Capella University faculty member co-authors new book on appreciative coaching

April 23, 2007

Sara Orem, PhD, an adjunct faculty member at Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited, fully online university, has co-authored a new book titled Appreciative Coaching:  A Positive Process for Change. Recent developments in psychology and organizational development suggest that people and organizations flourish when they focus on human ideals, achievements, and best practices. Appreciative Coaching, which has been published by Jossey-Bass, uses positive questions, mindfulness, and other tools to acknowledge the strengths of individuals and create change. Orem’s co-authors are Jacqueline Binkert, PhD, and Ann Clancy, PhD. 

“Rather than focusing on individuals in limited or problem-oriented ways, Appreciative Coaching guides readers through four stages – discovery, dream, design and destiny – that inspire them to an appreciative and empowering view of themselves and their future,” Orem says. “What we have presented is really a new application of appreciative inquiry.”  


Orem adds that the book is written for individual coaches of managers, executives, and “those who do one-on-one work with people who can influence and create change in their organizations.”
 

In addition to serving as a faculty member and coach in Capella University’s School of Business and Technology, Orem is the principal of her own coaching firm. She has presented programs in Appreciative Inquiry at the National Organization Development Network, and International Coach Federation annual conferences. She lives in Oakland, California. Binkert is an executive coach who specializes in working with leaders and teams during times of change. Clancy is president of Clancy Consultants and has worked with community organizations, large corporations, and federal agencies. 

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited,* fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 82 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 17,900 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552). * Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org. Capella University, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552), www.capella.edu.  

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