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Registration is opening soon. Sign up now to be notified when registration opens for the Positive Psychology Coaching Mentorship course, beginning on March 28, 2019. Please contact us with questions about the course.

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, participate in a small mentoring circle of fellow student-coaches, and hold monthly one-on-one development sessions with Lynda Wallace or another member of WBI’s expert coaching faculty.

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.

Mentoring Circle
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 of an experienced faculty mentor-coach, you’ll share experiences and observations from your coaching sessions, give and receive support and feedback, tackle challenges together, and even help each other take the practical steps to establish thriving practices. Chances are, you and your mentoring circle will choose to stay together long after your certification is complete!

One-on-One Development Sessions
Each month of the mentorship, you’ll have a one-on-one development session with Lynda Wallace or another member of our expert coaching faculty, focusing entirely on your individual development as a coach. In these practical sessions, we’ll review brief recordings from some of your coaching sessions, discuss what’s working that you can build on, tackle challenges you may be facing, talk through whatever questions are on your mind, and work together to help you become an even more confident, effective, and successful coach.

Following completion of the mentorship program, you will become a Wholebeing Positive Psychology Coach and earn a professional listing on Wholebeing 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 March 28, 2019. Mentoring circle calls and one-on-one mentoring sessions will then be scheduled over the next three months at times that are most convenient for the participants.

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

Weekly mentoring circle discussions (with occasional break weeks)

Monthly one-on-one development sessions with a faculty mentor.

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.


Lynda Wallace, Course Director and One-on-One Mentor
Lynda is the Program Director and lead instructor of WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification Program. One of the country’s most highly sought-after coaches and teachers, and the author of the best-selling book, A Short Course in Happiness, Lynda holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a Certificate in Positive Psychology from WBI. Before becoming a Positive Psychology Coach, Lynda spent 20 years as an executive with Johnson & Johnson, where she ran a billion-dollar global business including some of the world’s most iconic brands. Galvanized by the compelling findings of positive psychology, she left the business world to begin a new career doing work she genuinely loves, helping others to create positive change in their lives.

Phoebe Atkinson: Mentorship Circle Mentor-Coach
Phoebe is a licensed clinical social worker, certified coach, and board-certified trainer, educator, and practitioner in psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy. She serves on the faculty for WBI’s Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology, and is also a graduate of the program.

Jennifer Hanawald: Mentorship Circle Mentor-Coach
Jennifer is a health coach who helps her clients to live their healthiest and best lives. She holds National Board certification as a Health and Wellness Coach, Duke University certification as an Integrative Health Coach, and a Certificate in Positive Psychology from WBI.

Registration Information

The mentorship program is the final step of the process for becoming certified as a Positive Psychology Coach. Once you’ve completed the other requirements for certification, you will need to register for the mentorship.

If you have previously completed a comprehensive coaching certification program with a substantial mentoring component, you may choose to apply for a waiver from the mentorship program. To do so, or for more information, please contact us.

Tuition for this course is $795 USD.

The next session will begin on March 28, 2019.