Course Dates: April 4—April 22, 2022

Live webinars: Tuesdays, 12:30—2:00 pm ET

Crafting an authentic life requires far more than knowing who we are… it is also about understanding who we most want to become and how to get there given life’s complications—ones we are all profoundly aware of these days.

In our three-week course, we examine the research that supports the relationships between authenticity, resilience and thriving. We explore how we can shape more positive experiences by clarifying who we might be at our best, and we learn to quiet the voices within us and around us that inhibit our forward progress.

Each webinar will present research from the fields of positive psychology, organizational leadership, and resilience. Attendees will learn tools and practical skills to support their inner wisdom by enabling us to handle difficult moments and wonderful opportunities with greater clarity, purpose, and dignity.

Key Principles
Research in the field of positive psychology and in leadership development has helped us understand that the complexities of being ourselves while managing and caring for others are navigable—navigable in such a way that we actually begin to thrive more often. Without authenticity, a sense of wholeness and wellness in life is not possible. With an understanding of who we are, we can begin to understand ourselves in our larger contexts. With the focus of this course, however, a focus upon who we are AND who we might be at our best, we can determine best practices in moments of ordinary stress and opportunities and also in the hard times.
Who This Is For
This class is for all who seek to strengthen their ability to respect themselves, move toward their goals and visions, and become wiser about what most supports them while balancing their responsibilities and obligations at home and at work.

It is also for parents, coaches, counselors, and educators who seek to enable others to lead a more empowered, focused, and true life.


Wholebeing Institute uses state-of-the-art, user-friendly webinar technology that allows you to see the faculty via video, watch the slides during the presentation, and participate during live events through your computer or mobile device. Presentation materials and any necessary pre-work or homework will be emailed in advance. Live sessions are held weekly, with each live session being recorded. Recordings will be posted following each session for students who are unable to join live or would like to review the material again.

Maria Sirois

Maria Sirois

Dr. Maria Sirois is an inspirational speaker, consultant, and licensed psychologist who has worked in the fields of resilience and positive psychology for more than 30 years. As a longstanding faculty member of Wholebeing Institute, she has offered resilience trainings globally for a decade. Her work focuses on the capacity of the human spirit when under chronic stress, during significant transitions, and/or experiencing the shock of wholesale change or loss. Maria is the author of two books, A Short Course in Happiness After Loss and Every Day Counts.

Tuition for this 3-week course is $325 USD.