Courses With Michele

Live and recorded courses give you the opportunity to align with your authentic empowered Center Within. The courses are intended for coaches looking to maintain certification with the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaches, as well as coaches looking to expand your coaching knowledge and skills, The Center Within offers both group coaching and online courses specifically focused on helping you develop your skills, knowledge, and resources as a coach. 

Live Webinars

NBC-HWC Webinar Series

Your Brand Essence: Strategies for Standing Out and Consistently Reaching Your Target Audience

Tuesday, March 23rd
12:00pm - 1:00pm CST

How do you stand out and get the word out so your target audience stops what they are doing to pay attention to you? A brand is a combination of the messages and words you use, the visuals and graphics, fonts, logo, colors, etc. But more importantly, a brand is about communicating who you are at your essence so people can know and trust you. When you learn how to communicate your essence, you will naturally draw in the clients you are meant to serve and repel those that aren’t in alignment with you and your work.
 
Join me as I take you through some exercises to identify your primary energy element and use it to communicate your essence. We will talk about your unique way of being in the world and how to leverage it to attract your ideal clients. And finally, we will talk about a checklist of decisions you can make so your business brand is consistently communicated in the marketplace.
 

This webinar is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Live Group Courses

BEING HUMAN: Immersion Series

Entelechy Rising; Turning Inner Potential into Outer Reality​

BEING HUMAN is a four-month immersion journey that promises to upgrade your inner navigation system, open your heart, strengthen alignment with your core values and sacred guiding principles, and expand your vibrational frequency of this current and precious life.

Discover the breakthrough process & well-being tools that bring total mind, body, & spiritual wellness.

BEING HUMAN LIFE - Entelechy Institute: Master Course for Coaches, Practitioners, and Leaders: Accelerate and Support Transformation in Yourself and Your Clients

Starting February 2022

This 6-month group coaching series is designed to create community, expand perspectives, accelerate development, and ignite creativity as we support you and your service. It is intended for holistic practitioners, visionaries, coaches and leaders with a desire to deepen their understanding and skills supporting human development and transformation.

 

Resources

Expanding YOUR Coaching Practice and Business

The Center Within, LLC is offering a 3 month group coaching series beginning Spring 2021 designed to provide “supervision and training” for a group of NBC-HWC committed to expanding their health and wellness coaching practice and business. 

It will be facilitated by Michele Rae, NBC-HWC. She is graduate faculty at the U of MN in the health coaching program in the Earl E Bakken Center for Spirituality & energy healing and NB-HWC CE provider.

12 CE Credits

Session Details

This group will meet every other week for 2 hours over a 12-week period via Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. The program is a total of 6 live sessions and 6 weeks self study resources for 12 CE Credits for NBC-HWC.

Session Times & Dates:
Group 1: Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm CST
Group 2: Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm CST

        • Sept 7, 21
        • Oct 5, 19
        • Nov 2, 16

Expand Your Reach: Design, Scale and Market A Thriving Practice

You are a leader, coach, or practitioner who is driven to bring wellness to the lives of people, communities, and the planet. You have needed gifts and skills in different modalities. Practitioners who are business owners often struggle to understand how to organize their ideas, get offers out into the marketplace, charge what they are worth, and scale their efforts. This business course will support you in bringing your vision forward from whatever stage your business currently is into the next level. We will offer guidance, tips, and tools as you move from concept and ideas into a tangible, structured process that moves your vision into the world. You will be invited to explore shifting your mindset about business and build or expand your business in alignment with your true nature. First, you will build a solid business foundation by capturing your unique philosophy and approach, mission, and vision. Then you will scale your business so you are not overwhelmed and under-resourced. You will build a short and long-term plan so you can build on your early successes. You will be invited to explore budgeting, bookkeeping, and finances through the mindset of abundance. Finally, we will help you get the word out by designing a marketing strategy that communicates your heartsong and meets the needs of your target market.

12 CE Credits

Build a Thriving Group Coaching Practice: Everything You Need to Successfully Run Groups Online

Next Cohorts starts January 18, 2022

Group coaching is a vital tool for coaches, leaders, visionaries, and practitioners because it is the wave of the future. National movement toward group coaching and group visits has been a trend the past few years, and the interest is growing. Group coaching allows us to reach more people for three reasons: it offers reduced participation costs, it creates an instant community of support around a common experience, and it decreases the time investment on the part of the coach. Translating coaching skills to hold space for multiple people while navigating the many moving parts that need to be tended to in a group requires skill and practice. This series will prepare you to design, market, and deliver your group coaching offering.

10 CE Credits for NBC-HWC & ICF

The Conventional and Integrative Treatment of Common Clinical Conditions

Clients will come to health coaching with a variety of clinical conditions, seeking support in navigating their treatment options while trying to maintain wellness in the process. Health coaches are uniquely positioned to help their clients figure out what is important to them by identifying their values, motivations and strengths. From this vantage point, a client can make informed decisions about their care. A coach with knowledge of how common conditions are treated by both the conventional medicine and integrative medicine communities is uniquely positioned to help clients assemble a plan of care that maximizes their wellbeing and gives them the best of all options regarding healthcare. In addition to looking at treatment options, this course will look holistically at the experience of living with and managing these common conditions, so you can meet your clients with deeper empathy.

10 CE Credits for NBC-HWC

Recorded Courses

Transformative Care for Preventing Chronic Pain and Addiction: A Course for health coaches

Transformative care includes both self-management training with treatment to improve patient engagement, long-term outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs. The development of the Personalized Activated Care and Training (PACT) program provides a digital patient engagement platform to support transformative care with telehealth coaching to team with health professionals in supporting patients in self-management. This clinical course for health coaches will help them collaborate with health professionals and implement and be reimbursed for transformative care using the PACT program to prevent chronic pain and addiction in their patients with pain.

14 CE Credits for NBC-HWC

Building Your Coaching Practice

Enhancing Your Coaching Business

No matter where you are in your coaching practice development, if you are an entrepreneur or offering services inside an organization, taking time to step back and evaluate your business or program is valuable. 

This course offers a step by step approach to systematically reviewing your business with specific tools and techniques to sharpen your focus and amplify your business. 

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 2 CE credits.

Sounds of energy healing for Wellness Professionals

energy healing music for self care and clients energy healing journey

energy healing music can play a unique role, augmenting one’s self-care methods and contributing richness to one’s personal energy healing journey. This experiential course will explore how music nurtures you, the healer/wellness professional, and those you serve.

Tami Briggs, therapeutic harpist, weaves together practical tips, powerful stories and plays musical examples, demonstrating music’s role in wellness—for yourself and those you serve.

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 2 CE credit

Communication Techniques of Appreciative Inquiry and Motivational Interviewing for Health and Wellness

What would it be like to connect more deeply with your clients and expand your tools to help move them forward in their process to optimal health and wellness?

Motivational Interviewing techniques offer ways to help clients hear themselves, explore more deeply, uncover ambivalence, resistance, and discrepancies between intentions and actions, and move into action with clarity and insight. Appreciative Inquiry techniques help clients build a sense of self-efficacy and personal empowerment as they build on prior successes in their lives. These two skill sets in combination give a coach a breadth of knowledge and tools to draw on for a wide variety of clients with differing needs.
 

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Supporting Health and Wellness during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic

How are you staying informed, balanced and in your power?

We are amidst a declared pandemic. Are people coming to you from all areas of your life asking about how to support themselves, healthy lifestyles to boost immunity and sharing their fears? We as NBC-HWCs are such a GREAT resource to our clients, patients and others who are looking for tools for health and wellness and a safe supportive space to be heard. How are you staying informed, balanced and in your power? During this live webinar, we will have online chat discussions as well as sharing practical tips and tools for ourselves and those we serve during this uncertain and stressful time.
 

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Identifying and Moving Clients Along Stages of Change for Health and Wellness

Are you ready to personalize your coaching interventions to support clients in all different stages of readiness?

Health coaches are always looking for ways to better understand and meet their clients where they are that informs how they move clients into action. Prochaska’s Transtheoretical Model provides a framework for identifying what stage of readiness clients are in around their desired lifestyle change. And learning how to listen for the client’s stage of readiness as well as what is likely happening behind the scenes provides coaches with specific coaching interventions that meet clients in 5 distinct stages of change. Are you ready to personalize your coaching interventions to support clients in all different stages of readiness? The framework covered in this workshop will deepen your ability to work with a variety of clients that come into your practice.
 

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Mindful Communication for Health and Wellness

How can enhancing your ability to speak clearly, ask powerful open-ended questions and listen deeply improve your practice?

During this workshop, we will offer tools to deepen your skills in nonviolent and authentic communication in listening and speaking. Our clients and patients often discuss their desire to improve their ability to resolve conflict as it elevates stress if they utilize poor communication such as being passive or aggressive. Learn techniques to strengthen communication in all circumstances for yourself and your clients. 
 

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Individual, Relational and Organizational Health & Wellbeing

Your Guide to Optimal Personal and Professional Health

Individual, Relational & Organizational Health & Wellbeing is a 5-part course designed to deepen your understanding of many important aspects of physical, emotional, relational, organizational, and financial health. We weave together aspects of mental and spiritual health into all areas we explore. This course contains cutting edge research and resources to optimize your own wellbeing and provide practical applications for your patients and clients.  

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 5 CE credits.

Enhancing Emotional and Social Intelligence for Health and Wellness

Health coaches and holistic providers utilize mindfulness, emotional and social intelligence throughout our encounters with every client and patient.

As practitioners, our level of development directly impacts our capacity to be of service to others. We will discuss specific aspects, skills and actionable development of EI and SI for ourselves and those we serve. 
 

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Cultivating Inner and Outer Transformation Amidst Stressful Times

Are there opportunities for positive insights, paradigm shifts, and transformation while humanity is experiencing this COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic?

We know from the research what we focus on grows. We as health and wellness coaches know that during times of suffering, chaos, rapid change, and anxiety there is an opening for deep growth and development. How do we choose empowering behaviors and actions that support this positive transformation in ourselves and those we serve?
 

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Mindfulness: A Key Ingredient in Health and Wellness

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness has become a household word but what is it really? How can a health and wellness coach integrate mindfulness practices in their own life to enhance their relationships, quality of life, and their coaching skills?  How can a coach model and teach mindfulness to their clients? Join Dr. Pauline Lucas to learn all about the science and practice of mindfulness and how to integrate mindfulness and meditation practices in your own life as well as in your practice.
 

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Getting Started on Social Media For Health and Wellness Coaches

New to social media or need a good review of the basics?

This course offers an overview of popular social media platforms, advice on how to choose the platform that’s right for your organization, and resources for getting started. Attendees will learn about how to create an online presence and authentically connect with their clients through social media. This course is designed for NBC-HWC’s who are new to using social media for business or those looking for a review of the basics.
 

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Introduction to Group Coaching for Health and Wellness

Group health coaching is a vital tool in a health and wellness coach's toolkit because it is the wave of the future.

National movement toward group health coaching and group visits has been a trend the past few years. Group health coaching allows us to reach more people for three reasons: it offers reduced participation costs, it creates an instant community of support around a common experience, and it decreases the time investment on the part of the coach. Translating coaching skills to hold space for multiple people while navigating the many moving parts that needed to be tended to in a group requires skill and practice. This webinar introduces you to the basic overview of what group coaching is, the skills you need to develop as you work with groups, and the subtleties of group facilitation that support ease and flow in the process.
 

This course is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Strategies For Supporting Behavior Change

Strategies for supporting and enhancing client behavior

This presentation will focus on strategies for supporting and enhancing client behavior change for coaches working with clients one-on-one or in groups. Participants will explore how to optimize their role and apply strategies to support client success. Objectives include recognition of necessary components for behavior change, identification of strategies to enable progress with behavior change, and exploration of ways to enable clients to use appropriate strategies.

This webinar is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Holistic Treatment of Common Clinical Conditions

Could you use an overview of common clinical conditions?

A health and wellness coach with knowledge of how common conditions are treated by both the conventional medicine and integrative medicine communities is uniquely positioned to help clients assemble a plan of care that maximizes their wellbeing and gives them the best of all options regarding healthcare. In addition to an overview of treatment options, we will look holistically at the experience of living with and managing these common conditions, so you can meet your clients with deeper empathy.

This webinar is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Daily Routines to Support Longevity & Health

We do routines every day, many out of habit and without paying attention.

When we bring awareness to how we are supporting ourselves we can start to learn ways to bring more skillful action into our days that harness our energy, clears the senses and mind, and supports our body and mind to stay in a state of self-energy healing and wellness. We then notice when we start to shift out of this balanced state much sooner.
 

Learn about the 6 pillars of Yoga and the Dinacharya (daily routines) of Ayurveda and find a sweet spot to explore that supports the just right stimulus for your next level of growth, wellness, and health. These routines can anchor our rise in the morning and our winding down in the evening and Yoga –the science of Self Realization and Ayurveda the art of self-energy healing and longevity suggest a daily routine to keep us well-nourished and in a state of self-energy healing. These routines support our wellness and full potential as a human being on Earth at this time.

This webinar is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1.5 CE credit.

Ignite the Power of Your Breath to Enhance Your Health and Wellness

Breathing is a vital process that keeps us alive, yet we often do it automatically and take our breath for granted.

As we become aware of our breath and learn how to open it up more fully, it changes old, ineffective patterns of breathing and we discover a priceless resource that can help us improve many aspects of our life. Research has revealed many proven health benefits. Breathwork can help relieve stress, stimulate our lymphatic systems, detox our bodies, help us focus, boost our energy and improve our mood.

We will review the importance of our breath and introduce several breathing practices. We will explore Soul Breathing through discussion and experiential exercises and learn how it works on various levels, (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual). We will learn about the entrainment principle and vibration. We will discover how conscious breathwork can help us permanently hold a higher level of vibration, and how vibrating from this new place allows us to let go of old patterns that hold us back.
 

This webinar is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Purposeful Sales in an Unhealthy World

How to increase your impact without having to push

What if someone told you that everything you need to sell your services you learned in school? A perception exists that sales is about getting in others’ space and convincing them of what they need. When in fact, selling isn’t about that at all. Coaches, practitioners and leaders are uniquely trained to listen, tune into desires, and ask powerful questions—all highly desirable skills in making a sale. So why is it so hard for people to sell themselves? For many, the story they have been telling themselves has already defined what the sales conversation is and does. When that happens, we don’t book ourselves with as many clients and we limit the number of people who have access to the transformational process that takes place through our service. In this session Jason Jones CEC will reframe the sales conversation and discover how you can become empowering and supportive in a way that results in more buyers saying “yes” to their health, wellbeing. 
 

This webinar is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Introduction to Expand Your Reach

Design, Scale, and Market a Thriving Health and Wellness Practice

You are being called to step into more visibility as you engage as a leader, coach, or practitioner who is driven to bring wellness to the lives of people, communities, and the planet. You have needed gifts and skills in different modalities. Practitioners who are business owners often struggle to understand how to organize their ideas, get offers out into the marketplace, charge what they are worth, and scale their efforts. This overview will support you in bringing your vision forward from whatever stage your business currently is into the next level.
 
We will offer tips and tools as you move from concept and ideas into a tangible, structured process that moves your vision into the world. We will share wisdom and experience and invite you to contribute as well. We will touch on clarifying your unique philosophy and approach, mission, and vision. Building a solid short- and long-term plan including finance, abundance, marketing will be reviewed. Join us as we infuse your heartsong with practical next steps to attract and support your clients and patients to live their best life!
 

This webinar is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.

Your Brand Essence

Strategies for Standing Out and Consistently Reaching Your Target Audience​

How do you stand out and get the word out so your target audience stops what they are doing to pay attention to you? A brand is a combination of the messages and words you use, the visuals and graphics, fonts, logo, colors, etc. But more importantly, a brand is about communicating who you are at your essence so people can know and trust you. When you learn how to communicate your essence, you will naturally draw in the clients you are meant to serve and repel those that aren’t in alignment with you and your work.
 
Join me as I take you through some exercises to identify your primary energy element and use it to communicate your essence. We will talk about your unique way of being in the world and how to leverage it to attract your ideal clients. And finally, we will talk about a checklist of decisions you can make so your business brand is consistently communicated in the marketplace.
 

This webinar is approved by NBHWC (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching) for NBC-HWC (Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches) for 1 CE credit.