Wholebeing Institute’s courses provide you with the opportunity to learn and apply the science of whole-person well-being. Our course formats include

Peer-reviewed research is made accessible to all, breaking through the fortress that often envelops the Ivory Tower of academia.


Our Certificate Programs

An in-depth certification focused on the personal and professional application of positive psychology tools to increase happiness and flourishing. Discover a variety of scientifically proven interventions from positive psychology and neuroscience to bring about positive and lasting change in people, groups, and organizations

A flexible, modular certification, this path leads to being a Positive Psychology Coach—highly sought after for their ability to help clients successfully pursue goals for positive change in their lives, work, relationships, and well-being. Through the 5 required courses, combine leading-edge science with the skillful use of evidence-based coaching techniques

Available Courses …

These online courses are instructor-led, meaning you join at a specific time for a live webinar with the instructor over a period of six to ten weeks. You can choose to have direct interaction with subject matter experts, or watch recordings of the live events later, at your convenience.

Positive Psychology
Coaching Fundamentals

Learn the skills and concepts of Positive Psychology Coaching and the CHANGE model to help clients successfully make positive change. Taught by Dianna Collier with guest faculty.

Positive Psychology
Skill Building

The steps, skills, & techniques to pursue goals for positive change.
Taught by Phoebe Atkinson and Jennifer Hanawald.
Pre-requisite: Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals

Wholebeing Happiness
for Coaches

Assist your coaching clients on their journey towards greater happiness and optimal well-being. This is a companion course to Introduction to Wholebeing Happiness. Taught by Megan McDonough & Sandy Campbell.

Positive Psychology
Coaching Mentorship

This three-month course will hone your Positive Psychology Coaching skills, while participating in a small mentoring circle of fellow student-coaches. Taught by Phoebe Atkinson and Jennifer Hanawald.

Online Modules, Self-directed

These online courses are self-directed, meaning the video lessons are pre-recorded, allowing you to set the pace. You get weekly emails, helping you digest the material at a suggested rate, with action steps and reflections as part of the learning process. These courses are usually four to six weeks long.

30-Day Practices

Committing to a 30-day practice has many benefits: It provides the boost you may need to start making a change, the daily repetition boosts momentum to implement change, and achieving these small successes can help motivate you to keep going.

Building a Thriving
Coaching Practice

A comprehensive, step-by-step program walks you through every aspect of building your successful coaching practice. Taught by Lynda Wallace.

Introduction to Wholebeing Happiness

This course gives you the science and skills to aim towards your highest and best, using the SPIRE model of well-being. Taught by Megan McDonough.

in the Moment

Learn how to use everyday experiences, fleeting moments—the small stuff—to deepen the meaning and purpose in your life. Taught by Dr. Michael Steger

R3SET Stress
A Stress Resilience Course

Learn to unpack stress, understand your mindset and sensory cues, and masterfully engage with the stress response. Taught by Megan McDonough.

What Makes Us

Learn the deeper definition of happiness, and explore growth vs. fixed mindset, find flow, and appreciate the good. Taught by Megan McDonough.

Living with EASE: A 30-Day Practice

A 30-Day Practice designed to create your inner experience, orienting actions and thoughts toward your ideal. Taught by Megan McDonough.

Positive Connection: A 30-Day Practice

A 30 Day practice designed to strengthen your relational well-being—bringing a full-hearted appreciation to the connections. 
Taught by Maria Sirois.

Free Training

These events and programs are designed to introduce you to topics in the field of well-being, and to give you immediate tools to apply in your life and work.

Positive Psychology Coaching

This evidence-based program is designed to help you become an effective, confident, successful coach using the CHANGE framework for goal attainment. Taught by Lynda Wallace.

Creating Wholebeing Happiness

This program includes video lessons, a workbook, and an e-book, introducing you to the SPIRE model of well-being and a four-step process of engaging mindfully with each day. Taught by Megan McDonough.

Meaning in This Very Moment

Free Masterclass

Discover the Meaning in
This Very Moment.
Taught by Dr. Michael Steger.

Additional Courses 

These online courses are instructor-led, meaning you join at a specific time for a live webinar with the instructor over a period of six to ten weeks.
You can choose to have direct interaction with subject matter experts, or watch recordings of the live events later, at your convenience.

The Heroic Journey

A journey of pausing and reflection, of conversation and listening, of courage and of transformation.
Taught by Maria Sirois, Psy.D.

Presentation Skills

This online course introduces the essential principles of becoming a highly skilled presenter to audiences in order to facilitate transformation. Taught live by Dr. Maria Sirois.


For writers, poets, songwriters, scribblers, journal keepers, lovers of language and anyone who seeks to write or find the words to enable wisdom during this time.

Masterful Self-Care

This class looks carefully at the questions of balance and how a consistent investment in masterful care elevates well-being, even in the most trying of times. Taught live by Dr. Maria Sirois.


In partnership with Henrique Bueno our Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology is offered in Portuguese, with immersions held in Brazil.