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Kick-off Webinar: April 6, 2020, 12noon—1:30 pm ET

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.

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 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
April 6, 2020, from 12:00–1:30 pm ET, which is also recorded for your convenience. Mentoring circle sessions will be held by video call at 12 noon, per the schedule below. Mentorship circle sessions are a required part of the course.

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


This course offers 36.5 ICF CCE units in Core Competencies
Requirements to receive ICF CCE units:

Prepare for and actively participate in small-group mentorship circle video calls with classmates and faculty mentors

Coach at least two paying clients, at least four sessions per client, during the course of the mentorship program, and discuss these coaching experiences in mentorship circles and with faculty mentors.

To complete the registration for ICF CCE units, you must already be enrolled in the Positive Psychology Coaching Mentorship course. ICF CCE Credits for this course will be available at an additional fee of $40.


Lynda Wallace: Program Director
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 Lead Faculty
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 Lead Faculty
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 be ready to register for the mentorship.

Tuition for this course is $995 USD.

The next session will begin April 6, 2020.

Please contact us with questions..