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Become a Certified Coach

Statistically significant outcomes

623 coaches, 34,064 patients/clients, 139,225 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.

Join our 14,000 Health Coaches, who are improving well-being, around the world. Complete Modules 1-3.

Health and well-being coaches partner with clients who are seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and, thereby, enhance well-being. In the course of their work, coaches display unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in their capacity for change.  Health Coaches focus on well-being,  honoring that each client is an expert on their life, while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental.

Learn the how to be health and well-being coach from the founders of the field
We authored the first coaching textbook in healthcare and well-being and will provide you with both theory and practice that you need to build your confidence - and the confidence of your clients. 

 

The Coaching Psychology Manual, the foundation of our program, is recommended reading for National Board Certified Coaches and is 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. 

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Quick Overview of the Certification Process 

To become a Certified Wellcoach:


First, be sure you meet the educational prerequisites.

Next, begin training:

  1. Complete Module 1: Core Coach Training

  2. Complete Module 2: Advanced Knowledge and Practice

  3. Complete Module 3: Wellcoaches Certification

  4. Complete Module 4: Stand out from the crowd and earn the Lifestyle Medicine Coach Certificate

Watch an 11-minute overview describing training and certification requirements.

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Testimonials

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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.

Kai Lang

DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CHWC

Approvals, Accreditations and Continuing Education

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

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Want more detail?

Here is the full overview of the process for becoming a Certified Coach and becoming eligible for the National Board Exam.

Complete Module 1: Core Coach Training

Step 1: After confirming prerequisites, complete the Core Coach Training (Module 1)
Cost: $1550 virtual (9-week, 4-week or 4-day) /$1865 on-site

 

​To meet the needs and learning preferences for all of our students, we provide two options for training in Module 1: a 9-week class or a 4-day session. All courses provide the same educational content and coaching practice opportunities. Lesson topics include:​

  • Differentiating the coach from the expert

  • How to establish growth-promoting relationships

  • Coaching presence

  • Expressing compassion through empathy

  • Building positive emotions for resilience

  • Eliciting motivation

  • Building self-efficacy

  • Readiness to change

  • Building powerful visions

  • Crafting designs for behavior experiments

  • Creating generative (ah-ha!) moments

  • Appreciative goal review

  • Coaching habits e-course

Completion of Module 1  (including 100% attendance, completion of all lesson feedback surveys and a score of 80% or greater on quizzes) is required for course completion and to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

 

This module is a pre-requisite for the next step, Module 2. 

"How long with this take?"

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Step 2: Deepen knowledge and practice.

Cost: $185

 

To further develop your skills, Module 2 offers several live classes and e-courses to deepen your understanding of the concepts and skills presented in the Core course, making the completion of Module 1 a pre-requisite to Module 2. Topics such as Organize Your Emotions (2-hr teleclass), Organize Your Mind (4-hr teleclass+e-course), Wellness Visions (2-hr teleclass), and Generative Moments (2-hr teleclass+e-course) will include additional demonstrations and practice opportunities.

 

Completion of Module 2  (including 100% attendance, completion of all lesson feedback surveys and a score of 80% or greater on quizzes) is required for course completion and to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

 

You must complete Module 1 before proceeding to Module 2. Module 2 is a pre-requisite for the next step, Module 3. 

Complete Module 2: Deepen knowledge & practice

Complete Module 3: 
Mentoring and Certification

Step 3: Become a Certified Wellcoach
Cost: $735

 

​To demonstrate your learning, and to pursue Wellcoaches Certification, Module 3 is focused on the application of learning.

 

This includes:

  • a multiple choice written exam

  • three, 1-hour individual mentoring sessions (to be completed before the oral coaching skills assessment)

  • a 30-minute coaching skills assessment

  • submission of examples of goal writing and vision statements

Following completion of Module 3 you will earn the Wellcoaches designation of "Certified Health and Well-being Coach" or "Certified Personal Coach" depending upon your prerequisites.

Stand out from the crowd and earn the Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches Certificate in addition to the Wellcoaches Certification!
 

Cost: $250 when purchased at the same time as Wellcoaches Training and Certification (Module 1, 2, 3 Bundle). Visit here to purchase a bundle.

 

Lifestyle Medicine Coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and, thereby, enhance well-being. They support clients to engage in the practices of lifestyle medicine, such as healthy diet, regular exercise, good sleep and stress management, in order to become healthier and happier.

Complete Module 4:
Become a Lifestyle Medicine Coach

The Pathways to Your Next Career...and your well-being.

We provide three levels of Certification options, depending upon your experience, education and career goals.  Becoming a coach will also improve your own well-being as you increase your capacity for self-compassion, positivity and resilience. Students in the Personal Coach and Health. and Well-being Coach pathways take the exact same courses. The Lifestyle Medicine Coach pathway includes one, additional course.

Personal
Coach Certification

The "Certified Personal Coach" pathway is for non-health professionals who wish to use coaching skills in areas such as leadership and executive coaching to improve performance and wellbeing. As a Personal Coach, you can apply the universal principles of behavior change to support clients in increasing productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals.

Eligibility with one of the following:

  1. An Associate degree or higher in any non-medical or allied-health field

  2. An NCCA accredited fitness or health-related certification or license AND 4,000 hours of healthcare work experience

Health and
Well-being Coach Certification

The "Certified Health and Well-being Coach" pathway is for credentialed health professionals who wish to use coaching skills in working with patients or clients to improve their health and well-being. As a Coach, you will be an expert facilitator of mindset and behavior change that generates sustainable healthy lifestyles, which prevent or treat disease, and foster well-being and thriving. 

Eligibility with one of the following:

  1. An Associate Degree or higher in Health/Allied Health OR Clinical License

  2. You are eligible for the Wellcoaches Certified Personal Coach designation AND have an NCCA accredited fitness or health-related certification OR license AND 4,000 hours of healthcare work experience, AND you have completed the "Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches" (Module 4).

Lifestyle Medicine Coach Certificate

As a coach, it is important to have a holistic and broad understanding of healthy living. This is an an additional 21.5 hour e-course, built in collaboration with ACLM, and provides education from leading experts on key healthy lifestyle topics, such as brain health and basic biometrics.

Eligibility with one of the following:

  1. Wellcoaches Health Wellness Coach Certification

  2. National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching Certification.