Positive Psychology Health and Wellness Coaching | NCCHWC, NBME

Positive Psychology-based Wellness and Well-being Coaching Certification with ICF Enhancement

Application pending for ICF Level One Accreditation.

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., MCC, NBC-HWC Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D., MCC, NBC-HWC
    Co-Author, Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D. Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.
    Author, Positivity
  • Cynthia Ackrill, MD Cynthia Ackrill, MD
    American Institute of Stress
  • Robert Emmons, Ph.D. Robert Emmons, Ph.D.
    Editor-In-Chief, The Journal of Positive Psychology
  • NBME
  • NBHWC-Approved Training Program
  • ICF Continuing Coach Education

Program Description

This outlines our curriculum leading a student to meet all educational and mentoring requirements for application at the ICF Associated Certified Coach level. Registration for the Positive Psychology-based Wellness and Well-Being Coaching Certification with ICF Enhancement, 78-hour certification program includes:

  • Complete ICF Level One (applied) Positive Psychology-based Wellness and Well-being Coaching Certification Program
  • Complete group and individual mentor coaching—both group and one-on-one virtual meetings with a faculty member mentor coach
  • Economical tuition for a full ICF-accredited (applied) certification
  • Language of instruction: English

Tuition: $8,250


“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have participated in the Positive Psychology and Well-Being certification program offered through the College of Executive Coaching. The presentations were dynamic and content rich and my Coaching practice has benefited as a result of my participation. I am looking forward to continuing to integrate the training and information into my Coaching and Leadership work at Mayo Clinic.”

—Lisa Hardesty, Ph.D., L.P., ACPEC

Benefits of Program

  • 100% Distance Learning Positive Psychology Coaching, Wellness Coaching and Health Coaching certification consisting of live webinars and streaming videos&
  • 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, 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 National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) 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 Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
  • Physician or mental health license, RN or graduate degree 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 and Positivity Resonance: 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
  • 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
  • The Science of Gratitude and Well-Being
  • Gratitude Works! A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity
  • Emotional and Social Intelligence
  • 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

Additional Virtual Activities

  • Individual mentor coaching on ICF competency development (included)
  • Faculty review of five coaching sessions (included)
  • ICF performance evaluation of your coaching competency (included)

“I am a physician, psychiatrist and board certified coach who has been coaching regularly. Despite my extensive training on wellness and motivating patients, I found this course to be extremely useful and will contribute greatly to my practice. The time was well spent and generally a very efficient learning method because of the exposure to so many masters teaching the essence of their work in a practical and concise manner. It was like reading a new book every week! The tools presented were directly applicable for use with clients. As a bonus, I learned about myself through the direct, personal exposure to the assessments. This was a great course, and I saved thousands by not having to travel! Thanks for all your hard work in creating such an experience!”

—Lisa Hand, MD, BCC


Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., Author of Positivity and Love 2.0; Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D., MCC, NBC-HWC, 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, 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; Lynn Jones, DSW, PCC; Patricia Schwartz, M.A., MCC; and Bobbie Sue Wolk, MS, MCC, BCC.

Note: Faculty subject to change. International Coach Federation Accreditation (ICF): College of Executive Coaching's Positive Psychology-based Wellness and Well-Being Coaching Certification with ICF Enhancement, 78-Hour Certification is an International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program. Accreditation is awarded to programs that meet the rigorous professional standards for coach training programs established by the ICF. Psychologists: CEC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. CEC maintains responsibility for the program. MFTs and Social Worker Continuing Education: These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as well as many other states. Check with your licensing board, if applicable, for specific policies. Cancellation/Refund Policy: In general, up to two weeks before the beginning of a program there is a $100 processing fee, for change or refund requests, prior to receiving any products or services, if the change or refund request is received by CEC more than 14 days in advance of the start of the program. Please note that once you take an assessment, or receive any streaming video programs, the refund policy changes and refunds or changes are only allowed if it is more than 14 days in advance of the start of the in-person program, and a $400 change fee applies. Beginning two weeks prior to the beginning of the program there are no changes or refunds.

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