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.
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 October 23, 2018 at noon ET. 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.