A bespoke programme to guide and support you through your MAPPCP journey.
Receive personal coaching, mentoring, supervision and tutoring by a former MAPPCP lecturer to help you make the most out of your MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology degree.
Why you are here (allegedly)
Congratulations! If you’re reading this it’s safe to assume that you’ve got accepted to or are currently enrolled in the MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, currently the only programme of its kind and only available at the University of East London. Whether you’re studying on campus (OC) or via distance learning (DL), I take it that you’re committed to making the most out of your investment and you’re looking for some support along the way to help you learn and figure out how to best apply your new skills and knowledge as to forge a successful career going forward.
Being a MAPPCP student comes with a number of challenges, which I’ve come to experience both as a 2nd cohort student of MAPP as well as from the inside as part of the MAPPCP lecturer team. Some of these are common to being a student (managing workload, discussing content, choosing the focus of your research or digesting feedback). Others are unique to being a DL student. Others yet are unique to the University of East London, its administrative practices and the MAPPCP programme in particular (challenges that wouldn’t be appropriate to put into writing on here). Let’s just say I know quite well how this organisation operates and I can help you navigate any issues you’ll be running into. Getting an inside look behind the scenes of how work is being assessed, marks generated and feedback and comments dealt with will make your student journey much smoother and less stressful.
What you’re getting
For the duration of your MAPPCP journey I’ll be in your corner helping you to make the most out of your studies and maximize your results.
I’ll help you fill in any gaps in your training, realize your unique strengths and identify your study goals in relation to your career aspirations. If you are hungry to establish yourself as a skilled positive psychology practitioner, academic and/or a powerful coach and you commit to the process fully, I will help you lay the foundations to turn your passion into a successful business.
I won’t promise you a distinction or a 6-figure business as soon as you graduate. It’ll be a journey. And it’ll take hard work, courage and a lot of investment with regards to your time and energy. But it’ll be worth it, for it will be the foundation of who you are as a practitioner (and the story you’ll later tell to your clients, friends and grand children). Positive Psychology is booming and many MAPPCP students go on to do work that is fulfilling and profitable.
Having a coach and personal tutor by your side will give you a head start and considerable advantage as a student. I can advise you on reading materials, how to navigate administrative challenges, how to make the most out of the services that are offered to students, help you connect with like minded MAPPCP students and alumni and generally help you learn more efficiently and balance the workload with any existing commitments. I’ll be there when you get overwhelmed or have some tough decisions to make. I can help you get better marks and share with you some of my insights into how the system works. You’ll have to do all the work, but I’m here to guide you, coach you and supervise your practice.
Who am I?
During my time as Programme Leader of the MSc Coaching Psychology at UEL (2015-2018) I’ve also been the Module Leader of the MAPPCP foundations module GC7914 The Practice of Evidence-based Coaching and part of the core MAPPCP teacm of academics. I’ve also joined the 2nd cohort of the MAPP programme, shortly after it had been established at UEL as the 2nd MAPP programme worldwide and the first in Europe. I’ve also gone through my undergraduate degree in psychology at UEL as well. So you could say I know the University of East London very well with all its strengths and, dare I say, weaknesses. For three years I’ve been teaching, supervising research as well as coaching practice, running groups, marking essays and dissertations and constantly improving the foundational coaching training. I’ve been involved in discussing best practice on the coaching side of things, dealing with students complaints and had an inside look into how the programme has been developed and shaped since its emergence in 2015. I’ve been a member of staff from MAPPCP’s beginnings and have been part of both masters programmes that were joined to form MAPPCP: The MSc Coaching Psychology (CP) and the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP).
Since I’ve left UEL in 2018 I’ve been focusing on growing the Positive Existential Coaching approach and publish my first full length book on the subject, something that I wasn’t able to do working almost full time on campus. Part-time teaching positions were not available at the time so I decided to follow my passion. The timing was right though as one of my former UEL colleagues, Itai Ivtzan, who used to be in charge of the MAPP programme, invited me to join the faculty of his new Positive Psychology Practitioner Certificate course on a part time basis. The all-online course is truly amazing and features most of the big names in the field running a module including a monthly live session for Q&A so I’ve been quick to say yes to the opportunity as not only do I get to meet the likes of Barbara Fredrickson, Suzy Green, Ryan Niemic, Matthieu Ricard, Suzie and James Pawelski, Kim Cameron, Lea Waters, Mike Steger, Sonja Lyubomirsky and Antonella Delle Fave, but I also get to work closely with Itai creating Positive Psychology Interventions and facilitating students learning journeys. Plus I’m freed from all the administrative obligations that had started to wear me down during my time at UEL.
I’ve also been teaching coaching at a number of other institutions such as Birkbeck University of London, the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent’s University and Animas Centre for Coaching. Over the past decade I have trained, taught, coached and supervised hundreds of now successful life and business coaches from a range of different approaches at ICF and Masters level. I published books and book chapters on Positive Psychology, Existential Coaching and Coach-Therapy Integration, I speak at conferences internationally and I created two of my own unique, cutting-edge approaches to practice that now attracts clients from all over the world: Positive Existential Coaching and Rocket Supervision. My book, An Introduction to Existential Coaching has been published by Routledge, one of the largest academic publishing houses in the world.
But really the above are mostly words on paper. What really matters is that I fucking love helping people learn and make the most out of their time, to get all the best experiences out of the journey they choose, whatever journey that may be and however they choose to walk their path. I have experienced the power of positive psychology both first and second hand time and time again and it gives me great joy to be able to support future practitioners to be the best they can be using the skills I’ve been honing since 2007 (when I first came in touch with PP) and the knowledge and experiences I’ve gathered and am happy to pass on. This motivation runs through all of my work and I’m excited at the prospect of journeying alongside you for the duration of your studies. The quality of people that MAPPCP attracts is just incredible and every time I’m surrounded by positive psychologists is just a strong sign that I’m living life well.
How it works
What exactly we’ll do together during our sessions will be agreed by us during our consultation and will depend on your existing level of skill, confidence, motivation, experience and commitment as well as your preferred learning style but usually contains the following elements:
- Academic Tutoring – We’ll be discussing what you’re learning, how to make sense of the science, how to fit your conclusions into your emerging understanding of the field of positive psychology and critically reflect on what you find in the literature and other sources. I’ll mainly facilitate your learning but will add knowledge and experience where I can to fill in any gaps.
- Personal Coaching – “Who you are is how you coach!” Our coaching work will help you carve out your personal style, identify your strengths, values and identity as a coach and resolve any obstacles to becoming a pro.
- Supervision – Discussing the work you do with (practice) clients is crucial for developing your professional practice and becoming a better coach or practitioner. And if you don’t currently have clients or struggle to find people to practice with, I will help you find some or perhaps even refer some to you.
- Business Mentoring – In every successful positive psychology practitioner or coach there’s got to be a successful entrepreneur. Together we will identify your target market, build your brand, work on your pitch and set up your business if this is something you’d like to do.
- Skills Training & Teaching – Where appropriate I will draw on my background in positive psychology and coaching skills training to run you through relevant models, theories, interventions or techniques and tools that you are interested.
- Video Analysis & Feedback – We will take a critical look at recordings of coaching sessions by yourself as well as other professional coaches in order to highlight strengths and areas of development.
- Learning Resources – Based on your individual development journey I can recommend you a variety of additional books, articles, podcasts, videos, talks or people to talk to in order to deepen or broaden your knowledge & skills you gain as part of the MAPPCP programme.
- Accreditation – If you are not yet accredited by any professional coaching bodies and would like to add this to your resume I will guide you through the process and make sure you fulfill all the relevant criteria (your MAPPCP programme has now been accredited by the EMCC, so this has gotten a lot easier now).
- 24hr Access – For the duration of the programme I will be in your life and you will be able to contact me around the clock with any pressing questions that you may have. I may not always be able to respond straight away and we may need to move longer conversations into our next session, but I tend to respond swiftly with valuable materials, thoughts or questions.
The following baseline packages are on offer. A standard Masters programme tends to last 1 year (2 terms) full time and 2-3 years (4-6 terms) part-time. All programmes are bespoke so that we may amend and individualize any of the options to best fit your needs. The cost for your bespoke programme will depend on how intensely you choose to get involved. All fees are payable in advance unless otherwise agreed.
Option 1 – The “VIP” Package
We’ll meet weekly for 2 hours during term time (12 weeks – 12 sessions) and bi-weekly during times where there are no lectures (roughly 14 weeks – 7 times). You’ll have 24h access and continuous support between sessions (you can call or write to me anytime with questions and getting back to you will always be at the top of my priority list). We’ll also spend a full day together to hone in on your motivations to do the programme and to be clear on what you are aiming to get out of it as to better understand your needs and tailor what I can offer to your specific interests.
Cost: £30k per academic year (12 months)
Option 2 – The “All In” Package
We’ll meet 6 times per term for up to 3 hours (which is about once for every teaching block) or 12 times per term for 50 minutes (which is roughly once per week during teaching period). You’ll have 24hr access to me via email and WhatsApp (within reason, see above or let’s discuss) and we’ll make use of all of my professional hats as we see fit to best support your MAPPCP journey. I’ll also give you feedback on your essay and dissertation drafts.
Cost: £4k per term
Option 3 – The “Flexible” Package
We’ll have 10 hours of contact time that you’ll work off as you see fit and required. How much time you use per term is up to you. Any unused sessions won’t expire until you’ve completed MAPPCP. Each time we meet I’ll block 2 hours for us but the actual session length is up to you. Once you’ve had enough for the day you just leave and I’ll keep track of how much time we’re using, so we could do 5x 2h sessions, 12x 50min sessions, 20x 30mins or any other length or combination of these. It’s completely flexible. However, there tends to be no contact in between sessions unless it’s an emergency.
While I prefer face-to-face meetings, modern technology allows us to do powerful work even if you are unable to travel to London. Worried about high fees? We’ll find a way! Or we can explore you joining one of the accelerator groups I run. Just talk to me and we’ll figure out the best way to work together and get you what you want. If you’re ready to throw yourself into your MAPPCP journey with full commitment and you’re keen to make the most out of your time at UEL, book a free, no-strings-attached conversation today so we can have a chat about how I can best support you in this endeavor.
Until then I look forward to hearing from you.
What others are saying:
Tia Moin: “I’ll be forever grateful for your inspirational teaching at UEL and the coaching you provided me which I described to others as ‘clearing the skeletons out my cupboard so I could be an effective coach’! Your energy in the first MAPPCP module Evidence-based Coaching definitely played a role in my motivation/path to becoming a coach (I don’t think I genuinely thought I would do it when I first signed up to the course but it was hard not to after your teaching!) so thank you for being an inspiring human being and for teaching me well!”
James Ross-Smith: “Yannick was a great teacher, combining metaphor, case study and coaching as he was presenting the course. I learnt a lot more than I expected too and got some great personal shifts, massive changes to my coaching style and finally made the career change I had been putting off for 9 years. Money and time very well spent!”
Carrie Brooks: “Yannick’s CPD on positive psychology has become the foundation of my coaching today! You could say this was pivotal!”
Shaun Higgins: Yannick created a space where I could explore my needs at the intersection of supervision and mentoring, offering me the guidance and motivation I needed. He offered invaluable guidance around ways of enabling clients to recognize the worth of my coaching so that they are then willing to pay for it according to its value to them (and not its cost according to me). This idea alone now offers me the opportunity to approach clients with greater confidence.
Richard Thorby: Yannick Jacob has been instrumental in the further development of my executive coaching capabilities in the areas of Positive Psychology and Existential Coaching. These developments were received through formal training, dedicated one-to-one work and in-depth work through the coaching approach. As a coach I have found that he has an innate ability to make me feel at ease while we explore some of the deeper issues of the development of my coaching practice as well as to help me to explore the existential issues that are emerging. He is singularly gifted and I would unquestioningly recommend him as a coach and an educator.
Jodi Wedeen: “Yannick is such a passionate and intelligent person. I thoroughly enjoyed his coaching class because it opened my eyes and my thoughts. He gave us the open space to express ourselves and allowed us to ask difficult questions. He is a unique teacher and offers a lot knowledge and perspective. I HIGHLY recommend taking a class or experiencing a life coaching session with him. Thank you so much.”
Carol Perez: “Yannick, thank you for sharing your huge amount of knowledge in such an unpretentious, engaging and unique way. I’ve been feeling like Neo (the matrix) since I left on Sunday hahaha, downloading, updating and uninstalling useless things that I chose to “be”.”
Student 1427823: “Throughout this process I reflected on my behaviour, thoughts, and perspectives on a wide variety of life skills and situations. Without coaching I believe that most of these issues would have remained a thought in the back of my mind and not something that I would have addressed. The biggest part of my life that I noticed changed was my ability to stand up for myself and learning that it is ok to say no. I felt myself developing after only a few weeks.”
Student 1233751: “Over the past few weeks I have discovered so much about myself. […] I feel that I have made peace with myself in certain areas of my life such as my relationship with the past and even though I still have many areas of my life yet to work on, I feel as though I am on the way to a better future with a new belief system in myself.”
John Gedge: “I really enjoyed Yannick’s delivery and his apparently effortless facilitation, which enabled us all to have such a rich learning experience. Yannick was hugely engaging, passionate and knowledgeable.”
Lindsay: “The curious paradox is that once I accept myself as I am, then I can change. And to me that goes to the root of everything that I am now beginning to believe I can offer as a coach. My own insecurities and my lack of confidence of what I can deal with as a coach is of enormous value to me. Having this polished view of perfection that i thought I needed to have before I can go out there is actually not particularly me. So thank you for laying the route that got me there.”
Steve Thomas: “I learned so much from you in my coach training and would just like to say a big thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed the delivery of your sessions and your in-depth knowledge. I hope that may be one day I will be where you are. May your future be bright, authentic, and serve your greatest good.”
Jacqueline Boerefijn:”I can whole-heartedly recommend Yannick as a scholar, teacher, trainer and personal tutor for all areas related to happiness, wellbeing and personal & social development.”
Julie: “The time I was in your class was AMAZING!!!!
You are a great teacher! and really helped bring the material to life and understanding.”
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