The Coaching Mentorship program is the final step of the process to become certified as a Positive Psychology Coach. Once you’ve completed the other requirements for certification, you’ll be able to register for our mentorship program to further develop your coaching fluency and confidence. During this three-month distance-learning program, you’ll hone your positive psychology coaching skills with real clients, while participating in a small mentoring circle of fellow student-coaches.
Coaching Real Clients
By this point in the certification program, you’ll have done a lot of positive psychology coaching with your classmates. During the mentorship, you’ll apply your skills with real clients, working through full coaching engagements, observing your coaching style, stretching yourself, and gaining the fluency and confidence that come from real-world experience, feedback, and support. If you don’t have coaching clients yet, we’ll give you plenty of ideas and help to find them.
Throughout the mentorship, you’ll work closely with your mentoring circle, a small group of classmates who are also very close to completing their certification. With the guidance experienced WBI coaching faculty members, you’ll learn new skills and material, share experiences and observations from your coaching sessions, demonstrate your skills, give and receive support and feedback, tackle coaching challenges together, and even help each other take the practical steps to establish thriving practices. Program Director Lynda Wallace will join some calls to discuss your questions on both coaching clients and building your successful practice. Chances are, you and your mentoring circle will choose to stay together long after your certification is complete!
Following completion of the mentorship program, you will earn your Positive Psychology Coach Certification and a professional listing on Wholebeing Institute’s Coach Directory, where clients looking for great coaches will be able to read about your services and connect directly with you. You’ll also receive documentation of your certification, including digital images that you can use to help market your practice and convey your skills and expertise to clients.
Schedule and Time Commitment
The three-month mentorship program runs twice each year. The next session will begin with a kickoff webinar on May 13, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm ET. Mentoring circle sessions will be held by video call at that time three times per month.
Most students will spend a total of four to six hours per week on mentorship program activities, including
➤ Coaching engagements with at least two or three clients over the course of the program
➤ Mentoring circle sessions three times each month
➤ Preparation for mentorship circle sessions
Waiver for Experienced Coaches
If you’re an experienced coach who has previously completed a comprehensive coach training program with a substantial mentoring component, you may apply for a waiver for this program requirement.