Dates: October 7–December 9, 2024
Circle Webinars: Mondays, 4–5:30 pm ET

Mentorship Circles will meet via webinar on nine Mondays, 4:00–5:30 pm ET, beginning October 7.

Enrollment: To maintain the personalized and interactive peer learning experience of the Coaching Mentorship, this course enrolls a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 students. *The anticipated start date above will be confirmed when we reach our minimum enrollment. When registration is full, you will be put on a waiting list for the next Coaching Mentorship. In the event a course does not fill, we will notify you two weeks before the first scheduled meeting and you can enroll for the next iteration of 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 required pre-requisite courses for certification, you’ll be able to register for our mentorship program to further develop your coaching fluency and confidence. 

Please note: this course can only be taken as part of the Positive Psychology Coaching Certification Program.

Throughout the mentorship, you’ll be guided by experienced WBI faculty members within a mentoring circle—a small group of classmates who are also very close to completing their certification. 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. Chances are, you and your mentoring circle will choose to stay together long after your certification is complete!

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.


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.

Available ICF CCE Units

This course offers 40 ICF CCE units for ICF credentialed coaches.

Requirements to receive ICF CCE units:
Prepare and submit pre-work and actively participate in 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 mentorship program, and discuss these coaching experiences in mentorship circles and with faculty mentors.

To see how these ICF CCE’s apply to your specific credentialing needs, please contact ICF directly. 

Schedule and Time Commitment

The three-month mentorship program runs one to two times a year, subject to enrollment. The next iteration will begin with an orientation webinar on Monday, September 23, from 4:00–5:30 pm ET. We will then meet on Mondays, via video call, 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 4–5:30 pm ET

Mentorship Circle dates:

  • 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
  • 11/4, 11/11, 11/18
  • 11/25–break week for Thanksgiving
  • 12/2, 12/9

To ensure that every student is fully prepared for certification, students who miss more than two 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.

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, ICF board certified coach (PCC), 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.

Anne Gustin

Anne Gustin

Mentorship Circle Faculty

Anne is a core faculty member of WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification program. She is a 500hr Certified Yoga Teacher and a Health Coach who works with clients to change their mindset, broaden their possibilities and find self-compassion. Anne is certified as a Health and Wellbeing Coach through Duke Integrative Health and holds a Positive Psychology Coaching certificate through WBI. She also has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.

Registration Information

The mentorship program is the final step of the process for becoming certified as a Positive Psychology Coach. Once you have completed the required courses for certification, you will be ready to register for the mentorship course.


Tuition for this course is $1150. USD

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