Thanks to my dad, who values education and supporting his daughter, I'll be heading to the University of North Florida in Jacksonville this September to begin the Wellcoaches Professional Coach Training Program!
This rigorous coaching program builds on the numerous coaching theories and techniques taught in the core coaching competencies class and certification I completed in 2012. The Professional Coach Training Program is also in the approval process for graduate credit through the American Council on Education.
Here's a snippet of the Wellcoaches training model and their mission of positive impact on both wellness coaches and their clients:
"We have built an innovative and robust coaching model we call the Onward & Upward™ model designed to enable professional health and wellness coaches to help clients optimize both mental and physical well-being. The need for coaching skills is compelling given that only 20% of adults are flourishing today by two independent and validated measures. More and more evidence is emerging to show that mental flourishing improves physical health which provides the basis for health and wellness coaches helping clients envision and achieve life goals that allow them to flourish and thrive physically and mentally."
My goals in taking this course are to expand my knowledge and abilities to better support my current coaching and training clients, to continue my own wellness journey (there's a lot of accountability, insight, and emotional growth invested while taking these courses), to receive exceptional training in the wellness coaching field thereby acquiring the highest possible credentials, and to reach more people through group coaching targeted at topics that promote achieving one's best self.
While daunting, I'm extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity! Thank you, Dad!
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