Wellness Facilitators

Setting policy. Managing resources.

Driving a wellness agenda that delivers results.

Wellness Facilitators

Corporate wellness is too important to just depend on personal initiative.

Wellness takes a community

Individual well-being can’t be achieved in isolation because we’re all part of something larger than ourselves. The most effective approaches for transformation engage individuals, organizations, and communities. And the most effective way to coordinate everyone’s efforts is to have a Wellness Facilitator. Although all change is self change, there is something about having a community of like minded people to work with you and support you, that can make the difference between success and failure. Making that happen is a key part of the role of the Wellness Facilitator.

Certified Wellness Coach Level 1 - Advocates

Certified Wellness Coaches model the fundamental philosophy that all change is self-change and that change is a process and a journey, not a single event. Behavior change is unique for each person, so Wellness Coaches help people explore their own readiness; strengths, skills, and resources; and process of change. The purpose of the Certified Wellness Coach Training Program is to develop a cohort of trained community members who can influence and inspire those around them. They do this by modeling positive lifestyle choices, sharing accounts of their own wellness journey, and using evidence-based tools to help others reflect on their current state of health and wellness and consider changes they may want to undertake.

Wellness Coaches in the Community

Wellness Coaches guide, support, and empower meaningful, enduring change among individuals and organizations. They provide a comprehensive ongoing program of support that reinforces client competence, motivation, and sense of purpose. Wellness Coaches work most intensively and on an ongoing basis with people or groups wanting support to achieve short and long-term goals. There should be at least one coach to around 500 staff members, or operational unit if this is smaller.

Why wellness facilitators?

Wellness Facilitator = Project Director

During the early stages of a Wellness campaign, everyone is unsure what the next steps (or even the first steps) should be. Wellness Facilitators trained by IWE  know what the blueprint of a Wellness program looks like and how it could be implemented.   Wellness Facilitators provide critical leadership to drive the wellness agenda in organizations and communities. As the project directors, they communicate the wellness imperative to the organization, community, and nation; and do what it takes to make wellness a reality.

Do we need a wellness transformation? And if so, when should you start working on one? Read more here.

Learn more about the 60 hour, Wellness Facilitator Curriculum here.

What do facilitators do?

Plan, launch and support

Long before the launch of a corporate Wellness program, Wellness facilitators will have done a lot of preparatory work to ensure that the program will be run successfully. Specifically, they will have discussed with senior management and determined the scope of the campaign,  its immediate goals (which may range from improving teamwork, to reducing the number of instances of chronic disease in the workforce) and the implementation plan. Facilitators are the internal drivers of the Wellness program –  they  create a sense of urgency, communicate a shared vision, nurture an environment conducive to individual and collective change, build on communal assets, empower action, ensure that everyone has a voice and choice, nurture relationships, and help communities overcome setbacks. They also facilitate and support the work of Wellness Advocates and Coaches.

Who can be a facilitator?

Anyone can be a cross-trained to be a facilitator

Anyone who is in a position to influence and lead others can be a facilitator. Teachers, managers, clergy, community leaders, public safety personnel are examples of the people who can be cross trained to play an important part in cultural transformation. For you personally, having a Certified Wellness Facilitator qualification is recognition that you have the knowledge and skills to implement a Wellness Transformation in your place of work, business or community.

Read why a cultural transformation is necessary.

Credits: Choir Director – Courtesy of Hana Gartner.

Training to be a Wellness Facilitator

Train when and where it’s convenient

IWE’s Wellness Coach training programs are online, so they can be done anytime, anywhere. Learning activities are varied to suit the unique learning styles of every participant. Creating a community of learners is the key to developing skills and confidence, so IWE’s learning environment provides plenty of opportunities for real-time interaction with faculty and collaboration with others. Remember, your class will consist of other like minded facilitators and you will get to see or hear the problems and successes that other facilitators are having. Best of all, even after the course completes, your classmates will still be there for you to call on!

Measure and do more of what works

IWE equips Wellness Coaches with science-based outcomes measurement tools that are easy to use and deliver results in real-time. This means no waiting months to see what works. Our metrics make sure you’re on the right path from day one because it’s the tiny steps in the right direction that lead to big rewards.

Learn more about: Wellness Outcomes

Tell your story. Celebrate!

Make your mark

Cultural transformation changes the organization and community narrative. IWE’s certified Wellness Facilitators help create stories of change and success that become rich communal legacies to inspire others into the future.

We Wrote the Book!

IWE created the competencies and curriculum for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wellness Coaching Registered Apprenticeship Program. Participating in IWE’s Wellness Coach training courses with your employer’s support will generally count towards fulfillment of the Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship Program requirements.

Certified Wellness Facilitator

Do you have what it takes to manage a cultural transformation in your company?