Caroline Webb || How to Have a Good Day During a Global Pandemic


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Today it is great to have Caroline Webb on the podcast. Webb is an executive coach, author and speaker who specializes in showing people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their professional lives. Her book on that topic, How To Have A Good Day, has been published in 14 languages and more than 60 countries. She is also a Senior Advisor to McKinsey, where she was previously a partner.

Time Stamps

[01:30] How To Have A Good Day during a pandemic
[03:37] The power of practicing mindfulness
[08:44] Emotional contagion and deliberate focus
[09:56] The state of affairs and focusing on what we can control
[13:55] Caroline’s philosophy of “realistic optimism”
[17:07] Realistic optimism vs aggressive positivity
[20:55] How mental contrasting can help you have a good day
[24:07] Changing your environment to change your behaviour
[24:48] Does positive thinking work?
[30:20] How coaching can help you
[32:00] Caroline’s coaching sessions
[37:00] Caroline’s scenic route to the field of psychology
[40:09] How coaching is not always grounded in science
[42:49] The universal need for coaching
[46:24] Listening as a basic coaching skill
[49:32] Helping people engage with their own creativity
[52:22] Burning Man and living a good life

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