Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice in Coaching

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Course Overview:

VIA is providing this course in partnership with the Wholebeing Institute.

Coaches are tasked with getting to know their clients on a very personal level and cultivating a relationship of trust and honesty. Understanding a client’s character strengths, the core aspects of their personality, is a crucial step. Character strengths provide a “common language” for the coach and client to use when building the relationship and working together on self-efficacy and goal attainment.

Mindfulness is a vehicle for helping coaching clients understand and use their strengths. Mindfulness is defined by scientists as the self-regulation of attention with an attitude of curiosity, openness and acceptance; weaving this ancient, research-based practice with character strength interventions produces powerful outcomes.

This course is specifically designed for coaches interested in integrating this synergy of mindfulness and character strengths into their work. Character strength and mindfulness experts, Dr. Donna Mayerson and Dr. Ryan Niemiec, have drawn on years of coaching experience and the expertise of the Wholebeing Institute coaching team to create this interactive course that artfully blends these complementing practices. 

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This course shows you how to:

  • Apply MBSP to yourself as the coach, helping you develop a better understanding of how your strengths support and enliven your work
  • Use MBSP concepts and exercises to support those you coach, helping them become more aware of their strengths, explore them more deeply, and engage the power of strengths more mindfully and skillfully to reach meaningful goals
  • Create a coach-coachee relationship steeped in mindful presence, honoring the best in people and building a zone of psychological safety to support goal attainment.


Who is this Course for:

This course is designed primarily for coaches—life coaches, health coaches, wellness coaches, parent coaches, executive coaches, management coaches. The strategies and concepts will be tailored to a coach-coachee relationship.

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Other Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice Courses

VIA also continues to offer the original Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) course. This flagship MBSP course is taken by helping- and non-helping professionals of all kinds. While there is some obvious overlap since both courses offer teaching on mindfulness and character strengths, they are distinct enough from one another for people to gain substantial insights and benefits from taking both. Learn more about the flagship MBSP course here.


Course Faculty:

Dr. Ryan M. Niemiec, VIA's Education Director, is co-author of Positive Psychology at the Movies: Using Films to Build Virtues and Character Strengths and Movies and Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology. Ryan is a licensed psychologist and a certified coach. He develops VIA's courses and VIA Reports. He uses the VIA Character Strengths extensively in clinical work, coaching and  consulting. He has presented internationally on a variety of positive psychology topics, ranging from strengths-based practice, positive assessment and positive interventions, to spirituality and mindfulness meditation.