Learn. Apply. Live Better.

Courses for becoming your best self.

Start learning!

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.

Browse All Courses in the Catalog

Evidence-based online courses and immersion experiences for whole person well-being built on evidence based science.

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.

Alumni Spotlight: Paula Sacco

by Suzee Connole Paula Sacco, MBA, CPCC, is a 2018 graduate of the Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology and also holds a certification in...

The Positive Running Ratio: Introducing a New Kind of PR

by Louis Cinquino Most of us can rattle off our Personal Records (PRs) at the common race distances as easily as we can recite our kids’ ages. I...

Reflections on the Quest for Resilience

by Maria Sirois A few years ago, my younger brother, John, a doctor, died after a 10-week struggle with pancreatic cancer. In October of 2010, he...

The Antidote to Adulthood

by Denise Riebman Fowler No one cautioned me that when you are lucky enough to marry the love of your life, surrounded by friends, family, and...

Alumni Spotlight: Lynda Wallace

Lynda Wallace, Director of WBI's Coaching Certification Program, spent 20 years in the corporate world before shifting her focus toward positive...
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