A Research Paper By Jennifer Topinka
Leadership Coach, UNITED STATES
In my coaching evaluation (observed coaching), I received feedback that I missed opportunities to explore the client’s emotions despite asking “how are you feeling?”. In this research paper, I set out to study emotions so that I could be more fluent and articulate while addressing emotions, feelings, and thoughts – both as a client and a coach. This idea led me to an unexpected journey to a new theory on emotions, specifically the “constructed emotion” view. I’ve based my research paper on almost all of my learning from How Emotions are Made, by Lisa Feldman Barrett.