Why should we value and endorse a coaching culture in schools?

In this interview, Clive and Denise discuss the overlap of organizational coaching and positive psychology. A growing body of research demonstrates that coaching conversations can support performance and wellbeing. Clive believes that giving people an opportunity to consider a preferred future is a powerful tool for behaviour change. School leaders will be interested to hear how individually tailored coaching programs can help people identify improvement strategies and move forward.


Clive Leach is an experienced organisational coach, group facilitator and public speaker who has a background in youth work and teaching. Based in the UK, he works internationally in corporate, community and public sectors. Clive helps people make effective and sustained changes that facilitate flourishing, performance, productivity and success. He has supported schools to adopt coaching models for staff and students and seen the benefits flowing from this work.

Tags: education, wellbeing, PERMA, teachers, leadership, school, book, PLD, professional learning, character strengths, high-quality connections, coaching, Flourishing, international schools, organisational wellbeing, evidence, parent coaching, anxiety, stress, peer coaching,