Why you only want to work with a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach

To create much needed standards in the health and wellness industry, the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) teamed up with the National Board of Medical Examiners (you know, the folks who license medical professionals) to create a seriously challenging board certification exam. (I can tell you that this 4+ hour exam is no joke!) The reason this exam is crucial for a Health Coach is that passing it earns you the esteemed National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) Certification, which is the gold standard in the health and wellness industry.

Why this qualification is non-negotiable when choosing your Health Coach

Before the NBC-HWC Certification came into effect, anyone who could spell the word ‘health’ could hang her coaching shingle since there was no ethical standard for this practice. The problem was that despite their health and wellness training, their help fell flat because they often didn’t know how to actually coach people to make sustainable lifestyle changes. No more!

The NBC-HWC Certification—the health and wellness industry’s highest qualification—shows that the coach has had rigorous training and met advanced education requirements that demonstrate command of the coaching competencies and ethical guidelines, which serve as the field’s national standards for health and wellness coaching professionals.

Board certified coaches like myself have gone through advanced training in evidence-based practices, which equips us with the ability to handle real-life situations that help people like you make successful and lasting real-life changes. This means that aside from the wealth of wellness knowledge we acquire, we gain essential coaching skills that we otherwise wouldn’t have had. The bottom line is that board certified coaches actually know how to coach as opposed to simply providing health education or biased advice.

If your health and wellness is something you are ready to prioritize, be sure to choose to work with a Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (like myself!) who is fully trained to guide you to become your most vibrant self.

FROM NBHWC.ORG: The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has collaborated with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) since 2016 to provide a robust board certi- fication examination which has led to more than 7,400 National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches that hold the NBC-HWC credential. The esteemed NBC-HWC credential represents training, education, and assessment standards, allowing for the profession to advance in all aspects of health care and wellness. Read more here: https://nbhwc.org