Mindful & Meaningful

Continuing Education

NBHWC Approved
Continuing Education Offerings

The following three (3) Continuing Education (CE) courses have been approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).

After completing the course and quiz, you will receive your certificate of completion that will be recognized by the NBHWC.

Coaching Mastery Series (CE-000174-1)

This course is for coaches who want to explore and expand their coaching presence, skills and effectiveness.  Sit in on this recorded interactive master class with NBC-HWC Billie Frances for a deep dive into coaching skills, live coaching practice, and mentoring support.  Topics range from boundaries to ethical referrals to readiness for change.

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to

  •  Make ethical referrals for concerns outside your scope of practice as a coach
  • Expand your ability to engage clients in choosing a focus for the coaching session
  • Set boundaries to minimize frustration and resentment 
  • More readily refer clients to outside resources 
  • Tailor coaching to client’s readiness to change
  • Expand on client awareness

Six Units of CEC/CE



Group Coaching Facilitation for
Health & Wellness Professionals (CE-000052-1)

This course walks you through the steps to plan, implement and facilitate successful coaching groups.  Topics include logistics, norms, promotion, personal preparation and 15 top facilitation skills.  Also included are downloadable templates to help you design and customize your next coaching group.  The 3-hour course is designed and facilitated by Billie Frances, NBC-HWC.

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Upon completion of this program, the coach will be able to 

  • Learn and implement group facilitation guidelines  
  • Customize group offerings based on needs, logistics and structure
  • Establish personal preparation practices
  • Clarify group norms
  • Plan group promotion and enrollment

Three Units of CEC/CE



Help & Heal Without Draining Your Energy (CE-000189-1)

People in helping and healing professions often wrestle with finding balance between serving others and taking care of themselves.

Perhaps you relate to times when you were so caught up helping others that you forgot about your own needs.

And, if we consistently give away energy we need for ourselves, we may be on a path to burnout.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn how to step back, take a breath and remember that you can’t
    give from any empty well.
  • Learn how to serve others without draining or depleting yourself.
  • Learn how to fill your well with fresh ideas and energy 
  • Learn how to serve others and yourself simultaneously
  • Learn how to redirect healing energy for your personal wellbeing

Facilitated by Billie Frances, M.A., NBC-HWC

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the coach will be able to 

  • Become more comfortable with not knowing
  • Find balance between helping others and taking care of herself/himself
  • Use mindful practices to quiet the mind
  • Retire the perfectionism-procrastination loop
    Implement strategies to avoid the expert trap

1.25 units of CEC/CU



What Our Students Are Saying

Kathleen Duffy

I learned some new tips in addition to many good reminders of effective coaching techniques. I also found the handouts to be very useful and will use going forward with my coaching clients. I always find it interesting how even "seasoned" coaches can always benefit from programs like this [Coaching Mastery Series] and use the information and experience to reinvigorate their own coaching.

Julie Buck

This course [Group Coaching Facilitation for Health & Wellness Professionals] had great info and I feel more confident in creating and facilitating groups for coaching. I liked that there were separate modules to break topics up.

Meghan McHale

This [Coaching Mastery Series] was a VERY helpful and enjoyable course! I really learned a lot from listening to the peer coaching sessions. I think one of my favorite things about them was how they would use the learned skill from the module but the sessions were not perfect, which made it relatable to being a coach. Those stuck moments were good learning moments and something every coach experiences. I took something away from each module, like how to make referrals and helping unfocused clients. It was helpful listening to the content as well as the coaches coaching each other. I really gained a lot of insight on their coaching styles and how they applied the skills learned.

Additional Courses to Enrich Your Coaching Practice

We also offer topics that are of high interest to coaches. The following courses are available to support your coaching skills and mindset. See below for information about petitioning for NBHWC CE credit.

Click the button below with ideas for new courses.

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Petitioning for Continuing Education Credit

Occasionally, an NBC-HWC may elect to complete a continuing education course or conference that is not approved by NBHWC. In these instances, the NBC-HWC can submit a CE Petition to have the course or conference reviewed for possible approval.   

You can access the NBHWC CE Petition form by logging in to your NBC-HWC profile and navigating to the “Recertification’’ tab. Petitions are reviewed on the 15th of each month. Please plan accordingly if submitting a petition for upcoming recertification.

Please review Appendix A for all requirements and more information in the National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach Recertification Handbook.

Everyday Mindfulness 

Mindfulness when mastered, can provide a heightened quality of living.

This course will help you identify a Mindfulness practices that work for you. It will also give you tools to be more fully present for your clients and enhance your listening, evoking, inquiry and goal-setting skills.

Facilitated by Billie Frances, NBC-HWC.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the coach will be able to 

  • Assess current mindfulness practices
  • Discern roadblocks to self-awareness
  • Implement methods to be more fully present
  • Design a successful daily mindfulness practice

 (1 hour = 1 CE unit)



Business Building Basics for Coaches

A Mindful Roadmap to Success

 Kicks off April 15, 2024

Live webinars at 4:00pm Pacific Time 4/30/24, 5/14/24 and 5/28/24

This course guides you through mindfully crafting your authentic coaching business and helps you build a solid foundation for a successful, sustainable, fulfilling coaching practice.

Whether you are a new coach just setting up your business or have been working for a while and need a reset and a different perspective on how you are building and running your business, this is the course for you!

Facilitated by Georgie Coote NBC-HWC.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the coach will be able to 

  • Create a vision as a guiding light for your business
  • Understand and implement the nitty-gritty of setting up a business
  • Set and ask for fees with confidence
  • Contemplate which marketing strategy is best for you
  • Create boundaries and a sustainable workload to prevent stress and burnout
  • Implement time-saving strategies for the smooth running of the business

Also included:

Interviews with successful coaches who have done it THEIR way.

Workbooks and checklists to keep you on track.

Three live 60-minute webinars for real-time connection and support from your peers and facilitator.

A community of like-minded coaches.