People powered
Life changing
Evidence based

Become a National Board Certified Coach

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.



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My experience with Wellcoaches was excellent. From signing up for the training to my Coach Concierge, and every one of the faculty and fellow students. The well-proven coaching process/theory is something I use every day with my coaching clients and it works!


If anyone is interested in becoming a health and well-being coach, sign up for the training. You will never regret it; it will change how you view healthcare.


Thank you to everyone at Wellcoaches!

Walter Ziske

Certified Health and Well-being coach

Care Coordinator Gifford Health Card

Randolph Vermont 

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 Well-being 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.

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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.