The Science of Wellbeing for Positive Psychology Coaching

Explore and understand the science of wellbeing and its associated theories.

The Science of Wellbeing for Positive Psychology Coaching

Explore and understand the science of wellbeing and its associated theories.

Course overview

Wellbeing Is A Science

The course introduces students to the Science of Wellbeing and its related theories, models and research base.

Students will explore and critique current approaches to wellbeing science. They will reflect on their understanding of Wellbeing and how this may support or hinder their coaching approach.

Students will learn about Positive Psychology interventions that boost Wellbeing and will trial these with in-session coaching conversations, expanding their understanding of how such interventions integrate within Positive Psychology Coaching.

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Course Learning Objectives

During the Science of Wellbeing for Positive Psychology Coaching course, you will:

Learning Objective #1

Expand understanding of their own definition of wellbeing and how this may impact their coaching.

Learning Objective #2

Understand the history of Wellbeing Science and the language of wellbeing.

Learning Objective #3

Gain knowledge of current wellbeing theories, models and research.

Learning Objective #4

Learn about and trial positive psychology interventions that boost wellbeing.

Learning Objective #5

Discuss and explore ways to integrate these new learnings into their coaching practice to benefit their clients.

Course Details

Part One

Introduction to Wellbeing Science

Part Two

Wellbeing theory: a deeper dive

Part Three

Positive psychology coaching and wellbeing interventions

Part Four

Applying theory in practice

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

Petra Walker

Petra is a Chartered Coaching Psychologist, speaker and writer, specialising in Positive Psychology Coaching.

Petra’s coaching journey began in Hong Kong in 2006, and she has since worked in South Korea, Kuwait, Poland, and Dubai. She is a researcher, writer and speaker. She has published her research on Post Traumatic Growth, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Scuba diving and presented it at several international positive psychology conferences. She also co-authored a chapter on posttraumatic growth and adventure in a forthcoming text book on Adventure.

As well as running her private practice, and being the IPPC Programme and Assessment Coordinator, Petra is also an Associate Coach with NEO Leaders at INSEAD, the Business School for the World.

The most rewarding part of her professional life is when she sees a message from a client saying “Thanks, I did it!”