Resilience Coaching Certification

A 2-day certification program for managers and professionals to develop resilience competencies for themselves and their teams.

COVID-19 has certainly shown that we live in an ever-changing and complex world, that is full of unforeseen challenges. The key to succeeding in these times require not just the skills to survive, but to thrive and bounce back, in spite of the chaos and setbacks.

This Resilience Coaching Certification Program is designed based on the Penn Resiliency Program from the University of Pennsylvania, and supported by Positive Psychology Coaching Techniques. Using evidence-based approaches, the program aims to increase the participants’ level of personal resilience, and the teams members they work and lead, hence, building a culture of resilience within the organisation.


Programme Dates

  • 21 – 22 October 2021
  • 9 – 10 December 2021


  • Full Course Fees: $1580
  • Early bird discount: $1422 (Registration and payment must be made 1 month before course commencement)

Programme Benefits

Through this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the theories of resilience and positive psychology
  • Examine the role of one’s personal narratives and identity in facing adversity
  • Apply coaching skills and research-based tools to enhance the personal level of resilience and effectiveness of themselves and others
  • Design positive interventions/tools for themselves and others to increase their levels of resilience

Who Should Attend

  • HRM or HRD Managers and Executives
  • Managers looking to strengthen their teams through coaching
  • Working professionals who would like to increase their personal effectiveness
  • Coaches & Counsellors

Topics Covered

The 2-day workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Positive Psychology
    • Positive Psychology & Wellbeing
  • Penn Resiliency Program and the research behind resilience
    • Understanding the 6 Resilience Competencies
    • The Myths of Building Resilience
    • Uncovering Thinking Traps
    • Developing Growth Mindsets
    • Learning Optimism
  • The Emotional Landscape of Resilience
    • Understanding Emotions
    • Practicing Emotional Agility (Shifting from one emotion to another)
    • Cultivating Positive Emotions
  • Coaching for Resilience
    • The OAR (Observer-Action-Results) Model of Change
    • Key Tenets of Resilience Coaching ©
    • Powerful Questions as Interventions
    • Active Listening, Cultivating Trust & Creating Safety
    • Positive Interventions for Resilience
    • Evoking Awareness, Sustaining Learning

Increase Levels of Resilience

Develop Growth Mindsets

Evidence-based Approach


Claire Ong

Co-founder, Lead Coach

Claire is The Positive Movement’s co-founder, lead trainer and coach. She specializes in designing and delivering programs in Positive Psychology, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Coaching.

Claire holds a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), where she studied under the founding Professor of the field, Dr Martin Seligman, and other leading Professors including Angela Duckworth and Adam Grant.

She is an associate faculty at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and the School of Positive Psychology, where she teaches Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Psychology in Coaching and is a certified ontological coach with Newfield Network.

Claire has led training programs for both schools and corporates. Her previous clients include Hwa Chong Institution, Singhealth, National Healthcare Group and Novartis. She has also worked with the Family Justice Courts and Singapore Prison Service to embed Positive Psychology in public services.

Tan Heng Yang

Director, Programs & Community Engagement

With more than 15 years of experience in education, consulting, and training, Heng Yang is the Director of Programs and Community Engagement with The Positive Movement.

Heng Yang holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and is trained as an ontological coach with Newfield Network, US. He has been a trainer with the Social Service Institute, as well as an Associate Faculty and Fellow with the Singapore University of Social Sciences, teaching leadership.

Heng Yang has a keen interest in understanding and working with people and the community. This passion has taken him to a range of interesting work in the people, public and private sectors, including research about group identities and experiential learning in the Ministry of Education, as well as training and consultancy projects with Corporates, communities and non-profit organisations to strategically build their capacity for corporate social responsibility, and community engagement.

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