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ADVANCED TRAINING FOR THE CERTIFIED WELLCOACH®

What is a professional coach?

Once you have completed our Core Coach Training & Certification program, start making plans to lift your coaching mastery to a galactic orbit with our ten-month advanced Professional Coach Training & Certification Program. This advanced program is specially designed for our Certified Wellcoaches® only. This program is developing the future leaders of the health and wellness coaching industry. We built and continue to upgrade an innovative, science and neuroscience-based, robust coaching framework we call the "Onward & Upward Model" designed to enable Certified Wellcoaches® to help clients optimize mental and physical well-being. This is a hit-the-ball-out-of-the-park opportunity for Certified Wellcoaches® who want to be masterful coaches.

 

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Trainees who complete the sequence of Wellcoaches Core Health & Wellness Coach Training Program (HWCT) and the 10-month Advanced Professional Coach Training Program (PCT) may earn 132.5 ICF Coach Specific Training Hours and apply for an ICF credential (ACC or PCC) via the ACTP Path. 

Verify your education

To begin: Verify your educational eligibility for the health and wellness certification track.

For Allied Health Professionals:

1. Associate’s degree or higher in an area of Allied Health
2. Any fitness certification (personal trainer, group exercise, etc.) and an ACSM Exercise Is Medicine® Credential
3. Current Clinical License such as an RN or RRT 

 

Then you may apply for our "Certified Health and Wellness Coach" designation, following the completion of Modules 1, 2 and 3

 

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For Non- Allied Health Professionals:

1. Associate’s Degree or higher not in an area of Allied Health
2. Any fitness certification (personal trainer, group exercise, etc.)
3. Current health-related certifications or licenses such as: Acupuncture, Certified Dental Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified Pharmacy Technician, Certified Dental Assistant, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, LVN/LPN, NREMT-First Responder, NREMT-Intermediate/85 or NREMT-Paramedic, Registered Yoga Therapist

 

Then you may apply for our "Certified Health and Wellness Coach" designation, following the completion of Modules 1, 2, 3 AND Module 4. If you only complete Modules 1-3, they will earn the “Certified Personal Coach” designation until completing Module 4.

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1. Complete Core Coach Training

Step 1: Complete the Core Coach Training.
Cost: $1345 18-week & 9-week/$1695 residential

 

To meet the needs and learning preferences for all of our students, we provide two options for training in Module 1: an 18-week teleclass, 9-week teleclass or a 4-day residential session. Both 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. 

Step 2: Deepen knowledge and practice.

Cost: $150

 

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. 

2. Deepen knowledge & practice

3. Become a Certified Wellcoach®

Step 3: Become a Certified Health and Wellness Coach or Certified Personal Coach
Cost: 
$650

 

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

  • a 30-minute coaching skills assessment

  • three, 1-hour individual mentoring sessions

  • submission of examples of goal writing and vision statements

Following completion of Module 3 you will earn the Wellcoaches designation of "Certified Health and Wellness Coach" or "Certified Personal Coach".

Step 4: Complete advanced coach training and certification

Cost: $3500 plus travel and resources

 

  • Two 2.5 day residential sessions in January and September each year

  • 32 ninety-minute teleclasses with the ability to practice new tools and skills in class, including 8 group coaching sessions.

  • Six private mentor coaching sessions with feedback from coaching masters regarding the application of Wellcoaches protocols and International Coach Federation Competencies

  • A reading list of over 20 carefully chosen books written by scientists and psychologists with a strong evidence basis

4. Complete advanced coach training and certification

In Summary...

To become a Wellcoaches Certified Professional Coach:

Be sure you meet the educational pre-requisites

1. Complete Module 1: Core Coach Training

2. Complete Module 2: Advanced Knowledge and Practice

3. Complete Module 3: Certification
4. Complete the 10-month Professional Coach Training Program

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Testimonials

Participating in the Wellcoaches Professional Coach Training changed my life. The new information I learned and coaching tools I developed have not only brought my coaching to a higher level; I grew personally, as well. The journey I started in Nashville at the opening workshop started me on a clear path to living into my vision of finding meaningful work that enables me to coach every day. The program not only deepened my understanding of how to identify and help clients use their strengths, it allowed me to use my own to make the shift to a wellness-focused work environment. The format of meeting co-participants face-to-face for interactive workshops during the training and developing ongoing relationships with them created fertile ground for coaching practice with our new skills during our group mentoring sessions. We learned so much from the faculty and each other.

Beth Tansey Peller, RN, BS, NBC-HWC, ACC