Visioning in the brain: An fMRI study of inspirational coaching and mentoring

  title={Visioning in the brain: An fMRI study of inspirational coaching and mentoring},
  author={Anthony I. Jack and Richard E. Boyatzis and Masud Khawaja and Angela M. Passarelli and Regina L. Leckie},
  journal={Social Neuroscience},
  pages={369 - 384}
Effective coaching and mentoring is crucial to the success of individuals and organizations, yet relatively little is known about its neural underpinnings. Coaching and mentoring to the Positive Emotional Attractor (PEA) emphasizes compassion for the individual's hopes and dreams and has been shown to enhance a behavioral change. In contrast, coaching to the Negative Emotional Attractor (NEA), by focusing on externally defined criteria for success and the individual's weaknesses in relation to… 

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