WELCOME TO THE IAWP

Join Our Global Community of Holistic, Heart Centered Coaches

Our community is passionate about sharing the message of holistic wellness and growing together as we inspire others. 

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Our community of Holistic Wellness Coaches come from diverse backgrounds, live in different places across the globe and have unique life experiences. Yet we all share a common passion and purpose: Transforming lives through the power of holistic wellness coaching.

Together we’re a part of a movement and we find it makes sense to say to those who resonate with our message and movement…Welcome Home!

ARE YOU READY FOR SOMETHING NEW IN YOUR LIFE?

Whether you’ve hit burnout in your job, have found yourself disconnected to your purpose or have undergone your own health journey, a part of you knows it’s time to make a change and help others.

But how do you do it?

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It’s often said – “Life is short”. With the changes in the world over the last few years, many people have taken this to heart and have paused to re-evaluate their lives. Perhaps you’ve realized it’s time to finally go for your passion?

Yet taking steps toward your purpose can be challenging in the real world. You might have a desire to do something meaningful, but the busyness of life, the chaos of the world or even the voices in your own head can hold you back. 

That’s why the IAWP is committed to supporting our coaches to align with their purpose and take action toward it.  Alone, this is often impossible to accomplish. 

But with our community and the ongoing, personal support we provide, it becomes natural to do what you love everyday. Surrounded by like-minded people who are on a similar path, you’ll be inspired to follow your own. Simply said, “We got you.”

ARE YOU READY TO EXPERIENCE A LIFE CHANGING, TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY?

Gain a One-of-a-Kind Holistic Wellness Education

Expand your thinking and learn how your life and well-being are interconnected

You may have noticed that the word “holistic” gets used a lot these days. But what does it really mean? At the IAWP, we believe it means several things. 

First and foremost, we look at the whole person, not just their physical health or symptoms, but their mindset, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

We’re not all the same. Every person has a unique makeup, different experiences and our lives are complex and interwoven.  

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A holistic approach to wellness includes examining all aspects that impact us including our careers, our purpose and our relationships to others, to ourself and even to the natural world that is always present around us. 

Our Wellness 360 philosophy incorporates 12 holistic elements including 36 dimensions of the self. You’ll learn about the three energetic layers of each element that create our unique blueprints. 

Finally, we teach that a true holistic approach combines the best of modern health knowledge with age-old healing wisdom. We teach you it all so you can confidently support yourself and others with the practices and tools that will create lasting transformations.

Set Yourself Apart with a Globally Recognized Certification

IAWP Holistic Wellness Coach Accreditation

There’s many health and wellness coach training programs available today. How do you sort out their differences?

What you won’t find anywhere else is a globally recognized and internationally accredited program that teaches both cutting edge science and ancient healing wisdom.

Our international community is made up of coaches across the world who all share a common passion for helping others to heal their lives naturally. 

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The International Association of Wellness Professionals is recognized world wide and we have students participating in over 80 countries. The IAWP Holistic Wellness Coach Certification is also CCE accredited through the International Coach Federation. 

Plus we have accreditations from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), the Canadian Health Coach Alliance and the Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition, ensuring our curriculum has met the highest standards in education.

When you become certified through the IAWP, you can confidently coach clients anywhere in the world.

Experience Your Own Wellness Transformation

Take Your Passion for Natural Living to the Next Level

As you embark on this new journey, you’ll not only learn about wellness but you’ll live it. 

If you’re here, you’re likely someone who already practices a natural approach to living. Maybe you’ve overcome your own health challenge (or are still working on it.) Or maybe you’re just passionate about all things holistic.

Whether you shop locally and organically, practice yoga, make your own herbal remedies or use plants to support your well-being, it’s time to build upon that passion. 

As you learn how to guide others, you’ll experience your own transformation unfolding. That might seem impossible right now, but once you experience Holistic Wellness Coaching, you’ll notice how your life will make both small and big shifts until you become a shining example of what it means to be truly well.

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Holistic Wellness Coaching is the path to helping others to incorporate natural health and healing into their lives.

Unlike health coaching, holistic wellness coaching goes beyond simply changing habits, providing institutional advice or following standardized, one-size-fits all methods that don’t truly account for the individual’s unique path. 

Instead, the IAWP believes in looking deeply at the whole person while supporting people from the inside out. Our coaches learn how to use tools and practices that will transform all areas of a person’s life as they embark on their unique wellness journey.  

Be Fully Supported in Your New Career

Receive Unlimited Support & Proven Systems

Changing careers or doing something new can be both exciting and terrifying.

That’s why we want you to know that from the moment you begin your journey with us, you will be fully supported every step of the way. 

Real, Personal Support is just one thing that makes the IAWP different from other trainings. 

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When you start out on a new career path, it’s essential to have support both during your training and after.  In today’s online education world, there are so many ways of learning.  The good news is we can participate in programs from anywhere in the world and don’t need to look at a chalkboard anymore. 

But often times, real, personal support is missing from these experiences. When it comes to launching a coaching practice, having someone to coach you and guide you every step of the way will make all the difference in your long term success. 

That’s why here at the IAWP, we do things differently. Ongoing, personal support is built into our training program at every stage of your journey. From unlimited coaching labs to weekly workshops and live event experiences, to community connections and more – you’ll have support for a lifetime. 

You’ll also receive support through our three proven systems that will help you hit the ground running as a Holistic Wellness Coach.  We don’t just train you then leave you to figure out how to really help people and build a coaching business. Instead, we give you the systems you need to actually make it happen.

Our three proven systems include done-for-you coaching programs, marketing tools, complete workshops, client materials and more.  You won’t have to waste time reinventing the wheel and you can start making an impact with holistic wellness coaching right away. 

Carve Your Own Path, On Your Own Terms

Align Your Life's Work with Your Lifestyle

It’s likely you’ve put in thousands of hours working in a career or position that hasn’t exactly fulfilled your soul, agreed?

Maybe you’ve even hit burnout in that career or experienced a health challenge as a result of the overwork and overwhelm.

On the one hand, it’s been a struggle to keep up the endless race and your health has suffered for it. On the other hand, it’s a gift that has led you here.

Are you ready to carve your own path?

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By the time most of our coaches find us, they’re ready to create a life that includes more freedom and flexibility.  They have a deep desire to do something not only meaningful, but something that is in alignment with their own beliefs and values.  

For some, this is their next career and a chance to do what’s in their heart. For others, this is their last career and they’ve finally landed on their life’s work.  In both cases, our coaches learn how to design their new career on their own terms.  

At the IAWP, we’re super passionate about the entrepreneurial path, because we’re on it with you.  We’ve been teaching coaches how to create success in their own practices for over fifteen years based on real experience as coaches and holistic entrepreneurs ourselves. 

That’s why we don’t just provide you an education and leave you to figure out how to really help people and build a coaching business. Instead, we give you the systems you need to actually make it happen. You’ll learn our three proven systems and receive done-for-you coaching programs, marketing tools, complete workshops, client materials and more.  The best news, you won’t have to waste time reinventing the wheel and you can start making an impact with holistic wellness coaching right away.

We've Been Waiting for You...

The International Association of Wellness Professionals (IAWP) has been helping people create thriving careers as Holistic Wellness Coaches for over 15 years.  We only accept a limited number of coaches each year into our training so we can focus on personally supporting you to create success. 

Our Certification program is centered around unlimited, personal support through a customized, hands-on learning experience like none other in wellness, natural living, alternative healing, coaching and business. 

But there’s more. 

We’re a like-minded community that understands what you’re all about. Your heart longs to do something meaningful, to share your voice and to make an impact. We see you and we get you because we feel the very same way. 

Our community is made up of people who know that there’s more to health than what we’ve been told. We’ve had to find answers to our own health challenges, look deeper at ourselves and embark on new territory to find real wellness.  

We know that together with this powerful holistic approach, we can change people’s lives. Will you join us?

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Talk to a Real Holistic Wellness Coach…Now

If you’ve read this far, then likely you’re considering what it would be like for you to become an IAWP Holistic Wellness Coach.

Whether you already know in your heart you are ready to do this or you want to talk with some personally to sort out your own journey and determine your next steps, we’re here to support you. 

You can talk to a real, live person. All Admissions Advisors are graduates of our program and practicing Holistic Wellness Coaches. They are happy to answer your questions and help you gain clarity.  And they aren’t here to “sell” you anything either. 

Their goal is to learn about what your goals are and help determine together your next steps toward following your passion. You’ll even get to experience personal coaching through a Wellness Coach Career Session. 

Should you become a Holistic Wellness Coach?

The IAWP Holistic Wellness Coach Certification is right for you if:
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You are passionate about holistic health and wellness in your own life

You have a desire to teach others how to use natural and holistic practices to support them

You want to do work that is meaningful and makes a difference in people’s lives

You want your work to be in alignment with your own personal values

And…You want to be a part of a community that supports and inspires you to live your best life

Are you passionate about holistic healing and well-being?

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People across the world are waking up to wellness and looking for support.

But the truth is, most health coach training programs provide you with an education based on standardized advice that is supposed to work for everyone.  This leaves both coaches and their clients without real tools to make lasting changes.

Our mission at the IAWP is to provide our students with a different kind of education so you can help people to create true wellness transformations. 

Can you really follow your passion and make it happen?

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Whether you want to take the first step toward helping others to be healthy, start a career doing something you love, or expand an existing business, you’ve come to the right place.

Your training with the IAWP includes not just an in-depth holistic wellness coach education, but ongoing, personal support and proven systems to ensure your success is inevitable.

Yes, you can follow your passion and purpose in life. So, what are you waiting for?

OUR GIFT FOR YOU

Your Wellness Coach Career Kit

Discover how to create a life and career you love sharing your passion for holistic health and wellness

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS

Faculty & Guest Teachers

Learn from the World’s Greatest Leaders in Wellness, Coaching & Business
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Bernie Siegel, MD

“Father” of Wellness

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Best selling author and Functional MD

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Psychologist & Yoga Therapist

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Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD

CoFounder of The Omega Institute

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NYT Best selling author of How Not to Die series

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Leading Integrative Medicine and spiritual health expert

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Award-winning entrepreneur and best selling author

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Marci Shimoff

World-renowned transformational teacher

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Christine Horner, MD

Holistic & Alternative Medicine expert & natural health author

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Sharla Jacobs & Jesse Koren

Leading holistic business experts

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Nutrition expert & Founder of  Weston A. Price Foundation

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Best-Selling Author and self-help expert
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Mind Body Medicine Entrepreneur

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Lisa Sasevich

Award-winning entrepreneur and business expert

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Arthur Ciaramicoli, PhD

Clinical Psychologist and Mental Health Expert

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Suzanne Monroe

Founder & CEO, IAWP

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Holistic Business Leader

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Naturopathic Physician and Biological Dentist

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Michelle Bersell

Psychotherapist and  Emotional Health Expert

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Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher

IAWP Staff

Meet the IAWP Team
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Suzanne Monroe

CEO & Founder

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Chief Operating Officer

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Director of Operations & Student Support

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Director of Marketing

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Director of Admissions 

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Admissions Advisor & Master Coach Leader

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Master Coach Trainer & Workshop Leader

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Student Advisor

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Master Coach Leader

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Master Coach Leader

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Master Coach Leader

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Master Coach Leader

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Master Coach Leader

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A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER

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Hello, I’m Suzanne Monroe and I want to personally welcome you to the International Association of Wellness Professionals community. I’m so excited that you are visiting our website because that means you are interested in holistic 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, movement and lifestyle choices.

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.

It’s an exciting time to be embarking upon a new career in the field of Holistic Wellness. With the education you’ll receive in our accredited training program, you’ll have the opportunity to create an exciting, meaningful career in one of the fastest growing fields. I hope you enjoy exploring our website and that I have the chance to meet you inside our community!

Love, Health & Success,

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Holistic Wellness Coaches are professionals who take an integrative approach to health and wellness. They help people learn to make healthy lifestyle changes as well as use natural methods to impact their wellness. They take into account more then just food, fitness or simple habit changes, but all aspects of a person’s health and life in true holistic fashion.

IAWP Holistic Wellness Coaches learn how to look at the whole person, not just their physical health, but their mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  They learn to use a unique, holistic system called Wellness 360 which examines 12 elements of well-being including 36 dimensions of the self.

This system examines all aspects that impact our well-being like our careers, our relationships and even how we relate to nature and the world around us.  

Our coaches also learn about the three energetic layers of each element that create our unique blueprints and help people discover their own unique wellness blueprint. 

At the IAWP, we believe that true wellness combines the best of modern health practices with age-old healing practices.  Our Holistic Wellness Coaches are highly trained coaches, providing support and accountability for their clients so they can make lasting lifestyle changes.

Today there are many people calling themselves “Health Coaches”. They have varying educations and backgrounds, some with extensive training, others with no training at all. “Health Coaching” is a general term that does not tell people what area of health you help with or your specific approach. Many Health Coaches focus solely on nutrition, exercise and habit changes.

“Wellness Coach” is a more specific term. It denotes that more than just general health is being considered in the approach. Wellness signfies well-being and lifestyle aspects beyond food and exercise.

When evaluating various health and wellness coaching programs, it is important to understand the difference between becoming a generalist and a specialist. Whether a training program calls their graduates a “health coach” or a “wellness coach,” they often have a particular angle that they work from.

Holistic Wellness Coaching is a specialty term in which professionals will take a holistic approach to wellness, considering all aspects of a person’s well-being as well as the support provided involves holistic remedies, therapies, and a more natural approach to wellness.

While generalist coaches can be useful, you’re guaranteed greater success when you choose a specialist track like Holistic Wellness. You probably know that in the field of medicine a doctor who is a generalist is paid much less than a specialist. Generalists do not have the same level of training and the market allows for specialists to charge higher fees. This is also true for a Holistic Wellness Coaches.

The International Association of Wellness Professionals is recognized world wide and we have students from numerous countries all over the world.

The IAWP is an accredited school by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and completion of our Holistic Wellness Coach Certification training allows you to become a board certified Health and Wellness Coach with the AADP. 

Our Holistic Wellness Coach Certification Program is CCE accredited by the International Coaching Federation. Our Certification program is also approved by the Canadian Health Coach Alliance. 

With approval and accreditation from leading organizations across the globe, you can feel confident that our curriculum has met a high standard in terms of the education and support you will receive.

The IAWP is committed to supporting you during your training and for the life of your new career. Our curriculum is based on personal support and proven systems, which together set the foundation for launching a thriving coaching practice. Our certification is unique because it’s built on an experiential learning method where coaches-in-training receive a full immersion in their learning with unlimited support and application.

For example… You will have have unlimited opportunities to receive personal coaching from our IAWP Master Coaches during our weekly Live Coaching Labs. You can learn from multiple mentors and experience different coaching styles during these group coaching labs. We offer a wide variety of days and times so you will receive personal support in these highly transformational training sessions.

You will also have unlimited access to our live training calls and workshops each month, where you will receive personal support from a Master Coach, a guest teacher or our Founder, Suzanne Monroe.

These events are live, interactive workshops held over video conference and are a great way to connect with our faculty and fellow students, with a laser focus on subject matters related to wellness, coaching, business and mindset.

Our mission at the IAWP is to provide the most supportive online education experience in the industry and we take our mission seriously. The way we deliver our training and support is what makes our program unique from any other training in the online education field today.  

Our unique training method is called The Immersive Transformation Training Method™ (ITTM), where you will personally experience and practice everything you learn in your program. This process allows you to master your own wellness, become a highly effective coach, and launch a profitable practice…all during your training.  

Unlike most online education, where you “read, watch and learn”, here at the IAWP you will “read, watch, learn and DO” through our hands-on learning experience. ITTM includes interactive training, hands-on application, application modules, real-world experience, small group coaching labs and ongoing support. 

This full immersion means you always have a place to get direct and personalized support and you not only end up with superior knowledge of coaching, but more importantly, you have the ability to coach.

We also give you all the tools and systems you will need to be confident as new Wellness Coaches, without having to reinvent the wheel or start everything from scratch. You’ll get to build on a foundation that’s guaranteed to help you create success in your new business or career path.

With a large international student population, you will form lasting friendships and peer support relationships with students from around the globe and in your local communities.

We don’t stop offering support after graduation, though.

One of the most impactful parts of an education with the IAWP is that we offer lifetime support for all of our students. Our community is always there to provide advice, feedback, ongoing learning and inspiration, no matter where you are in your Holistic Wellness Coach career journey.

Don’t just take our word for it, check out what our students are saying!

The short answer is Yes! In fact, we are so confident you will get your first client by the time you graduate, that we guarantee your success. If you follow the steps in our program and fail to attract your first client by graduation, we will refund your tuition and you can keep your certification. 

At the IAWP, our program is based on our Immersive Transformation Training Method™. This method ensures you are applying your knowledge during every stage of your training and this includes taking the right steps to attract your ideal clients.

Through our business training, you will follow our Coach Launch system, which is designed to take you step by step through a process that will guide you as you attract and sign up your first 10 clients, or your next 10 clients, again and again. 

There’s different career paths coaches can take, but here at the IAWP our specialty is helping you to launch your own coaching practice. 

By the time most of our coaches find us, they’re ready to create a life that includes more freedom and flexibility.  They have a deep desire to do something not only meaningful, but something that is in alignment with their own beliefs and values.  

For some, this is their next career and a chance to do what’s in their heart. For others, this is their last career and they’ve finally landed on their life’s work.  In both cases, our coaches learn how to design their new career on their own terms.  

At the IAWP, we’re super passionate about the entrepreneurial path, because we’re on it with you.  We’ve been teaching coaches how to create success in their own practices for over fifteen years based on real experience as coaches and holistic entrepreneurs ourselves.  (We will never tell you to do something we haven’t tried and proven ourselves!)

We don’t just provide you an education and leave you to figure out how to really help people and build a coaching business. Instead, we give you the systems you need to actually make it happen. You’ll learn our three proven systems and receive done-for-you coaching programs, marketing tools, complete workshops, client materials and more.  The best news, you won’t have to waste time reinventing the wheel and you can start making an impact with holistic wellness coaching right away.

When you enroll in our Holistic Wellness Coach Certification program, you will receive Lifetime Access to our training, plus continued education and support for the life of your career. This is very unique in the online education industry and we are unaware of any other organization that provides this level of access and ongoing support. 

This also means that you will be part of a community that is committed to supporting one another. Unlike other training programs where access to other students might be limited to your current class, at the IAWP you will have the opportunity to connect with former students and grads who are always excited to share their experiences and pay it forward. It’s truly a unique community like no other. 

While you do not need continuing education credits to maintain your IAWP Holistic Wellness Coach Certification, our training is recognized and accredited by several organizations, like the International Coach Federation where our program allows you to earn Continuing Education Credits. 

Our primary focus is on giving you the systems and support you need to build a thriving practice, helping others. 

Short answer, yes. The world has gone virtual in the last few years so knowing how to connect with your clients and work with them virtually is essential. 

Our business training can be applied to building a practice in your local community or creating an online coaching business.  Some students prefer to work locally, others go straight to online, some prefer a mix of the two.  The choice is yours and will largely depend on your preference. 

Through our Coach Launch Fast Track system, you will learn how to set up your business and determine which career track best fits for you. You will also learn the ins and out of online marketing, social media, video conferencing and other virtual business tools. You’ll also personally experience virtual coaching and online workshops through your training.