Exam Preparation

Free Webinar: Your Best Strategy to Pass the NBC-HWC Certification Exam.

Get the support you need to prepare, study and pass the National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach exam. Connect with other coaches and our experienced instructors, receive a bevy of great tools,
and enter your exam with greater confidence and ease.

Easy to Access Resources

Flashcards, NBC-HWC Exam Prep Quick Links PDF File, Exam Checklists, Suggested Reading List, Note-Taking Template, and more!

Live Q&A Sessions

Every 2 weeks, your instructors will host a LIVE Q&A Session.  Times will vary depending on availability of the group. This is your chance to ask your questions and get the answers you need. 

Live Coaching Mastery Lab

Practice coaching presence and coaching structures with master coach Billie Frances, NBC-HWC.  As one of four highlighted coaches in the webinar, you'll receive Billie's support and feedback on your coaching skills.

Study Course Curriculum

1. Coaching Structure 
1.1. Coach preparation prior to session
1.2. First session or before
1.3. Early (typically in the first, second or other early session)
1.4. Routine Follow-Up Sessions
1.5. Coaching Program Termination

Week 2: LIVE Questions & Answers Call

2.1. Client-centered relationship 
2.2. Trust & rapport 
2.3. Active listening and presence 
2.4. Client emotions and energy 

Week 4: LIVE Questions & Answers Call

2.5. Reflections
2.6. Expand the conversation 
2.7. Focus and refocus the conversation 
2.8. Assist client to evaluate and integrate health information

Week 6: LIVE Questions & Answers Call

2.9. Goals and implementing action 
2.10. Client awareness, perspective shifts and insights.
2.11. Client’s freedom of choice, autonomy, and intrinsic motivation
2.12. Client self-efficacy 

Week 8: LIVE Questions & Answers Call

2.13. Improve support.
2.14. Client active experimentation and self-discovery

Week 9 - Finish "Coaching Process" before moving on to Health & Wellness

2.15. Increase positive psychological resources

Health & Wellness

3.1. Health, health promotion and disease prevention, applying a whole person perspective

Health & Wellness Webinar

Week 10: Live Questions & Answers Call

3.2. Chronic Disease

3.2.1 Diabetes webinar

3.2.3 Obesity, BMI, & Waist Circumference webinar

3.2.4 Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke webinar

3.2.5 Metabolic Syndrome, Arthritis, and Inflammation webinar

3.2.6 Lipid Abnormalities and Lipid Panels webinar

3.3. Health behaviors, social and behavioral risk factors

3.3.1 & 3.3.2 Healthy weight, optimal nutrition and hydration webinar

3.3.3 Physical Activity and Sedentary Lifestyle webinar

3.3.4 Sleep webinar

3.3.5 Stress & Emotional Wellness webinar

3.3.6 Avoiding tobacco webinar

3.3.7 Moderate or No Alcohol Use & Substance Abuse webinar

4.1. Professional Conduct
4.2. Ethics
4.3. Legal

Week 12: Live Questions & Answers Call

NBHWC Resources

Downloadable additional study resources for each topic area.

Notetaking template

Study Flash Cards

Live Questions & Answers Calls and Call Recordings

Webinar Recordings for Health & Wellness Topics

Coaching Hotseats with Guiding Mindful Change Masterful Coaching Lab


"You will learn a lot from these two fabulous women who put this together. If it weren’t for these two, I don’t think I would have passed! Thanks Molly and Billie, you rock! "

Kim Lazurus

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