The Life Navigation© Masterclass Series

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Life Navigation© is a complete positive psychology certification program consisting of 9 video-based masterclasses that teach science-based, effective strategies to practitioners who want to grow their expertise and make a bigger impact on the lives of their clients.

During this program, you will master an intuitive coaching method, giving you the essential skills to apply positive psychology and increase the well-being of the people you’re working with.

Take the next step in your practitioner journey and impact more lives with positive psychology.

$ 6,000

Join the world’s most complete positive psychology program.

With your purchase of the Life Navigation© program, you will get instant access to 9 online masterclasses, including the accompanying lectures, practitioner handbooks, client workbooks, train-the-trainer videos, exercises, tools, presentations, and other recommended resources for further exploration.

You will get all the materials you need to confidently apply positive psychology, including lifetime updates. This makes Life Navigation the practitioner’s ultimate shortcut and a one-stop resource now, and going forward.


  • Earn a Certificate of Completion
  • Make everything yours with Extended Usage Rights
  • Get one-year access to the Positive Psychology Toolkit

ICF-Approved. The gold standard in coaching.

Meeting your continuing education needs and committing to excellence in coaching just got easier!

A total of 40 CCE units are available for completing Life Navigation©, accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

Learn more about continuing education with positive psychology.

It’s my mission to make your learning experience as valuable as possible.

Psychologist and researcher Hugo Alberts, Ph.D., attained his doctorate at Maastricht University in 2008. In order to make a bigger impact, Hugo quit his tenured professorship so he could dedicate himself full-time to helping professionals by sharing his science-based positive psychology products.

In addition to founding multiple businesses, Hugo is also highly sought after as an author, speaker, and coach whose work with has now impacted over 150,000 practices in over 100 different countries.

Master a powerful metaphor for coaching and teaching.

The Life Navigation Program© 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

Learn to apply science-based strategies and
tools for improved client outcomes.

  • Grow your practice

    by adding positive psychology to your professional coaching arsenal

  • Easily assemble

    your own workshop, training program, and treatment plan

  • Save countless hours

    of research and prep time by using pre-designed materials

  • Master the science

    proven, science-based practices that increase enduring mental wellbeing

  • Become of maximum value

    to your clients by mastering the practice of positive psychology

  • Get a unique set of tools

    and become a sought-after practitioner

Learn and teach these 9 masterclasses.

For a more detailed description of the content of this program, please download the Life Navigation syllabus.


    Introduction to Positive Psychology

    Discover the central questions that gave birth to the field of positive psychology.


    Balancing Life Domains

    Learn how to help create balance in the main areas of functioning in an individual’s life.


    Emotional Intelligence

    Help others understand and use their emotions in life-enriching ways.


    Meaning & Valued Living

    Guide clients to find meaning in life, discover their values, and live in alignment with them.


    The Science of Self-Acceptance

    Teach clients how to build a compassionate and accepting relationship with the self.


    Maximizing Strengths

    Deliver high-quality personal strength-development training and coaching.


    Realizing Resilience

    Offer your clients a clear pathway to become more resilient and mentally tough.


    Positive Relationships

    Use practical tools to help others build supportive, long-lasting relationships.


    Motivation & Goal Achievement

    Give your clients the tools to achieve meaningful success with motivation and goal setting.

If you have already purchased one or more of the masterclasses contained in the Life Navigation© program, you are eligible for an extra discount based on your previous purchase(s). Please send an email to for an upgrade link.

Life Navigation© offers two certification opportunities issued by (1) a certificate for every masterclass you finish and (2) a printable, digital Certificate of Completion after completing all of the masterclasses in the program.

A formal or informal training background in positive psychology is not essential in order to follow this program. We have a broad range of customers that include teachers, psychologists, life coaches, HR specialists, business leaders, and fitness coaches, etc. Needless to say, 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.

Intermediate. Because this program introduces a new coaching method, you will develop a new set of skills to navigate the positive psychology landscape and apply what is required for your specific setting. This gives those who are new to the field a head-start and provides experts a new modality to add to their professional arsenal.

This program is 100% online, with videos and digital materials that you can download at any time. However, if you are more of a 'hands-on' learner, we also offer a hardcopy version of Life Navigation©, which you can find in our store.

Yes. All the content for this program has been developed by academics with both a scientific and practical background. Extensive science-based handbooks are also provided that include all references and credits to the work of researchers in the field.

There are no specific time frames or deadlines for completing this program. 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.

This is the digital-only version, but there there is a hardcopy available. The Life Navigation Box Set© is a hardcopy edition of this program, delivered to your doorstep in a beautifully-designed box. Please visit the store page to learn more.

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, adults, employees, and regular coachees. As a practitioner, you can use the acquired knowledge and tools and adapt them if necessary so that they are suitable for your specific professional situation.

Yes! We are accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Life Navigation© equips you with 40 ICF-approved CCE units. For more information, check out the "CCE" page in the top of the menu bar.

The price is in US dollars.

This program contains 8 masterclasses, of about 6 hours each, so it totals around 40 hours in total. It also includes additional in-depth written materials such as practitioner handbooks, client workbooks, instructions, PowerPoint slides, and more. 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 four weeks of full-time self-study.

Yes, but in order 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.

Life Navigation© 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 or PayPal 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. Dr. Leonard Read Sulik, M.D.

    I think in order to grasp a real level of understanding and mastery of positive psychology, the sailboat metaphor (explained in this program) is a really lovely way of coming to a well-organized understanding. The way it’s organized, the way that you have put all of this together in this framework I think has been really well done.

    Dr. Leonard Read Sulik, M.D. Psychiatrist, CEO, Praestan Health

  2. Melissa A. Bordogna, Ph.D.

    The Life Navigation program is just brilliant! The courses are very thorough with easy-to-digest video lessons alongside professionally developed supporting materials and resources, which saves me time and money in my mentoring practice. is my trusted source for my own professional development in the discipline as well as for tools and resources to use with my clients.

    Melissa A. Bordogna, Ph.D. Midlife Mentor, Epic by Design

  3. Michael Bloomquist, Ph.D., LP

    I think this program is useful for practitioners who are working with “at-risk” people or folks who are trying to enhance personal development, but it can also be infused with psychotherapy, in working with people who are having mental health problems. This framework has helped to organize the field of positive psychology.

    Michael Bloomquist, Ph.D., LP Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

  4. Denise Schaub

    This is fantastic! Over the years, I’ve felt that I was spending too much time preparing materials because there was so much to organize. I love this framework…not only is it helpful to the client, but mastering this has brought me added confidence that I’m covering the big picture in a balanced manner. The slide of the lighthouse shining on the boat just brought it all home for me. Thank you!

    Denise Schaub Attorney, Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, Founder of Caregiver Wellness, LLC

  5. Amy Sinacola

    The resources you provide are invaluable. There is so much research-based information explained in a way that is easy to understand and translate to clients. I use the resources in one-to-one coaching sessions, use the activities to support my lecturing, and am looking forward to delivering my first masterclass this year. This has saved me lots of time in doing my own research, and the members area is easy to use and navigate.

    Amy Sinacola The Thrive Lab - A Wellbeing Coaching Consultancy

  6. Ellen Jackson

    Ellen Jackson

    I’m so impressed by the Life Navigation program. Like all of the courses, the materials cover key psychological concepts in enough depth to satisfy and inform those with prior knowledge but are presented in a way that’s accessible and easy to digest for those new to the field. The mix of video, slides, and workbooks makes learning easy and fun, and the tools and resources are perfect for use with coaching and workplace clients.

    Ellen Jackson Psychologist, Podcaster, Consultant, Potential Psychology Services

  7. Karen Beard

    I teach people who smoke how to use resilience skills, self-acceptance skills, and personal strengths to give up using nicotine and find meaning and value in a nicotine-free lifestyle. I use your products to develop content for the tobacco cessation classes, and I am now getting requests to scale my program and train others on how to facilitate.

    Karen Beard Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

  8. Evan Parks, Psy.D.

    I completed Life Navigation©. This course was key in shifting my focus from focusing only on symptom management to growth. The patients and clients I have worked with have been greatly impacted by discovering their own strengths and learning how to build stronger relationships with others.

    Evan Parks, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist & Transformational Coach for Equip to Empower, LLC.

  9. Melku

    I am very much interested with the masterclass programs. I want to earn a certificate and empower my profession as a coach, However, the problem is connected to payment. I live in Ethiopia, and can’t afford the money to buy your materials and attend courses. Can you arrange for me a free-access to all what I want or offer me a scholarship for online training? I am dedicated to serve the community.
    With regards,
    Melku Tezera (Ph.D.)

    Melkueducator and coach
    • Nicole Celestine, Community Manager

      Hi Melku,

      Thank you for your interest in our programs. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer scholarships or price adjustments for these products (although we will sometimes run discounts/sales). As an alternative, I’d suggest taking a look at some of the training available on platforms like Coursera or Udemy, which I believe sometimes offer scholarships to receive certificates upon completion of their courses.

      – Nicole | Community Manager

      Nicole Celestine, Community Manager
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