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Profit from the Positive Certificate Program (10 weeks starting 4/17/18)

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PROFIT FROM THE POSITIVE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM rated among the TOP 12 POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY COURSES YOU CAN TAKE ONLINE and approved for 10+ continuing education hours by the International Coach Federation.


Don’t have the time or budget to design evidence-based, interactive content for leaders and teams? Looking to build your 2018 professional toolkit? Then get trained to deliver all 31 engagement and productivity tools in the bestselling book, Profit from the Positive (also available in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), as a Certified Practitioner.

“Profit from the Positive is an inspiring way to increase the impact leaders and teams can make for their own and their organization’s benefit.” Dina Markind, Certified Coach, RN, and Past President of ICF Connecticut

“I found the PFTP learning experience to be energising and fascinating. I particularly appreciated the global nature of our cohort and look forward to extending the PFTP community.” Joanna Thompson, Business Consultant and Executive Coach at Your Second Wind, Sydney, Australia

“The Profit for Positive Certificate program was an excellent experience in learning new positive psychology applications and exercises to apply both at the workplace and in my personal life. I highly recommend this program if you are interested in adding new tools to your tool box in employee engagement, leadership development and coaching.” – Ashley E. Anders, Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach at Anders Consulting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“My decision to enroll in this program could not have come at a better time! This is a really great course with proven and practical tools and examples from the real world that I can quickly put to good use and see positive changes in myself, my relationships and my workplace. Working with Margaret was also a fantastic experience - her energy, expertise, dedication and commitment all really shine through and I am glad that I got the chance to engage with her and the community. I’m very happy that I chose to take this course and I am already seeing the benefits of these practical tools in my life and business as well.” Sharif Maghraby, Executive Coach and Managing Director at Being My Best, Dubai, U.A.E.


We are excited to launch the sixth cohort of our Profit from the Positive Certificate Program beginning April 17, 2018 which will be delivered live, by us, over the web in ten 90-minute sessions.

Since publishing our book we have been introducing leaders, managers, employees, and students to how they can apply the science of positive psychology to themselves, their teams, and their organizations both in the U.S. and abroad. Since there are only two of us and we haven’t figured out how to be in two places at once, we decided to build a cadre of talented professionals who are well-equipped to train others. Come join our growing network of certified practitioners from around the world -- 4 continents and 10 countries to date.

Program Benefits:

  • Be a pioneer in bringing positive psychology to the workplace
  • Reduce workshop design time and expand your offerings
  • Be coached directly by the author(s)
  • Earn continuing education credits
  • Be a member of an international learning community of certified practitioners
  • Gain access to business and marketing resources to grow your business
  • Learn from anywhere in the world

To learn more:

  • See our Frequently Asked Questions below

  • Watch this 5-minute interview with Margaret

  • Find out how some of our graduates are applying the science of positive psychology by clicking here

We look forward to meeting and working with you in April!

Margaret H. Greenberg, MAPP & Senia Maymin, MAPP, Ph.D.

Co-authors of Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business (McGraw-Hill), rated among the top 11 positive psychology books by Inc. Magazine


1. Who is this program really geared to? This certificate program is for you IF:

  • You are an HR or Learning & Development professional looking for leadership and employee engagement content, that is backed-up by science, and designed in an interactive way.

  • You are looking to scale your development programs by delivering content in-house that has already been designed and tested with employees and managers alike.

  • You are a coach or consultant searching for relevant tools to add to your professional toolkit and earn continuing education credits at the same time.

  • You are a manager who is looking to develop your own leadership skills and then train others on your team or in your organization.

2. How is the program delivered? The program is led by Margaret H. Greenberg, co-author of Profit from the Positive. Certified Practitioners from the previous four cohorts may also assist in the program. The program is conveniently delivered online by live webinar, so there’s no need for expensive travel or time out of the office. Classes meet once a week, for 90 minutes, over a ten-week period. That’s a total of 15 hours of professional development. This is not a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Class size is small to transfer learning, build confidence, answer all questions, and create a tight learning community.

"The modules of the curricula, design thinking behind the whole program, small cohort so that learners could interact with instructor frequently, all impressed me." - Lian Sun, Bejing, China

3. When does it start? The spring cohort starts April 17th.

4. What if I cannot commit to attend all 10 weeks due to vacation, work, or other commitments? While we hope you are able to attend all 10 sessions, we recognize that you may occasionally have to miss one. We allow you to miss 2 sessions and still graduate. All sessions are recorded so if you miss one, you are expected to watch the recording and submit your homework before the next session.

5. How much homework can I expect? You’ll spend about 30-minutes of application homework each week. If you haven’t read Profit from the Positive yet, you will be required to read 1 chapter each week, along with recommended articles.

6. How much does it cost? The program fee is $2,995 U.S. which includes all PowerPoint slides, Worksheets, and a signed copy of Profit from the Positive. Register by December 31st and save $600. A discount for students and ICF members is also offered. Please email us at to get your promo code.

7. When is the deadline for registering? We are accepting participants up until April 10, 2018.

8. How is your program different from other positive psychology courses taught online? We are the only online, highly-interactive certificate program that focuses on applying evidence-based tools from the science of positive psychology to business. While there are other quality programs (see the top 12 listed above), the Profit from the Positive program is geared specifically for business because that is where we have spent our entire careers. Another differentiator? Our program is not self-study. It is taught live, by us, and we interact with participants both during and after the training.

9. Do you offer an in-house Certificate Program, rather than only over the web? Yes. If you wish to train your entire Learning & Development staff, or a group of managers or employees, we can run the program at your company location in two full days. The minimum number of participants is ten. Or we offer a modularized, virtual training program just for your employees. Contact us at to learn more.

10. Can I earn continuing education credits? Yes. The Profit from the Positive Certificate Program has been accredited and approved for 9.25 Core Competencies and 1.25 Resource Development hours by the International Coach Federation (ICF). ICF members are offered a disount on registration. Please email us for details at International Coach Federation

11. Why should I invest time and money into yet another certificate program? We are executive coaches and as such, we are sticklers when it comes to applying what you learn and forwarding your action. At the end of the 10-week program, you will be equipped to teach all 31 tools in our book either in a classroom setting or online. Due to the highly modularized nature of the program, you can use the content as part of your existing curriculum or offerings, or implement the program as is. Another unique feature is that you can select pieces of the content around a particular skill or topic area your client or organization is interested in cultivating. For example, we have taken our evidence-based content and developed standalone, 60-90 minute programs on:

  • Get More Done Without Working More Hours

  • Change The Way You Think About Change

  • Boost Your Team’s Productivity by Up to 40%

  • Take Charge of Your Career: Know Your Strengths

  • Engagement Matters

  • What is Positive Psychology and Why Should Businesses Pay Attention

"This program, led by leaders in their field, gives you a new perspective and outlook on how to work with others and how you can influence your coworkers in a positive and productive way." - Claire Kostbar, SVP HR & Administration, iN DEMAND, New York City

12. What do I earn besides a certificate? Upon graduation you automatically become a member of our Profit from the Positive International Learning Community. Since positive psychology is a burgeoning field, we want the learning to continue long after the 10-week program. To that end we host free, quarterly webinars exclusively for our Certified Practitioners (or positive deviants as we like to call them) to exchange best practices, answer questions, and share the latest research. You also gain access to business and marketing resources to influence decision-makers at your company or to grow your coaching or consulting business. Check-out some of our certified practitioners here.

PFTP Learning Community - purpose

“You two are very good partners in this adventure. Your energy plays off each other and builds very well for students.” – Carol Huffman, Chief of Staff, Healthcare, New York City

13. Once I’m certified and want to deliver the content, what is the licensing fee? If you are sharing the content in one-on-one discussions with your coaching clients or employees, there is no fee. If you are sharing the content in a workshop or as part of a program, there is a $49.50 licensing fee for each participant which includes

  • Use of our PowerPoint slides and Worksheets, which you are granted editing privileges

  • One hardcover, ebook, or audio version of Profit from the Positive for each attendee.

14. I already use a handful of the 31 tools in PFTP. What will I gain by participating in this certificate program? We are delighted that you are already using some of our tools and seeing the benefits. However, there are a total of 31 tools that we have been delivering to diverse audiences for four years now. We’ve also figured out how best to teach the tools, both over the web and in-person, with groups as small 3 and as large as 30,000 (yes, 30,000). By experiencing the instruction first-hand, you will be equipped to add more interactive content to your next workshop, webinar, or event. In addition, you become a member of an international community of professionals you can rely upon for advice, networking and business opportunities. One more benefit? Our slides are pretty cool.

“This journey has been transformative and so much fun!” – Elisabeth (Libby) Fiumara, HR Leader, San Francisco, California

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