongress 2018!

I’m delighted to be speaking at this year’s Klopf-Kongress about fear and anxiety when speaking in a public setting – whether it is at work or at your children’s school or even a conference. To register for the conference, click here.

Ich freue mich ganz besonders, dieses Jahr eine der Referentinnen am Klopf-Kongress 2018 zu sein. Mehr zum Thema und wie Du Dich anmelden kannst, erfährst Du hier.


More trainings, events and workshops coming soon.

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Klopf-Kongress 2020 - pic SJK Inti, edited
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Klopf-Kongress 2020 - pic SJK Inti, edited
Klopf-Kongress 2020 - pic SJK Inti, edited
Klopf-Kongress 2020 - pic SJK Inti, edited
Klopf-Kongress 2020 - pic SJK Inti, edited
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Poster Lebanon PP conference 2019
MEPA 2019 - group picture

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