MentorCoach® is the leading coach training school based on the
integration of evidence-based coaching and the new science of Positive
Psychology. Our ICF accredited program blends practice and leading
theoretical insights that empower you in the transition toward becoming
a masterful coach.
hold either masters and/or doctoral degrees and are seasoned coaches
with the overwhelming majority holding either PCC (ICF Professional
Certified Coach) or MCC (ICF Master Certified Coach) certifications.
In addition, you will have the unique opportunity to work with invited
faculty that include some of the most prestigious names in Positive
Psychology, such as Dr. Christopher Peterson (A Primer in Positive
Psychology), Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky (The How of Happiness),
and Dr. Todd Kashdan (Curiosity).
Our entire program is distance based, where students learn and interact
via teleconferencing and actively participate in an interactive class
website. Our flagship Foundations
Coach Training Program provides you, within 31 weeks, with
the know-how to launch a successful coaching practice--one that can
stand alone or be integrated with your current work. Our learning
community offers our students complimentary seminars and other resources
to support your collaborative learning and individual growth.
Our students become eligible to earn an ICF Credential once they
complete the full 125-hour ICF
Accredited Coach Training program which includes 250 hours
of required and elective classes for your selection.
Visit Our Monthly Introductory Coaching Teleworkshop. Each
month we hold a free, two-hour Positive Psychology and Coaching Teleworkshop.
During the call, Ben Dean, Ph.D., MentorCoach Founder, will introduce
you to coaching, share his own career development and provide you
with concrete techniques you can use right away. On each call there
is a prize drawing for a full fellowship in a future MentorCoach Foundations
A Community of Professionals. MentorCoach attracts highly
accomplished professionals from both (a) the helping professions and
(b) a wide array of other disciplines as well. By adding top-notch
coaching skills to their prior expertise, our graduates are especially
positioned to create awareness and to develop action plans that foster
professional success and personal fulfillment.
Helping Professionals: When MentorCoach began in 1997, our
original focus was on psychologists and other helping professionals.
And, indeed, helping professionals (psychologists, social workers,
licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists,
pastoral counselors and nurses) have always had a strong affinity
for our program. MentorCoach is proud to be approved as a continuing
education provider by the National Association of Social Workers,
the National Board of Certified Counselors, and the California Board
of Behavioral Sciences. We have helped thousands of gifted helping
professionals add coaching to their clinical work or move into coaching
Other Disciplines: Over time, our focus organically broadened
to include graduates from many fields outside of the helping professions.
Among our outstanding graduates are business professionals (eg, a
former CFO of AARP), teachers, professional musicians, free-lance
writers, IT professionals, engineers, teachers, work-at-home moms,
sales professionals, professors and graduate students across a wide
array of disciplines, senior consultants, professionals in government,
In spite of their diverse academic and professional backgrounds,
they share certain core characteristics. Our students are highly intelligent,
have excellent interpersonal skills, have a love of learning, have
a history of professional success, and share a deep interest in coach
training that is substantive, based on Positive Psychology research
MentorCoach and Positive Psychology. We believe that the
practice of coaching is an art that should be grounded in Positive
Psychology research--the scientific study of human flourishing, of
what is right about people.
In 2002, MentorCoach partnered with Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman, the
founder of Positive Psychology, in creating the Authentic
Happiness Coaching Program. In its Vanguard Class, 14 or the 17
leaders were MentorCoach trainers. From 2003-2005, the Authentic Happiness
Coaching Program trained 1000 professionals in 19 nations in the theory,
assessments, tests, and interventions of Positive Psychology to wide
MentorCoach continues to embrace Positive Psychology as a critical
component of the MentorCoach training. We regularly offer Masters
Classes taught by the worlds leading psychologists such as Chris
Peterson, Robert Emmons, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Todd Kashdan, and Michael
Frisch. Since 2005, we have also interviewed dozens of thought leaders
in Positive Psychology. Our founder, Ben Dean, Ph.D., co-authored
the first book in the field of Positive Psychology coaching, Positive
Psychology Coaching (Wiley). This exciting new field is incorporated
into our Foundations training program and featured in coursework such
as Positive Psychology and Strategic Career Design, Positive Psychology
and ADHD Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry Coaching and Positive Psychology
Information about MentorCoach and Positive Psychology is here.
Interviews with Thought Leaders. Big names, big impact. Each
month we host teleconference interviews with leaders in coaching,
Positive Psychology, and business. Listeners worldwide participate
in these teleconferences by emailing in questions during the call.
These intense, extensive 80-minute conversations have showcased such
renowned writers and thinkers such as Ellen Langer, Phil Zimbardo,
Gretchen Rubin, Dan Gilbert, Marshall Goldsmith, Former Medtronic
CEO Bill George, Barbara Fredrickson, Seth Godin, Tony Grant, Ed Diener,
Shelly Gable, Jon Haidt, and others. You can access many past interviews
You can be notified of upcoming interviews here.
MentorCoach Foundations Coach Training Program
Our flagship class, the 31-week MentorCoach
Foundations Coach Training Program, is uniquely designed to
empower you in the transition toward becoming a masterful coach. Incorporating
a blend of research, theory, and coaching interventions that we have
been refining since 1981, our program teaches both sound principles
of theory and practice and the nuts and bolts of getting your coaching
practice up and running
MentorCoach Master Classes
Master Class (noun) A class taught by someone
who possesses exceptional knowledge or skill in a particular area,
often taught to advanced, gifted students.
Beyond Foundations, our students hone their skills and develop expertise
in various niches through our exceptional catalogue of Master Classes
taught by outstanding, experienced teachers. Some of whom are world
famous in their areas. Our Master Classes are described