About Joe Wilner, MA

by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
June 13, 2011

Joe Wilner is a life coach, speaker, and writer who helps inspire and empower people to find their purpose and meaning. In his coaching he helps people find greater life-satisfaction and enhance emotional well-being. Joe is a certified coach practitioner through the Certified Coaches Federation (CCF) and Compass Global Group where he practices in Kansas City. Joe utilizes positive psychology principles in his coaching, and believes everyone can be successful and flourish in their life and career if they have the desire, faith, and commitment to follow their passion and achieve their goals.

Joe has a passion for education, personal development, and helping people achieve their goals. His interest in coaching and positive psychology comes from an educational background of a Masters Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in Management and Leadership. Joe is in the process of getting licensed in Kansas as a master’s level psychologist. He is also a certified meditation instructor through the American Institute of Health Care Professionals (AIHC) and facilitates introductory meditation classes for emotional wellness and stress and anxiety reduction.

He serves as faculty at Axia College though the University of Phoenix facilitating psychology courses online, and has served as an adjunct instructor at National American University teaching Human Growth and Development.

Joe is the founder of Aspire to Grow, a positive youth development center that provides creative educational services to help youth and families, as well as public institutions provide training on personal and professional development, social and emotional intelligence, and applied positive psychology. Aspire to Grow helps youth and young adults develop emotional awareness, incorporate their signature strengths into everyday life, and begin to thrive and contribute in their life.

Joe is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), a blogger for PsychCentral exploring positive psychology, and editor of the personal development blog Shake off the Grind. He is also a musician and currently recording his first album.

Visit www.joewilner.com for more information about coaching, writing, and music.



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