Holistic Wellness Coach Curriculum

Explore the 3 Pillars of Our Certification Curriculum

The IAWP Holistic Wellness Coach Certification is designed to help you Become a Holistic Wellness Expert, Learn How to Guide Others and Launch Your Successful Coaching Practice.

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Do you have big dreams for yourself and your life? Most of our coaches do and they want to create a career and lifestyle that fuels them. Our training program is based on three pillars of learning that will show you how to align your dreams with your reality.

First, the holistic wellness education designed to help people reach their wellness and life goals while creating balance in body, mind and spirit.

Second, a proven coaching method that gets to the root of challenges and creates lasting changes, both for you and your coaching clients. 

And third, the systems and personal support for launching your new coaching business so you can hit the ground running with confidence.

PILLAR ONE - WELLNESS TRAINING

Become a Holistic Wellness Expert

Experience Our Unique Approach
to
Health and Healing

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You’ll gain in-depth training in both traditional health and wellness and holistic and alternative healing while you take a transformational journey through the 12 elements of our unique Wellness 360® system

Lessons cover everything from holistic nutrition, movement, mindset and emotional well-being to natural healing practices like plant medicine, the chakra system and following nature’s wisdom.

At the IAWP, we believe that true wellness combines the best of modern health practices with ancient healing wisdom. That’s why we teach you it all so you can confidently support yourself and others with a comprehensive, holistic approach to life and well-being.

Our Wellness 360 Education™ provides you a comprehensive training in wellness, holistic health, nutrition and natural healing. You’ll feel confident coaching clients and supporting them to achieve their health goals.

But Wellness 360 is more than an education. It’s a powerful, multi-layered, dynamic system across 12 elements and three layers of well-being that allows you to provide a unique solution to your coaching clients.

Get oriented with our state of the art classroom and receive a complete guided tour of your journey as a Holistic Wellness Coach.  

In Leap into Wellness, you receive a high level overview of our Wellness 360 system and learn how this philosophy will help you and your clients create Wellness breakthroughs. 

This module includes:

  • Your Wellness Score Blueprint
  • The Adding in Challenge
  • Wellness 360 training videos
  • Your Leap into Wellness Quiz

In Wellness 360, the body represents not only your physical body, but your internal one. In this module, you’ll learn what you can do to create a healthy body both inside and out. 

This module includes:

  • How to identify your unique body type and work with it rather than against it
  • Understanding biochemical individuality and the role it plays in wellness
  • The science of Ayurveda and how to coach clients based on various Ayurvedic types
  • Holistic fitness and how to develop an exercise plan that supports you
  • An understanding of alternative health therapies that complement Holistic Wellness coaching
  • Plus, you’ll gain clarity on what lifestyle choices will support you to feel best for years to come in your own body.  

Food is more than what you eat, it’s how you eat. In this module, you’ll cover both important aspects of food and dig into the fundamentals of holistic nutrition.  

This module includes:

  • Holistic Nutrition essentials including macronutrients, micronutrients, phytonutrients, antioxidants and various dietary theories 
  • The best way to supercharge your metabolism 
  • How to get  to the root of food cravings and overcome them with simple strategies
  • How to identify food sensitivities and create holistic meal plans for special diets
  • How to help your client develop healthy cooking skills for life
  • Why our connection to or food and the Earth matters
  • Step-by-step method to develop a mindful eating practice
  • Plus, you’ll learn about the greater connection between food and you so that you can finally answer the question “What truly nourishes me?”

Get ready to dive into what “rest” truly means on all levels – sleep, self-care and learning how to support ourselves while living a busy lifestyle. If you struggle with sleep or energy or want to help those who do, this module will show you how to naturally work with those challenges and create lasting changes so you can feel your very best, everyday.  

This module includes:

  • The top strategies to overcome stress without adding more to your to-do list.
  • How to use natural solutions for common sleep challenges and clients experiencing insomnia
  • Proven techniques to boost your energy naturally 
  • Lifestyle solutions to support clients who experience chronic fatigue 
  • The science behind the hormones cortisol and oxytocin and the role they play in stress management
  • Self care strategies you can begin to practice as a coach and share with your own clients

In Wellness 360, Water is not just about what you drink, it also represents  your emotional health and your ability to work through life’s challenges. In this element you’ll explore beverages for your body’s health, the food-mood connection and take a deep dive into your emotional well-being.

This module includes:

  • The importance of water and how to determine the amount each individual should drink
  • How to optimize health with wellness beverages and support your clients to reduce caffeine and sugar
  • The interconnection between what we eat and how we feel
  • How to support clients who experience emotional eating
  • Proven strategies to create greater balance and get into the flow of life

Sun represents not only sunshine, but also our immune system and our personal power. You’ll take a deep dive into these three layers of the Sun element through lessons that include reducing inflammation, thyroid health, adrenal health, hormone health and much more.  

This module includes:

  • How to naturally boost and support your immune system using preventative health strategies
  • Chronic Inflammation natural management approaches
  • How to support your coaching clients to achieve optimum Vitamin D levels
  • Expert protocols for clients with autoimmune concerns including thyroid disorders, adrenal fatigue and hormone imbalances
  • Supplement approaches for immune health
  • How to guide your clients to adopt an Anti-inflammatory lifestyle that increases their energy and improves their health
  • How to develop your personal power on your journey to becoming a Wellness Coach
  • Empowerment techniques both you and your coaching clients can practice to improve self-esteem, confidence and mental health

Air represents not only the air we breathe, but our ability to let go and adapt to change. In this module, you’ll explore the three layers of Air and how to create more balance within this element with strategies that support you  to avoid toxins, breathe properly and tap into your life force energy so that you can open up to all that is possible for you on your wellness journey.

This module includes:

  • Proper Breathing Techniques to reduce stress and improve overall health
  • Simple methods to improve air quality at home
  • How Nature impacts Wellness and how to support clients to incorporate green living
  • Identifying and Avoiding Toxic Ingredients, including the top 20 Toxins to Avoid in Your Food
  • How to develop a Local, Seasonal Nutrition Plan
  • Discover steps to adapt to change and help others make life transitions with ease
  • Techniques for Tapping into your life force energy so you can learn to let go of what no longer serves you

Often overlooked when it comes to wellness, how we view our life and our world directly impacts the choices we make and how we feel every day. During your Wellness 360 Mindset module, you will learn how to create a healthy brain, both physically and mentally. 

This modules includes: 

  • The brain-gut connection and natural approaches to improving both
  • A study of microbiome and it’s role in gut health, including how to coach clients with digestive concerns
  • An understanding of the Acid-Alkaline Chemistry of the body
  • Intuitive Eating and how to coach your clients to listen to their bodies using The Four Step Slow Eating Process
  • Cravings – How to listen to your own body, identify the root of your cravings and reduce sugar without deprivation or dieting
  • How to master your own mindset and easily overcome stressful situations
  • A proven method for developing new patterns that will support you to make lasting changes
  • How to use Mindfulness techniques to support busy, overwhelmed clients

Your health can be drastically affected by what you do every day. Learning how to balance our careers with the rest of our lives is important for overall wellness.  In this module,  you’ll learn how to develop healthy work habits and develop a career approach that helps you lead a fulfilling professional and personal life.

This modules includes: 

How to create a healthy workplace

  • Effective strategies for setting boundaries at work
  • The top tips for healthy eating on-the-go and meal prep for busy clients
  • Strategies to support clients to achieve work-life balance
  • Navigating career transitions for Wellness Coaches
  • How to support your clients to find a career they enjoy as part of their wellness plan
  • How to create an impact in your career as a Wellness Coach

 

Our well-being is hugely dependent on the nature and quality of our relationships. This means all the relationships in your life, including partners, spouses, parents, siblings, coworkers, neighbors, and the most important relationship, the one with yourself. In this module, you’ll learn healthy relationship skills and how to navigate relationships on your path to wellness.

This module includes:

  • How to coach clients for relationship health
  • Healthy strategies for developing positive workplace relationships
  • Developing healthy parent and child relationships
  • Family Health and Wellness
  • How to resolve conflict and develop positive communication skills
  • Proven practices to support you in cultivating self awareness and self-love
  • How to create community to enhance relationships

Financial health is all about our relationship with money. That relationship is so much deeper than just our budgets, financial investments, and spending habits. Money has its own energy that carries a certain weight and can affect us on a deep level. In this module, you’ll explore your own money mindset and financial well-being.

This module includes:

  • An understanding of financial health and its impact on well-being
  • How to heal your relationship with money
  • A proven tool to assess your current financial well-being
  • Coaching clients for financial health within Wellness 360
  • How to overcome resistance to money
  • Developing an abundance mindset
  • A step-by-step guide to changing your money mindset
  • Strategies to develop self-worth

In Wellness 360, we recognize that spirituality is a part of our well-being and an essential to creating a healthy, balanced life.  In this module, you will take your own personal journey to discover what spiritual practices contribute to your wellness and learn how to support your coaching clients to incorporate this element into their wellness plan. 

You’ll also examine a variety of strategies that will help you to stay connected and tap into your body’s innate wisdom.

This module includes:

  • An understanding of spiritual health and its role in wellness
  • A comprehensive study of Heart Health including both its role in spirituality and impact on our physical body 
  • Healing heart strategies for various disease states including hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol
  • The Chakra System and its role in wellness
  • How to connect with your own spirituality
  • Powerful ways to support you clients to develop a spiritual practice
  • Proven methods to tap into your body’s innate wisdom

Purpose is far more than what we do for a living. It’s an inner knowing that guides us as we move through the world, grow within ourselves, and tells us what we are here to do. In this module, you’ll tap into your true purpose, discover your passion and create more meaning in your life, while learning  how to guide your clients to do the same.  

This module includes:

  • The element of Purpose and its role in Wellness 360
  • How to find your purpose in life and help others to find theirs
  • Proven methods to explore your passions and discover your purpose
  • How to help your clients to find more meaning in their lives
  • How to stay true to yourself
  • An step-by-step process to develop authenticity and vulnerability 
  • Plus, embark on a journey to meet your true self and find fulfillment

PILLAR TWO - COACH TRAINING

Learn How to Guide Others

Become a Highly Effective Coach
Who Creates Transformations

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Our proven CORE Coaching Method™ will teach you how to coach clients to get to the core of their challenges and finally breakthrough to reach their goals. 

As you learn how to confidently coach clients, you’ll experience their transformations in real-time and believe us, it’s truly life changing.

You’ll also get to personally experience CORE Coaching as a coach-in-training so you, too, can create your own transformation.

Our CORE Coaching Method™ combines the art of coaching with proven, cutting-edge psychology techniques that address how the brain works in order to help your client make lasting changes. 

But the CORE Coaching Method is not just about “changing our habits” for the short-term. Instead you will create lasting transformations for life by helping clients get to the root of their patterns. 

Get oriented with our state of the art classroom and receive a complete guided tour of your journey as a Holistic Wellness Coach.  

In Leap into CORE Coaching, you receive a high level overview of our CORE Coaching system and learn how this philosophy will help you guide your clients as a successful and effective coach. 

This module includes:

  • Meet Your Subconscious Mind Blueprint
  • The CORE Coaching Blueprint
  • CORE Coaching training videos
  • Your Leap into CORE Coaching Quiz

Discover our proprietary coaching method that has helped thousands of coaches lead client sessions with clarity and confidence and help people transform their lives. 

This module includes: 

  • Discover how The CORE Coaching Method will unlock your client’s true potential and finally allow them to achieve their deepest desires
  • The 4 Step Transformation Process –  A step-by-step process you can use every time to create client breakthroughs
  • The 7 most powerful questions to unlock your client’s subconscious mind and get to the real reason they haven’t reached their goals
  • Go beyond traditional coaching techniques and learn how to unlock the core issues that are really holding people back from achieving their goals

Explore the workings of the brain, including how the conscious and subconscious mind function and play a role in coaching. In this module,  you will uncover your own programming and begin applying the CORE Coaching Method.  

This module includes: 

  • How your programming affects your reality
  • The science behind behavior change and coaching
  • How to determine verbal and non-verbal cues in coaching
  • What to do when a clients says “I don’t know”
  • How to step into your role as a guide for your clients

Learn the steps every coach must know to conduct successful coaching sessions that have clients coming back for more.

This module includes:

  • How to successfully prepare for a session without wasting time and show up as an empowered coach in the moment
  • The most common mistake coaches make during sessions that leave clients unfulfilled
  • Exactly what to say during a coaching session to help a client get unstuck in 30 minutes or less
  • Discover how to set up and start off successful sessions, so you can stop “overgiving” with sessions that never end on time and leave you feeling like you haven’t done enough. 

Learn a step-by-step process for supporting your coaching clients to align their goals with their actions. In this module you will learn how to ask powerful questions and use case studies to deepen your learning.

This module includes:

  • The 9 Step Successful Session Model – A proven roadmap you can follow for session success with every client 
  • An examination of how and when clients are ready to make changes
  • The 4 steps of the client commitment journey
  • The three things you must do during a coaching session to ensure your client follows through and takes action between sessions
  • How to ask powerful questions to get to the root of your client’s challenges

Learn how to gain your client’s confidence and build trust in your professional relationship. This module will support you to help your client’s set goals and feel empowered in their coaching program.

This module includes:

  • How to build client rapport authentically and quickly
  • The role of self-esteem in coaching
  • The Theory of Planned Behavior and how to support your client’s to reach their goals
  • The Art of Mirroring and using highly effective coaching tools

Discover the five steps to behavior change and how to support your client’s to create new patterns that support their goals. In this module, you’ll begin working with proven neuro linguistic programming tools to add to your coaching skills. 

This module includes:

  • The Behavior Change Model and its role in coaching
  • Top tools for igniting behavior change
  • A five step process to take your client from inaction to action
  • The science of neuro linguistic programming 
  • How to coach clients to discover what’s truly standing in their way

Learn how to set up your coaching office for success. From staying organized to client communication, you’ll learn the essentials to staying productive and purposeful.

This module includes:

  • The #1 Tools you must use in your coaching practice to determine if new clients are a good fit
  • How to use client communication tools and forms to stay organized and professional
  • Powerful coaching tools to apply  both in your practice and in your personal life
  • How to get and stay in the flow

Every client has different challenges and ways of learning. In this module,  you’ll learn how to work with different client types and overcome obstacles with challenging clients.

This module includes:

  • How to relate to your coaching clients
  • Diversity in coaching – how to develop empathy and awareness
  • The 4 Client Styles and becoming a skilled coach
  • The secret to supporting clients who are  resistant 
  • Biochemical individuality and How We Think
  • Meta-programming in Coaching

 

You’ve been practicing coaching and growing as a coach. Now it’s time to 

build on your coaching skills with advanced techniques to support your clients. In this module, you’ll learn to hone your skills and develop advanced skills that allow you to go deeper with your clients.

This module includes:

  • The five advanced coaching tools every seasoned coach needs to know
  • How to support your coaching clients to discover past memories that may be affecting their present reality and what to do about it
  • Coaching tools for working with emotions and fears
  • Discovering the Shadow side of our patterns and empowering your clients to know themselves

As you hone your skills and gain more experience, you’ll learn how to not only help your clients reach a goal but make lasting changes for life. In this module, you’ll discover how to create client transformations using powerful techniques.

This module includes:

  • How to support you clients to unhook from their past
  • When to refer your clients to a licensed professional or therapist
  • Accountability and responsibility in coaching
  • The art of self-talk and how to change our daily mindset
  • The #1 coaching technique used to support clients to shift their patterns

It’s time to put it all together and create your coaching toolbox for your practice. In this module you’ll learn how to apply everything you’ve learned in real-time and support your coaching clients using our proven session model.

This module includes:

  • The CORE Coaching Blueprint and Toolbox – your personal practice guides
  • Coaching Case Studies and Coaching Demos
  • The CORE Coaching Method in Discovery Sessions
  • The power of Acknowledgement in your coaching sessions
  • How to use your coaching skills to support potential clients to become paying clients

Learn how to work with people’s personal information and challenges both ethically and responsibly.  You’ll receive agreements, policies and procedures you can follow both online and in-person.

This module includes:

  • The IAWP Wellness Coach Code of Ethics
  • Ethics and Confidentiality in Client Relationships
  • The role of a Wellness Coach in health and well-being
  • The Coaching Agreement
  • Principles of Ethical and Effective Coachings
  • The How-to of E-Coaching and Virtual Clients

 

PILLAR THREE - BUSINESS TRAINING

Launch Your Successful Coaching Practice

Jumpstart Your New Path
with Proven Systems &
Personal Support
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Starting a coaching practice might seem daunting at first.  But we make building your business simple with a step-by-step system you can easily follow, no matter your experience. 

Coach Launch™ is our proven holistic business system designed specifically for IAWP Coaches. We’ll guide you step by step as you take on your first coaching clients, launch your new practice and keep growing for years to come.

Best of all, you’ll receive unlimited support to help you stay on track. 

Our Coach Launch™ Business Breakthrough Pillar, contains all the tools and support you need to quickly build a profitable practice.

When you’re passionate about wellness and helping others, “business” may not be the first thing on your mind. We get that. That’s why we give you the systems you need so you can focus your time and energy on what you do best – supporting your Wellness Coaching clients. 

Get oriented with our state of the art classroom and receive a complete guided tour of your journey as a Holistic Wellness Coach. 

In Leap into Coach Launch, you receive a comprehensive overview of our Coach Launch and Business Breakthrough Systems and discover how you can build a profitable and purposeful practice using our done for you tools and systems. 

This module includes:

  • Your Passion to Purpose Blueprint
  • Share Your Story Blueprint
  • Coach Launch training videos
  • Your Leap into Coach Launch Quiz

After training 1000s of coaches, we know what it takes to build a thriving coaching practice. In this first lesson, we’ll lay out the exact steps to discover your unique brilliance and align it with a business model that you can follow to grow a thriving practice. 

This module includes:

  • The truth about creating success as a Wellness Coach
  • How to discover your talents and apply them to your new career
  • Discover your Heart-Based Business Models and follow your customized roadmap
  • The simple time management solution successful coaches use to 3x their productivity, while avoiding distractions and overwhelm

Discover the strategies and habits that successful coaches use to gain a psychological edge and consistently achieve their personal and professional goals. 

This module includes:

  • Discover how one fundamental belief is holding you back from building a thriving practice and how to overcome it
  • Learn why most coaches hide behind their computers and don’t truly put themselves out in the world
  • Discover how to instantly convert fear, anxiety and worry into action and success in three easy steps
  • Learn how to work with your inner critic rather than against it so you can fulfill your true purpose
  • Uncover the 5 secret habits of successful coaches that you can start using today
  • Get the exact planning system thriving coaches use to achieve their goals with less time and effort

Learn more about the career opportunities for Wellness Coaches both locally and globally. Choose from three career tracks and get started on your new path following a proven system. 

This module includes:

  • The Three IAWP Wellness Coach Career Tracks to guide you on your new journey
  • How to become a trusted guide for your coaching clients
  • What it means to be a leader in your community and how to inspire others
  • How to share the message of wellness in a meaningful, authentic way
  • An introduction to the Local to Global business journey
  • How to set goals that work for you both during your training and after

Every person’s journey to get to where they are now has been a story. Learn how your own personal wellness journey is a powerful story that can inspire others to change their health.

This module includes:

  • The why, when and how of sharing your story
  • How to create connection and impact through storytelling
  • The Share Your Story Blueprint to guide you to unlock your own story
  • How to position your passion for your ideal clients
  • The 5 Steps to Uncover Your Niche from Your Story

Learn the essentials of how to market your coaching business, become known for helping people and attract your ideal clients.

This module includes:

  • How to avoid marketing overwhelm and focus on one simple strategy any coach can implement without tech overwhelm
  • Why becoming a Coach Specialist is more profitable and more effective than being a Coach Generalist and how you can easily make the switch without reinventing the wheel
  • How to authentically attract perfect-for-you clients 
  • The 6 step formula to attracting clients without fancy marketing techniques

Gain clarity once and for all on who you’re meant to serve and confirm with real proof that your niche works for you. During this module you’ll meet your tribe and discover how to build authentic relationships.

This module includes:

  • Your Niche for Now – How to pick a profitable, purposeful niche in 30 minutes and start attracting clients right away
  • Narrowing Your Niche – A four step guide to researching your niche and uncovering the secret language that will magnetically attract your tribe
  • The Niche Matrix – If you have more than one niche in mind, use this powerful tool to quickly determine the most profitable group of clients to work with now
  • How Build an Authentic Relationship with Your Tribe

Follow the IAWP’s proven formula to design your unique signature coaching program.  In this module you’ll learn how to organize, share and powerfully attract new clients to your coaching program while you provide tons of value to solve their biggest challenges.

This module includes:

  • Learn how to position your coaching program as a must-have essential rather than a luxury clients can’t afford.
  • Discover the simple steps to package what you do so you can stop trading dollars for hours
  • The Top 10 Places to Find New Coaching Clients
  • How to customize your client’s experience to meet their exact needs, while staying within your system
  • The hidden trap most coaches fall into that sabotages their marketing and how to avoid it
  • The #1 way to authentically market your coaching program that most coaches never learn

Using the IAWP’s proven workshop system, follow the simple steps to hosting a workshop filled with your ideal clients.  In this module,  you’ll discover our step-by-step workshop formula that our coaches have used to attract coaching clients with ease.

This module includes:

  • Workshop Mindset Must-Haves – Powerful strategies to overcome pre-workshop jitters so you can show up confident and ready to deliver a powerful workshop.
  • The Six Step System to Planning a WOW Workshop 
  • Your WOW Workshop Blueprint – A step-by-step guide to successfully hosting your first or next workshop
  • The Top 10 Places to Host a Workshop Cheat Sheet – Finding your perfect workshop location is easier than you think
  • 9 Common Workshops Mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Virtual Workshops How-To

In this module,  you’ll build on your new workshop skills as you follow our proven method for attracting your ideal clients to your workshops. 

This module includes:

  • The exact method Suzanne Monroe used to create massive workshops success and how you can follow in her footsteps
  • A simple yet little known technique that easily turns workshop attendees into clients
  • Exactly what to say and what not to say at your workshop – knowing this is the difference between a “good talk” and an “amazing workshop”
  • How to let other people do the marketing for your workshop so you can focus on what you do best
  • The WOW Workshop Template – Plug N Play using a proven workshop script so you can hit the ground running

Now that you’ve met your ideal clients, it’s time to support them to become coaching clients using the secret language of discovery sessions. Experience how simple and rewarding it is to follow this proven model that has been taught by the IAWP and tested by our Wellness Coaches for over a decade.

This module includes:

  • Discovery Sessions vs. Free Consults – how knowing the difference will make you a successful coach rather than a struggling one
  • Learn the secret language successful coaches use during discovery sessions so that they can confidently enroll new coaching clients
  • The 5 most powerful questions to ask a client during a discovery session 
  • The #1 mistake most coaches make during discovery sessions that cost them clients and cash
  • How to create a mission for your new wellness coaching practice

Learn how to empower your clients through authentic conversations. In this module, you’ll build on your new discovery session skills so you can authentically talk about your work and easily enroll clients who are a perfect fit without feeling salesy.  

This module includes:

  • The 3 magic questions to overcome any objection
  • What to say when a client says “I can’t afford it”
  • Coaching vs. Selling – the difference between the two and why knowing will change your coaching practice forever
  • How to turn “I need to think about it” into “Sign me up!”
  • How to Create a Steady Stream of Ideal Clients who are ready to say Yes

By this module, your foundation is in place and you’re enjoying working with your first coaching clients. Now it’s time to start automating your winning formula. Whether you want to work with people in-person or virtually, you’ll learn how to position your practice professionally online and grow from local to global.  

This module includes:

  • Online Marketing Basics for Wellness Coaches
  • Time-saving technology that every coach must use to leverage their unique gifts
  • Three simple strategies to enroll more clients without more work
  • How to market your business online without getting lost in a sea of strategies 
  • How to stop draining your energy online and learn how to use social media effectively 

WHAT MAKES OUR TRAINING DIFFERENT

Check out the 5 top reasons our coaches choose the IAWP

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Reason #1: The Real Deal

If you’re reading this, then you’re likely considering embarking on this exciting path to become a Holistic Wellness Coach soon and want to firm up that the IAWP really is all that we say we are.

While we’ve spent a lot of time sharing as many details and real-life stories as we can on our website, we understand that it can be difficult to get a real picture of what it would be like to be an actual Holistic Wellness Coach student at the IAWP. Maybe this will help…

We often hear our coaches say “The IAWP is the real deal.”  They tell us they are surprised by how much support and training we provide them. The truth is, The IAWP Staff wakes up everyday with a passion and purpose to serve our coaching community and we believe this shines through. Simply put, we love our coaches and are dedicated to their success.

Reason #2:  Holistic Wellness Specialty

You may have noticed that there’s a lot of health and wellness coach training programs available today. But we have yet to find one like ours that teaches a true holistic approach to wellness. Most programs are following standardized advice that “someone” believes applies to everyone. We simply don’t agree. 

At the IAWP, we believe every person is unique and should be treated that way.  We also know that one-size-fits-all approaches don’t create real changes.  Our coaches are able to set themselves apart with a holistic wellness specialty and use powerful tools that other coaches don’t have access to because it’s simply not taught in other programs. 

Our coaches combine the best of modern health practices with age-old healing practices and are able to customize their client’s wellness journeys. The results are simply amazing. 

Reason #3: The Most Hands On, Personal Support

Our coaches love the level of support they receive and it’s changed their life.  We know that the type of personal support we offer is like none other available in the online education field today. It’s just not practical for most organizations to provide this level of support.

We stand behind our coaches, because if they aren’t successful, it means they’re not helping people. And if they’re not helping people, then our vision is not fulfilled.  We’re here to change lives together with holistic wellness. 

That’s why we’ve built our training program around our motto: Systems + Support = Success. This isn’t just “talk”- we offer over 25 live, interactive training and coaching labs every month in a small group setting. You get to receive ongoing, personal support from a Master Holistic Wellness Coach, experiencing, modeling and practicing coaching all throughout your journey.

To top off our support, we provide you with three powerful, proven systems in holistic wellness, coaching and business that you can use in your own coaching business to hit the ground running and run a successful practice for years to come.

Reason #4: Learn it and Live it

It’s not just about learning about wellness or how to coach others, it’s about living it in your own life.  Our coaches love that we’ve designed our curriculum to be experiential. 

Unlike most online training, where you’ll “Watch and Learn”, here at the IAWP you will immerse yourself in your training and gain real life experience in Wellness, Coaching and Business every step of the way. By the time you graduate, you’ll have gone through your own personal transformation and be confident to guide others on theirs. 

Plus, your experiential training is virtual and takes place on your schedule, so you can learn when and were you want.

Reason #5: Your Community for Life

Our community is on a journey together. We’re a part of an exciting movement of sharing the message of holistic wellness, helping others to heal their lives and also doing what we love everyday.  We know we’re here for a purpose and that together, we can make a big impact. 

That’s why we’ve created a Community for Life, where you never have to go-it alone, will have unlimited access to our training and lifetime support.

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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.