Welcome IHS Students!

The Health and Wellness Coaching Certification class you are registering for is offered in collaboration between the Institute of Health Sciences and Real Balance - Wellness Coach Training Institute. Once you have paid your registration/certification fee and have successfully registered with IHS you will be given access to many resources in the coach center portion of our website. We support IHS in the delivery of the Health and Wellness Coaching Certification and you as their students.





Please pay the €260 registration and certification fee for the delivery of the IHS Health & Wellness Coaching Certification class portion of your course using the link above.

The remaining fees are payable directly to IHS.


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Announcement - Real Balance GWS Has Been Approved as a Transition Program for the National Consortium for Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches(NCCHWC)!

"The National Consortium for Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches is delighted to announce that Real Balance Global Wellness has qualified to become an Approved Transition Program per the NCCHWC's standards. As a result, health and wellness coaches who have met NCCHWC's requirements and completed the Real Balance Global Wellness Services Inc. Program will qualify to sit for the national exam to be launched in 2016. The NCCHWC is in a time of deep collaboration with health and wellness coach training programs that are working diligently towards creating a national standard which will help further professionalize and advance the field of health and wellness coaching."  
Leigh-Ann Webster - NCCHWC

The National Consortium has embarked on a path toward national training & education standards, coach certification, and a collaborative coaching research strategy.

michaelaspen1In 2010, co-founded and co-led by Real Balance GWS CEO, Michael Arloski, the National Consortium for Credentialing of Health and Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC), comprising 75 industry and academic leaders, all volunteers, came together to build standards and legitimacy for the role of professional health and wellness coaches across the healthcare, allied health and wellness spectrum. A second important agenda is to integrate basic coaching skills into the work of all health professionals who assist patients struggling with lifestyle-related chronic disease.

Five years of NCCHWC volunteer collaboration and consensus building, following best practices, has delivered a national certification for health and wellness coaches, and national accreditation of health and wellness coach training and education programs, to be launched in 2016

For Information or to Register 866-568-4702



Join Dr. Joel Bennett for the second class in the Resilience to Thrive Coach and "Coachsultant" Certificate

The ADVANCED RESILIENCE COACHSULTANT class - Dates to be announced!


Pre-requisite: Basic Resilience To Thrive Coach training


[1] Coachsultant is a hybrid or part-coach and part-consultant. There is a continuum from direct one-on-one coaching and broader workplace consulting with multiple stakeholders. Combined, the two courses here give participants background in both. They do not, by themselves, represent a full or in-depth training in coaching or consulting. They are in-depth training programs on the topic of worker and workplace resilience and can be approached as a supplement to basic coaching and consulting training.

Approved for continuing education for HR, EAP, NBHWC, CHES, ACSM

Objectives (as a result of this training, participants will be able to…)

  • Identify both theory and research on implementing a team-level or organizational-level resilience initiative
  • Identify work-related stressors and various evidence-based approaches to dealing with those stressors
  • Utilize organizational-level audits on resilience and provide consultation
  • Utilize an online team-resilience training with clients and obtain feedback on client readiness, responsiveness
  • Identify their own competencies as a champion for wellness/resilience in their own or their client organization
  • Increase their self-awareness as an authentic leader
  • Provide basic coachsulting skills when working with clients (individuals, teams, workplaces)

FIVE 90 Minute Sessions – meets every 2 weeks


  • The Process Consultation process
  • The process: Assess (needs, readiness, climate); Adapt; Design; Evaluate
  • Understanding organizational climate, culture, resistance
  • The “We” in Wellness and Multi-cultural resilience
  • The “Suck it Up” Resilience Trap
  • Tools and Exercises

SESSION 2: THRIVING UNDER STRESS (Britt and Jex) (Note. This segment borrows from the book “Thriving under Stress” by Tom Britt and Steve Jex;

  • Thriving Under Work Demands
  • Positive Effects of Stress at Work
  • Application of Positive, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology
  • Personal Energy
  • Fatigue and Restoration (Introduction to Fatigue Risk Management)
  • Failure to Thrive at Work
  • Tools and Exercises

SESSION 3: YOUR CHAMPION COMPETENCIES (Bennett “Well-Being Champions: A Competency Based Guidebook)

  • Basic Resilience Competencies for Wellness Coordinators
  • Process Competencies
  • Knowing the Environment
  • Personal Development Plan
  • Tools and Exercises

SESSION 4: YOUR JOURNEY OF HEART-CENTERED LEADERSHIP (Steinbrecher and Bennett “Heart-Centered Leadership”)

  • Management, Leadership, Heart-Centered Leadership
  • Virtues and Principles that Support Resilience
  • Working Through Problems, Failures, Crises
  • Consulting with Leaders
  • Tools and Exercises


  • Sharing Key Tools and Insights (2-minute talk)
    • What you learned
    • How can you apply
    • Key personal goals
    • Key professional goals
  • Final appreciations

REQUIRED READING (articles provided via PDF at no cost)


Bennett, J. B., Weaver, J., Senft, M., & Neeper, N. (2017). Creating workplace well-being. The Handbook of Stress and Health: A Guide to Research and Practice. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, 570-604.

Bennett, J. B. (2018). Integral Organizational Wellness™: An evidence‐based model of socially inspired well‐being. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research23(4), e12136.

IJntema, R. C., Burger, Y. D., & Schaufeli, W. B. (2019). Reviewing the labyrinth of psychological resilience: Establishing criteria for resilience-building programs. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 71(4), 288.


Britt, T. W., & Jex, S. M. (2015). Thriving under stress: Harnessing demands in the workplace. Oxford University Press, USA.

  • This course requires attendance at all five sessions and meeting twice with a coach buddy from the class to work an exercise
  • This course requires that participants work with an organization or any group or with a leader or manager of a business or agency
  • Participants complete a 15 item pre-and-post survey; and final 20-item knowledge quiz; and write a 250-word essay explaining their key insights and take-aways





  • Participants receive a copy of Heart-Centered Leadership (Steinbrecher & Bennett); Well-Being Champions (Bennett); and Thriving Under Stress (Britt and Jex)
  • Copies of all slides used in the training
  • Access to recordings used in the training
  • A roster of all participants
  • Listing on both OWLS and REAL BALANCE website as having received a resilience coach certificate 


For Information or to Register 866-568-4702

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