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School of Continuing Studies

XMED-523 - Health & Wellness Coaching Skills II

Nov 7—8, 2019
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1190
USD 595 per day
Apr 23—24, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1190
USD 595 per day

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This course focuses on the application of essential coaching skills and behavior change theories. Students will develop an individualized Health Coaching Approach with methodologies in mindfulness, motivational interviewing and the 5 phases of the Georgetown HWC coaching model. Methods for setting client-centered goals and actions are presented. Additional topics include knowing when to refer and the ethics of coaching.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the structure and flow of a coaching session and a coaching engagement.
  • Apply behavior change models and motivational interviewing skills to support positive health choices
  • Practice conducting initial and intermediate coaching sessions, including vision, health assessment, goal setting and overcoming barriers
  • Practice coaching techniques, both in one-on-one and group settings
  • Identify when to refer clients to resources outside the coaching setting
  • Analyze ethical issues related to coaching according to the ICHWC and ICF Code of Ethics.
  • Formulate an individualized Health Coaching Approach


Petra Platzer, PhD, PCC, partners with individuals, teams and healthcare organizations to unlock new thinking and create courageous steps forward to achieve their desired healthy outcomes. Petra is a development-oriented coach, facilitator and systems thinker. As a well-published cancer research...
Jen Wood, MA, ACC, combines her skills as a Health & Wellness Coach and Nutritionist with her experience as a Leadership Coach to help women leaders discover the right combination of nutrition, lifestyle and mindset practices so they can show up in life and work as the best version of themsel...

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