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1.0 Wellness Coach Training Course

Course Description 

1.0 Wellness Coach Training

Designed for wellness practitioners and health coaches, the 1.0 Wellness Coach Training course combines core life coaching skills with an in-depth exploration of health and wellness topics. Topics range from positive psychology’s flourishing to best practices for healthy sleep and regular exercise. The course also includes business-building materials and guidelines for bringing wellness coaching into organizations. 

This 26-session course sets successful graduates on the path to becoming Health Board credentialed, allowing coaches to charge specific insurance plans for coaching sessions. This course covers the foundational coaching skills set out by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and qualifies coaches to pursue certification and accreditation by the ICF.

Throughout your training, you will learn: 

  • Foundational coaching skills, presented in a framework for working with people focused on their health and wellness.
  • Specific tools for coaching around health and wellness success.
  • How to coach topics such as stress management, diet, and exercise.
  • Have opportunities to practice these skills and tools by coaching and being coached by your classmates. 

Course Format

Class will meet once a week for two hours, at your designated class time. Each class is broken into three main parts:

  1. Discussion: The first third of class includes an open discussion on the chapter you read to prepare for the class. Your trainer will answer questions and provide additional insight. 
  2. Demonstration: Your trainer will demonstrate how to use the tool or skill being discussed with a volunteer client from class. 
  3. Practice: The last portion of class is reserved for practice time, and you will be broken into pairs to practice the coaching tool or skill with a classmate. This section concludes with a reflection.

Textbooks/PDFs Included

  • Wellness Life Coach 1.0 Training Guide, by Amois Marie Williams and John Andrew Williams (1 hard copy provided as part of your training.) 
  • Wellness Life Coach Workbook by Amois Marie Williams and John Andrew Williams (1 hard copy provided as part of your training.) 
  • Optional: Core Motivation by John Andrew Williams (May be purchased by emailing


There are four main components that are required for CTEDU certification: 

  1. Coach-Client Overviews: Coaches are required to submit three coaching recordings to their Coach Mentor for feedback and review. You must earn a score of 7 or higher on either the second or third overview in order to complete the course. 
  2. Course Attendance: Coaches must attend a minimum of 20 of the 24 scheduled training sessions (which does not include the Orientation or Introduction sessions). 
  3. Coaching Log: Coaches must accumulate a minimum of 10 coaching hours with at least one practice client throughout the coaching program. 
  4. Group Mentor Course: See additional courses below.

1.0 Wellness Course is a prerequisite for: 

  1. Group Mentor Coaching: Group Mentor coaching is an 8-week course where you will receive direct feedback from a coach mentor and a group of peer coaches. This course completes the certification of the 1.0 program and, along with the three overview hours, satisfies the ICF requirement for ten coach mentor hours.
  2. 2.0 Advanced Coach Training: This course is packed with advanced coaching tools and skills, and provides a plethora of research to help coaches build their credibility. This newly updated program is designed to up-level your coach training and bolster your coaching practice.  
  3. Health & Wellness Life Coach Training: This 16-week course covers tools and skills specific for working with clients on health-related topics, such as mental health, diet, stress, prevention, and health care decisions. This course is designed for coaches who have completed the 1.0 and 2.0 training courses and would like to develop specialized skills for the health field. Along with the 1.0 and 2.0 training courses, this course is the final educational requirement for becoming Health Board Certified.   

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Week 1 Sample: Orientation and Foundation


  • Read Chapter 1 in the 1.0 Wellness Life Coach Training  Guide 
  • Listen to the recording Structured Improvisation (4:06) 
  • Listen to the recording Levels of  Listening (5:44) 
  • Listen to the recording Powerful Questions (13:46) 
  • Optional: Listen to the recording Optional Demo: Powerful  Questions (3:40)


We usually do a check-in before each call. Depending on the time (and if we’re ahead or behind schedule) check-ins may be a minute or two per person, just two words, or even a haiku. Today’s check-in will be an introduction of each of us, so please take two minutes to tell the group: 

  • About your background. 
  • Why you’re interested in Wellness Life Coaching.
  • If you were a vegetable or fruit, which one would you be and why? 

Practice Coaching 

The points to address for today’s one-to-one work are: 

  • Level two listening. Practice recovering back to level two when you notice that you’ve slipped back into level one. Slipping back will happen. It’s part of human nature. The key is to notice and recover back to level two. 
  • Stay in the moment with your client. When your client reaches a natural stopping point, pause. Allow yourself the space to listen closely to your client, then think of a simple, curious question after your client has spoken. 
  • Ask three or more simple, curious questions. 

Examples of simple, curious questions: 

  • What is most important to you? 
  • What do you really want in your life? 
  • What are the most important things that you’ve learned about yourself? 
  • What qualities do you like best/least about yourself? 
  • What’s been the top three highlights of your past year/month/day? 
  • What is your favorite time of day? 
  • In the next year, what are you most looking forward to? 
  • In this course, what are you hoping you will learn? 
  • How will you know that you’re successful?


Week 12 Sample: System


  • Find Week Twelve of recordings in Coach Portal.
  • Read Chapter 12 in the Wellness Life Coach 1.0 Training Guide, 2nd Edition
  • Follow along in the Wellness Life Coaching Workbook
  • The Habit Loop (p. 46-48)
  • Nutrition Wheel (p. 57-58)
  • Listen to the recording on Systems and Organizations (7:33)
  • Listen to the recording on Making Decisions (4:52)
  • Listen to Nutrition recording
  • Listen to Coaching to Flourish with Nutrition recording



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