Learn about the exciting science of wellbeing & happiness and how you can use it in your coaching with over 10 hours of videos, demos, recommended sources and monthly live sessions for Q&A and practice.
"Yannick's CPD on positive psychology has become the foundation of my coaching today! You could say this was pivotal!" (Carrie Brooks)
About the course
Learn about the exciting science of wellbeing & happiness and how you can use it in your coaching.
Hi, My name is Yannick Jacob. I am the former Programme Leader for the MSc Coaching Psychology at the University of East London and between 2015 and 2018 I lectured at the world's only Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology.
After a decade of coaching clients as well as training and supervising countless life and business coaches, I've realized that every coaching client ultimately is looking for some way of feeling good or better about themselves. Whether that's a life of meaning and purpose, finding the love of their life or leaving a toxic relationship, whether it's experiencing more joy, hope, security or belonging, getting a promotion or increasing their income. In the end we're always chasing some form of happiness. While I don't think there are many universals in life, I can genuinely say that ALL of my coaching clients so far have - in some way or another - been trying to influence one of the building blocks of their psychological wellbeing.
Positive psychology (PP) goes into the heart of that matter equipped with a scientific approach and two decades of empirical data to explore what's right with people and what constitutes happiness beyond merely "feeling good". PP's evidence-based tools and interventions have helped me work with my clients to achieve their ultimate goals and, perhaps more importantly, they've made me a happier person. And it can help you too!
And don't worry, I won't tell you how to run your business. I believe in coaching and I know that "who you are is how you coach". So while other courses teach you a specific style of coaching, this course provides you with a range of pre-recorded videos, reading materials, examples, demonstrations, tools, a community of fellow learners, monthly live seminars and a space to think about and decide how YOU can best integrate positive psychology into your existing practice.
I'm looking forward to meeting you!
Yannick is immeasurably knowledgeable in his subject and his enthusiasm is infectious. I have found that the concepts he introduced have been invaluable both in my own life and in my coaching" (Asmara Goodwin)
10+ hours of video material recorded on site with 6 hand-picked coaches representing a wide range of styles and experience asking clarifying questions as fellow learners.
A private Facebook group where learners can exchange ideas, build relationship and ask questions, moderated by the course leader or a facilitator.
Monthly live sessions with the course leader for Q&A and practice held every 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30pm UK time via Zoom video conferencing.
Introduction to the course and how get the most out of it
A coach's journey into positive psychology
Making sense of happiness and positive psychology in the context of coaching
The building blocks of happiness
Working with strengths
Optimism, explanatory style and positive thinking
Resilience and post-traumatic growth
Flow, engagement and motivation
Evidence-based interventions (including meditation & mindfulness, gratitude, random acts of kindness, best possible self and exercise)
Positive psychological assessment and psychometrics
Practice models for positive psychology coaching
Integrating positive psychology into your existing practice
The future of positive psychology
Practice instructions, demonstrations & debrief with the group
“I really enjoyed Yannick’s delivery and his apparently effortless facilitation, which enabled us all to havesuch a rich learning experience. Yannick was hugely engaging, passionate and knowledgeable.” (John Gedge)
Certification & Accreditation
While the course material had originally been developed and delivered by Yannick as an ICF-accredited weekend training at Animas Centre for Coaching, the online version is organized privately and does not currently award CPD credits or other forms of certification. There is no test at the end and attendance or completion of the course cannot be appropriately monitored as to ensure that participants fulfill the relevant criteria for a certificate. This course is about your willingness to learn and develop your professional skills and mindset. While I appreciate that CPD credits may be a deciding factors in your selection process for further training I strongly believe that a decision guided by personal interest will always be the better choice for your clients and your your coaching career. If you do decide against this course solely due to the lack of CPD credits or certification, it'd be great if you could let me know. If there is sufficient demand I will consider getting the course accredited. Thank you for your understanding and your commitment to continued professional development.
“The amount I felt I learned was huge. I am going away buzzing and excited!“ (Jo Waters)
Talking about the course
Yannick Jacob & Angga Kara
Carrie Brooks: "Yannick's CPD on positive psychology has become the foundation of my coaching today! You could say it was pivotal!"
Jodi Wedeen: “Yannick is such a passionate and intelligent person. I thoroughly enjoyed his coaching class because it opened my eyes and my thoughts. He gave us the open space to express ourselves and allowed us to ask difficult questions. He is a unique teacher and offers a lot knowledge and perspective. I HIGHLY recommend taking a class or experiencing a life coaching session with him. Thank you so much.”
Jo Waters: “The amount I felt I learned was huge. I am going away buzzing and excited!“
John Gedge: “I really enjoyed Yannick’s delivery and his apparently effortless facilitation, which enabled us all to have such a rich learning experience. Yannick was hugely engaging, passionate and knowledgeable.”
James Ross-Smith: “I was blown away by this course. Yannick was a great teacher, combining metaphor, case study and coaching as he was presenting the course. I learnt a lot more than I expected too and got some great personal shifts, massive changes to my coaching style and finally made the career change I had been putting off for 9 years. Money and time very well spent!”
Asmara Goodwin: "I attended Yannick’s Positive Psychology weekend in September 2016. Yannick’s teaching style is relaxed and interactive and he made the course so fun that it was only on reflection afterwards that I realized just how much I’d actually learnt. Yannick is immeasurably knowledgeable in his subject and his enthusiasm is infectious. I have found that the concepts he introduced have been invaluable both in my own life and in my coaching – particularly the ideas about resilience which seem to be particularly pertinent when I am coaching my NHS colleagues!"
Penelope: "I have done two weekend trainings with Yannick, Positive Psychology and Existential Coaching. Each time I was struck by the unexpected – the way the discussion is allowed to develop means that surprising and unique connections are made between ideas and personalities and excellent and profound use is mined from all the experience in the room. Definitely recommended!"
Steve Thomas: "I learned so much from you in my coach training and would just like to say a big thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed the delivery of your sessions and your in-depth knowledge. I hope that may be one day I will be where you are. May your future be bright, authentic, and serve your greatest good."
Jacqueline Boerefijn:"I can whole-heartedly recommend Yannick as a scholar, teacher, trainer and personal tutor for all areas related to happiness, wellbeing and personal & social development."
Julie: "The time I was in your class was AMAZING!!!!
You are a great teacher! and really helped bring the material to life and understanding."
Yannick is a coach (MA), positive psychologist (MSc), coach trainer & supervisor and (at the time of writing) Programme Leader of the MSc Coaching Psychology at the University of East London. He was one of the first in Europe with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP Cohort 2) and has since worked with some of the biggest names in positive psychology. From 2015 to 2018 he lectured at the world's only MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology and he has presented on positive psychology and positive existential psychology at conferences around the world. Yannick's aim is to inspire those he meets and works with to think more deeply, live more positively and learn to embrace the inevitable challenges of being human. He works with coaches, leaders and those in “positions of great responsibility” willing to face life with their eyes wide open and eager to experience the full spectrum of human experience as their pathway to happiness and sustainable wellbeing. His book, An Introduction to Existential Coaching, will be published in 2019 (Routledge).
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