Prof Stephen Palmer

Paper: Transition Resilience and wellbeing in the context of COVID-19

Prof Stephen Palmer with Sheila Panchal and Dr Siobhain O’Riordan

This session will explore the potential impact of COVID-19 on individual wellbeing. It will outline a model of transition resilience – INSIGHT – which is a tool that coaches can use when supporting people through transitions. The theoretical basis for the INSIGHT model will be shared, as well as a more pragmatic perspective which applies the model in the context of COVID related transitions. Application as an approach for psychoeducation will also be reviewed.

Prof Stephen Palmer PhD is President and Fellow of both the International Society for Coaching Society (ISCP), and the International Stress Management Association Professor of Practice at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Applied Research, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and Adjunct Professor of Coaching Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark. Stephen is Coordinating Director of the ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research, and Founder Director of the Centre for Coaching, London.

Stephen has written/edited over 50 books and has published over 225 articles. His books include the Handbook of Coaching Psychology (with Whybrow), Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice (with Green), Cognitive Behavioural Coaching in Practice (with Neenan) and Solution Focused Coaching in Practice (with O’Connell and Williams), The Coaching Relationship: Putting People First (with McDowell), Developmental Coaching: Life Transitions and Generational Perspectives (with Panchal) and The Heart of Coaching Supervision: Working with Reflection and Self-Care (with Turner). (Books listed on his Amazon book page.)