Today we’re talking to Darren Coppin, who is a Ph.D. researcher and businessman, who implements positive psychology methods, not because of any deep-seated faith in the movement’s principles, but because it works. Darren’s mother is an outrageous hippy who is at one with the universe, so Darren over-zealously tries to ensure that everything he says and does is evidence-based. In that vein, since 2014, over 105000 people have been through his government-funded model to increase the return to work rates for welfare recipients, and these tools are now being adopted by higher education and apprenticeship institutions around the world.
In this episode, we discuss how to optimize people’s motivation and resilience for work.
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- [02:01] – Darren explains how the motivation for behavior change is often misunderstood in workplaces.
- [03:26] – Darren shares how he’s applied the principles of behavior change to help long-term unemployed people find work.
- [06:23] – Darren outlines how he’s applied the principles for motivation to help secure funding for his program from key stakeholders.
- [08:45] – Darren shares what his research has found about the most effective positive psychology practices for improving resilience and accomplishment for job seekers.
- [10:49] – Darren explains why fusing resilience interventions and coaching can be a powerful way to create behavior change.
- [14:43] – Darren explains how workplaces can provide the right type of support at the right time to improve people’s resilience.
- [16:12] – Darren explains how workplaces can better support people’s levels of resilience.
- [20:28] – Darren shares the impact teaching resilience skills to long-term unemployed job seekers has been having.
- [21:23] – Darren completes the lightning round.
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Until next time, take care! Thank you Darren!