Coaching Wellbeing

Live Course

Health and wellness coaching is more popular than ever.

In fact, it’s one of the fastest-growing sectors in the coaching field. Client health and wellbeing are increasingly important to performance, work-life balance, and overall fulfillment. The course introduces a wide range of research on the mind-body connection: positive placebo, the benefits of stress, the wellbeing mindset, and many more. 

Through discussion and demonstration, you will learn the nuances of this body of research as well as how to apply it to coaching. We will focus on both formal activities to use with clients as well as subtle coaching tools. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Use the positive diagnosis framework
  • Discuss client expectations in ways that promote learning
  • Articulate 2 aspects of the mind-body connection
  • List and use 3 alternatives to willpower
  • Consume empirical research with greater sophistication


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What you will learn

Your Instructor

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener

Course Details

11 credits

This distance-learning program uses a virtual classroom for reading and pre-recorded lectures, and Zoom for interactive instruction. Classes meet once a week for three weeks and require additional study and practice time. You are also encouraged to attend the weekly practicum session to accelerate your skills development.

We offer high-touch personalized service to ensure you get the most of our this course.

Course Schedule

May 4, 2024
May 11, 2024
May 18, 2024

Class Time Options

Saturday 9 am to 12 pm Pacific Time

While Applied Positive Psychology covers a broad sweep of research, this course focuses especially on wellbeing. The topics, for example, include expectations, negative self-talk, stress and other factors that help and hinder wellbeing. This course proides many opportunities to learn about research and to practice coaching applications.

This course includes pre-recorded lectures, readings, quizzes, reflections, and other learning features. The more time you invest in these out-of-class activities, the deeper your learning will be. There is generally two to three  hours of out-of-class material per week. We also host optional practicum sessions in which students can discuss and practice skills. Finally, we encourage you to partner with a peer from the course to practice coaching each week. 

This course is offered in a completely digital format. We recommend a reliable Internet connection.

No. You only need to attend one session. We offer two sections of this course to make it convenient for people in all time zones. The content of both sections is identical and you are free to attend whichever section you prefer.

Yes. The content is identical between both sections, and you are free to attend whichever is most convenient for you in any given week.

We host sessions that are intended specifically for coaching practice. These practicum sessions are not mandatory but are strongly encouraged as a way to practice coaching skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Practicum is not required and we understand that not everyone will be able to attend. Even so, we strongly encourage people to attend practicum every week they are able. In our experience, people who attend practicum, who have an opportunity to practice and to get feedback, and who engage in deeper discussions of coaching often accelerate their learning and professional development.

The practicum for this course is held twice on Wednesdays to cater to people who live in diverse time zones. These hour and a half sessions are held at 9 am US Pacific Time and 3 pm US Pacific Time. Students can attend any practicum session they want (or both!).

Yes, the hours in our courses are approved by the ICF and can be used for reaccreditation purposes.

100% refund available within 24 hours of registration.

90% refund available up to 3 weeks before the start of the course.

50% refund available within 3 weeks before the course begins. 

Yes. We offer monthly payment plans with no additional fees. At checkout, you will have the opportunity to use a monthly payment plan. If the payment plan you prefer is not listed, email us at and we can get you set up!

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We care that each and every student has a peerless learning experience. As a result, we listen to your specific needs and support your learning in a highly personalized way.

What our alumni say

The courses were well presented and the content was sufficiently challenging. There was a good balance between theory and practice and the course website provided the follow-up and resources for reviewing. Full marks! The guest lecturers were very good and Laura was excellent. She added great depth to the topic with considerable research materials and was able to link together the various theories with practice throughout her course. Her style meshed well with my love of learning.

Jan Dicks

President and Principal Consultant,
Conversant Workplace Solutions

I’d like to thank you for an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience taking this class. I loved the richness of the material, and the enthusiasm with which it was taught and conducted. I am grateful to have had this opportunity.

Diana Gruenbaum

I’m so grateful to have participated in Positive Acorn’s inaugural ‘Coaching Wellbeing’ course with Laura Mantell. Laura so generously shared her scientific wisdom to create a super-rich learning experience – through live sessions, coaching demonstrations, presentation recordings, downloadable slides, journal articles, assessment tools and many other references. As a result, my wellbeing toolkit is bursting with evidence-based practices and materials that build confidence in clients as they experiment with new ways of being in the world.

Bernita Kiefte

ATC, PhD (ABD), MBA, BComm Honours​,
Leadership Coach, Consultant, Educator, Speaker
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