Live webinars held Thursdays, 12-1:30pm ET
Essential Techniques of Positive Psychology Coaching: Understanding, experiencing, and practicing the techniques at the heart of effective coaching.
Appreciative Inquiry: Helping clients focus on what works in order to inspire ideas, confidence, and motivation for change
Asking Powerful Questions: Generating questions that help clients achieve greater understanding and make progress toward their goals
Exploring Stories: Listening to clients’ stories, and helping them explore those stories to generate insights, narrative coherence, and goal clarity
Empathic Listening: Practicing the essential art of truly listening to clients, and addressing challenges to both our empathy and our attention
Coaching for Self-Compassion: Helping clients achieve greater well-being and goal progress by treating themselves with self-compassion
Solutions Focus: Shifting clients’ focus from problems to solutions, and helping them develop paths to solutions that work
Action and Accountability: Helping clients create goal maps and action plans, and serving as an effective accountability partner.
The course runs from Monday, January 10—Friday, March 18, 2022 .
Live classes (webinars) will be held weekly on Thursdays from 12:00–1:30 pm ET, beginning January 13, 2022. The course includes 10 live webinars, with recordings available for those unable to join live. After the final day of class, students will have another five weeks of access to the virtual classroom, including the recordings of webinars.
Most students spend a total of four to five hours each week on assignments, class, and peer coaching.
Peer-coaching sessions are held weekly in pairs for one hour, giving students the opportunity to practice the techniques taught and demonstrated in class. We regularly receive feedback that this is an invaluable part of the course. Participation in peer coaching Is required for students who are pursuing WBI Positive Psychology Coaching Certification or ICF CEC units. We strongly encourage all other students who can participate in peer coaching to do so, although there will be an opportunity for students to opt out of peer coaching at the beginning of the course if they are unable to commit the time and are not pursuing WBI certification or ICF credits.
Short weekly reading assignments consist of highly engaging material from positive psychology and coaching literature. Weekly journal prompts are aimed at deepening students’ connection with the material and helping them gain insights to enhance their personal and professional development as coaches. Students who are pursuing Positive Psychology Coaching Certification or ICF credits will also complete brief weekly Key Concept Notes.
Online engagement is also fostered in the discussion forum, where students and faculty connect for questions and conversations about the course material.
Need help navigating the online educational experience? Our Student Support and technology team are here to assist you.
Would you like to become certified as a Positive Psychology Coach? The Fundamentals course is part of WBI’s integrated, evidence-based Coaching Certification program. The certification program includes this course, a skill-building intensive, group and individual mentoring, and a course on building a successful coaching practice. Of course, you’re welcome to take this course whether or not you’re pursuing certification.
Requirements to receive ICF CCE units:
➤ Attend or watch all webinars
➤ Participate in all peer coaching sessions
➤ Submit Key Concept Notes and the list of CCE codes at the conclusion of the course.
To complete the registration for ICF CCE units, you must already be enrolled in the Positive Psychology Coaching course. ICF CCE Credits for this course will be available at an additional fee of $40.
I enrolled in this course with the intention of growing professionally, as I transitioned from a career in teaching to a career in coaching, but ended up with so much more! From the first day, I felt a sense of connectedness and curiosity. Every lesson was packed with thought provoking content, and each assignment felt deeply meaningful, not only professionally, but personally as well. I highly recommend the peer coaching opportunities in this course, not only for the chance to practice, but also for the wonderful relationships that are formed. I don’t remember the last time I felt this excited about begin a student! —Laraine Ray, Founder, Insightful Child
Tuition for this course is $895 USD
This 10-week course runs January 10—March 18, 2022