Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal

Volume

45

Issue

2

Publisher

Wiley

Publication Date

12-2016

First Page

166

Last Page

178

DOI

10.1111/fcsr.12191

Abstract

This article presents a case study of Appreciative Inquiry applied to client work within the context of a solution-focused, financial coaching model. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a process –a generative process—wherein a client envisions, describes, and constructs a new meaning or reality through structured questions and answers, and then designs a way to get there (to their destiny). The origins, tenants, and applications of AI approach are described, followed by a real case study involving the utilization of this approach to facilitate a client’s overcoming of a specific, maladaptive money script. The article provides implications for financial practitioners and a foundation for future experimental research on the effectiveness of the AI approach in financial coaching.

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