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UR’s Work Positive Coaching Program

Help build your own positive workplace through coaching.

Work Positive logoIf you’d like to help improve your workplace, regardless of your position in your organization, enroll in one of the University of Richmond’s Work Positive courses.

Our three Work Positive courses are a partnership between the University of Richmond and Work.Positive featuring Dr. Joey Faucette, #1 best-selling author of Work Positive in a Negative World and architect of the Work Positive framework, along with Jane Creswell, Master Certified Coach and founder of the IBM Coaches Network.

Our Work Positive courses are entirely virtual, taught through our learning experience platform and Zoom video conferencing, so you can participate regardless of your zip code. Work Positive courses are video-based, micro-learning experiences designed with your schedule and desire to enjoy a positive workplace in mind.

Free Chapters from Work Positive in a Negative World

Excerpts from Dr. Joey Faucette’s best-selling book, Work Positive in a Negative World

Work Positive Courses

We offer the following Work Positive courses, described in detail below:

  • 7 Keys to Work Positive: Entry-level class for all employees
  • Work Positive Manager Coach Training Certificate: Coaching class for managers
  • Get Positive Coach Training: ICF-certification class for coaches
7 Keys
7 Keys to Work Positive

7 Keys imageSurveys of American workers consistently reveal that up to 85% are dissatisfied and disengaged. Such loss of human potential for creativity and innovation puts these workers and their companies at a competitive disadvantage in the global marketplace. 

This course equips workers to transform themselves and their negative work environment to Work Positive using the best core practices cultivated from successful individuals and companies. Strategies and tactics from the best research in neuroscience, positive psychology, and personal development are taught that drive work performance improvements.

This course provides a foundational approach to positive work culture. Based on the best-selling book Work Positive in a Negative World, the course focuses on a collaborative work environment. It applies to all levels of an organization, from the front line to the executive suite. 


Upon completion of this 7-week course, participants will be able to:

  • Find more meaning and satisfaction in their work.
  • Demonstrate higher performance and productivity in their work.
  • Contribute strategically to their team and company success.
Details & Registration
  • Format: Online (register and start anytime)
  • 7 weeks
  • Cost: $249
Manager Coach Training
Work Positive Manager Coach Training Certificate

Manager Coaching imageThe struggle to effectively manage today’s workforce is never-ending. More is required than ensuring that work is done right. Managers must balance the company’s goals and objectives with employee needs for engagement and development.

This course broadens the manager’s skill-set to include coaching that creates a positive workplace, increasing the company’s profitability while developing greater employee engagement. Group mentor coaching calls via Zoom enhance the growth of the manager’s skill-set with real-world, real-time applications in this course.

This certificate program reviews the 7 keys to Work Positive followed by 10 modules that teach basic coaching skills for managers to help them create a better work environment. Rooted in organizational development, coaching training, and cognitive and group psychology, this certificate encourages “coaching for results” to help managers develop a collaborative environment.

Students who complete the program earn a Professional Certificate in Manager Coaching from the University of Richmond.


Upon completion of this 6-month course, participants will be able to:

  • Achieve a management style that integrates coaching.
  • Coach as a manager to create a positive workplace that increases employee productivity and company profitability.
  • Understand and lead from the best practices of the Work Positive framework to engage teams in high performance.
Details & Registration
  • Format: Online (register and start anytime)
  • 6 months
  • Cost: $2,495
Get Positive Coach Training
Get Positive Coach Training (ICF-Approved Certificate Program)

Coaching Certification imageThis one-of-a-kind course teaches you how to coach your co-workers and create a positive workplace while qualifying to become an ICF-certified coach so you lead and serve others using the best neuroscience, positive psychology, and organizational development research available. You’ll also earn certification as a Work Positive coach.

This year-long experience features a combination of virtual learning, live cohort sessions via Zoom, video-based, individual microlearning, and guided triad coaching, all of which combine to teach one of the most valuable business skills employers around the world are searching for: positive workplace coaching.

This certificate program is designed for chief executives seeking to develop and coach a positive, collaborative workplace. The program consists of 6 asynchronous modules and 32 synchronous modules.

Students who complete the program earn a Get Positive Professional Certificate from the University of Richmond and are eligible to earn the ICF Associate Certified Coach credential. 


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Take the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) and, upon passing it along with the successful submission of a coaching log, achieve the ICF ACC credential.
  • Coach within companies to create a positive workplace which increases employee productivity and company profitability.
  • Apply the best research in neuroscience, positive psychology and organizational development to coaching using proven best practices.
Details & Registration
  • Format: Online (annual admission, start dates TBA)
  • 12 months
  • Cost: $8,495

Contact Us

Brittany Jezouit
Senior Program Manager
Professional Education

Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8937
Fax: (804) 289-8138 

Instructor Bio

Jane Creswell, MCC

Creswell headshotJane Creswell is an innovator and leader in the field of corporate coaching. She leveraged 17 years of product development and management experience at IBM to invent the role of “Organization Coach” and become the founder of IBM Coaches Network. At IBM, she focused her organization on achieving extraordinary results by individual coaching of the leaders at all levels of the organization. Creswell utilizes those experiences to help corporations worldwide establish a long-term, self-sustaining system of internal coaching and reap the benefits of a coaching culture. Her focus is on helping leaders make the high impact transition from merely influencing others to developing excellent leaders who develop other excellent leaders.

Instructor Bio

Dr. Joey Faucette

Faucette headshotJoey Faucette has invested a lifetime in helping business persons redefine the reality of the negative world and achieve their business dreams. He is the author of seven books and countless articles that appear on such websites as Wall Street Journal Money Watch, CNBC, Fox News, Entrepreneur Magazine, and others. He is in high demand as a coach and trainer. Starting as a 9-year-old selling Christmas cards door-to-door, Faucette has built an international business coaching and training firm that works with small business like a Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner to privately held, large construction companies like Henderson, Inc., to Fortune 50 companies like State Farm to achieve their business dreams.

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