Training Professionals in the Science of Positive Psychology

ICF ASCTH approved program

Learn To Coach

Our Educational Model

Certified Positive Psychology Coach

Who Should Register

Why Positive Psychology

ICF Certification

The Positive Acorn Difference

The Positive Acorn Difference!


Our Content

Our instructors take pride in creating scientifically informed practices. Instead of focusing on simplistic tools, Positive Acorn offers many interventions and techniques not offered elsewhere.


Our Method

We love to keep up with best practices in education. This means that you will never attend a lecture course at Positive Acorn! Instead, we use more advanced curriculum design to ensure a high quality learning experience.


Our Culture

You can expect a personal touch with Positive Acorn. Give a call or write an e-mail. We’ll take the time to answer your questions and give you the personal attention you deserve.

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Your Roadmap To ICF Coach Certification

ICF ACC Certification Requirements ASCTH Path

60 hours of course work

Coach Knowledge Assessment

100 hours of coaching experience

Receive 10 hours of coaching with a coaching mentor

Submit a Session Recording

Positive Acorn Coach Training Program

60 hours of course work in three courses:

Coaching Skills
Applied Positive Psychology
Coaching Wellbeing

Optional: 7.5 hours of mentor coaching

Optional: Coaching hours

Positive Acorn CCE Positive Psychology Coach

32.5 hours of course work in two courses:

Applied Positive Psychology
Coaching Wellbeing

Why Positive Acorn?

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener

Our Founder

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is a leading authority on positive psychology coaching and widely recognized as a major pioneering voice in this field. Robert occupies a unique position in the world of positive psychology as he is both a published researcher and a practicing ICF certified coach.


Our Purpose

Robert combines his intervention acumen and scientific knowledge to bring you a fresh approach to coaching via Positive Acorn. While others offer rudimentary positive psychology interventions Positive Acorn takes pride in creating scientifically informed practices that are nuanced and naturalistic. Instead of focusing on simplistic tools such as keeping a gratitude diary Positive Acorn offers interventions related to courage, curiosity, hope and many other techniques not offered elsewhere.

Positive Acorn was born from a simple desire: to help aspiring and seasoned coaches use practical skills related to positive psychology.

Positive Acorn is made up of seasoned professionals who are naturally creative, curious, and hungry for the newest ideas and ways of doing things. We are absolutely fascinated by the latest research in psychology and eager to work out how to apply it to coaching practices.