Appreciative Coaching

This past April, Dr. Sara Orem, a faculty member at Capella University, and her co-authors published Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change. The book “has been published by Jossey-Bass, uses positive questions, mindfulness, and other tools to acknowledge the strengths of individuals and effect change.” It guides the reader through four stages: Discovery, Dream, Design, and Destiny. The stages, Orem says, “inspire them to an appreciative and empowering view of themselves and their future… [The book is for] those who do one-on-one work with people who can influence and create change in their organizations.”

Orem is the principal of her own coaching firm in addition to teaching at Capella, an accredited e-learning university “that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelors degree programs in business and information technology.” Cappella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( For more information about Cappella, visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA.

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Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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