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Wellcoaches is leading the way in establishing health and wellness coaches as game-changing professionals in healthcare, corporate and consumer wellness. We leverage the power of innovative, science-based coaching competencies to mobilize the best coaches to help people make lasting improvements to their health and well-being. Together, we are making a significant dent in some of the toughest challenges of our times: the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, sedentary lifestyles, poor nutrition, chronic stress, distracted minds, and ever-rising healthcare costs.

In collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine, Wellcoaches launched the first coach training school for health professionals in 2002, and has developed a gold standard for professional health and wellness coaches, who are expert facilitators of the psychological processes of change that generate sustainable healthy lifestyles which prevent or treat disease and foster health and well-being. Seventy-five percent of healthcare costs are related to preventable diseases: more than ever before, we need well-educated, skilled coaches.

The Wellcoaches School of Coaching has developed science-based health and wellness coach training and education curriculum and certification for health professionals at two levels - basic or core level and an advanced professional level. Our School is led by a team of 35 operations and admin staff, training faculty, mentor coaches, and certification examiners. Fifteen coach training faculty members have educational and career backgrounds in curriculum development, executive and life coach training, behavioral, clinical, and positive psychology, and lifestyle medicine. Wellcoaches coach training and certification programs are endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Since 2002, Wellcoaches has trained nearly 8,000 coaches in over 45 countries, and now trains 1,200 health professionals as health and wellness coaches per year –including nurses, nurse practitioners, case managers, physicians, psychologists, social workers, dietitians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, personal trainers, and other healthcare providers. Lippincott Wilkins & Williams published the Wellcoaches Coaching Psychology Manual in 2009, the first coaching textbook in healthcare.

Wellcoaches is widely recognized as a standard-bearer for professional coaches in healthcare and wellness. We offer extensive opportunities for continuing education to teach health professionals basic coaching skills through live workshops, webinars, books, articles, DVDs, member classes, and our member newsletters.