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Sign up for your two-part video training series and an e-workbook on evidence-based tools for flourishing.

Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology

Experience an in-depth exploration of the science and direct application of positive psychology—the study of flourishing.

Positive Psychology Coaching Certification

Apply the leading-edge science of thriving with evidence-based coaching to help your clients and build a successful practice.

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Why SPIRE for Well-being?

By taking the whole into account, the greatest well-being can be realized. We call that wholebeing; and we use the term as our definition of happiness.

Coaching During COVID

In her August 5 podcast, former First Lady Michelle Obama shared that she was suffering from low-grade depression. This in the context of the...

Tapping the Richness of PAUSE

Since mid-March, when ZOOM slammed into my life due to the pandemic, I have been sending weekly newsletters to my subscribers telling them about the...

Gratitude as a Mindful Way to Happiness

It is not rocket science that when we are in a good mood, we tend to be open to explore more and be willing to solve problems in a more creative...

Meaning and Growth Following Adversity

How do we access meaning during difficult times, and during life as we usually know it? In this video, Caroline Kohles, Senior Director of Health...

Awareness: The First Step Toward…Everything

“You’re being really critical,” my daughter snapped back. She was right. I was being critical. And when she uttered those words, I immediately felt...
Kathy Washburn

“Wholebeing Institute allowed me to completely turn around a life focused on what I wasn’t good at to focusing on my positive strengths.”

Kathy Washburn
Founder, Carved By Cancer
Dana Keep

“I have many years of coaching experience, but little formal training. Your information and insights helped me expand my thinking around the use of the specific tools you shared.”

Dana Keep
Career Coach, Wellesley College
Scott Shapiro, MD

“My psychiatry practice has been re-energized, as I incorporate these Positive Psychology lessons, including how to be more present, listen more deeply and empathically, and be more generous in my own life.”

Scott Shapiro, MD
Adult ADHD Psychiatrist + Executive Coach
Rebecca Soni

“The Certificate in Positive Psychology motivated me to get my ideas shaped into what I wanted to achieve. My final project was a rough version of what RISE became.”

Rebecca Soni,
Six-time Olympic medalist, founder of RISE Elite Athletes