DENT© Peer Coaching

Positive Ways is founded on the fundamental assertion that more potential is unleashed when we co-operate, narrate, tell stories and help each other learn.

Peers learn from each other’s life, business, family and career stories or experience.

This collaboration is important in the modern, fast paced, dynamic changing world filled with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity (VUCA).

The Positive Ways approach captures this in its Dynamic Experiential Narrative Theory (DENT©).

A peer is useful when they are independently healthy, integrate with their social world and are focused on a collective way forward. DENT© terms these three aspects Solidity, Mutuality and Purposefulness.

An effective peer will develop three professional competences and three personal capacities.

Professional capacities:

1. Peer Coaching competence is focused on delivering high performance individuals by helping them develop personal and interpersonal attributes that enable them to respond to VUCA. The aim is high performance with ease, instead.

2. Peer Mentoring competence describes a relationship in which a more experienced peer, uses their greater knowledge, wider understanding, and depth of experience to enable a more inexperienced peer to grow along the three aspects.

3. Peer Confidante competence use the skills of questioning, listening, clarifying, and reframing experience, to build supportive, nurturing, and encouraging relationships, that enable peers to seek out new resources and plans.

personal capacities:

1. Spare Knowhow capacity: to be able to lend their time, emotions and mental capacity to a client or peer.

2. Advanced Awareness capacity to be able to advance themselves, engage with others, and cope with VUCA.

3. Natural Leadership capacity: to enable oneself and others to succeed at their vision, goals, and purpose.


Dynamic Experiential Narrative Theory©​

DENT© is the underpinning theory that Positive Ways uses to deliver its programmes, and you will learn techniques from other approaches, including : Person-centred theory, such as Motivational Interviewing and Time-to-Think; from Cognitive theory, such as Cognitive and Rational Emotive Behaviour Theories; Emotional Intelligence, such as the Emotional Capital Report and; Development theory, such as Transformational Learning and the Co-ordinated Management of Meaning.

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