How to Become a Wellness Coach

If you’re passionate about wellness and have a natural affinity towards healthy lifestyles, eating well or fitness, becoming a Wellness Coach could be a perfect career fit for you.

What is a Wellness Coach?

Wellness Coaches are coaches who specialize in supporting people to be healthy and to make positive health and lifestyle changes. Wellness Coaches focus on preventative measures such as healthy eating, lifestyle changes, fitness and self-care.

Wellness Coaching applies an integrated, holistic approach to health and well-being, examining factors such as eating habits, lifestyle choices, and the impact that career, relationships, stress, physical activity and other life factors have on the whole person.  Wellness Coaches take a holistic perspective and work with clients to achieve balance in all areas of their health.

Where do Wellness Coaches work?

Wellness Coaches may work in a variety of settings. The majority of Wellness Coaches work in private practice. Wellness Coaches may also work in alternative or traditional medical clinics, within school systems or in businesses that foster healthy workplaces. Wellness Coaches can work with clients in-person or via phone or internet. Some Wellness Coaches lead small groups, teach classes, workshops or webinars.

What should I look for in a Wellness Coach training program?

Choosing the right health and wellness coach training program for your education is important.  You should consider the following:

Where will the training take place? Training programs may be taught in person or via distance learning, including online classrooms, tele-training or other virtual teaching methods.

Is the training accredited? Be sure to find out if your training program is accredited and if you will receive certification and/or licensing during your program.  You may also inquire whether or not you will receive CEU’s or college credits for your training.

What is the success rate of Wellness Coach graduates? The best way to learn about success of a school’s graduates is to ask to speak directly with graduates of the program. If the school is hesitant in connecting you with graduates, this may be a red flag. You can ask graduates what they liked about the training and how they are using their training now in the real world.

What ongoing support is provided to students and graduates? Some Wellness Coach training programs may offer ongoing business or marketing support for graduates. Inquire about whether or not this training is provided as part of your education is important. You will need to learn how to market your new business which requires additional skills you will need once you finish your program.

Would I Make a Good Wellness Coach?

A Wellness Coach should possess certain traits, including:

  • passionate about health and wellness
  • enjoys helping others
  • able to listen and provide feedback

Some new skills may be acquired during your training, including how to motivate, inspire, lead, coach, teach advise and educate others about health and wellness.

Suzanne Monroe is the Founder of The International Association of Wellness Professionals and Director of the IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification & Training Program. For more information and for your complimentary Wellness Coach Career Kit, please visit http://www.wellnesscoachsuccess.com

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The Wellness Coach Career Kit contains:
  • * The IAWP Course Catalog
  • * The Wellness Coach Career Quiz
  • * The Healthy Lifestyle Wheel
  • * Interactive tools to help you learn what it’s like to be a Wellness Coach

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Success Stories:

  • You feel so much freedom when you know you can call the shots and take yourself where you want to go….

    You feel so much freedom when you know you can call the shots and take yourself where you want to go….

    You feel so much freedom when you know you can call the shots and take yourself where you want to go….

  • In just one short strategy session, Suzanne created a major breakthrough for me in my health coaching practice….

    In just one short strategy session, Suzanne created a major breakthrough for me in my health coaching practice….

    “In just one short strategy session, Suzanne created a major breakthrough for me in my health coaching practice. I was able to determine how to price and package my programs and create a joint venture partnership to increase client referrals.

  • I was scared I was going to have to give up on my passion and go back and get a “real” job ….

    I was scared I was going to have to give up on my passion and go back and get a “real” job ….

    Suzanne helped me to craft a blueprint for my business to achieve my big vision. I am now moving forward with confidence because I have a plan in place with systematic steps that generate revenue in my business now and for the future!

  • As I Naturopath, I knew my work could help so many people, but I was really struggling with finding a consistent supply of clients

    As I Naturopath, I knew my work could help so many people, but I was really struggling with finding a consistent supply of clients

    After working with Suzanne and the IAWP, I got crystal clear on who my ideal client is and how I was meant to serve them with my work.

  • The IAWP Wellness Coach Training is the best program I’ve come across.

    The IAWP Wellness Coach Training is the best program I’ve come across.

    If you want to become educated not only as a wellness coach but also become a successful one, this certification program is a no-fail system. It’s so supportive, I love it!

  • I now have a real game plan and clients, with dozens more potential clients interested!

    I now have a real game plan and clients, with dozens more potential clients interested!

    When I started my wellness coaching practice, I was not used to finding clients on my own, as I used to work for large corporations. I found myself hitting a wall in terms of my business skills…..

  • I’m so happy I invested in myself…I can already see the huge impact it has made.

    I’m so happy I invested in myself…I can already see the huge impact it has made.

    Before I found the IAWP, I was struggling with finding clients, pricing my services and with my overall business plan. The IAWP taught me how to actually find and connect with clients who want to pay for my services…

  • Before working with Suzanne, I felt stuck in my business as an acupuncturist…

    Before working with Suzanne, I felt stuck in my business as an acupuncturist…

    Before working with Suzanne, I felt stuck in my business as an acupuncturist. I was in “waiting” mode, waiting for people to find me, which was limiting. I didn’t want to be seen as pushy or inauthentic, yet I truly wanted to help people.