The Advantages of an Online Health and Wellness Coach Certification
Combine Online Training with Real, Personal Support and Get the Best of Both Worlds in Your Coach Training
When you’re ready to transition over to a new career, figuring out your first few steps is really important to your success. There are a lot of options for ways to become a Wellness Coach and different styles work for different people.
Adults usually have special needs when it comes to training, especially when they’re supporting a family and adult responsibilities. You don’t always have the option to quit your job or rearrange your schedule so you can attend classes at your local college. Flexibility is key to a successful career change.
That’s why online learning is such a great option for adult learners. You can live anywhere and have access to a quality education that caters to your unique circumstances and needs.
Working full time to pay the bills? No problem! An online education allows you to complete your coursework at the times and in the places that work best for your life. Need to take a day to care for sick children or aging parents? Online learning allows you to focus on your life demands and come back to your training when you’re done putting out fires and taking care of your needs.
Risks of Online Learning
With all the benefits of learning online, there are a few issues to be keenly aware of though. Many distance learning programs offer the knowledge and virtual online experience that gives you the benefit of self study. But they are all too often lacking in the support and real-time interactions that are so necessary for effective learning. They also are often missing the accreditation and industry recognition that gives you the confidence their education is high quality.
Online learning only works when it considers the needs of the learner. You can read and watch videos to your heart’s content, but if you can’t get your specific questions answered, you won’t get very far in your new career. Without the benefits of peer support and mentorship, you’ll be left feeling isolated and alone in your learning without the important component of community.
Risks of In-Person Learning
As mentioned above, having to make room in your schedule to attend classes at a local college or training center doesn’t fit many people’s schedules. The overhead costs of a brick-and-mortar experience often ends up making the education far more expensive too (usually tens-of-thousands of dollars!).
This might encourage students to take out loans, burdening them with debt to be paid off during the already stressful experience of beginning a new career. These programs also often offer lots of theory and information, but not always the kind of support and systems you’ll need to be truly successful as a Wellness Coach.
Best Model of Wellness Coach Learning
The very best option for adult learners to choose is a program that offers the flexibility of online learning with the intensive support and regular interaction with real mentors and peers. You’ll save money with this kind of education, start off in your new career with little to no debt, and have a lifetime network of mentors, peers, and teachers ready to help you find success as a Wellness Coach.
You don’t have to choose between flexibility and live education anymore. Training options have shifted to be able to include all the best elements of learning so you get what you need and feel truly supported along the path to becoming a Wellness Coach.
What Does the IAWP Offer in Online Training and Real World Support?
Our education program has been built piece-by-piece over the years based on the business successes of our founder, Suzanne Monroe. After building a six-figure Wellness Coaching business, she decided to help other Wellness Coaches find the success and career satisfaction that she’d achieved in her own life.
We’ve combined Suzanne’s successful systems with the best education from expert teachers from around the world. But we didn’t stop there. We knew that true success only comes from real support.
Our mission at the IAWP is to provide the most supportive online education experience in the industry and we take our mission seriously. We do this by putting students into small group settings with ongoing live coaching labs. That way, you’ve always got a place to get direct and personalized support.
We also give our students all the tools and systems they’ll need to be confident as new Wellness Coaches, without having to recreate 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 job.
With a large international student population, our students form lasting friendships and peer support relationships with students from around the globe and in their 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, and inspiration, no matter where you are in your Wellness Coach career journey. Don’t just take our word for it, check out what our students are saying!