By André Ribeiro (United Kingdom)

Positive intelligence is a new term in the world of executive coaching as is positive psychology. But, as happened with emotional intelligence some 30 years ago, “positive psychology” is already revolutionising the way we look at coaching and performance.

One of the gurus of positive intelligence is Shirzad Chamine. Mr Chamine argues that research in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and organisational science shows that companies with teams and leaders that have higher positive intelligence can perform up to 35 percent better than those without, while their staff are happier and report lower levels of stress.

In his book “Positive Intelligence”, published last year, Mr Chamine talks about invisible mental “saboteurs” which prevent people from achieving their goals. He identifies 10 saboteurs and gives them names, such as Judge, Controller, Victim, Avoider and Pleaser.

Source: iCN Issue 14 vol.1  (Marketing for Coaches); pages 29-30

About André Ribeiro

Adviser and Executive Coach,

André Ribeiro has more than 15 years experience as a business strategist and expert adviser developing solutions for organisations and individuals. He has developed businesses from start to multi-million in sales with eCommerce, travel and online marketing.

He facilitates coaching with CEOs, senior managers, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and families, family owned businesses and multinational organisations, including Bosch, Dinastia Vivanco, Multiplica, Portugal Telecom, Publicis Groupe and TNS Global.

He has lectured in MBA classes and facilitated executive training with several business schools in English, Spanish and Portuguese.