People powered

Life changing

Evidence based

Become a National Board Certified Coach

20+ years, 13,000 Coaches, 50 Countries

We teach you how to help people change, grow and thrive
Professional health and wellbeing coaches are expert facilitators of sustainable change in mindset and 
​behaviors. Translating science and innovation into coaching practice, Wellcoaches teaches you how to use evidence-based coaching tools and processes designed to help others change, grow and thrive.

We wrote the textbook on health coaching
We authored the first coaching textbook in healthcare and wellness, now in its second edition. The Coaching Psychology Manual, the foundation of our program, is recommended reading for National Board Certified Coaches and widely used as the text for several coach training programs as well as academic courses, including a Science of Coaching Psychology Course at Harvard University Extension School. Check out the research based on our coaching model.


More than 20 years as pioneering leaders
In January 2000, Wellcoaches founded the first coaching school for health and wellbeing professionals, with a vision of creating a new health professional who is expert in facilitating behavior change. Our 20 year journey in designing and testing coaching protocols, training models, and skills assessment, pursuing research and unifying standards, helped enable CPT codes for health and well-being coaching, naming the coach as a healthcare professional, launched in January 2020.

It’s a great book and it really helped me get my footing on coaching. It really addresses everything I wanted to know and more. I remember thinking every evening after reading a section that: “wow, If I can get this down, I’d be a great coach” and I felt challenged and inspired. I still go back to it because some things they just explained so wonderfully.


- Willem van der Walt, Agile Coach at Capitec Bank

We collaborate with partners, including the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, to help everyone who works in healthcare and wellness learn how to coach to improve health, well-being, and quality of life. We are also an approved training program for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching.

Together, let's create a world where everyone welcomes change, enjoys growth, and is good at both.

Apply for the National Board Certification after completing our certification program. Even if you don’t have an allied health background, we offer a pathway for you to become a Certified Health & Wellness Coach.


Wellcoaches has supported over 500 coaches in taking the national exam with a 95% pass rate!


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More than 10 years ago I embarked on a journey in search of deeper meaning in my client relationships. Having served as a strength and conditioning coach for several years, successful completion of the Wellcoaches curriculum added behavior modification methodology to my skill set. The coursework and ongoing learning opportunities have enhanced my personal and professional relationships. Critical to lasting change is the coach’s ability to effectively take a client from where they are to where they want to be - safely, efficiently, and effectively. The Wellcoaches core curriculum gave me those tools and thus, inspired my pursuit of a terminal degree. I am forever grateful to the community of facilitators and practitioners at Wellcoaches for the opportunities I have been presented in academia, practice, and in a leadership role in the field of Health and Human Performance.

Michael Ryan, MS, CHWC, CSCS*D (Doctoral Learner)

Director, Curriculum Development at FORME

Approvals, Accreditations and Continuing Education

Enjoy many options for earning continuing education through out global partnerships, approvals and accreditations!

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Keep growing with us!

Launch your new career with a Wellcoaches Certification, which prepares you for additional national and international certifications!


1. Begin with  Wellcoaches Training & Certification

Foundational coach track for those who want to master coaching competencies. There are three pathways:


  • Certified Health and Wellness Coach

  • Certified Personal Coach

  • Certified Health and Wellness Coach with a  Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine


2. Next, earn the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching Certification

Once you have achieved the Wellcoaches Certification, you may be eligible to become a National Board Certified - Health and Wellness Coach.


3. Then, earn the International Coach Federation Certification

Once you have achieved the Wellcoaches Certification and completed our Advanced Coach Training and Certification, you may be eligible to earn an ICF Certification.

Join Over 13,000 Coaches in 50 Countries

As a Wellcoach, you join a strong, mature, international, professional community of like-minded learners who value the highest quality, evidence-based coaching.

Our Strategic Partners

These world-renowned medical societies have chosen to endorse only Wellcoaches as the leader in coach training. You can be assured that when you say you have been Wellcoaches-trained, you will be recognized as a respected member of the coaching profession, supported by decades of research and advocacy from these leaders in the field of healthcare.

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Resources & Science

Our team writes and presents prolifically on the art and science of coaching. Enjoy our best articles and books written by Wellcoaches faculty, as well as our favorite videos and presentations.