Foundations in Positive Psychology Coaching

Acquire the skills to transform your clients’ lives for the better with this ICF accredited course.

Foundations in Positive Psychology Coaching

Acquire the skills to transform your clients’ lives for the better with this ICF accredited course.

Course overview

Develop Your Foundations

This course introduces students to the emerging field of Applied Positive Psychology Coaching, and in particular the relationship between positive psychology and coaching psychology and where these two disciplines converge and complement each other within coaching.

The course also explores the importance of evidence-based coaching, and the underpinning role that positive psychology and coaching psychology can play in this. 

You will be introduced to The IPPC’s model and become familiar with core theories that underpin positive psychology coaching, and learn to apply these in your coaching practice to enhance the well-being, strengths, potential, performance and goal attainment of your clients.

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Course Learning Objectives

During the Foundations in Positive Psychology Coaching course, you will:

Learning Objective #1

Understand the genesis of Positive Psychology Coaching with roots from Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology.

Learning Objective #2

Comprehend the definition of Positive Psychology Coaching and the importance of taking an integrated approach in combining the science and practice of positive psychology and coaching psychology with the application of evidence-based coaching.

Learning Objective #3

Discover IPPC’s Applied Positive Psychology Coaching model to help guide coaching conversations.

Learning Objective #4

Learn about the relevant core theories that underpin positive psychology coaching that are informed by positive psychology and coaching psychology, and apply these in your coaching practice.

Learning Objective #5

Learn to apply evidence-based coaching approaches such as behavioural coaching, cognitive behavioural coaching (CBC), and solution-focused coaching (SFC).

Course Details

Digital download of 4-part recording (with option for live support).

7-hour recorded training plus 5 hours of homework/assignment (total 12 hours).

ICF continuing coach education credits: 7.2 core competencies / 4.8 resource development.

Part One

Introduction to positive psychology coaching and theories.

Part Two

Operationalizing the IPPC model.

Part Three

Evidence-based coaching approaches.

Part Four

Bringing it all together.

Virtual Graduation & Student Testimonials

Learn how the IPPC has helped and impacted coaches

"The IPPC truly embodies their values – Do Good and Prosper. If you’re looking to equip yourself with a strong foundation and practical practices of Positive Psychology and evidence-based coaching, you have come to the right place."
Sandra Tai
HR Consultant & Adjunct Mentor, Malaysia
"I’ve been coaching for 15 years and recognize the IPPC’s program as cutting edge. They combine empirical research, theories and models with real practical examples, blending fun interactive lectures with real support outside the classroom."
Satya Kartara-Leighton
CEO, BeInclusive, UK
"Every coach and leadership consultant can benefit from the IPPC’s certification program! I’m really impressed with the quality of instruction, resources, and other coaches. This program provides foundational knowledge to empower coaches and consultants."
Jason Roncoroni
Executive & Leadership Coach, US
"As a coach it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest research and continue on your learning journey. The IPPC really supports this by having instructors who are experts in their field and they condense their learning into consumable material. The program is structured in a way that integrates nicely into your life, especially as a busy mom of four and working as leader in a large corporate global organization, flexibility is important."
Rosemarie Brennan
Vice-President, Global IT, Ireland
"I decided to commit to the IPPC’s Positive Psychology Coaching course because I was keen to understand how I could integrate my interest in and knowledge of positive psychology with my coaching practice. That’s where I found the group coaching practice sessions really valuable – a safe space to try out the theories and models discussed in the classes. I chose the IPPC because of the high calibre of the trainers and coaches plus it’s ICF certified."
Kate Thompson
Career & Leadership Coach, New Zealand
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Meet your instructor

Meriflor Toneatto

Meriflor Toneatto is an award-winning leadership and coaching executive, credentialed coach, mentor, author and entrepreneur. Founding the Institute of Positive Psychology Coaching (IPPC) is an extension of Meriflor’s desire to contribute to the advancement of the coaching profession with the motto to ‘Do Good & Prosper’.

After a successful 15-year career in the public sector in Canada with involvement in major policy initiatives and legislation for social impact, human rights and health promotion, Meriflor took a leap of faith and shifted her focus to her personal passion: coaching and transforming lives coaching and transforming lives through the evidence-based positive psychology coaching approach that IPPC teaches and promotes. Her work spans across a diverse audience and industries from executive, life, business, entrepreneurial and book coaching to women’s empowerment.

She is the author of Money, Manifestation & Miracles: A Guide to Transforming Women’s Relationships with Money, which has now empowered thousands of women across five continents.

Some things that inspire Meriflor are unlocking and maximizing human potential, generosity, and using one’s talents and energy to make the world a better place.