$175.00USD
  • On-Demand Get started immediately with videos and handouts added to your VIA account
  • 4 Sessions Includes research-based lectures, stories, examples and activities
  • 1 Hour Sessions Learn at your convenience
  • Self-Paced Course access for 180 days to fit your schedule
  • No Prerequisites Available for anyone to join
  • Language English offered
  • Earn ICF Credits 4 Resource Development CCEUs offered for International Coaching Federation

About This Course

You have hope. We all do. It is one of those things that scientists have discovered resides in you, innately, unconsciously. It's a powerful strength that you can nurture to create new, positive thoughts about any challenges you might face.

You might already be adept at recognizing the silver lining in small everyday "challenges", but how does your hope hold up during big transitions?

This course will help you leverage your strength of hope, and all of your other character strengths, during times of transition and change (for example, a change in employment or relationship status; retirement; etc.). You'll explore how your strengths can help you face challenges with confidence and emerge happier, more self-aware and more resilient. Use the lessons learned now and use them to prepare for future challenges that may come your way.

Course Details

  • On-Demand Get started immediately with videos and handouts added to your VIA account
  • 4 Sessions Includes research-based lectures, stories, examples and activities
  • 1 Hour Sessions Learn at your convenience
  • Self-Paced Course access for 180 days to fit your schedule
  • No Prerequisites Available for anyone to join
  • Language English offered
  • Earn ICF Credits 4 Resource Development CCEUs offered for International Coaching Federation

Course Preview: What's Inside

1

Gathering Wisdom: Discover how character strengths have helped you overcome past challenges and transitions.

2

Facing the In-Between Space: Get more comfortable facing the tensions and challenges of the present moment.

3

Envisioning Your Future Self: Use strategies to look to the future and explore what "might"/"could" be for you.

4

Beginning Anew: Focus on you - attending to self-care and the four pillars of health.

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.

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.