Welcome to Our Community
Teaching & Inspiring Others to Be Healthy
Whether you want to start a new career in wellness or expand an existing business, you’ve come to the right place. At the IAWP, you’ll receive a comprehensive education based on our three learning pillars: Wellness Training, Coach Training and Business Training, setting you up for success in a career doing work you love.
The IAWP is the global leader in Health and Wellness Coach Training. Our Wellness Coach Certification provides a world-class education from the industry’s most renowned experts in holistic health, natural medicine, wellness, coaching, entrepreneurship and holistic business. Our community is made up students and graduates from across the globe who are part of our mission to change the health of people everywhere.
The IAWP stands for the International Association of Wellness Professionals. Our wellness education programs began in 2007. The IAWP was founded to bring together the best experts and training in wellness, coaching and holistic business under one roof. Today, we have a thriving community of over 25,000 wellness professionals in over 80 countries.
The IAWP is home to health and wellness professionals and coaches across a wide variety of holistic modalities. Our professional association is a network that provides ongoing training and support to wellness professionals who are committed to helping people live healthier and better lives.
A Message From the Founder
Hello, I’m Suzanne Monroe and I want to personally welcome you to the International Association of Wellness Professionals Wellness Coach Certification Program. I’m so excited that you are visiting our website because that means you are interested in healthy lifestyles and wellness. Now more than ever we need people like you who are ready to guide and support others to living a healthy life. Our world is experiencing a healthcare crisis, and not just because of dollars and cents, but because we have forgotten the most important medicine there is: taking care of ourselves with healthy food, exercise and lifestyle balance.
If you are passionate about wellness and want to inspire others, I invite you to read on about how you can create a career you love that makes a difference in the lives of others. What people need most right now is an advocate for their health, someone who will listen to them and guide them to making the lifestyle changes that are necessary. We’re looking for leaders who are inspired by our message of wellness and want to make a difference in their communities.
It’s an exciting time to be embarking upon a new career in the field of Wellness. With the education you’ll receive in our accredited training program, you’ll have the opportunity to create an exciting career in one of the fastest growing fields. I hope you enjoy exploring our website.
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IAWP Fun Facts
At the IAWP we teach our students how to create group programs and client packages to help them create a sustainable business while helping more people.
Bernie Siegel, MD
Bernie is a retired assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale, the founder of the Exceptional Cancer Patients therapy, and the author of numerous books including Peace, Love & Healing, How to Live Between Office Visits, Prescriptions for Living, Help Me to Heal, 365 Prescriptions for the Soul, and many more.
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD
Stephan is a pioneer in the wellness movement and the co-founder of the Institute for Holistic Studies. He’s also a widely recognized holistic physician, lecturer, and author. Stephan lives in Nosara, Costa Rica, where he is the director and visionary of the Blue Spirit Retreat.
Joan Borysenko, PhD
Dr. Joan Borysenko is a world renowned expert in the mind-body connection. A licensed psychologist with a doctorate in cell biology from Harvard Medical School, she synthesizes cutting edge science with deep humanity. She is the New York Times bestselling author of 16 books and her work has appeared in The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and on Public Television.
Marci is a New York Times best-selling author and world-renowned transformational teacher. Her books include Love for No Reason, Happy for No Reason, and the Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series (as coauthor). Marci is dedicated to helping people live more empowered and joy-filled lives.
Lisa, known as “The Queen of Sales Conversion,” is a former corporate sales superstar who became an entrepreneur and, in just three years, created a multi-million dollar home-based business. In addition to her business achievements, Lisa is the author of The Invisible Close, a guide to making more sales without being “sales-y.”
Max is a highly recognized global authority on creating powerful, purposeful and profitable businesses. The son of a physician and co-founder of the Chopra Center for Well-Being and a transcendental meditation teacher, Max’s wellness roots run deep. Max has produced more than 200 seminars that have transformed thousands of lives.
Jesse Koren & Sharla Jacobs
Jesse and Sharla are award-winning million-dollar coaches and published authors. As founders of Thrive Academy and The Client Attraction Summit, they have taught over 6,000 coaches and holistic practitioners how to build successful businesses.
Sally Fallon Morrell
Sally is the founding president of the widely recognized Weston A. Price Foundation, the editor of the journal Wise Traditions, the founder of A Campaign for Real Milk, the author of the best-selling Nourishing Traditions cookbook, and the co-author of the book Eat Fat, Lose Fat.
Janet is a visionary, a transformational leader, and a world humanitarian. She is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Passion Test™ and the co-founder of one of the largest online magazines in the world, Healthy Wealthy ‘n Wise. Janet travels the globe to support people in their quests for personal greatness.
Christine Horner, MD
Christine is a board certified and nationally recognized surgeon, award-winning author, professional speaker, and women’s health advocate. In 1999, she helped create the first-ever syndicated TV news segment exclusively focused on complementary and alternative medicine.
Kevin is a marketing and business coach for holistic practitioners. He is the president of Dream Practice Coaching, a business book writer, and a licensed acupuncturist who continues to run a part-time private practice.
Racheal is the founder of The Yogipreneur and The Yogi CEO, a company that specializes in business building for the yoga and holistic health community. She is also the co-author of the book A Modern Yogi’s Guide to Rockin’ Your Yoga Career.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been treating clients for more than 35 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Currently in private practice, Dr. Ciaramicoli has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for several years. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News and other shows. He is the author of several books, including the Power of Empathy and The Stress Solution.
Suzanne Monroe is the author of The Holistic Cookbook & Lifestyle Guide: 12 Weeks to a Healthier, Happier You, the co-author of 101 Ways to Improve Your Health, and is a health and business expert appearing regularly in the media. Suzanne was inspired to create the IAWP Wellness Coach Training & Certification Program in collaboration with other leading health experts in order to inspire people to create meaningful careers and spread the message of wellness.
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- Discover how you can quickly launch your career as a Holistic Wellness Coach
- Explore the important differences between Wellness Coaching & Health Coaching
- Get a sneak peek of the curriculum in our Wellness Coach Certification program
- See how you can quickly uplevel your coaching skills with our Unlimited Live Coach Labs
- Learn the #1 thing you must do if you want to build a thriving practice following your passion