Coaching Identified as “Next Big Trend” in Wellness Industry

Dr. Shawn Talbott (Ph.D., CNS, LDN, FACSM, FACN, FAIS) has gone from triathlon struggler to gut-brain guru! With a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry, he's on a mission to boost everyday human performance through the power of natural solutions and the gut-brain axis.

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) recently published their annual trends report (The Future of Wellness 2022) – and one of their top trends for 2022 is, “Health & Wellness Coaching Gets Certified

I’ve attached a highlighted version of the coaching trend report, as well as a couple of other white papers on Wellness Coaching from the GWI (see PDF attachments below).

I HIGHLY recommend taking a read thru the first trend report – it really sets the stage for Wellness Coaching being a massive trend that is expected to grow exponentially into the future – and with the “Great Resignation” underway, so many people are looking for a career path and an income stream that they can feel good about (feeding their soul as much as their bank account).

I love the fact that GWI has identified Wellness Coaching as the “missing link” between healthcare and wellness – and I also view Coaching as a way for people to get an “edge” for their mental fitness and physical performance (and then help others to do the same).

The Wall Street Journal has also recently highlighted the importance of coaching and Wellness Retreats to improve the performance of the “Corporate Athlete” – which examples like SalesForce and others investing in remote corporate retreats where employees can learn, connect, recharge, beat burnout and level-up.

All of this makes me super-excited for what we’ve been working on for the last couple of years in establishing our Amare Wellness Center (in Plymouth MA) and designing an entire curriculum to train students as Certified Mental Wellness Coaches (CMWCs).

We have trained and certified more than a hundred CMWCs (16 CEUs) to build a business around Mental Wellness Coaching – with many more sessions upcoming in 2022.

We just completed one in Honolulu, Hawaii (last week) and we have one scheduled for Salt Lake City, Utah on May 5-6-7.

After that, we have several date blocks that we are keeping open and available for CMWC sessions at our casual coastal retreat in Plymouth, MA (and they will book up very quickly based on past experience):

June 17-22

July 25-29

August 22-31

Sept 23-27

November 1-12

We can hold the Certification over as little as 2.5 days (very intense with 6 hours on day one, 6 hours on day two, and 4 hours on day three) or as many as 4 days (4 hours of instruction each morning – followed by fun stuff in the afternoon). Many groups will plan to arrive the day before the Certification starts (to settle in) and depart the day after (to relax and celebrate your success) – making for a total retreat of 5-6 days – so it is really up to the scheduling preferences of your group.

If you’re interested in bringing your group, we have 7 B&B-style rooms onsite. Each room has ONE queen or king bed – so we can accommodate up to 14 individuals (e.g. couples sharing beds) – or even “squeeze” an additional student into each of the 4 King rooms with roll-away beds (for friends looking to save on room costs).

To reserve your session, please call/text Julie Talbott at 801-712-0408 to work out the logistics (preferred dates, how many people, how many days, etc)…

You can see a bit about our location and see our rooms HERE

About the Certified Mental Wellness Coach (CMWC) curriculum:

The CMWC is a streamlined, focused, intense course spanning 16 hours of instruction in the role of diet and lifestyle factors in balancing the Microbiome-Gut-Heart-Brain-Axis for improved Mental Wellness. Students can expect to leave the CMWC with the knowledge and skills to start their own profitable and rewarding business as a Mental Wellness Coach.

Total costs are:

  • Tuition = $1,200 per student
  • Lodging = $1,000 for 4 nights at the Amare Wellness Center and 3Waves Wellness Bed & Breakfast – and if you want to arrive earlier or stay longer, we can arrange that too!
  • Food = included healthy microbiome-friendly breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments
  • Fun = the actual schedule/agenda will be somewhat subject to the weather, so we might adjust the days that each activity happens – but the week will include…
    • Mental Wellness Coach Certification (16 CEUs)
    • Healthy Mental Wellness Diet
    • Whale Watching or Seal Watching
    • Beach/Dune/Gratitude Trail Walks
    • Sound Healing Therapy Session
    • Yoga Session
    • Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding
    • Fire Pit Conversations
    • Daily Wellness Modalities (massage chairs, dry float bed, red light therapy, virtual reality meditation, aromatherapy, etc)
    • Free Time (to explore historic Plymouth, Cape Cod, and Boston)
About the Author

Exercise physiologist (MS, UMass Amherst) and Nutritional Biochemist (PhD, Rutgers) who studies how lifestyle influences our biochemistry, psychology and behavior - which kind of makes me a "Psycho-Nutritionist"?!?!

    • YES! We have Wellness Partners from all backgrounds and interests who have participated in CMWC sessions at our Retreat in Plymouth MA and in local events in many cities around the country – and look for the ONLINE version launching in a few months!

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