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.

We offer this course in two formats: on-site and online. Students pursuing WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification can choose either option to satisfy this part of their course requirements.

Available ICF CCE Units
Online Option:
ICF: Approved for 15 ICF CCE units in Core Competencies and 7 ICF CCE units in Resource Development.

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

Online Option

Dates: November 9—Dec 18, 2020

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.

Tuition: $695
Credits available for ICF & NASW

On-site Option

Dates & location to be announced at a later date. 

The on-site intensive is available as a five day retreat center experience. Each day of our time together, we alternate between lessons, demonstrations, peer practice, reflection, and time to enjoy beautiful grounds, wonderful food, and extensive options for movement and self-care.

The On-site option is open to students whether or not they have completed Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals, and includes some separate sessions for students pursuing WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification.

Tuition: $695
plus lodging and meal costs.

Program Faculty

Lynda Wallace

Lynda is the Program Director 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 certified 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

Phoebe Atkinson 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.

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.