Here's a few of my favourite ideas and resources for you to read, download, use and share with others. I'm a big believer in 'giving psychology away' so these are my gifts to you, and I am happy for you to pass on to others. I only ask that you give credit where it is due, including the research references where relevant. 

I love it when people share my resources and tag me on Twitter (@fiona_coley), as this helps to spread positivity for other EPs. 

If you'd rather share some feedback privately, please do get in touch. I'd love to hear from you! 

NEW: Motivational Interviewing Self-Coaching tool

This self-coaching tool is designed to help you consider some kind of change or growth in your career. 

You can read more about how MI can help you in your career here...

Updated: End of Year Reflections 22-23

Here's my End of Year Reflections 22-23. I've used some positive psychology prompts to help you reflect on your academic year from 2022-2023.

Share yours on Twitter and tag me: @fiona_coley

Have, Be, Do

Consider what you'd like to achieve in your career, by mapping out what you would like to have, be and do. You can think in the short term and/or long term. In coaching sessions, I can support you to use this tool to reflect on your career goals and aspirations.

Download here. 

Positivity Planner: Daily To-Do List

Here's my daily to-do list positivity planner. 

I like to list out my daily schedule with meetings, appointments and activities with set times (e.g. gym classes), and then have a separate to-do list, with my 'Top 3' priorities of the day. 

At the bottom of the page, there's a positive emotions check-in to help you focus on the positives in your day. 


Flourishing Career Audit

Are you flourishing in your career? This is a self-reflection tool based upon Seligman's (2011) PERMA model: Positive emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Achievement. In coaching, we can explore what this means for you. We can use it to set goals and explore ways to achieve them. 

VIA Character Strengths 

Do you know your strengths? We tend to recoil when talking about our strengths, don't we!? I'm working on being proud of mine - here's my top 5 (pictured). This free 15 min online tool can help identify your strengths. In 1:1 coaching, we can explore how you're using them in your work, and how you can tap into them to improve your career satisfaction...

Strengths Explorer

Once you've identified your strengths, you can use my self-coaching tool to reflect on how you use your strengths at work, and how you can work with them to achieve more fulfilment. 

Values sort cards 

These values sort cards by Miller et al (2001) can be printed, cut up and sorted in relation to their importance. You can use them to work out what is most important to you. In 1:1 coaching, we could use these to shape your aspirations and goals, and to guide your decisions about what you want to achieve in your career. 

Good Day / Bad Day 

You might have used this activity with children and young people, but have you ever considered it yourself? What makes a good day and bad day at work as an EP? This activity works best if we can discuss it together, so I can guide you through it, but you can also use it as a self-reflection tool. Download here.

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