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Wellness & Health Coach Certification Training

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Wellness & Health Coach Certification Training

The Wellness & Health Coach Certification Training Intensive is a comprehensive four-day program that provides participants with in-depth skill building experience and the practical knowledge base of Wellness/Health Coaching





UNC Center City

Charlotte, NC

9th - 12th  March, 2016

Dr. Michael Arloski

Lasting Lifestyle Change


UNC Center City -Charlotte, NC – March 9th - 12th, 2016

  • Day One - March 9th 2016

    Day 1 -

    7:30 – 8:00 sign in

    8:00am – 12:30 pm:

    • Explore definitions of wellness and what determines our health

    • Learn about wellness coaching and its history

    • Learn coaching ethics

    • Learn how lifestyle impacts health

    • Learn the theories that are foundational to wellness coaching

    • Learn the Mindset Shift needed to be more coach like

    • Learn to distinguish between therapy, consulting, educating, treatment and coaching

    • Learn the 4 cornerstones of coaching

    • Learn about internal and external motivators

    1:30pm – 5:30 pm:

     earn the ICF core coaching competencies and the facilitative conditions of coaching.

    • Creating the coaching alliance and the role of trust

    • Listening as a coach

    • The use of Powerful Questions

    • Forwarding the movement /goals and action steps

    • Accountability, agreements, follow-up

    • Your personal wellness foundation

    • Practice coaching skills in triads

  • Day TWO -  March 10th 2016

    Day 2 –

    8:00am – 12:30pm: Learn about Readiness for Change Theory and what determines

    a client’s readiness for change. Learn how to use Readiness for Change to support a

    client’s forward movement

    Learn the steps in the WM360 process

    • Exploration and Assessment
    • Personal Wellness Map
    • Accountability & Support
    • Evaluate Progress
    • Measurable Outcomes

    1:30pm – 5:30pm:

    • Learn to Co-create the relationship – the power of trust
    • Learn to guide a client in Exploration, Visioning and Focus Process
    • Coaching practice
    • Learn how to Co-creating the Wellness Plan.
    • Learn how to build accountability & support into the wellness plan
    • Learn how to work through the external barriers to change
    • Learn powerful change strategies
    • Learn how to work with the Power of Habit and how to tame the inner critic

    Coaching practice

  • Day Three -  March 11th 2016

    Day 3 –

    8:30am – 12:30pm:

    • Learn how to create measurable outcomes
    • Learn ongoing evaluation techniques
    • Coaching to resolve ambivalence (MI)
    • Learn powerful change strategies

    Fish bowl coaching

    • Learn the role of wellness coaching in medical compliance
    • Honing your laser

    1:30pm – 5:30pm:

    • Brain research and Neural Pathways
    • Self care and self permission
    • Explore the role of the wellness coach on the medical team
    • Learn how to maintain the mindset shift when working within the medical world
    • Learn how to wear 2 hats
    • Coaching along the Illness – Wellness continuum – prevention > Rehabilitation.
    • Learn the 3-R’s of recovery
    • Learn the affect of grief on readiness for change in the health challenged client
    • Coaching for Self Efficacy and Medical Compliance

    Role Play - wellness coaching and the use of the WM360 model and tools in Triads

  • Day Four - March 12th 2016

    Day 4 –

    8:00am – 12:30pm: Working with people with specific health challenges

    • What do you need to know about the disease/treatment to coach?
    • Taking your coaching skills deeper into lifestyle change > self Advocacy > Self Efficacy
    • Learn how to coach to support Medical Compliance
    • Learn about the lifestyle aspects of Diabetes and heart health

    Case study review / role play / coaching practice

    1:30am – 5:30pm

    • Learn about the lifestyle aspects of positive aging, Cancer, Weight Management, Metabolic Syndrome, others
    • Learn when and how to refer

    Case study review / role play / coaching practice / Review

    CE’s verses Completion Requirements - Evaluation, Case study, and Exam Requirements (on your own)

    Closure – staying connected – ways we can support you as a wellness coach!

OUR Continuing Education Credits

This Training has been approved for 32 continuing education contact hours for ACSM, Health Educators, Nurses, PT’s PA’s and approved for 37 ICF coach specific training hours.

This training has been approved for 32 continuing education contact hours for ACSM, CHES, Nurses (in process), PA's, PT's and approved for 37 ICF coach specific training hours.

About Wellness

Training DETAILS

The purpose of this program is… to train wellness & health professionals in the use of Wellness Coaching skills to assist their clients in making lasting lifestyle change. Participants learn a systematic coaching process, based on behavioral change psychology, human motivation, health promotion, and professional coaching competencies. They gain the skills to support and motivate their clients/patients to make the behavioral changes needed to live healthier lives.


Continuing Education Contact Hours are granted with completion of the 32 contact hours of training and completion of the participant evaluation.


Certification is granted with completion of the certification requirements including; 100% participation in all 32 contact hours including group discussions and group exercises as well as the successful completion of a case study, final exam, and buddy coaching sessions.

Educational Objectives: After completing this training the participant will be able to:


  • Identify the impact of lifestyle on health and wellbeing.
  • Define the foundational theories of wellness coaching.
  • Identify the Mindset Shift needed to engage the coach approach and empower clients.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of the core coaching competencies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to use "Readiness for Change" theory to support a client’s forward movement. (i.e. Prochaska)
  • Identify the steps in the Wellness Mapping 360°™ wellness coaching method/process
  • Demonstrate proficiency in – co-creating the alliance with the client.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in - co-creating a Wellness Plan with the client.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in – on-going evaluation techniques with the client.


  • Demonstrate the use of the Wellness Coaching process in time limited settings.
  • Identify 5 ways a wellness coach can support clients who have health challenges from prevention through recovery.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of wellness/health coaching in medical compliance
  • List 5 effective ways to adapt wellness/health coaching in different settings.
  • Learn about the lifestyle aspects of heart challenges, cancer, diabetes, weight loss and fitness.
  • Demonstrate understanding of what a coach needs to know when working with clients with health challenges
  • Demonstrate the use of wellness coaching skills when working with a person with heart challenges, diabetes, cancer, metabolic syndrome, weight loss & fitness


Wellness is the experience of living life with high levels of awareness, conscious choice, self-acceptance, interconnectedness, love, meaning and purpose. Wellness is the individual's life journey (and our society's larger task) of taking Abraham Maslow's concept of Self-Actualization and applying it to mind, body, spirit and our interconnectedness with other people and our environment."

- Michael Arloski, Ph.D.PCC



Michael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC, CWP

is a licensed psychologist, Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and a Certified Wellness Practitioner. One of the key developers of the field of wellness coaching, his book Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change, 2nd Ed., (published by Whole Person Associates) is the first and most comprehensive book written on wellness and health coaching. Professionally contributing to the field of wellness since 1979 he has presented at the National Wellness Conference over thirty times, and keynoted and presented on wellness on four continents. He has been recognized by the National Wellness Institute ( as a member of its Service and Leadership Circle and currently is an NWC Board member. Michael also serves on the Leadership Committee of the National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches.

Michael Arloski Health and Wellness Coach Training
Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Cange


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One Class Registration

$1,495.00  / Early Bird Discount $1,395.00



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