Become a Leader in Coaching-for-Wellbeing
The aim of this program is to help international and independent schools build staff wellbeing by embedding positive psychology coaching practices in their school communities. We do this by training, inspiring, and equipping an on-site team and supporting them through an active global network of Certified Positive Peer Coaches.
Positive psychology coaching has been shown to improve...
Individual and Team Wellbeing
Performance and Collaboration
Life and Work Satisfaction
Equip Your Team of Staff Wellbeing Champions
Certified Positive Peer Coaches form a staff support team at your school who model and facilitate research-backed positivity and wellbeing practices in everyday life and work.
We’re aiming to create a “distributed ripple effect” of wellbeing by equipping and supporting key staff members in each department and division to coach their peers both formally and informally.
As part of the certification process, Positive Peer Coaches are asked to design their own peer coaching vision. This is a simple plan for how they would like to offer coaching support to their colleagues.
Our peer coaches are doing this in many different ways using materials provided on the Positivity Playground...
In-house professional development workshops
On-site group coaching sessions
Brief (30 minute) individual coaching sessions
Online group coaching (weekly intention-setting, check-ins)
As a participant in this program, we'll equip you with evidence-based coaching skills to apply with your colleagues and fellow members in the Positivity Playground peer coaching network. These practices can easily be applied to amplify your impact with students and enhance your personal relationships as well.
Positive Peer Coaching
Coaching as a
Way of Being
What Will You Learn in This Program?
By the end of this program, you'll know how to confidently and naturally facilitate strengths-based, solutions-focused, and emotionally intelligent conversations that bring energy, support, and a positive focus to the people around you.
You'll have the resources and confidence you need to facilitate group coaching sessions and individual laser coaching sessions. You'll also be able to bring a positive psychology coaching approach to informal conversations in your everyday life and work.
Key Learning Outcomes
Recognize what coaching is and isn't, and apply the science behind how coaching supports wellbeing, performance, and collaboration.
Continually integrate the International Coaching Federation Core Competencies into formal and informal coaching conversations.
Practice coaching from your own strengths while coaching people around their strengths to manage energy and function at their best.
Utilize the constructs of Positive Psychological Capital to help people activate and develop powerful internal wellbeing resources.
Collaborate with coachees to establish a compelling future vision, build upon past successes, and activate resources to create desired outcomes.
Translate the art of coaching into everyday life, infusing authentic positivity and wellbeing perspectives into all your conversations.
Who is the Program Facilitator?
This program was created by Kristin Lowe, MAOP, ACC, CPPC.
Kristin is the Host and Lead Coach of the Positivity Playground Global Peer Coaching Network, and she facilitates this Positive Peer Coaching and Certification Program twice each school year.
Kristin is a former international school teacher who now works as an Organizational Psychologist, Positive Education Consultant, Certified Positive Psychology Coach, and Certified Brief (Solution Focused) Coach.
Kristin is an Associated Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation, committed to bringing professional coach training to international and independent school staff. She is also a Certified International Counselor, an ATD Master Instructional Designer, and an Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner.
What is the Time Commitment?
This is a 16-week course which includes...
Self-paced online learning modules and asynchronous online discussions with your cohort and Lead Coach
(approximately 2.5 hours per module; 15 hours total)
Eight 2-hour Zoom group practice sessions held on Saturdays from 12:30-2:30pm Amsterdam time (CET/CEST)
Two 30-minute recorded coaching sessions with a colleague
Two 1-hour Mentoring Calls where you receive individual coaching and feedback on your recorded sessions from your Lead Coach.
What are the Dates for the Next Cohort?
Our next cohort will begin on February 12th, 2022. Participants will be invited to join the Positivity Playground, access the program, and start meeting their fellow cohort members on January 29th, 2022.
The required group sessions will take place from 12:30-2:30pm Amsterdam time (CET/CEST) on these dates...
Join Our Next Cohort February 2022
Continous Development and Re-Certification
The initial certification is valid for one year. To maintain certification, continue growing as a coach, and give back to the online Positivity Playground community, Positive Peer Coaches are asked to do the following each school year...
Participate in our online Group Coaching Circle on the Positivity Playground
Attend at least two group practice sessions
Offer at least four 30-minute coaching sessions to Playground members
Participate in one Mentoring Call
What Graduates Say About This Program
MS/HS Vocal Music Teacher
"It has been a transformative 3 months for me. Positive Peer Coaching gave me so many skills for being a curious and empathetic active listener and provided a lovely community for growth.
I am so excited to share my skills and love of human potential with my fellow Playgrounders and colleagues. I believe that hope, optimism, and positivity are contagious - and I look forward to helping my fellow Peer Coaches spread those ideals around our school.
This program has made me a better person, friend, teacher and colleague. The information and skills learned are all based in science and immediately applicable. I highly recommend the Positive Peer Coaching Certification to everyone!"
Olga Van Doorn
MS/HS Music, Head of Performing Arts
"I learned how to be fully present, listen in a different way, hear what is not said, manage conversations without giving advice or highlighting yourself, help shift problem talk to solutions talk, and keep a positive emotional and mental atmosphere.
I would highly recommend this workshop to any person who is passionate about other people and wants our world to be better, warmer, and happier.
When you participate in this program you will feel safe, you will be accepted for who you are, your strengths will be highlighted, your emotional background will be highly respected, and you will make new friends who share similar values and beliefs."
Middle School Counselor
American School of Doha
"I believe that we all need connection and a sense of belonging. Becoming a part of the Positivity Playground and taking the Positive Peer Coaching course has provided a safe place for me to grow personally and professionally, while also taking care of my own well-being. I loved being encouraged and supported by others at a time in my life when I was feeling fatigued.
A major highlight for me has been the discovery and power of coaching as a way of being. It has been so reassuring and reaffirming of so many beliefs and practices in my life. I feel that I have a greater awareness of myself and others and can live my life with more intentionality in terms of really 'being' there for others. I feel empowered and equipped to make a greater impact on the well-being of others and my own well-being too!
The Positive Peer Coaching program gave me exactly what I needed. Thank you Kristin for all you have done to develop such a powerful platform for all of us to enhance our well-being and the well-being of others! Thank you for mentoring us! Deeply grateful!"
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I can't make all the dates for the group sessions?
If you cannot attend a group session, you may make up a maximum of one missed session by arranging your own group of three program participants to complete the exercise and share your group debrief.
Can I get a refund if I'm unable to join the program after purchasing?
We are unable to process refunds. If you withdraw at least 2 weeks prior to the first group session, we can issue a course voucher for you to use another time, or you can pass the voucher on to a friend. Vouchers will not be issued after the cutoff date, and your program fee will not be refunded.
What is the language of instruction?
This program is facilitated in English.
How is the program delivered?
The Positive Peer Coach Training and Certification Program is a 16-week program structured as a private Community of Practice on the Positivity Playground, with online learning modules, Zoom group practice sessions, a private discussion area, and ongoing coaching/mentoring from Kristin Lowe, Host and Lead Coach of the Positivity Playground.
Who is this program for?
The Positive Peer Coach Training & Certification program is intended for international and independent school leaders, teachers, and non-teaching staff members.
Are there pre-requisites for entering this program?
There are no pre-requisites.
What is the payment policy?
Full payment is required prior to receiving access to the program.
What is the price of the program? Does it include VAT?
Individual registration for the Positive Peer Coach Training & Certfication program is €1250. If you purchase through our website, the total will be €1500 (inclusive of VAT).