Evidence-based Practicum

Learn how to turn coaching practice into positive psychology coaching (PPC).

Evidence-based Practicum

Learn how to turn coaching practice into positive psychology coaching (PPC).

Course overview

Master Positive Psychology Coaching

This course aims to consolidate students’ learning and assist them to fully integrate Applied Positive Psychology Coaching (APPC) into their practice and way of being. Students will participate in live practicum classes to enhance their growth, coaching skills, and career and/or business opportunities.

In the online live sessions, students will receive ongoing peer and mentoring support, which will help them to determine their own evidence-based PPC coaching style. The sessions will also enable students to learn from their peers, and discuss their practice and personal growth.

Students will undertake 10 hours of supervision of their own cases using (APPC) approach to guide their development and skills, and to increase their confidence and competence. They will also have an opportunity to reflect on, and adjust their own evidence-based coaching practice and business to aid their learning.

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Course Learning Objectives

During the Practicum course, you will:

Learning Objective #1

Ability to confidently apply PPC in coaching conversations.

Learning Objective #2

Identify strengths and improvement areas.

Learning Objective #3

Demonstrate reflective and reflexive practice to aid learning.

Learning Objective #4

Adapt coaching practice in light of new learning.

Learning Objective #5

Become flexible and confident as an Applied Positive Psychology Coach and practitioner.

Expected Outcomes

1. Achieve a Diploma and designation as a Certified Applied Positive Psychology Coach™ (CAPPC) for creditability, confidence and impact.

2. Become an evidence-based expert in Applied Positive Psychology Coaching with the ability to translated theory into practice seamlessly into your coaching practice.

3. Receive individual attention tailored to your needs from some of the best minds in the world.

Month 1

Taking Stock and Goal(s) Setting

Month 2

Positive Psychology Coaching Sessions, Contracting and Ethics

Month 3

Your Niche as a Positive Psychology Coach

Month 4

Marketing and Value Creation

Month 5

Launching Yourself as a Certified Applied Positive Psychology Coach

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 is an award-winning leadership and coaching executive, author, researcher and entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of the Institute of Positive Psychology Coaching (IPPC), a virtual global institute providing advanced coach training, education and certification in Applied Positive Psychology Coaching.

Founding the IPPC is an extension of Meriflor’s desire to address a gap in providing high quality evidence-based training for high achieving coaches, and contribute to the advancement of the coaching profession with the motto to ‘Do Good & Prosper’. 

Prior to the IPPC, Meriflor held senior leadership roles in the public sector in Canada with involvement in major policy initiatives and legislation for social impact, human rights and health promotion.  After a successful 15-year career, she took a leap of faith and shifted her focus to her personal passion: coaching and transforming lives.  She launched her own international coaching business in 2009.  As a multi-passionate professional coach, her work spans across a diverse audience and industries from executive, life, entrepreneurial, business, and book coaching/publishing 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.

Meriflor holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration, and is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Applied Positive Psychology Coaching and Leadership Development at Middlesex University in the UK.

An eternal optimist, Meriflor is a “belly laugh” aficionado, philanthropist, and mother of an entrepreneurial daughter and golden retriever, Comet Jr., the IPPC’s Chief Happiness Officer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.