Course Dates: Monday, February 28—Friday, May 27, 2022
✼ Orientation Webinar: Monday, February 28, 2022, 12:00–1:30 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 will share strategies and support you as you brainstorm how 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!
Available ICF CCE Units

This course offers 53 ICF CCE units
➤ 41 units in Core Competencies
➤ 12 units in Resource Development.

Requirements to receive ICF CCE units:
Prepare and submit pre-work and actively participate real-time in a 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.

Certification
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 two to three times each year. The next session will begin with an orientation webinar on Monday, February 28, from 12:00–1:30 pm ET.  Mentoring circle sessions will be held by video call on Mondays at that time, approximately three times per month. In addition to attending the live calls, you will complete nine peer coaching sessions and coach two clients through a four session engagement during the mentorship.

Mentorship Circle Dates

Mentorship Circle Times will be 12-1:30 pm ET

Orientation Webinar: Monday, February 28, 2022, 12:00–1:30 pm ET
  • March 14, 21, 28
  • April 11, 18, 25 (Break April 4)
  • May 9, 16, 23 (Break May 2)

Live attendance is required. To ensure that every student is fully prepared for certification, students who miss more than two mentorship circle sessions will need to schedule one-on-one calls with faculty for an additional fee.

Most students will spend a total of four to six hours per week on mentorship program activities, including
  • Coaching engagements with at least two clients over the course of the program
  • Mentoring circle sessions three times each month
  • Preparation for mentorship circle sessions
  • Peer coaching practice
What students say …

I enrolled in this course with the intention of growing professionally, as I transitioned form 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.

Faculty
Phoebe Atkinson

Phoebe Atkinson

Mentorship Circle Lead Faculty

Phoebe is a core faculty member of WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification program. She 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

Jennifer Hanawald

Mentorship Circle Lead Faculty

Jennifer is a core faculty member of WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification program. She is an integrative health, wellness, and life 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.
 Lynda Wallace

Lynda Wallace

Program Director

Lynda is the Program Director of WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification Program. She joins some of the mentorship circle sessions to answer students’ questions on coaching clients and building successful coaching practices.