Spring Session: January 3—February 11, 2022

The Skill-Building Intensive offers students the opportunity to develop fluency and confid​ence in the steps, skills, and techniques used to help others successfully pursue goals for positive change in their life, work, health, and relationships. This course includes extensive demonstrations and practice sessions, in which students rotate the roles of coach, client, and observer. Together, we will work through each step of the CHANGE model for helping others (and ourselves) to create lasting, meaningful change.

Please note: you must have completed or be enrolled in Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals to register for this course.

Available ICF CCE Units.
Approved for:
16 ICF CCE units in Core Competencies
5.5 ICF CCE units in Resource Development.

Requirements to receive ICF CCE units:
Attend all lectures and demonstrations.
Actively participate in all peer coaching sessions.
Submit Peer Coaching Notes

Course Structure

The online option is a powerful and convenient way to deepen your skills and confidence through:

Live, online classes featuring extensive demonstrations (recorded on video for those unable to join us live)
Structured practice sessions in dedicated peer-coaching triads, scheduled at times that work best for you and your practice partners.

Live sessions are held on Tuesdays from 12 noon to 1:30 pm ET. Video recordings of the webinars are posted the same day in the classroom. If you’re unable to join us live, you can watch the videos and still be fully prepared for your peer coaching sessions.

The online option is available only to students who are enrolled in or have completed Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals.

Program Faculty

Phoebe Atkinson

Phoebe Atkinson is a core faculty member of WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification program. She is a licensed clinical social worker, Board 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.

Along with Jennifer Hanawald, Phoebe teaches the online Positive Psychology: Skill-Building Intensive course and leads the Positive Psychology Coaching Mentorship.

Jennifer Hanawald

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

Jennifer is the TA for the Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals course. Along with Phoebe Atkinson, Jennifer also teaches the online Positive Psychology: Skill-Building Intensive course and leads the Positive Psychology Coaching Mentorship.

What Students Say …

As a clinician, I am always navigating that delicate balance between the coaching world and the clinical world. This course gave me clarity on both, and a pathway to marry them and enhance my coaching and clinical therapist roles. —Danielle B. Stanley, LCSW, Certified Mediation Specialist and Certified Child Advocate

This course was great for me to further build my fluency with the CHANGE model. The peer-coaching group was an added bonus from an experiential-learning perspective. Overall, the course was another step in building my confidence and coaching skills.

I really enjoyed Phoebe’s and Jennifer’s engagement and authentic interest in supporting us. Sending us all the material and creating this community was very helpful. Thank you to both of you!

I took this course to broaden and deepen my coaching expertise through a field that aligns with my values and is evidence based. I have learned so much as a coach and as a human being about thriving and flourishing through rigorous evidence-based approaches. I also had a lot of fun and met many like-minded souls through the peer-coaching component.

Exciting, powerful, and leaving me with high hope.

I strongly recommend WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching certification program. The faculty and staff are enormously knowledgeable and supportive.

This Positive Psychology Coaching intensive provided a strong foundation in the application of theories that will enhance my work with clients. The peer-coaching triads were perfect for practicing the new skills and learning from others.

Tuition for this 6-week course is $695 USD

Please note: you must have completed
Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals to register for this course.