Your talents and expertise are needed!

You have been studying hard to learn the art of coaching. You are excited to build your own practice. You may already have a loyal group of clients who love learning from you. At the same time, you feel like there is more you could do. You want to be able to help your clients who struggle with setting goals because of past traumatic experiences.

Impact the lives of clients with chronic illness and autoimmune disease by:

  • Acknowledging the lived experience of clients with chronic illness.
  • Co-creating a safe space with trauma-mindful business practices.
  • Cultivating resilience and creating solutions for better health.

Gain the knowledge and tools needed to support a client with a physical or mental health diagnosis.

We connect you with your ideal clients.

Benefit from the power of hub marketing by working at the Chronic Wellness Collective!

You don’t need to purchase another course. Resist the urge to enroll in another certification program. Let this be the day you commit to coaching full- or part-time.

You don’t need to have an established business or existing clients. This mentorship is custom-tailored for coaches at all stages of their training and practice.

You can serve others while maintaining your own health to avoid burnout.

You may feel overwhelmed in knowing where to start when it comes to session outlines, marketing, accounting, building a website, and more. We’re here to make it easy and sustainable for you.

Why do I need a certification?

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the leading organization for accreditation.

They set high standards, provide independent certification for coaches, accreditation for programs, and are a worldwide network of trained professionals.

Check them out at

The Chronic Wellness Coach certification program is accredited for 28 hours of core competency and 2 hours of resource development continuing education.

These can be applied towards the ACC Portfolio Path for credentialing.*

Start working with clients right away!

Program is 100% online! Join from the comfort of your home or office.

All course materials, videos, worksheets, and group sessions are available through our student portal. We bring you the latest scientific research and teach you how to trust your body’s innate wisdom.

Curriculum designed by Nurses. Supervised practice hours provided.

Bridge the gaps between conventional medicine and holistic health. Learn to share these skills to your clients. Get real-time access to your instructors. Match with new clients through our community platform.

Enhance your trauma-informed skillset

Stand out from the other wellness coaches who don’t understand the unique needs of the chronic illness community.

We incorporate…

  • healthcare navigation and access
  • nervous system regulation
  • boundary setting
  • brain-body connection
  • health beliefs, values, and behaviors
  • emotional processing
  • cultural and racial sensitivity

Learn to apply these through a trauma-informed lens.

This is not a generic, one-size-fits-all approach. You will understand your particular scope of practice and identify when referral to medical doctors and clinical professionals is necessary.

Is this program for me?

This program is ideal for women who have personal experience navigating chronic illness and autoimmune disease. Are you ready to make a career of helping others do the same?

Build a foundation of basic coaching skills and tools. Grow your exposure to a variety of holistic health techniques. Get firsthand experience early in the program by safely and effectively coaching actual clients.

You don’t need a formal medical education or license. 

If you have exposure to holistic wellness practices, great! Previous coach training or experience is helpful, but not necessary for admission to the program.

  • Add to your foundation of basic coaching skills and tools.
  • Grow your exposure to a variety of holistic health techniques.
  • Network with other coaches.
  • Get qualified client leads.
  • Earn reliable income.

You can own a business and serve others with chronic illness even when you have your own health challenges.

Meet Erica

As an Occupational Therapist and Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner, Erica was four years into what initially had been a dream job, only to realize she was feeling increasingly frustrated, limited, and burned out.

Her body was crying out, too, with symptoms of pelvic pain, fatigue, and anxiety, which grew harder to ignore.

She says, “Like most things, I connected with Katherine and the Chronic Wellness Collective at the perfect time.”

“It was in witnessing Katherine and the other coaches on the Board that I started to get a sense of, ‘oh I could do this differently.’

“I could have a business where my own well-being was as much of a priority as that of my clients.”

“It is often in like-minded company that we get the permission we need to take big leaps.

“The Chronic Wellness Collective was that for me.”

“Their support helped me turn towards what I really wanted– to build my own practice and to continue to have the faith to keep building it– knowing there are other women out there walking similar paths.

“I am forever grateful.”

Grow Your Business

Here are some examples of what we can discuss during our sessions:

  • How to help your clients craft their personal vision of health (as well as clarifying your personal vision for your coaching practice)
  • How to help your clients set SMART goals (as well as setting your own goals for your coaching practice)
  • Finalizing your coaching agreement, offers, and business accounts
  • Getting your first paying clients
  • Clarifying your niche
  • Brainstorming future programs
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Launching social media marketing campaign
  • Raising prices and onboarding new clients
  • Designing and writing copy for a website

The program continues for up to 6 months.
Get real results. See sustainable growth.

Help More Clients

Implement practical self-care solutions for coaches and clients alike to overcome:

  • limiting beliefs of guilt and self-doubt
  • nervous system regulation for anxiety
  • emotional release for fear and grief
  • daily routines in harmony with your natural cycles
  • relationships and boundaries after abuse or conflict
  • career goals in alignment with your purpose
  • creativity and hobbies for personal expression
  • community service and connection
  • mindfulness and physical activity
  • nutrition and gut health

We also discuss specific needs of clients with:

  • autoimmune disease
  • mood disorders
  • chronic pain
  • and more

Learn Core Competencies

1. Demonstrates Ethical Practice
2. Embodies a Coaching Mindset
3. Establishes and Maintains Agreements
4. Cultivates Trust and Safety
5. Maintains Presence
6. Listens Actively
7. Evokes Awareness
8. Facilitates Client Growth

Earn Competitive Pay

Expert – $100/session:

  • 10+ years coaching experience
  • college degree
  • professional license
  • certification

Level III – $75/session:

  • 6-10 years coaching experience
  • college degree
  • certification

Level II – $50/session:

  • 1-5 years coaching experience
  • certification

Level I – $25/session:

  • < 1 year coaching experience
  • certification pending
Coaching Instructor

Katherine Housh, BSN, RN, HWNC-BC, TICC

Katherine is the Founder and Director of the Chronic Wellness Collective, whose mission is to make coaching and community accessible and affordable for women with chronic illness. As a registered nurse, she has worked in the acute, home, clinic, and hospice care settings. Her passion is empowering women with autoimmune disease to stop flare-ups in their tracks and break the cycle of suffering, which she does as a Board-Certified and Trauma-Informed Holistic Nurse Coach in private practice in California.

Guest Speakers

Tiffany Gibson, MNEd, RN

Tiffany is a Nurse Educator whose primary focus is professional development, healthcare equity and inclusion, and shaking things up in nursing to demolish outdated norms. Tiffany challenges nurses to work at the top of their scope as emotionally intelligent leaders. She accomplishes this within her work as a full-time clinical educator, part-time adjunct faculty member, and all-the-time in Nursing Education Professional Development and Equity & Inclusion Consulting for her business, New Nurse Academy, LLC.

Katie Kurtz, LCSW, RYT

Katie is a Licensed Social Worker and Registered Yoga Teacher. Her work centers on designing, leading, and holding space that is trauma informed and human first. Through her collection of training, mentorship, and community spaces, Katie holds space for leaders, entrepreneurs and coaches who want to feel more equipped and supported as they lead with integrity, communicate with compassion and live with empathy. Katie is a dynamic and nurturing guide with a coaching style centered on curiosity, courage and connection.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I’m qualified?
Which modalities do you use?
How long to build a business?
Is my certification eligible?

Our preference is that our Chronic Wellness Coaches have credentials from:

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC)
  • American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)

Other credentials will be considered if you contact us directly to inquire about eligibility at

We promote a variety of evidence-based modalities used by our coaches and ask you to complete our 12-module Chronic Wellness Coach Certification Course and mini-exam before taking on paid clients.

What are the benefits of being employed by you?

When you join the mentorship program at the Chronic Wellness Collective, you remain an independent contractor and will sign an agreement when you book your first paid client. The Collective retains a percentage of the coaching fee to cover administrative and marketing costs.

We encourage you to build and grow your own private practice, but we ask that you respect the resources of the Collective by continuing to work with our members only through our coaching platform.

At times our social media followers may choose to contact you privately, outside of our membership, and it is fine in that case if you want to sign them as a private client.

Since you are not an employee, we do not guarantee income or provide additional health and retirement benefits, etc.

The greatest perks in our mentorship program are the business coaching, educational, and networking opportunities the Collective provides – which are a major improvement over trying to go it alone in the world of entrepreneurship!

How much will I get paid per session?

You can refer to our pay scale on this page for more information. If you want clarification before enrolling in the mentorship, you may email us directly at

Generally, brand new coach training graduates whose certification is pending will begin at the Intern level.

After that, rising up on the scale depends on levels of certification, years of practice, and degrees and licensure obtained.

How many clients can I expect to get?

We promise to generate leads for you by promoting you on our social media pages and in our email newsletters (which currently has a total reach of 1500 and is growing).

Most of our current Coaches started working with at least one paid client in their first month.

A client lead means that we host Discovery Calls with potential clients and if their needs seem to match your skill set, we make a recommendation.

We cannot guarantee any specific outcome. It is up to the client whether they decide to work with you.

Further, part of our Monthly Mastermind Meetings is brainstorming ways to improve marketing.

You will have the opportunity to use our proven methods and done-for-you marketing materials to reach more potential clients through your own networks.

What other work opportunities are there for me?

Not only are Chronic Wellness Coaches invited to take on one-on-one clients, we invite you to apply to host workshops and try out your own signature group programs with our members.

These are paid opportunities and we will agree to pricing and terms before finalizing these agreements.

In the past, we’ve had coaches host a one-hour workshop open to the public on a topic of their choice.

We’ve also had coaches run a 6-week group program to refine their materials before launching it in their own private practice.

Can I upgrade my membership in the future?

Yes, absolutely.

If you’d like to just start with listing your name in our directory, you can always decide to join our Monthly Mastermind Meetings in the group mentorship level when you are ready.

How does the mentorship work?

  • Network with other Chronic Wellness Coaches

  • Access online course materials

    • Chronic Wellness Coach certification program (12 interactive lessons)
  • Attend monthly business brainstorming sessions

    • 2-hour Zoom calls (fourth Saturday, 1p PST)
    • Recorded replays available for all sessions
  • Get featured in our Coach Directory

    • Full-length bio, including specialty and credentials
  • Start working with clients 1:1 and in groups

    • Create a FREE account on our team coaching platform
    • Receive qualified client leads

3% of program sales go to our non-profit partners: