Michaela Conley is a Lifestyle Medicine coach, consultant, and entrepreneur based in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. Her areas of expertise include lifestyle medicine, motivational interviewing, neuromeditation, and human potential. Throughout her career, she has consistently found new ways to bring people together to create unique approaches to evolving challenges. As such, she has founded multiple business enterprises including most recently State of Wellness, a professional training entity, and Spot on Wellness, a consumer Lifestyle Medicine Service provider.
Michaela is well-known in the coaching, health education, and promotion fields for creating connections and providing unbiased opportunities for expansive thinking. For example, in 2008 she created Health Promotion LIVE, an early weekly webinar series featuring well-known subject matter experts from around the world.
Michaela is a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, American College of Lifestyle Medicine Diplomat (#0001), Master Certified Health Education Specialist, National Diabetes Prevention Program Master Trainer, Certified HeartMath Trainer, and Certified NeuroMeditation instructor. Currently, she serves as Program Director for Quantum University’s Quantum Coaching program and works with clients one on one and in groups to support their goals for living their best lives.
Integrative Health Coach Program
Presenter: Michaela Conley, MCHES, DipACLM, NBC-HWC, NM-I
Duration: 170 hours
Certificates: 17 IACET CEUs
Integrative Health Coaching is a unique combination of the evolving field of more traditional health and wellness coaching with an expanded quantum view of our shared connection. This course provides a rich immersive experience for students both personally and professionally. Upon successful completion of HC-201 and HC-202, students will have met the educational and practical skills requirements needed to qualify for and earn the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) designation as Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.
The first course focuses on the evidence base of the emerging coaching profession along with the opportunity for the student to learn and experience for themselves the trends, themes, and intentions common throughout the literature. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to discuss how their overall understanding of the quantum field enables them to exceed typical coaching boundaries through a comprehensive understanding of our connectedness. Students will participate in weekly live interactive sessions where they will share their experiences and insights with each other and begin to understand and implement the powerful role and potential a coach may play in helping others to live their best lives. Students will be asked to synthesize and evaluate the information contained within this course as it relates to their larger understanding and application of their quantum coursework. By the end of the course, students will have gained a broad-based understanding of coaching overall and a deeply personal experience with both the coaching process and the digital tools and resources available for use with clients.
The second course focuses on the more practical applications of coaching clients with modifiable health risks commonly seen by health and wellness coaches. Students will continue participating in the weekly live interactive sessions, and additional time will be spent on aspects of coaching including ethical considerations. By the end of this course, students will have completed all academic requirements and be well prepared to document their coaching experience, which is the final requirement needed to sit for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Students will also create a TED-style talk which they may use to promote their coaching practice upon completion of the course.
- HC-201 – Integrative Health Coaching I
- HC-202 – Integrative Health Coaching II
- Introduction to Coaching
- Trust and Safety, the Foundation of an Effective Coaching Relationship
- Expanding Thinking and Choices from a Strengths Perspective
- Building Confidence and Trust, Discovering New Choices
- The Tools of the Trade
- Beginning to Put the Coaching Communication Elements Together
- Theory and Integration in Coaching
- Theories into Practice
- Coaching Modifiable Health Risks
- Unconditional Positive Regard
- Understanding and Applying Common Behavior Change Models
- Mechanics of a Coaching Practice
- Evidence-based Coaching Practice
- Delivering Your TED Talk
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the unique and expansive nature of the Integrative Health Coach.
- Recognize the coaching approach and engagement.
- Describe at least two behavior change theories and their uses.
- Demonstrate active listening.
- Distinguish between directing and facilitating.
- Evaluate coaching sessions based on defined parameters.
- Assess a coachee’s readiness to change.
- Role-play live coaching scenarios.
- Facilitate learning through collaboration.
- Explain the scope of a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.
- Demonstrate the concept of “coaching presence.”
- List Prochaska’s stages of change and interventions appropriate within each stage.
- List at least 3 wellness assessments that may be used with clients.
- Describe the difference between a coach and a counseling relationship.
- Define the role of self-efficacy as it relates to client success.
- Provide at least two reasons why a coaching relationship is terminated.