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Virtual Book Club - Positive Provocation: 25 Questions to Elevate Your Coaching Practice

A book club to learn, grow and connect with other coaches. In this session we’ll explore the question: Should coaches address emotions? 

Come hone your coaching skills and strengthen your practice with fresh and provocative questions for reflection that challenge the conventional wisdom in the coaching profession.

Event Information

Book clubs are a great way to explore coaching topics together. They allow for a richer discussion that includes varying perspectives as well as the opportunity to connect with other coaches.  

In this virtual book club we’ll be discussing the book Positive Provocation: 25 Questions to Elevate Your Coaching Practice by Robert Biswas-Diener over 5 x 1 hour sessions. You will need to purchase your own copy of the book. Please note that if you purchase a physical copy of the book it may take a week or two to arrive.

Robert is a coaching thought leader and one of the foremost authorities on positive psychology coaching. If you’re interested, you can learn more about his work here: https://robertdiener.com/

In this book Robert invites us to take a fresh look at twenty-five core assumptions that are often left unexamined in contemporary coaching. Is coaching about solving problems or improving? What’s so great about interrupting? Can We Trust Eureka Moments? Should coaches address emotions? Should coaching be informed by science?

Each question provides us with a valuable opportunity to explore and test our own beliefs and approaches, ultimately enabling us to hone our skills and strengthen our practice. 

In this session we will discuss the question from Chapter 20 of the book: Should coaches address emotions? 

The session will be highly interactive with breakout room discussions and opportunities to share and connect with other coaches, so be prepared to chat and have fun.

Also note that the sessions are designed so they can be attended as a standalone, so don’t worry if you can’t make all five.

The event is from 6 – 7 pm AEDT (note daylight savings begins on 1 October) and we will hold the Zoom open for an additional 15 mins for people to connect if they would like.

Please RSVP by 27 October so I can plan out group activities appropriate for the number of attendees.

Please note: if you are an ICF member outside of Australasia you will need to contact me directly to get a member price to the event due to limitations with our website.

See you there!


We understand things change and there are times when plans made don’t work out.  If you need to cancel your ticket there will be a $30 administration fee charged. You are welcome to transfer or sell your ticket at no charge.

Please advise the event co-ordinator if you are no longer able to attend, wish to request a refund, have transferred or sold your ticket.

Cancellation conditions:

  • If ticket price is under $30 – no refunds given
  • Under 48 hrs – no refunds given
  • Where catering is provided, 7 days notice of ticket cancellation will be required to be eligible for any refund or exchange of ticket.

ICF Members


Non Members

$10 AUD

Event Date

27 October, 2023

Simon Haan

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