Courses for You

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Start with Strengths + Total 24 Report Package

Purchase the Start with Strengths Course and Total 24 Report together and receive over 15% off.

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Mindfulness and Strengths in Daily Life + Mindfulness Report

Learn how to authentically engage with your strengths in everyday experiences.

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Positive Relationships

We are social creatures. Science is confirming what many people have known for decades, that is, relationships are important for our well-being and our health.

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Navigating Transitions

Learn how to rely on your character strengths to guide you through life changes.

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Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP)

Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice is an evidence-based program that enhances well-being, improves relationships and helps people manage problems.

Courses for Leading Others

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Character Strengths At Work: Using Strengths to Engage Employees, Clients and Students

This 7-session online on-demand course, specifically designed for professionals, provides a comprehensive exploration of the fundamentals of using strengths with others.

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Character Strengths Interventions: Learning to Unleash What's Best In You and Your Clients

We are partnering with MentorCoach LLC, the leading Positive Psychology coach training school, to present this 8-week unique learning experience.

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Character Strengths at Work + Positive Relationships Package

Get our flagship course on applying character strengths strategies to your work, plus a focused course on improving relationships and receive special discount pricing.

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Character Strengths at Work + Navigating Transitions Package

Get our flagship course on applying character strengths strategies to your work, plus a focused course on helping others through life transitions and receive special discount pricing.

Are you a professional? You too can use these courses to elevate your work with clients, students or employees.

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VIA Course Leaders

Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, is author or co-author of nine books, an award-winning psychologist and a widely traveled international speaker. Ryan is the creator of MBSP and has led hundreds of mindfulness groups over the last two decades. As education director of the global nonprofit, VIA Institute on Character, he's a leading voice in the education, research, and practice of character strengths. He lives with his family, which includes three young and zestful children, near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Donna Mayerson
Dr. Donna Mayerson is a licensed psychologist and earned her master's degree in special education. Formerly a coaching director of Hummingbird Coaching Services, she is a certified coach who has used her deep knowledge of the VIA strengths as a framework for individual and organizational change with hundreds of education administrators and teachers, leaders of youth-serving organizations, in training coaches/practitioners and with individuals and families.

Words From Our Community

  • The VIA courses are easy to follow and very approachable. I love that they are self-paced so I can move through the materials on my own schedule.

    • Jeff S.
    • Engineer