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Magnificent Messmaker® Mindset Workshop – Getting Out of Your Own Way

Registration opens in 2022

Facilitator: Sheryl Richard

Date/time: To be announced in 2022

Cost: $400

CEUs: 7.5 Wellcoaches, 7.5 ACSM, 7.5 NBHWC, 7.5 NCHEC

  • Do you want to bravely show up as your authentic self, embracing and working toward what you want in your life?

  • Does fear of success, messing up, or failing keep you from pursuing what is meaningful for you and retreating to a comfort zone?

  • Are any of these pain points for you: vulnerability, transparency, shame, inadequacy?

  • Have perfectionistic tendencies gotten in the way of who/how you want to be and what you want to accomplish?

Welcome to this class if you answered yes to any of those questions. Take a deep breath and know that you are not alone. Many of us go through life as though everything needs to be perfectly polished, including ourselves, in order for things to be accomplished or even started. We compare ourselves to others, overthink, plan, and prepare to the point of chronic procrastination. We exaggerate our strengths while masquerading our weaknesses and shortcomings for fear that we will be exposed. Why is this so? Well, there are various reasons. The thoughts and the narratives running through our minds are among the culprits. What do we do about it? We can accept that we are in this together, have grace for ourselves and others, and allow our experiences to be springboards rather than showstoppers in our resolve to resiliently persevere, grow, achieve, and thrive.

This class entails a review of, and deeper dive into, the concepts presented in the previous two Magnificent Messmaker® member classes (recordings included with registration). Sheryl Richard will walk participants through the Magnificent Messmaker® framework, which involves Self-Determination Theory and Triple Threat™ as they are related to growth mindset and healthy perspectives. She will also share practices and tools to carry the learning forward with real-life applicability. Breakout discussions, in-and-outside of class exercises, and other experiential opportunities will allow participants to explore perspectives of (and relationship with) failure, success, and what it means to thrive. Participants will learn practical ways to embrace and embody their authentic selves. In addition, guest speakers will share their perspectives and experiences, modeling what it means to be a Magnificent Messmaker®

The learning objectives for this course are:

  • Discuss the concept of Magnificent Messmaker®, Triple Threat™, and Self-Determination Theory

  • Identify practices for improving perspectives

  • Identify opportunities and practices for navigating the fear of messing up

  • Address healthy responses to making mistakes, failure, and success

  • Commit to cultivating a growth mindset

About Sheryl Richard

Sheryl Richard is a health and well-being professional who empathetically works with people from various walks of life. Her diverse background includes in-depth experience with private, corporate, and community coaching, facilitation, training, teaching, mentoring, fitness, IT project management, and research with qualitative expertise. Among her research interests are evidence-based sustainable behavior/lifestyle change, coaching and education; social ecological health model; determinants of health; health disparities and inequities; vulnerable populations, and preventable chronic disease.

Sheryl completed her undergraduate education in Business Administration & Management Information Systems at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; a Master’s in Organizational Management at the University of Phoenix; and a PhD in Community Health with Walden University. She currently holds certifications including Wellcoaches Professional Health/Wellness Coach (CPHWC), National Board Health & Wellness Coach (NBHWC), and Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute.

Sheryl has worked with Wellcoaches for more than a decade and is currently a Wellcoaches Training Faculty team member. Academically, Sheryl serves as Walden University Contributing Faculty and Dissertation Chair/Mentor for online doctoral Health Professions and Healthcare Administration programs. Likewise, she fulfills the role of Adjunct Faculty for Herzing University and Franklin University undergraduate healthcare programs. Through her Magnificent Messmaker® course, Sheryl passionately pursues helping people to be, do, live, and give their best while authentically growing in the fullness of who they are.

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Group Coaching Basics

Course reopens in 2022

Facilitator: Michael Scholtz

CEUs: Wellcoaches 9, ACSM 9, NBHWC 9, NCHEC 9

This 6-week course on group coaching is a win-win-win. You reach more people and your clients access more affordable coaching. And, everyone benefits from the supportive network and creative power of a community. The ability to create groups, effectively market to groups, and conduct group sessions requires that you learn new skills and that you apply your core coaching skills in new ways. 

Participants will learn:

• how to develop a successful group coaching practice

• what group coaching is and how it differs from individual coaching

• logistics of group coaching (determining group size, meeting length, fees, etc.)

• how to manage group dynamics

• how to market your program


This class includes both sharing of ideas and practice. Participants will have the opportunity to be coached and coach others as we explore the unique dynamics provided by a group environment.

Class Outline

Week #1: Group Coaching Introduction: Definition, Challenges and Opportunities

Week #2: Structuring Your Group Experience

Week #3: Creating a Community

Week #4: Preparing Your Toolbox

Week #5: Finding Your Niche and Marketing

Week #6: Skills Practice


About Michael Scholtz

Michael is the founder and owner of Vistas Life Coaching ( Vistas is focused on using the combination of nature experiences and health and wellness coaching to help people expand their life vision, utilize the healing power of the outdoors and live out adventures like traveling, competing in athletics, learning new skills or entering a new phase of life. 

With business partner, Greg Hottinger, RD, Michael is co-owner of NOVO Wellness ( and co-author of Coach Yourself Thin  (, a book designed to help people achieve sustainable and healthy weight loss using a wellness coaching approach.  

He is also a member of the teaching faculty for the Wellcoaches School of Coaching in both the Health and Wellness Core Coach Training and Professional Coach Training.  

Michael has a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Certified Professional Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches, holds the Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation and is board certified through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching. Michael is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exerise, a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a USATF Level 1 track and field coach. 


Breath as Medicine

Course opens in 2022

Discover the power of intentional breathing physiology and psychology as a dynamic way of improving a client’s level of health and well-being, fitness, and overall performance. No matter whether you’re working in the corporate or healthcare environment, offering your clients health-improvement strategies that target the leading causes of ill-health today is key.

As stress continues to rank as the primary challenge to our health, prevention and self-care programs should include tools and strategies to reduce stress instead of adding to accelerated aging and ill-health. Dysfunctional breathing (primarily instigated by stress) is playing a role in 4 of the top 5 leading causes of death and symptoms of ill-health.

Ed Harrold’s Breath AS Medicine™ training (BreathMed) focuses on nasal dominance by applying the principles and philosophy of yoga breathing (or pranayama) to improve breathing rates and patterns; thereby, improving brain health, heart health, respiratory health, nervous system imbalances, endocrine health, circadian & ultradian rhythms as well as cognitive function and emotional intelligence.

“If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply

to learn how to breathe correctly.” ~Dr. Andrew Weil


Pranayama (or yoga breathing) is the science of learning to control the breath

for various physiologic, biochemical, biomechanical, and psychological outcomes

overlooked in current health, fitness, and wellbeing programs.


Breath AS Medicine™ (BreathMed) is a highly effective modality for both the prevention of illness as well as therapy for managing and/or reversing existing chronic illness. With evidence-based concepts & strategies, this training is specifically designed for wellness coaches who want to learn the art, science, and application of yoga breathing as a self-care, wellness & well-being, patient-care and patient-education practice in prevention, lifestyle medicine, behavior change, and supplement to conventional care.

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Motivational Interviewing

Course opens in 2022

This class will guide participants through an in-depth sequence of learning activities to enhance your understanding and application of Motivational Interviewing knowledge and skills you may already have.  

Participants will:  

  • Explore the different ways to support behavior change included in the Motivational interviewing four processes: Engaging, Guiding, Evoking and Planning 

  • Expand your skills in applying the key principles and core skills of MI

  • Discuss sharing information with your patients/clients using coaching competencies

  • Deepen and vary reflective listening skills, eliciting change talk and responding effectively to sustain talk, discord and change talk

  • Develop additional skills for helping clients/patients to explore and resolve their ambivalence about health behavior change.  

  • Apply and practice MI skills and strategies designed to evoke motivation for change. 

  • Adapt the MI method and spirit to best fit participants’ current practice setting.

The widely used approach of Motivational Interviewing (MI) offers many evidence-informed, person-centered communication skills and techniques to compliment your coaching competencies. Professionals can use these skills to achieve successful and sustained behavior outcomes and encourage growth and progress with their clients. 


There is robust scientific evidence to support the efficacy of MI in helping patients make positive health-behavior changes. Research has demonstrated that motivational interviewing can improve client engagement, help to resolve client ambivalence, and promote client activation in activities that lead to better health outcomes. 


Learning activities will include demonstrations, class discussions and presentations, and small group exercises, with opportunities for participant practice with feedback. 


Consider attending this class if you are a coach or healthcare professional who:  

Frequently asked questions

What continuing education is available?

Essential Marketing for Coaches: Wellcoaches 7.5, NBHWC 7.5

Coaching Clients to Weight Loss: Wellcoaches 10, ACSM 10, NBHWC 10, NCHEC 10, CDR 10 (Please note NCHEC requires live attendance for credit)

What is the refund policy?

Cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing via mail or email. Any applicable refund will be determined by the date that the request is mailed or sent (if requested by email) according to the following policy:
If you request a refund prior to the class start date, you may receive a refund for 95% of the course fee.
No refunds will be granted after the first class