Our Certification Training is an integrative wellness coach training program based on a dynamic whole person model and our pioneering Wellness Inventory program. Gain personal insights and professional skills to get life-changing results for your clients.
Praised by the Stanford Research Institute as "a foundational wellness tool," the Wellness Inventory supports people in creating sustainable lifestyle change, resulting in an improved level of wellbeing, life-balance, and a greater capacity for optimal living.
The training has two levels. Level I is 14 weeks.
Level II is 7 weeks (Holographic Coaching Practicum).
Both levels are required to become a Certified Wellness Inventory Coach.
"Hands down the best training I've ever taken."
Eileen Manglass, Life Coach
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|LEVEL I TRAINING SCHEDULE
|Feb. 24 - May 26, 2015
||7:00-9:00 pm ET
|Feb. 25 - May 27, 2015
||1:00-3:00 pm ET
TRAINING FEE (LEVEL I) - $1,395
LEVEL I: WELLNESS INVENTORY CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Our Level I Certification Training is a 14 week course which includes a weekly live 2 hour class delivered as a live phone teleconference, weekly buddy coaching sessions, awareness exercises, extensive support material, and a proficiency portfolio. The training is a vibrant, highly interactive learning experience, both personally and professionally, and creates an environment that encourages high levels of participation.
The Wellness Wheel and Holographic Change Process
The Wellness Inventory is an online assessment and life-balance program that focuses on the whole person in the key 12 dimensions wellness drawn from the Wellness Energy System developed by wellness innovator, Dr. John Travis. The training helps you gain proficiency in using this model, represented by the 12-part Wellness Wheel, with clients.
You will also experience ongoing exploration of the Wheel as a dynamic hologram of interdependent elements, as well as its use as an organizing principle for individual and organizational wellness programs.
The process of working with the Wellness Wheel also helps to develop greater coherence in your personal life. With these new insights, you’ll experience how to use the Holographic Change Process in your coaching to facilitate greater coherence, participation, self-responsibility, and wellbeing in your clients' lives.
"I don’t think it is possible to take this course and not be impacted or transformed."
David Quigley PHR, M.S.W.
Director, Service Excellence
McKee Medical Center
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The Level I training also focuses on increasing your knowledge and proficiency utilizing the key elements of the Wellness Inventory on both the client (user) side and administrative side of the program in the Level I Training. On the client side, you will gain greater insight into the key elements of the program:
- Whole Person Assessment
- Wellness and Motivation Scores
- My Action Plan
- Email Reminders
- Progress Tracker
- My Wellness Journal
- Self-Study Center
- 12 Resource Centers
We focus on creating personalized wellness action plans in the context of "change readiness" (Six Stages of Change), and use an approach of small steps for continual improvement. This approach leads to a higher rate of success as it is oriented toward the areas that are most meaningful to the client and are most motivated to improve.
You will learn basic coaching skills or how to strategically use your existing coaching skills to maximize the effectiveness of the Wellness Inventory in helping your clients achieve their goals.
On the administrative/coaching side, you will be trained to use a suite of online reporting, coaching, and communication tools designed to support implementation of the Wellness Inventory within individual, group and organizational settings for optimal results.
"The Certification Training is phenomenal. I am leaving the course a transformed person!"
Buddy Ann Ross, RN, BSN, MS
From a business/marketing perspective, you will learn strategies for using the Wellness Inventory to:
- Create a wellness dimension in your practice or business,
- Create the context for ongoing wellness coaching,
- Build your practice or business and increase client retention,
- Create new profit centers, and
- Work with individuals, groups and organizations
You will also learn strategies for using the Wellness Inventory as an organizing principle for implementing wellness programs in various markets - employee wellness, healthcare, community wellness, education, and spa. This includes strategies for integrating the Wellness Inventory, coaching, and workshops to support creating a "culture of wellness" in organizations, and to foster a positive outcome for participants.
Designation upon completion of Level I: Certified Wellness Inventory Facilitator
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This fascinating, in-depth interview with Certification Training co-creators, Jim Strohecker and the late Bobbie Burdett, focuses on our foundational, whole-person wellness philosophy, Wellness Inventory program, wellness coaching method, holographic growth process, and Certification Training.
Bobbie was a co-creator of the first wellness center in the US in 1975 with Wellness Inventory creator, John Travis, MD, MPH.
AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN STUDENT WELLNESS
West Virginia University receives American College Health Association award for innovation in student wellness for their "Enhancing Wellbeing" program based on the Wellness Inventory. View more
LEVEL II: HOLOGRAPHIC COACHING PRACTICUM
The Holographic Coaching Practicum is a 7-week training offered to graduates of our Level I Training who want to hone and deepen their coaching skills using the Holographic Change
Process as well as the Coaching Core Competencies as outlined by the International Coach Federation. The training is delivered via live-hosted teleconferencing (by phone).
Schedule for our two Winter 2015 classes:
- January 6 - February 17 - Tuesdays (1-3 ET)
- January 7 - February 18 - Wednesdays (7-9 ET).
For more information on the Holographic Coaching Practicum: http://wellpeople.com/pdf/practicum.pdf
Designation upon successful completion of Level II: Certified Wellness Inventory Coach.
Whether you are new to coaching or an experienced coach, you'll learn how to maximize the effectiveness of the Wellness Inventory for helping your clients or employees achieve their goals. There are two levels of Certification:
Certified Facilitator: Graduates of the 14 week Level 1 Certification Training are designated as a Certified Wellness Inventory Facilitator. This prepares you to deliver the Wellness Inventory program to your clients, patients or employees and to begin coaching individuals. Our Level I training is 28 hours.
Certified Coach: Graduates who then complete our 7 week Holographic Coaching Practicum (Level II) are designated a Certified Wellness Inventory Coach. This training deepens your coaching core competencies and takes your professional coaching skills to the new level. Our Level II training is 14 hours.
TRAINING COSTS & PAYMENT PLANS
WHO IS IT FOR?: The Certification Training is for life and wellness coaches, nurses, social workers, therapists, counselors, physicians, and other health professionals, wellness, fitness and spa professionals, consultants, and corporate trainers.
Level I - Wellness Inventory Certification Training: $1,395
Level II - Holographic Coaching Practicum: $695
Level I & Level II Package: $2,090
(Save $100 if you pay in full, only $1,990!)
Level I Training: Four monthly payments of $350.
Level I / Level II Package: Four monthly payments of $522.50.
Form of payment: Credit card, PayPal, checks.
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ADVANCED TRAINING COURSES
Ethics in Professional Coaching - $300
Four week course for professional coaches.
Winter 2015 to be announced soon.
Coaches may receive 6 ICF Core Competency CCEs. View more
Contact Jim Strohecker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CONTINUING EDUCATION & CREDENTIALING
Counselors: Counselors can receive 42 continuing education credits for the two levels of our Certification Training from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) from the Center for Credentialing and Education, through our relationship with the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT). Our Certification Training is offered as part of ILCT's Wellness Coach Specialist track. To receive the CEUs you must register for the training through the Institute for Life Coach Training
Coaches: Our Level I and Level II trainings are approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for 42 hours of continuing coaching education credits. Of the 42 CCEUs, 30.5 hours are for core competencies, 6 hours for business development, and 5.5 hours for personal development of the coach.
Addictions Counselors and other Behavioral Health Professionals: NAADAC (National Association of Addictions Counselors) provides continuing education credits for various behavioral health professional fields. Check with your state board to see if they accept CEUs from NAADAC. If they accept NAADAC CEUs, you can receive CEUs through our relationship with the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT). Our Certification Training is offered as part of ILCT's Wellness Coach Specialist track. To receive the CEUs you must register for the training through the Institute for Life Coach Training
ICF Portfolio Certification: The 30.5 hours of core competencies also can be applied for the hours needed for ICF Certification through the portfolio process, and the remaining 11.5 hours can be applied within certain guidelines.
Board Certified Coach Credential (BCC): The two levels of the Certification Training are approved for 42 hours towards the Board Certified Coach credential (BCC) from the Center for Credentialing and Education, through our relationship with the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT). Our Certification Training is offered as part of ILCT's Wellness Coach Specialist track. To receive the hours towards the BCC you must register for the training through the Institute for Life Coach Training
Wellness Coaching Specialist Certificate: The 42 hours of training may also be applied towards the Institute for Life Coach Training's Wellness Coaching Specialist certificate as well as towards their ACTP coach certification which prepares you for ICF certification.
Jim Strohecker, CEO/co-founder of HealthWorld Online (www.healthy.net), the first online network focused on alternative health and wellness, is co-developer of the Wellness Inventory online program, and the Wellness Inventory Certification Training. With over 30 years of experience in human potential, wellness and holistic health, he has been a leader in the wellness revolution via publishing and the Internet media. Co-author of five books, he was executive editor of the influential Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide, and is publisher of Healthy Update, a weekly e-newsletter on wellness and integrative health. Jim lives in Los Angeles, CA.
integrates best practices from over 25 years experience in counseling, wellness coaching and training in the areas of personal growth and development, nutrition, health, energy psychology, as well as marketing and management.
Author of Quantum Coaching Questions (2013), Marilena is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) and a Certified Wellness Inventory Coach.
Marilena holds degrees in psychology and journalism from New York University and completed her graduate degree in Counseling Psychology at the State University of New York. She is Board Certified with a Specialty in Wellness Coaching by the Center for Credentialing & Education.
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TESTIMONIALS FROM GRADUATES
“Empower yourself to take charge of your health.... The Wellness Inventory is the best place to start to create a solid and informed foundation that will lead to a positive transformation of your health.”
COL (R) Jill Chambers, US Army
"I learned more about how to stay well in this 14 week training then I did in four years of medical school."
Michele Gourley, MD, MPH
Director of Faith-Based and Community Partnerships
Tennessee Department of Health
“I don’t think it is possible to take this course and not be impacted or transformed. The invitations to grow, learn, stretch, be heartfull, are so numerous as to result in unavoidable growth opportunities.”
David Quigley PHR, M.S.W.
Director Service Excellence
McKee Medical Center, Loveland, Co.
"This was the best, most comprehensive, actually useful training I have ever taken. Hands down the best learning environment for health professionals or anyone working for themselves, or in organizations, wanting to be healthy in their work, enhancing the joy in their lives while doing it."
Eileen Manglass, LCSW
“The Wellness Inventory training is more than a certification – it opens a path to living in a way most individuals have not considered. I can honestly say I experienced a transformation on many levels in this 14 week course.”
Health Education Specialist
Live Learn Community Specialist
West Virginia University
"I have grown emotionally and intellectually as a result of taking the training, which has been beneficial to both my personal and professional life. I could not have predicted how this would seep into the different facets of my life when I began. I like how it has influenced me in many ways."
Director Complementary Medicine
Aurora Health Care
"Whether you're working in private practice, a corporate wellness program, hospital, or community setting, this training will be an essential tool to help clearly evaluate not only the effectiveness of a wellness program, but the depth of commitment, understanding, and integration of wellness principles that will accompany you for a lifetime."
Meg Jordan, PhD, RN
Dept. Chair, Professor, Integrative Health Studies
California Institute of Integral Studies
“Even if you’ve been a wellness practitioner for a long time, you’ll learn new concepts related to wellbeing and new tools to use to apply them. For someone new to wellness, it’s a great introduction and will enhance awareness in all aspects of life.”
Director of Wellness and Health Promotion
West Virginia University
As a clergy woman in The United Methodist Church, I am incorporating what I learned into teaching, conversations, sermons and counseling. (I'm even asking people to breath deeply before we begin a meeting or service, etc). What excites me is being able to use the Wellness Inventory to promote a culture of wellness in the local church....whole-person wellness...mind, body, and spirit. We are called to be good stewards...of our earth and its’ resources and our selves. I hope to continue to raise awareness in the United a Methodist Church district and conference wide as well as build my own wholistic coaching business. This stuff is awesome.”
Rev. Karen MacDuff
United Methodist Clergy, Florida Conference
Self-Care Coach, Living Well
"I communicate to others the value of the Wellness Inventory as a support to their personal goal setting process, and to increase their awareness, knowledge, skills about the achievement of wellness."
Deborah Wilcox, Ph.D.
Multicultural Organizational Development Services
"The Wellness Inventory goes deeper to the core of what it means to be human. I found Wellness Inventory to be the most comprehensive and in-depth approach to coaching in the market today. I highly recommend it to those who are serious about incorporating a holistic approach to coaching."
Virginia Schoenfeld, MPH, PhD
Commander, US Navy (IRR)
Wellness Vibrations Consulting
Co-Founder, The B.R.E.A.T.H. Center
“The Wellness Inventory is a rich tool for building and maintaining awareness around a whole person model of wellbeing. The class in extremely well organized and the instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and accessible. The instructors really made us feel like a connected caring group through the phone every week. The longevity of this tool has proven it's staying power in the field of wellness. It is not a gimmick, it is a well proven and used program for building personal well being and improved health in all areas of life.”
Amy Trezona RN
"This program goes beyond the traditional concept of Wellness just relating to our physical health and taps into our what inspires and motivates us to make changes that are attainable and sustainable which creates a true quality of Well Being."
Whole Person Wellness Coach
"This training turned out to be doubly worth my investment. Not only was I given great resources and training for coaching others, it began with great work within me. I am a better person after this training. It encouraged growth already begun in me before the course and the results were exponential. The resources are vast and the expertise of the instructors is terrific. They teach warmly, humbly but with authority based in knowing we can trust the process."
Doctor of Naturopathic Ministry and Traditional Naturopath (unlicensed)
“This training is a game changer and paradigm shifter!”
W. Lee Shane,
Certified Wellness Inventory Facilitator and Coach
Nova Scotia, Canada
"Regardless of where you are in your own path and pursuit for wellbeing in your professional and personal life, you are guaranteed to benefit from the training. The opportunity is there to increase your knowledge, enhance you experience, and benefit from the guidance from Jim and Bobbie. You will network with like-minded professionals for a rewarding experience and wellness journey."
Jeri Apple, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Owner/Founder; The Apple Approach to Health & Wellbeing
“I think wellness is 'the new holism'. It reaches way beyond holism though, in that it's a consciousness raising process and has so much potential to improve society and the way people are treated and treat each other. It's wonderful work to be part of and I thank you and Bobbie for opening our eyes to it.”
Dr. Pauline McCabe
Course Coordinator OHTH2142 Wellness and Lifestyle
Wellness Group, RMIT School of Health Sciences
Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
“Excellent training for enhancing individual understanding of wellness - that it is “a conscious choice” and that everything we do whether physical, mental or spiritual will influence our state of wellness either positively or negatively. However, when we know better - we do better - if we choose to. Also, great learning opportunity to learn Wellness Coaching skills and practice how to utilize them in your coaching practice.”
COL Lucretia McClenney, USA (Ret)
“Every choice we make in every area of our lives affects our health and well-being. In addition, our choices profoundly affect those we love and are in regular contact with. The single most powerful gift we can give ourselves and those we love is to focus on increasing our health. I have never found a more effective tool and process than the Wellness Inventory training.
Multiple Grammy and CMA Nominee, Michael Peterson
"From the coaching classes I have taken thus far this has been the most valuable and the one that I have learned the most in. Thank you so much for your generosity with materials and for your willingness to prepare us to become awesome coaches!"
Psychologist and Coach
“This is a life changing, transformational program that can enhance your wellbeing, relationships, meaning, and purpose in life. There are many resources, tools and techniques to help you along the way. I would not hesitate to recommend this tool for anyone wanting to make a positive, lasting change in their life.”
Federal government employee
"This program reinforced my belief that Wellness is a choice. And, with every choice we make in one aspect of our lives, we impact every other aspect of our life. It also reinforced that we are all creative, resourceful and whole – a wonderful message to carry us all forward in life – for ourselves and for our clients."
Luanne Dube’ Paynick
Director of Creative Design at VoicePro®
“It is a very complete, practical and deep framework to use for both personal and professional wellness, and will have lasting effects on yourself and your clients.”
Wellness of Woden, Australia
“The trainers of this program deeply understand the transformative power of small steps toward well-being when held within the framework of personal meaning and multi-dimensional wellness. The two-course series offers in-depth study and experience of the framework, the process, and the skills to effect positive change for oneself, one’s clients, and for the health care system itself. I highly recommend it!"
Carolyn A., PhD, RN, AHN-BC
“No matter where you are on your journey of wellness, the Wellness Inventory is a tool that can help deepen one’s own understanding of self and take you to the next level. Discovering what is it you want and need in your life and allowing yourself to ‘own’ it is life changing. Utilizing the Kaizen approach to change allows you to take a deep breath and exhale with relief with an understanding that the joy is found in the process of small changes and it is continual, and you now have these tools for your lifetime.”
"This program has truly changed my life. The Wellness Inventory itself is user-friendly, clear, and comprehensive. The tremendous thing was working with the likes of Bobbie and Jim - people of such intelligence, compassion, and integrity. They embody their principles; they create an atmosphere conducive to profound change. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your guidance and example."
"I highly recommend the Wellness Inventory Assessment Training to professional coaches who want to expand their client offerings as well as acquire an array of new coaching skills. You will learn how to increase your client's awareness and as an added bonus, you have an opportunity to improve your wellness status."
Tina Elliot, MBA, PCC
Professional Certified Coach
Health & Wellness Coach
ICF Ethics & Standards Committee Member
“I came to the course expecting to learn tools and techniques needed to help others but never anticipated the profound personal growth I experienced during the process. This course changed my view of wellness to an inside out process where self exploration and small sustainable changes transform one’s understanding and ability to create the life they are meant to live. I highly recommend this course for anyone who is serious about helping themselves or others improve their overall health and wellness.”
James Rosati, Naturopath & Director
Geneva Ridge Spa and Wellness Center
“I wanted to write and let you both know how much I loved the Wellness class. Truly, the greatest learning and growth came step by step, week by week, here a little, there a little. I am healthier, stronger and more alive because of the intensive submersion into this vast and captivating curriculum. So many new perspectives and ideas have emerged. I have a higher vantage point and clearer eyes to see realities I only sensed were there. Thank you so much!”
Janna Ames BA, CPCC, ACC
Prime Perspectives Life Coaching
"The courses on The Wellness Inventory provide the tools and training necessary to be a masterful coach. I experienced an in-depth look at the Inventory, my coaching, and myself. Everything I expected and more."
June O. Bond, Ed.D., PCC
DreamCatchers Life Coaching
"A healthy coach who understands the holographic process presented in the Wellness Inventory can change the world through coaching. In this course, I gained insight into my own lifestyle, found excitement in understanding change, and deepened my learning about how to achieve high quality of life. I definitely will bring a refreshed outlook to my clients."
Wellness Coaching Specialist
"The awareness gained in this course is a great reminder that well living is about daily practice no matter where you are in the journey of your life."
Director of Focus Living Center
"As a physician, I see people all of the time who need this type of work, but do not know where to get it. This program allows health professionals of all types gain knowledge of how to approach true wellness. In addition, the experience of going through the coaching itself is crucial to understanding what you are providing to your clients. It also magnifies your own strengths and challenges so that you can be the best provider of wellness for your clients. It is truly a blessing that I was able to experience this! It is already adding so much value to my practice and career as well as my own personal life. Thank you Jim and Bobbie!!!!"
Maiysha Clairborne, MD
"The Wellness Inventory Certification is valuable tool for both personal and professional development. It is a comprehensive and educational experience that gave me a new insight into my own wellness journey and how I may better serve the needs of my clients. The class structure and supplemental reading are superbly presented."
Philip Bergman ACSM, M.A.
"The Wellness Inventory Certification Training was a wonderful experience. The resources were great, and Bobbie and Jim did an excellent job of facilitating our process. I believe this is an invaluable tool for any health practitioner desiring to make positive changes in their patients' lives. I know this will only enhance the work I do with my patients."
Wanda J. Bedinghaus, MD
"I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the training program. It's a very beneficial program for a wide range of lay people and professionals. Even though I have been involved in self-care and healing for many years now, I was able to explore new layers. The 12 dimensions of wellness are organized and represented eloquently. I look forward to this new tool facilitating my client's wellness as well as my continued exploration of wellness."
Barbara Denison ARNP, AHN-BC
(Advanced Holistic Nurse - Board Certified)
Holistic Nursing Consultants, Wichita, KS
"This has been a wonderful experience as a student and as someone who will use this with my clients. Both Bobbie and Jim have a wealth of knowledge that they share in an enthusiastic and free manner. It is clear that they love this topic and are passionate about building a community of people who are going to utilize the Wellness Inventory in many different ways. Every person in the class was interesting and brought something very special to each class. It has been to true joy!"
Mental Wellness Coach
"I found the training to be an exceptional experience both academically and personally. The teachers, readings, class participation and coaching sessions not only provided information and skills training, but more importantly, supported integration of the material leading to
attitudinal, perceptual and personal transformation. This class not only assists the coach in the coaching process but l also helps the participant in their own personal wellness journey."
Betsy Buselli, PhD, RN
"The Wellness Inventory Certification Training is phenomenal. It is a great course for every health care provider, because it allows for deep exploration into your own aspects of wellness, so that you have more to offer clients. The course is a terrific organizational framework for wellness. As a nurse and traditional naturopathic student, I thought I knew a lot about wellness coming into the course. I quickly realized I had a lot to learn! I am leaving the course a transformed person!"
Buddy Ann Ross, RN, BSN, MS
Naturopathic Nurse, Reiki Master
"This is the real McCoy of wellness. The authentic definition of wellness: in its practice and life skills and respect for life, the individual, and the whole. That which we all know, and have forgotten, and now gently reminded of, with care and respect."
Carole, South Carolina
"This Wellness Coaching certification course has rearranged my inner framework for understanding and integrating knowledge related to the meaning of real health and well-being. As an international educator, transformational life coach and yoga teacher for children, I was given great tools for creating my own wellness programs to suit my clients' needs, for facilitating personal and professional empowerment using an inside-out approach, and for enhancing my own awareness of growth in all areas of life. I highly recommend this training to everyone interested in going further with wellness coaching or simply wishing to enhance their whole life experience with this powerful knowledge."
Cezarina Trone, B. Sc. Ed, CPC
Transformational life coach & visionary educator
"Thanks for making the course not only educational but fun. I learned so much about myself as well as the wellness program. It will forever change my life."
Hazel Martinez, RN
"Did you happen to see the movie 'As Good as it Gets' with Jack Nicholson? I remember a quote from the film when Nicholson's character says to the woman he'd fallen in love with 'You make me want to be a better man'. Something similar rings in my ears this evening, in the sense that both of you have spirits that inspire me to grow into something bigger, some larger aspect of myself. Thank you both for that! This is a deeply important class and I am really thankful."
Lori Boothroyd, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Traverse City, MI
"I had a wonderful time learning, practicing and sharing during my recent wellness class. Not only the learning came from two awesome instructors, a great curriculum and structure but also from the well-educated and knowledgeable classmates; the telephone class instruction was set up in a nurturing and safe environment. All in all I got up to date information on overall wellness with easy to implement action steps that have made a great difference in my life. The wellness inventory web site tools are like no other I've seen for coaches and clients alike."
"While I expected to learn about wellness from a professional standpoint, I was blown away by the personal gains I made in my understanding and appreciation for how the 12 dimensions of wellness play out in my own life. The learning that I did in this class strongly supported my ability to make a number of significant changes in how I address my sense of wellness. I know that the enthusiasm that I feel about my new found sense of wellness will be easily communicated to future coaching clients."
Family Therapist, Life Coach
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