Wellness Coach Certification

Blended Program: three days in-person, streaming videos, and telecourse. All the education you need to earn your specialty Health and Wellness Coach Certification.

60 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training by the International Coach Federation, National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC), and the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn, Santa Barbara, CA

July 18-20, 2018
In-person location: Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn, Santa Barbara, CA

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Benefits of Program

  • Comprehensive Curriculum and World Class Faculty Leads this Wellness Coach Certification Program
  • Complete Health and Wellness Coach Certification Program Including Workbooks, Forms and Wellness Coach Marketing Guidelines
  • Completes all coaching education requirements to obtain an independent health and wellness coach certification from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME—the same body that licenses physicians), the National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC), the International Coach Federation or the Center for Credentialing and Education (the CCE certification requires a graduate level degree)
  • Mental health license, RN or graduate degree suggested but not required
Includes the following courses and topics:
  • Coaching Skills and Practice Development
  • Emotional Intelligence and Coaching
  • Peak Performance Skills for Your Coaching Clients
  • Wellness Coaching Skills Foundations
  • How to Use Assessments in Wellness Coaching
  • Appreciative Inquiry in Wellness Coaching
  • Wellness Topics Coaching Competency Telecourse Practicum & Feedback Seminar

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An Introduction to Wellness Coaching

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How to Become a Certified Wellness Coach

  1. Immediately begin with three video courses: Coaching Skills; Emotional Intelligence and Coaching; and Peak Performance and Coaching (18 Hours)
  2. Attend the In-Person Wellness Coaching and Well-Being Coaching Foundations Training (24 Hours)
  3. Complete the Wellness Telecourse (18 Hours)

Option One

Register for the Complete Wellness Coaching Certification Program to Become a Certified Wellness Coach (60 hours)


Option Two

42-hour program for returning students. If you have already completed the first three DVD courses through CEC you may just register for the in-person Wellness Coach Training (24 hours) and the Wellness Coaching Telecourse (18 hours).


Option Three

Attend only the in-person Wellness Coach Training at the Pepper Tree Inn in Santa Barbara, California (no certification granted) (24 hours, includes some meals)


Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn


Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
3850 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Fact: US based businesses lose $300-$400 billion dollars a year due to stress related loss of productivity (Rosch, 2001). This is more than the net profit of all US businesses combined.

In a study of a large, multi-employer, multi-site employee population, healthcare expenditures for employees with high levels of stress were 46% higher than those for employees who did not have high levels of stress (Goetzel et al., 1998). 41% of employees say they feel stressed out during the day (APA, 2009). 66% of US adults have been told by their health care provider that they have one or more chronic conditions. 63% of American adults are overweight or obese. Organizations with the most effective health, well-being and productivity programs, including coaching, had 28% higher shareholder returns (TowersWatson, 2010.)


Wellness coaching, which I have broadened to well-being coaching is a collaborative relationship between a client and their wellness coach characterized by a structured conversational process that promotes accountability, creativity and commitment to help one reach their well-being goals. Focused expertise, encouragement and processes from the wellness coach help the client achieve more well-being than they otherwise would have accomplished on their own.


  1. Synergy — teamwork helps the client accomplish more than the client would alone
  2. Structure — Due to the coach providing an accountability factor, a client takes more action and moves ahead on larger goals
  3. Expertise — The coach utilizes numerous tools, in the context of a positive "coaching alliance," to help the client make progress on their most heartfelt goals. The coach does this without rigidly prescribing specific behaviors, but rather is a partner to help the client find their best way forward – with expert coaching assistance.

Wellness Coaching helps close the gap between where one is now and where they most want to be.

Continuing Education: 60 CE Hours for the full program. Psychologists: CEC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. CEC maintains responsibility for the program. Cut this line: Beginning in 2002, the California MCEP accrediting agency accepts APA approved courses for California psychologists. MFTs and Social Worker Continuing Education: These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE1780), as well as many other states. CEC is a NASW Approved Provider of continuing education (Provider #886383501). (Provider #5969). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15517, for 60 contact hours. ICF: Our 128 Hour Certified Personal and Executive Coach Certification is an International Coach Federation Accredited Program – please see our website for more details. Cut this: Certification: Certification requires separate application and acceptance. Cancellation/Refund Policy: In general, up to two weeks before the event there is a $100 processing fee, for change or refund requests. Please note that once you take an assessment the refund policy changes for this program. After you have taken an assessment, the refund policy is that refunds are allowed up to fourteen days before the workshop, less a $200 fee. If a course must be cancelled due to a natural disaster, crisis or instructor illness, the seminar will be rescheduled. We apologize but there are no other refunds for any reason within two weeks of the program start date.

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  • IOC: Institute of Coaching