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The Science of Coaching SIG – June 2022

June 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

$10.00 – $32.50


Topic: The Science of Happiness – What’s all the Fuss About?

Host: Ellen Cohen, J.D, CPCC, PCC, CPQC

Speaker: Jo Ann Wenner, MS, MA-T

CCEs: 0.5 Core Competencies / 1.0 Resource Development 

Date: Friday, June 24, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after you register. Remember to login before registering for the event.



Universities across the globe are now offering courses and degrees in The Science of Happiness. When Happiness 101 was first offered at Harvard in 2004, it became the most popular course ever offered. Since 2014, More than 550,000 students at UC Berkeley have registered for a course on Happiness through their Greater Good Science Center.

It’s easy to understand the draw of the promise of happiness. Don’t we all want to have greater happiness in our lives? As coaches, no matter what brings a client to work with us, isn’t the achievement of greater happiness something that is hoped for in the end? What about cultural differences around what makes a life “happy”? Is there such a thing as an “aversion to happiness”?

Attending this program will provide you with a happiness coaching framework, including methods and tools to shift your clients from struggling to find happiness, to recognizing happiness on their own terms.

Upon conclusion of this program, you will be able to support your clients to:

  • Explore happiness through their unique lens – including their cultural perspective and their own foundational belief systems

  • Investigate and take a deep dive into their personal experience of what it means to be happy or unhappy in their lives, their work, and their relationships and how their idea of happiness may differ from others

  • Access their seven pillars of happiness to cultivate greater happiness in their lives

I hope you’ll join us and receive your coach’s “happiness toolkit. By attending, you’ll become more adept at shifting your clients to a higher level of personal and LASTING happiness. In the process, you may even ramp up your own happiness meter. What could be better?


About Ellen Cohen, J.D, CPCC, PCC, CPQC

Ellen Cohen, J.D, CPCC, PCC, CPQC, is an executive coach certified by CTI and the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is an enhanced practitioner in Conversational Intelligence (CIQ). She focuses her coaching on senior executives and lawyers across industries (e.g., banking, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, consulting, entertainment and healthcare) to enhance their professional impact, build high-performance skills, and cultivate wellbeing and resilience.  Prior to becoming a coach, Ellen spent over 20 years as an entertainment attorney in business affairs at Disney, Showtime, Sony, Fox, and Microsoft. She also holds certifications in yoga, meditation, reiki, and breathwork. She received her BA from Brandeis University and her JD from Emory University School of Law.


About Jo Ann Wenner, MS, MA-T

Jo Ann Wenner, MS, MA-T is a Certified Holistic Life Coach for those who are Serious About Creating Lasting Change. She began her career managing operations projects and HR for several Fortune 100 companies, and for more than a decade now, she’s been the owner and founder of Prism Holistic Coaching and Consulting. Jo Ann supports her clients through Compassionate Conversations™ for a Courageous Life. She is a well-loved speaker and teacher of courses on compassionate life practices and vision boards, the ART of Aging, Grief and Loss, and Re-imaging Life. She’s a two-time international best-selling author, certified spiritual teacher, Reiki Master Teacher, mom, avid hiker, forest bather, and poet.







June 24, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$10.00 – $32.50
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