Positive Psychology Coaches are highly sought after for their ability to help clients successfully pursue goals for positive change in their lives, work, relationships, and well-being. Wholebeing Institute’s comprehensive Positive Psychology Coaching Certification Program is your opportunity to train with and be credentialed by one of the preeminent organizations in the field. You’ll learn to combine the leading-edge science of human thriving with the skillful use of evidence-based coaching techniques to help your clients, while you build a successful practice doing this wonderful work.
The Positive Psychology Coaching Certification program offers
✓ An integrated approach to learning, experiencing, and practicing the key concepts and skills of Positive Psychology Coaching

✓ A multidimensional immersion in the science of human thriving, including positive psychology, neuroscience, and the social and behavioral sciences

✓ An exciting combination of online and in-person lectures, demonstrations, peer-coaching sessions, and expert mentoring

✓ A curriculum designed to help you build ease and mastery coaching clients and others to clarify and achieve their goals for positive change

✓ A step-by-step program for building a thriving coaching practice, so you can earn a great living doing this wonderful work

✓ Expert faculty who earn their living as Wholebeing Positive Psychology Coaches and are eager to help you succeed

✓ A vibrant community of students, graduates, mentors, and teachers ready to support your ongoing development and success.

Available
ICF CCE Units

 Continuing Coach Education units are available for ICF Certified Coaches. Please visit individual course pages for full ICF CCE details.

PPC Fundamentals

➜ 40 ICF CCEUs

PPC Skill-Building

➜ 20 ICF CCEUs

PPC Mentorship

➜ 40 ICF CCEUs

Students will have the opportunity to register and pay for these credits through the course classroom once registered for each course.
In addition to learning a wide range of Positive Psychology Coaching skills, you’ll learn to use our CHANGE model to employ those skills in a structured way over the course of your coaching engagements, to help your clients successfully pursue their goals.
By completing the program, you will earn

➤ Certification as a Positive Psychology Coach from Wholebeing Institute, a globally recognized leader in positive psychology education and coach training

➤ A listing on the Wholebeing Coach Finder page: Your professional listing on WBI’s Coach Finder will enable clients searching for a certified Positive Psychology Coach to learn about your services and connect directly with you

➤ 90 International Coaching Federation CCE Units: ICF credentialing is not required for WBI certification, but our courses meet ICF’s strict CCE guidelines, so we are able to offer this option to our students.

Required Courses

You may choose to take one course at a time or multiple courses simultaneously. The only sequencing requirements are that you complete Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals before the Skill-Building Intensive, and that you participate in the Positive Psychology Coaching Mentorship after you complete the other courses in the program.

Overall, we estimate that new coaches can expect to complete the full certification program in as few as nine months. If you prefer a less intense approach, you’re welcome to spread out the courses over as long a period of time as you’d like.

          Positive Psychology         Coaching Fundamentals

Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals

$1095 USD

10-week course
90 minute webinars
Live, instructor-led

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Program Flow

All 5 courses are required for Coaching Certification


3 courses are live, instructor led


2 courses are self-directed


Fundamentals is required before taking Skill Building Intensive


Mentorship is the FINAL course to complete to be certified.

Positive Psychology Coaching Skill-Building Intensive

Positive Psychology Coaching Skill-Building Intensive

$695 USD

6-week course
90 minute webinars
Live, instructor-led

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Introduction to Wholebeing Happiness for Coaches

Introduction to Wholebeing Happiness for Coaches

$495 USD

5-Week course
60 minute webinars
Available Now

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           Building a Thriving           Coaching Practice

Building a Thriving Coaching Practice

$595 USD

5-Week course
Self-Directed
Available Now
Lifetime Access! 

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Positive Psychology Coaching Mentorship

Positive Psychology Coaching Mentorship

$1150 USD

3-month course
Mentorship Circles

Required courses must be completed first.

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A Whole-Body Experience
This program extends the dimensions of positive psychology with a rare whole-person approach to coaching. Rather than a cognitive-only perspective on the science of well-being, students follow the SPIRE methodology while learning coaching principles.
Coaching Program Faculty
Lynda Wallace

Lynda Wallace

Program Director

Lynda Wallace is the Program Director and Lead Instructor of WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification program. One of the country’s most highly sought-after coaches and teachers, and the author of the best-selling book A Short Course in Happiness, Lynda holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a Certificate in Positive Psychology from WBI. Before becoming a Positive Psychology Coach, Lynda spent 20 years as an executive with Johnson & Johnson, where she ran a billion-dollar global business including some of the world’s most iconic brands. Galvanized by the compelling findings of positive psychology, she left the business world to begin a new career doing work she genuinely loves, helping others to create positive change in their lives.

Dianna Collier, MA

Dianna Collier, MA

Program Faculty

Dianna Collier, MA, is the Course Facilitator for the Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals. She is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and Personal Renewal Group Facilitator. She leads groups and meets with clients online and in person in her hometown of Austin, Texas. Dianna has a passion for helping women develop self-compassion, tap into their strengths, and discover the power of self-care. She is the mother of two daughters, ages 15 and 16.

Jennifer Hanawald

Jennifer Hanawald

Program Faculty

Jennifer Hanawald is a core faculty member of WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification program. Jennifer is a health coach who helps her clients to live their healthiest and best lives. She holds National Board certification as a Health and Wellness Coach, Duke University certification as an Integrative Health Coach, and a Certificate in Positive Psychology from WBI.

Phoebe Atkinson

Phoebe Atkinson

Program Faculty

Phoebe Atkinson is a core faculty member of WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification program. She is a licensed clinical social worker, Board Certified Coach, and board-certified trainer, educator, and practitioner in psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy. She serves on the faculty for WBI’s Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology, and is also a graduate of the program.

Sandy Campbell

Sandy Campbell

Program Faculty

Sandy Campbell is lead faculty for the Introduction to Wholebeing Happiness course, a prerequisite for the coaching certification. After working for 10 years for a major pharmaceutical company, Sandy decided to stop working in the corporate world and start improving it instead. As a Positive Psychology Coach, Sandy’s passion is to help clients achieve their full potential by helping them make small but highly impactful shifts in the way they eat, think, and move. She holds an M.S. in Counseling from Villanova University, as well as degrees and certifications in Integrative Nutrition, yoga, and Applied Positive Psychology.