6-month training program for brand new coaches

Your gifts and experience are needed!

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.

Earn income in just 12 weeks

as a Certified Chronic Wellness Coach!

Help women with chronic illness thrive through the power of trauma-informed holistic life coaching. Get paid to do what you love. Join the Open House or watch the replay.

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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 www.coachingfederation.org

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.

Trauma-informed skills set us apart

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.

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.”

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
What else is covered?
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

The entire program lasts four months with one week off every month for study and reflection.

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.

Next program cohort begins March 2022








Frequently Asked Questions

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How does the program work?

  • Connect with others in the virtual classroom

  • Access online course materials

    • Chronic Wellness Coach certification program (12 interactive lessons)
  • Weekly classes taught by a board-certified coach

    • 2-hour Zoom calls (first three Saturdays, 1p PST)
    • Recorded replays available for all sessions
    • Attendance is required for ICF credentialing

A worthwhile investment

Certification Course
Work at your own pace. Get access to the 12 course modules, general community posts, and connect with other members and practice coaching clients.

*Eligible for CWCC credentials.

Group Certification Program
Includes premium group access, online course materials, and weekly classes. We will partner you with practice coaching clients. Payment plans available.

*Eligible for CWCC and ICF credentials.

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