At the heart of coaching is the establishment of a good relationship. You strive to help your clients understand themselves, and set and work toward goals that will assist them in gaining greater well-being, engagement, and better relationships.

In this course with MentorCoach, the leading Positive Psychology coach training school, you will discover how character strengths interventions can be seamlessly weaved into your current work to enhance the way you coach, guide and inspire others.

VIA's Education Director, Dr. Ryan Niemiec, delivered this course as a Master Class with MentorCoach and it was one of the highest attended classes they have ever offered! Mentor Coach recorded each session and is now offering it as a webinar for all coaches interested in learning why character strengths are considered the "backbone of positive psychology".

In each session you will experience:

  • Ryan’s legendary lectures on essential information on the topic
  • A spotlight research-based intervention (with a “how to” deliver it)
  • Client application examples for coaching/counseling
  • Articles/handouts/videos
  • The latest research through the present day

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Session Topics

You will explore the "what", "why", and "how" of applying character strengths to your work with clients.

Session 1: What You Need To Know About Strengths
Session 2: The Strengths Paradox
Session 3: Overuse, Underuse, and Optimal Use of Strengths
Session 4: Deconstruct Your Approach with Clients
Session 5: Strengths Traps and Pitfalls with Strengths Application
Session 6: The Anatomy of a Positive Intervention
Session 7: Character Strengths Dynamics- Strengths Collisions, Synergies and More
Session 8: Applying Strengths Into Any Context

The Character Strengths Interventions Master Class was co-sponsored by both VIA Institute on Character and MentorCoach LLC.

Course Faculty

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.