Starts September 2021 Limited Spaces

Foundations in Positive Psychology Coaching

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

Starts September 2021 Limited Spaces

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 the relationship between positive psychology and coaching  psychology.

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 gain a meaningful understanding of core theories that provide the foundation for positive psychology coaching and learn to apply these in coaching conversations to enhance the well-being, performance, and goal attainment of your clients.

You will also learn about the role of emotions in moderating thoughts and behaviour and explore how coaching can help clients manage these elements to maximize their capacity and potential.

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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. Explore 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

Learn about the relevant core theories that underpin positive psychology coaching that is informed by positive psychology and coaching psychology, and apply these in coaching conversations.

Learning Objective #4

Learn and practice applying evidence-based coaching approaches such as cognitive behavioural coaching (CBC), solution-focused coaching (SFC) and Acceptance and Commitment Coaching (ACC).

Learning Objective #5

Discuss and explore ways that coaching can help clients manage their emotions and behaviors.

Further details

Schedule, Format & Fees

This course is delivered online via four three hour live, interactive sessions on  Zoom. In total, there are 12 live training hours across four weeks, plus assessments. Enrol for just $575 USD.

Week One

Introduction to positive psychology coaching.

Week Two

Introduction of core theories in PPC .

Week Three

Applying evidence-based PPC.

Week Four

Understanding emotions in PPC.

Student Testimonials

Learn how the IPPC has helped people from all walks of life

"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

Meet your instructor

Dr Marie Stopforth

Marie is a Coaching Psychologist, educator, facilitator and coach supervisor who works with individuals and teams in the areas of performance and wellbeing, and with business leaders and managers around individual and organizational effectiveness.

For nearly 20 years, Marie has been publishing research, and creating and delivering educational programs at the Undergraduate and Master levels. 

She is a former Program Leader for the MAPPCP at the University of East London, where she and her co-Program Leader developed a more integrated program for Positive Psychology Coaching. She has published and presented on positive psychology coaching and coaching psychology. Marie is also a committee member and professional development lead for the Special Group on Coaching Psychology with the British Psychological Society.

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