Coaching

Why do you need a coach?

If you had to prepare for a significant competition, what would you do to improve your performance? You would rely on a professional coach in the same way as what champions usually do.

Just as a sports coach would help you to improve your physical skills (resistance, strength, etc..), increasing yours and your team chances to win, our coaches will lead you to develop your psychological skills to achieve more excellent performance and better well being.

Not every Coach methodology is proven to be effective: our model is scientific and evidence-based

Our model builds upon on Positive Psychology, developed mainly by M. Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania, and on the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training), founded mostly by S. Hayes at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

Positive Psychology’s Science address a psychological construct named Resilience while the ACT’s Science aims to grow on a mental construct called Flexibility. These constructs are causally related to the most significant managerial behaviours, such as leadership, assertiveness, charisma, stress management, effective communication, assertiveness, engagement and creativity.

Improving your Flexibility and your Resilience means optimising your ability to manage thoughts, emotions and behaviours while keeping the focus on the present moment and the commitment towards your goals and your values.

The Hexaflex’s six psychological processes

Psychological Flexibility and Resilience are made up of 6 critical psychological processes. You can train your flexibility and resilience with coaching sessions and specific training based on the ACT and Positive Psychology!

  1. Problem Solving (formerly Defusion). Ability to discern and recognise essential thoughts from unnecessary ones and to be aware of beliefs that may limit one’s performance. Improving this skill means to change the way one interacts with or relates to thoughts by creating contexts in which their essential functions augment and their unhelpful roles diminish.
  2. Resilience (formerly Acceptance). Resilience is taught as an alternative to experiential avoidance to improve the ability to accept unpleasant emotions such as anxiety, anger, fear without futile attempts to change their frequency or form (especially when doing so would cause psychological harm) and to develop positive behaviours.  Resilience is not an end itself but, instead, is seen as a method for increasing value-based actions.
  3. Focusing on the present moment. This process promotes ongoing non-judgmental contact with psychological and environmental events as they occur. The goal is to experience the world more directly so that the response is more flexible and fluid. This process promotes a feeling of energised focus, full involvement and enjoyment. In essence, this state is characterised by complete absorption in what one does in the present moment!
  4. Values and Strengths (formerly Values). Values are qualities of purposive action. Character Strengths are the positive parts of your personality that impact how you think, feel and behave. Values and strengths are intimately connected.
  5. Positive Commitment (formerly Committed Actions). Concrete goals address values leveraging on strengths. Our coaching involves setting and committing towards short, medium, and long-term goals.
  6. Developing positive Mindset (formerly Perspective Self). A mindset is a sort of coloured eyeglasses from which looking at the world. The Mindset emerges over the years and leads a person to evaluate the world always trough a particular tinted lens.  Developing a contextual mindset means being able to reckon that the hue perceived when looking the reality could belong to the lens, rather than to the external world. In other words, developing a positive mindset means become skilled at looking at the eyeglasses rather than from the eyeglasses.