Positive Psychology Well-Being Coaching | NCCHWC, NBME

Post-Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology Well-Being Coaching

60-hour Wellness Coaching Certification Program

Train with world renowned leaders of the positive psychology coaching movement to receive a positive psychology-focused wellness coach certification.

  • Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D. Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D.
    Co-Author, Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D. Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.
    Author, Positivity
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D.
    Author, Flow
  • Robert Emmons, Ph.D. Robert Emmons, Ph.D.
    Editor-In-Chief, The Journal of Positive Psychology
  • Edgar Schein, Ph.D. Edgar Schein, Ph.D.
    Author, Humble Inquiry
  • Sandra L. Foster, Ph.D. Sandra L. Foster, Ph.D.
    Co-Author, Positive Psychology in Coaching

How to Become a Certified Wellness Coach

  • 40-hour virtual classroom
    October 26, 2017 – March 29, 2018
    Thursdays, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT
    No class Nov 23, Dec 28, Jan 4

    20-hour Video Instruction

    Early Registration: $3,595 until October 20, 2017
    Regular Registration: $3,795 after October 20, 2017


  • Returning Students
    42-hour program for returning students. If you have already completed the first three DVD courses through CEC you may just register for the Virtual Program (40 hours). Contact us to see if you qualify.



Coaching Competency Evaluation Process

Please note you do need to purchase the competency evaluation separately if you plan on applying for the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches / National Board of Medical Examiners credential.

Audio submission of a 20-30 minute coaching session, and transcript of the coaching session, for detailed review by CEC ICF credentialed faculty mentor coach for demonstration of coaching competencies—this is an approved program requirement by the regulatory body, the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches and National Board of Medical Examiners.



Benefits of Program

  • 100% Distance Learning Positive Psychology Coaching, Wellness Coaching and Health Coaching certification consisting of live webinars and streaming videos—Blended Program saves time with two days in Newport Beach, CA
  • Comprehensive curriculum and world-class faculty—this is a one-time event with this blockbuster faculty – don't miss out
  • Obtain your wellness coach certification from the National Board of Medical Examiners—the same body that licenses physicians
  • Learn directly from the key researchers who inspired Positive Psychology Coaching: Barbara Fredrickson, Edgar Schein, and Robert Emmons, for example
  • Complete wellness coach certification program including workbooks, forms and marketing guidelines
  • Completes all coaching education requirements to obtain an independent coaching credential from the International Coach Federation, National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches or the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE requires a graduate level degree)
  • Learn how to become a certified health and wellness coach
  • All educational requirements to become a National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC) and a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) certified wellness coach
  • Mental Health License, RN or a Graduate Degree in a behavioral field suggested but not required

Download the free Whitepaper

An Introduction to Wellness Coaching

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Includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to Well-Being Coaching
  • Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Readiness to Change
  • Physical Health and Well-Being Coaching
  • Positive Emotions: The Tiny Engines of Positive Psychology
  • Positivity Resonance: The Benefits of Co-experienced Positive Emotions
  • The Upward Spiral Theory of Lifestyle Change
  • Well-Being Coaching Model
  • Well-Being and Values
  • Flow and the Quality of Life Part One
  • Flow and the Quality of Life Part Two
  • Wellness and Well-Being Assessment Processes
  • Utilizing Strengths-Based Coaching Approaches and Strengths-Based Assessments
  • Well-Being Appreciative Vision Planning
  • Applications of Humble Inquiry
  • Stress Management and Mindfulness Meditation
  • Coaching for Healthy Eating and Weight Management
  • Learning Agility and Coaching Transitions and Change
  • Extreme Self-Care for Extremely Busy People
  • The Science of Gratitude and Well-Being
  • Gratitude Works! A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity
  • Emotional and Social Intelligence for Well-Being and Relationship Success
  • Communicating and Relating for Well-Being
  • Financial Well-Being
  • Career Well-Being and Work Life Balance
  • How to Evaluate if Your Coaching Meets the International Coach Federation Markers of Coaching Competency
  • Review for National Consortium of Health and Wellness Coaches Exam

Coach Training Brochure


Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., Author of Positivity and Love 2.0; Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Author of Flow and Good Business; Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D., MCC, Author of the Well-Being Coaching Workbook, and co-author of Positive Psychology in Coaching; Robert Emmons, Ph.D., Editor in Chief, Journal of Positive Psychology and Author of Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Sandra Foster, Ph.D., PCC, co-author of Positive Psychology in Coaching; Edgar Schein, Ph.D., Author of Humble Inquiry; Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., Past-President, International Coach Federation, Cynthia Ackrill, MD, Certified Wellness Coach and Boardmember of the American Institute of Stress; Relly Nadler, Psy.D., MCC, Author of Leading with Emotional Intelligence; Cathy Greenberg, Ph.D., PCC, Author of What Happy Working Mothers Know; Jonathan Aronoff, Ph.D., PCC; Zeina Ghossub, Ph.D, PCC, TV and Radio Host; Lynn Jones, DSW, PCC; Patricia Schwartz, M.A., PCC; and Bobbie Sue Wolk, MS, PCC, BCC.

This program is approved by the International Coach Federation, the Center for Credentialing and Education, and the International Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches (ICHWC). The National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) (the same agency that conducts the licensing exams for physicians) have launched a national certification for health and wellness coaches. This program also meets the educational credentialing requirements for the International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach Portfolio Path and for the Board Certified Coach Credential offered by the Center for Credentialing and Education.

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  • ACTP: Accredited Coach Training Program
  • BCC: Board Certified Coach
  • PHR, SPHR, GPHR Approved Provider
  • IOC: Institute of Coaching