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The IPPC was created based on the understanding and knowledge that coaching is a noble endeavor, and that coaches are transformation agents who value uplifting others and building a thriving practice that incorporates evidence-based research.

After extensive study, the IPPC's Founder discovered a gap in coach training. Currently, there are diverse interpretations of the practice of positive psychology coaching, from applying positive psychology to coaching approaches to overlaying coaching with positive psychology interventions.

The IPPC exists to bridge this gap using an integrated approach to positive psychology coaching, bringing the best of the science and practice from positive psychology and coaching psychology and combining it with evidence-based coaching for optimal results.

Vision

We want to build a world where Positive Psychology Coaches generate and experience a ripple effect of good.

Mission

We seek to empower Positive Psychology Coaches with the science, skills and evidence-based tools that enable them to enhance the wellbeing, strengths and potential of their clients, while maximizing their impact and prosperity.

Defining Positive Psychology Coaching

The IPPC defines positive psychology coaching as the application of evidence-based coaching informed by the science and practice of positive psychology and coaching psychology, to enhance wellbeing, potential, strengths, performance, and the achievement of your goals.

Introducing Our

Faculty

Our international team of diverse and seasoned world-class faculty, scholars, coaches, mentors, practitioners, researchers, and skilled professionals are here to help guide and support you every step of the way. We are focused on your success, whether you are a coach, therapist, entrepreneur, or leader.

Meriflor Toneatto

Meriflor Toneatto

Founder and CEO

🇨🇦 Toronto, Canada

Meriflor Toneatto is a Positive Psychology Coach, an ICF Professional Certified Coach, mentor, entrepreneur and published author.

Lindsay Foreman

Lindsay Foreman

Instructor

🇪🇸 Granada, Spain

Lindsay is a leadership and executive coach, doctoral candidate in Coaching & Mentoring, a researcher on goal attainment and strengths, and a leadership and executive coach.

Ruth Hughes

Ruth Hughes

Instructor

🇬🇧 Canterbury, UK

Ruth has over 30 years of experience in teaching, lecturing, mentoring/coaching, professional speaking, arts and community leadership, charity leadership and senior educational leadership.

Satya Kartara-Leighton

Satya Kartara-Leighton

Guest Instructor

🇬🇧 London, UK

Satya has had successful government and private sector careers in executive roles that design and deliver excellence in equality, diversity and inclusion strategy for organizations.

Annalise Roache

Annalise Roache

Instructor

🇳🇿 Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Annalise is an entrepreneur as well as a positive psychology practitioner, coach, mentor and wellbeing researcher who is passionate about bringing positive psychology to life through coaching.

Dr. Marie Stopforth

Dr. Marie Stopforth

Instructor

🇬🇧 Southsea, UK

Marie is a Coaching Psychologist, educator, facilitator and coach supervisor who works with individuals  and teams in the areas of performance and wellbeing.

Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor

Instructor

🇬🇧 Ipswich Suffolk, UK

Alison is an educator and researcher on resilience and is also a research supervisor in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP) program.

Dr. Tony Toneatto

Dr. Tony Toneatto

Instructor

🇨🇦 Toronto, Canada

Tony has over 30 years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist, psychoanalyst, psychotherapist and educator.

Sok-Ho Trinh

Sok-Ho Trinh

Instructor

🇬🇧 London, UK

Sok-ho is a Passionologist, educator, research, speaker, and global-minded business leader.

Silvia King

Silvia King

Coach

🇦🇪 UAE & 🇬🇧 UK

Silvia is a Positive Psychology Coach with a business edge and a business coach with a holistic angle.

Rebecca Lea

Rebecca Lea

Coach

🇨🇦 Stratford, Canada

Rebecca is driven and inspired to develop people and help them flourish and live their lives with more clarity, purpose and passion.

Gudrun Lind Halldorsdottir

Gudrun Lind Halldorsdottir

Coach

🇨🇭 Larger Zurich Area, Switzerland

As a certified Positive Psychology and Leadership Coach, Gudrun brings 20+ years of experience to her personalized and science-based coaching approach, with an emphasis on cultivating self-awareness through experiential learning.

Aoife Mollin

Aoife Mollin

Coach

🇮🇪 Dublin, Ireland

As a career and leadership coach, Aoife helps managers thrive professionally to raise confidence and reduce stress so they can also flourish in their personal lives.

Adrienne O'Hare

Adrienne O'Hare

Coach

🇮🇪 Dublin, Ireland

Adrienne has held senior management roles in telecommunications and consulting organizations including Franklin Covey Europe.

Ruth Sheard

Ruth Sheard

Coach

🇬🇧 Totnes, UK

With over 30 years of experience in education, training and sales in France and the UK, Ruth has a reputation for developing client bases and increasing profits while managing staff and teams.

Petra Walker

Petra Walker

Coach

🇦🇪 Dubai, UAE

Petra’s coaching journey began in Hong Kong in 2006, and she has since worked in South Korea, Kuwait, Poland, and Dubai.

Meet the

Team

Charlotte Perrins

Charlotte Perrins

Marketing Automation & Operations Manager

🇬🇧 West Midlands, UK

Charlotte is a self-made entrepreneur of 8 years who is a CRM automation expert and trainer, and certified in Google Analytics.  

Caley Walsh

Caley Walsh

Web Designer

🇨🇦 Barrie, Canada

A self-educated entrepreneur, Caley began her business over 17 years ago and has been building websites for over 15 years.

Kimberley Wakefield

Kimberley Wakefield

Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

🇨🇦 Toronto, Canada

Kimberley has been a leadership coach for the past 5 years, and has 10 years of executive experience in marketing, sales, and brand management...

Sinisa Poznanovic

Siniša Poznanović

Graphic Designer

🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Siniša's passion for all forms of visual creativity led him to become a self-taught graphic designer that has been a top-rated freelancer for 5 years in a row.

Elsa Valdivielso Martinez

Elsa Valdivielso Martinez

Program & Learning Advisor

🇪🇸 Spain and 🇫🇷 France

Elsa is a Program and Learning Advisor at the IPPC. She helps our prospective students choose the right program or course. Originally from Spain, Elsa holds degrees in law, journalism and english.

Sanna Välttilä-Wit

Sanna Välttilä-Wit

Graphic Designer

🇳🇱 Netherlands

As a Program Advisor, Sanna uses her considerable knowledge and expertise to help prospective students choose the right IPPC program or course. 

Sarah Bedford

Sarah Bedford

Program and Client Success Advisor

🇫🇷 France and 🇪🇹 Ethiopia

Sarah holds over a decade of experience in leading large scale international client success and professional services teams in the Information Technology industry.

Peter Balint

Peter Balint

LMS developer and technical support

🇭🇺 Hungary

Peter is the lead LMS developer for the IPPC. He provides an exceptional level of technical support for the entire organisation.

Comet

Comet

Chief Happiness Officer

🇨🇦 Toronto, Canada

Comet’s super power is the gift of love, lifting spirits and bringing good cheer and happiness to all he meets.

Now that you know about our people...get to know our courses and programs, too!