20+ years, 14,000 Coaches, 50 Countries
We teach you how to help people change, grow and thrive
Professional health and well-being 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 well-being, 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 well-being 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 & Well-being Coach.
Wellcoaches has supported over 1,000 coaches in taking the national exam with a 94.5% pass rate!
Statistically significant positive outcomes
194 coaches, 30,984 patients/clients, 128,076 coaching sessions
The Wellcoaches Protocol of health/well-being coaching is the most thoroughly tested coaching protocol in the healthcare and well-being domains, resulting in positive, statistically significant outcomes in all 22 peer reviewed studies.
Participating in the 4-day Wellcoaches training & certification process was a rewarding experience. The pace of the program was just what I needed as a busy mom with a demanding career in healthcare. The curriculum was well put together and the instructors were simply amazing. I loved that they offered real life experiences and presented the content in a manner that was easily understood. The self paced modules provided me with an opportunity to review them at my convenience, some of which I reviewed multiple times because the information was so intriguing. At the completion of the Wellcoaches training & certification program, I feel I have learned priceless skills that I can use in my everyday life as a nurse, leader, coach, and entrepreneur. I am thankful to have found such an amazing program that has provided me with a solid foundation to coach clients with confidence.
DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CHWC
Approvals, Accreditations and Continuing Education
Enjoy many options for earning continuing education through out global partnerships, approvals and accreditations!
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 Well-being Coach
Certified Personal Coach
Certified Health and Well-being Coach with a Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine
2. Next, earn the National Board for Health and
Well-being Coaching Certification
Once you have achieved the Wellcoaches Certification, you may be eligible to become a National Board Certified - Health and Well-being 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 14,000 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.
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.