Joshua Steinfeldt is a coach, a mindfulness teacher, and positive psychology instructor. Passionate about understanding how science can help people live their best lives, Joshua gained a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Davis, and has his Master's Degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a student of Dr. Martin Seligman, and Dr. Angela Duckworth, as well as other world-renowned researchers in positive psychology. For his Master’s thesis, Joshua pioneered qualitative research into the role of courage in coaching under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, a leading authority in both positive psychology and coaching. For a full description check out the projects page, or download a PDF of this groundbreaking work: “What Are Coaches Afraid of? An Exploration of Courage and the Path to Coaching Mastery.” Joshua is also a dedicated practitioner of mindfulness and has undergone rigorous training to become a mindfulness teacher through the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the University of California Los Angeles, and also through Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training at the University of California San Diego.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Joshua has over 5,000 hours of professional coaching experience, has undergone extensive coach training, and holds certifications in executive and leadership coaching, social and emotional intelligence coaching, and wellness coaching. Joshua is also a faculty member of Real Balance Global Wellness Services, one of the world’s leading ICF approved wellness coach training organizations. As a teacher and mentor, Joshua is able to leverage his expertise in the science of wellbeing, motivation, and behavior change, to help certify health professionals in wellness coaching all over the world.
Joshua delivers talks and presentations on various topics related to wellbeing, coaching, and leadership. Some of his past speaking engagements and clients include: The American Bar Association, The World Congress on Positive Psychology, the National Wellness Conference, The American Heart Association, The National Wellness Institute, Rabobank, Harvard Institute of Coaching, and The ROCK Center for Youth Development.