John E. Long, PPsyA
Positive Psychology Ambassador
I am a nationally certified coach, university instructor, and workshop facilitator based in Atlanta, GA. I serve as a part-time instructor of education at Kennesaw State University (GA) and also operate a private coaching practice. I specialize in career and life coaching, as well as the administration and interpretation of career and personality assessments.
I have completed an educational specialist (ED.S.) degree in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I also hold a master of science (M.S.) degree, with a concentration in career development, and a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree with depths of study in communication and psychology.
My professional credentials include: Board Certified Coach (BCC), Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS), Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Certified MBTI Practitioner, and qualified Strong Interest Inventory Practitioner. I coach my students and clients using a strengths-based approach blended with elements of positive psychology (PPsy) and solution focused change.
I have a passion for positive psychology! I have studied PPsy for several years and infuse it into my coaching, teaching and personal life. Listed below are key experiences which formed the foundation of my knowledge and training surrounding applied positive psychology.
June 20, 2014: Presenter at the National Career Development Association’s 2014 Global Conference in Long Beach, CA. Presentation #304 Positivity – A Powerful Fusion of Career Development and Positive Psychology. Deliver career services with greater impact through applied positive psychology. Teach clients how to create habits of happiness to infuse positivity into their career development action plan.
Fall 2012 & Spring 2013: John completed advanced graduate coursework (ESCP 7200: Positive Psychology and ESCP 8200: Applied Positive Psychology) through the department of educational, school and counseling psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Education. These courses were under the supervision of Joe Johnston, Ph.D.
April 2009: John completed the Positive Psychology Immersion masterclass sponsored by MentorCoach. This 8-week class was led by (the late) Christopher Peterson, Ph.D., a leading figure in the positive psychology arena.