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  • Writer's pictureDr Maike Neuhaus

Why I love my job as a positive psychology practitioner and self-leadership coach

As a Positive Psychology Practitioner and Self-Leadership Coach, I have the privilege of helping people to improve their mental well-being and achieve their personal and professional goals. This work is both fulfilling and rewarding, and I am passionate about what I do.


In this week's article, I wanted to share with you why I love this part of my job so much and why I believe that Positive Psychology and Self-Leadership coaching are more important for people today than ever before. But first, let's take a closer look at what they actually are.


Positive Psychology Practitioner & Self-leadership expert Dr Maike Neuhaus - The Flourishing Doc
Dr Maike Neuhaus - The Flourishing Doc

What is positive psychology?


Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what makes life worth living. It focuses on the strengths, virtues, and positive emotions that contribute to well-being, resilience, and optimal functioning. Positive Psychology interventions aim to enhance an individual's positive experiences, relationships, and personal growth, and to build their resilience to cope with life's challenges. It helps people to cultivate a positive outlook on life, build their strengths, and increase their happiness and well-being.


Positive psychology helps people understand WHAT to strive for in life - if they want it to be one that feels true to themselves and meets THEIR version of happiness.

What is self-leadership?


Self-Leadership, on the other hand, is about taking control of your own life, developing your own personal vision, and leading yourself towards your desired outcomes. It's about becoming the best version of yourself and creating a life that aligns with your values and aspirations. Self-Leadership is about developing the skills and attitudes necessary to be successful, fulfilled, and happy, both in your personal and professional life.


Self-leadership is the ultimate self-influence and helps people understand HOW to put their flourishing goals into action so they become their new reality.


Here are some of the reasons why I love my job as a Positive Psychology Practitioner and Self-Leadership Coach:


I have the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives


One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives. I have the privilege of helping people to overcome their challenges, improve their mental well-being, and achieve their personal and professional goals. By working with my clients, I can help them to develop a more positive outlook on life, increase their resilience, and live more fulfilling lives.


I get to work with people from all walks of life


I love the diversity of my clients and the different perspectives that they bring to our sessions. Whether I am working with a business executive, a stay-at-home mom, or a retiree, each person brings their unique set of experiences, challenges, and aspirations to the table. This diversity keeps my work interesting and challenging, and I am always learning something new.


I help people to achieve their full potential


As a Positive Psychology Practitioner and Self-Leadership Coach, I help people to achieve their full potential. I work with my clients to help them to identify their strengths, develop their skills, and build their resilience. By doing so, I help them to achieve their personal and professional goals and to lead a more fulfilling life.


I get to continue learning and growing

In my work, I am constantly learning and growing. I attend conferences, workshops, and training sessions to stay up-to-date with the latest research and developments in Positive Psychology and Self-Leadership. I also regularly engage in personal development activities to continue improving my own skills and knowledge. This ongoing learning and growth keep me motivated, inspired, and enthusiastic about my work.

I am able to witness the positive changes in my clients


One of the most rewarding experiences as a Positive Psychology Practitioner and Self-Leadership Coach is witnessing the positive changes in my clients. Watching my clients become more confident, resilient, and happy is a truly fulfilling experience. Seeing the impact that my work has on their lives is a source of great satisfaction and motivates me to continue helping others.

This list is by no means exhaustive. However, if it sounds good to you and you'd like some mentoring around becoming a Positive Psychology Practitioner and/ or Self-leadership Coach yourself, get in touch with me!


And, if you are looking to improve your mental well-being and achieve your personal and professional goals, feel free to join one of my coaching programs - the benefits are truly life-changing.




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