Motivation & Goal Achievement Masterclass©

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The Motivation & Goal Achievement Masterclass© is a comprehensive six-module coaching package. With this masterclass, you will be able to help your clients achieve meaningful success through the science of motivation and goal setting.

$ 750

Decades of research show how much the types of goals people set matter. Some goals are better for people’s mental health, personal growth, and wellbeing than others (Ryan, Sheldon, Kasser, & Deci, 1996), because they better express a person’s underlying interests, values, talents, needs, and motives.

If you’re passionate about developing yourself and helping others find the necessary motivation to reach their life goals, the Motivation & Goal Achievement Masterclass is for you.

  • Live recordings of the masterclass
  • Practitioner handbook (ebook in Epub, Mobi and PDF)
  • Workbook including 17 exercises for your participants (PDF)
  • Train-the-trainer videos for each lesson (31 videos)
  • Community section to interact with fellow practitioners
  • 31 PowerPoint presentations for teaching and workshops
  • Recommended books, articles, movies, videos, and quotes
  • Lifetime updates
  • Support & Ask the Instructor Anything


  • Earn a Certificate of Completion
  • Second-Wave Positive Psychology Module
  • Extended Usage Rights

What you will achieve:

  • Help clients turn their dreams and aspirations into reality by applying the latest science-based behavioral change techniques
  • Grow your practice by adding motivation & goal-setting training to your professional coaching arsenal
  • Easily build your own workshop, training program, and treatment plan for clients
  • Maximize the effectiveness of your care by helping clients set goals that promote sustainable wellbeing
  • Increase your clients’ self-confidence by helping them generate an upward spiral of goal accomplishment
  • Understand the motivational forces of your clients’ actions so you can help them move from ‘I have to’ to ‘I want to’
  • Become of maximum value to your clients by mastering the science and practice of effective goal achievement
  • 1


    This module gives you an in-depth understanding of the field of positive psychology and second-wave positive psychology, providing a foundation for goal-oriented practice.

  • 2


    Goals are introduced along with their most important dimensions. Using these dimensions, you will learn what effective goal-setting entails and what kind of goals are most likely to be realized.

  • 3

    Attention for Goals

    Discover how excessive or insufficient attention for goals can have a detrimental impact on well-being and how to foster balanced amount of attention for goals.

  • 4

    Thoughts About Goals

    In this module, you will learn how thoughts about goals and their realization are inherently linked, as demonstrated by concepts such as self-efficacy, levels of aspiration, and pathways thinking.

  • 5

    Motivation & Goals

    The well-being that results from the process of working towards goals is strongly dependant on the underlying type of motivation. You will learn how to identify different types of motivation and foster healthy ones.

  • 6

    Goal-Directed Action

    In this last module, you will explore which forms of action help in making steady progress toward goals in order to finally realize them, such as mental imagery, making action plans, forming habits, and positive reinforcement.

A total of 9* CCE units are available for completing the Motivation & Goal Achievement Masterclass.

In order to receive a certificate confirming course completion with the number of CCE credits awarded, you will need to complete every lesson and take a multiple-choice comprehension test. To receive your certificate, please send an email request to, and our team will verify your successful completion of the masterclass and issue your certificate. is approved by the International Coaching Federation to sponsor continuing education for coaches. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

* Please note that 3 of these credits are awarded for completing An Introduction to Positive Psychology, which is included as part of the Motivation & Goal Achievement Masterclass. However, you can only receive a total of 3 credits for completing An Intro to Positive Psychology once. If you complete multiple masterclasses from, you will encounter the introductory module multiple times, but you will only receive CCE credits for An Intro to Positive Psychology the first time you complete it.

Psychologist and researcher Dr. Hugo Alberts, PhD, has been exploring the scientific side of positive psychology for the past 10 years, with 20+ academic publications on the topic, including the science of goals. As a practitioner, he works with a diverse range of clients, with positive psychology at the heart of his research and practice.

His aim is to give people both the psychological perspective and the hands-on tools that have proven to increase mental wellbeing through the practice of positive psychology.

The Motivation & Goals Masterclass© introduces a new, science-based method for understanding and applying positive psychology. In comparing human functioning to a captain’s interaction with the different elements of a sailboat, this method:

  • Offers a ready-to-go method for applying positive psychology
  • Gives clients an intuitive way to share experiences
  • Creates a clear structure in the vast field of positive psychology
  • Provides hands-on tools to put this method into practice

A formal or informal training background in positive psychology is not essential in order to follow this masterclass. We have a broad range of customers, including teachers, psychologists, life coaches, HR specialists, business leaders, fitness coaches, etc. The more experience you have in coaching or practicing positive psychology, the better the foundation you have to build on during and after this training.

Yes. Upon purchasing this masterclass, you will be taken to the online learning environment, where you can start following the masterclass at your own pace.

This masterclass is Intermediate level. It introduces the latest concepts about motivation and goal achievement, which will enable you to develop a new set of skills and apply what’s required for your specific goals or practice. If you are new to the field, you’ll get a head start, and if you’re more experienced, it will add a new modality to add to your professional arsenal.

There are no specific time frames or deadlines for completing this masterclass. The learning environment and materials can be accessed online in your own time and completed at your own pace from the comfort of your own home or office. Upon completing all of the lessons, you can download your certificate of completion from the learning environment.

Yes. All the content for this masterclass has been developed by academics with both a scientific and practitioner background. An extensive science-based handbook is provided that includes all references and credits to the work of researchers in the field.

This coaching method addresses human functioning at its most fundamental level. Therefore, this method is not restricted to working with any age group or target population. The sailboat metaphor is currently being used with juvenile delinquents, adult employees, and regular coaches. As a practitioner, you can use the acquired knowledge and tools and adapt them if necessary to be suitable for your specific professional situation.

The Motivation & Goal Achievement Masterclass© is an online resource only. Upon purchase, you will receive full, lifetime access to the online learning environment, including all the materials that you can download and print as you see fit. At the moment, we do not offer hard copy materials.

Yes, there are a total of 9 CCE units available for this program. is accredited to offer CCE credits to coaches by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

The price is in US dollars $ (USD).

This masterclass contains 6 hours of video content, including additional in-depth written material (and instructions). You can choose to follow all of the modules or complete only the ones relevant to your specific professional needs. Depending on how thoroughly you choose to study the content, the material provided in this masterclass will take approximately one week of full-time self-study.

Yes, but to promote good practice, please note that you are advised to use this masterclass, guiding materials, and the coaching method introduced within the boundaries of your professional expertise. For instance, if you are a certified clinician, you are advised to use the training within your field of expertise (clinical psychology). Likewise, a school teacher may use the tools in the classroom, but it would not be advisable to use the tools provided for clinical populations.

This masterclass was designed, built, and is still being expanded, by a team of seven positive psychology academics and practitioners, with the help and expertise of some of the top researchers in the field. It’s an initiative of, a collective dedicated to the power of positive psychology to improve lives in homes, offices, and communities everywhere. It was founded by Dr. Hugo Alberts and Seph Fontane Pennock.

Upon purchase of this product, you will be granted the Extended Usage Rights. In short, this means that you are allowed to use the materials in this masterclass and affix your own name and brand on the part of the materials aimed at the client in the context of your own business, practice, or professional services for teaching, coaching, counseling, and therapeutic purposes. When in doubt, please contact us at

No, unfortunately, it is not possible to pay in installments. The total amount can only be completed by credit card on the checkout page in one go.

Absolutely! Send Lucy, our Practitioner Success Manager an email at and she will gladly take care of you. Alternatively, you can call us on 1-424-272-1280 (our working hours are 9am-6pm EST, Monday - Friday). We look forward to hearing from you.

  1. Michaela Halsey, CIPD

    I really value how research underpins all of the content. The in-depth lessons in Motivation & Goal Achievement©  have helped build my foundation to be a better coach while offering new insights and frameworks into the art of motivating others to achieve their goals.

    Michaela Halsey, CIPD Head of HR, Executive Coach

  2. Candice Sunney, MAPP, MBPsS, MAC

    Motivation & Goal Achievement© has artfully brought together the most relevant goal-setting and motivation research. It offers a holistic look at the person and the goal and what it means to motivate them. There is something here to explain every barrier to goal attainment and tools to move past them. This masterclass is a CPD must-have for all coaches or anybody who works in people development. My favorite masterclass yet!

    Candice Sunney, MAPP, MBPsS, MAC Positive Psychology Practitioner, Workshop Facilitator & Speaker - Positively Mindful

  3. Phebe Lam, Ph.D., LLP

    This masterclass gives you everything you need to successfully implement, adapt, and tailor the content to your attendees: I work at a post-secondary institution and will be using the Motivation & Goal Achievement Masterclass© in supporting our students’ move toward greater wellbeing.

    Phebe Lam, Ph.D., LLP Learning Specialist – Academic and Student Success University of Windsor

  4. Marjorie Bouchard

    Dr. Alberts knows his subject in depth. The explanations are clear, precise and the material is very rich. I recommend Motivation & Goal Achievement©  to all coaches and also for personal use as self-coaching.

    Marjorie Bouchard mBraining Coach

  5. Jeannine Acantilado, RN, MSN, MBA

    Motivation & Goal Achievement© really hits all the latest research and gives clear guidance on how to actually apply the principles to daily life.  If you have clients who struggle with information overload, the tools in this masterclass are the perfect way to get them started with exercises that inspire and motivate. The healthcare leaders with whom I interact will be so inspired to approach their KPIs with a fresh lens and new insights into themselves and others.

    Jeannine Acantilado, RN, MSN, MBA Certified Executive Coach Elan Consulting Services

  6. Charika Teillet

    I completed Motivation and Goal Achievement©. It helped me to become authentic with myself and my approach, to get genuinely interested, and ask the tough questions kindly from myself and others and truly attempt to understand life: emotions, feelings and thoughts as a whole, and to become friends with what is not desirable. Hugo’s delivery was very effective and powerful.

    Charika Teillet

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