30-Hour Core
Competency Course

Our 30-Hour Core Competency Course

This course provides skill training and practice from a holistic/integral perspective for the Core coaching competencies from the International Coach Federation. It is the first of three courses in our Mastery Program.

  • Setting the Foundation: ethical guidelines and professional standards, setting coaching agreements
  • Co-creating the Relationship: establishing trust and intimacy, coaching presence
  • Communicating Effectively: active listening, powerful questions, direct communication
  • Creating New Awareness: identifying and making mental shifts in awareness, uncovering unexpressed motivations, empowering clients to change their story
  • Facilitating Learning and Results: creating awareness, designing actions, planning and goal setting, managing progress and accountability
  • Stages and maps of change
  • Mind, body, spirit coaching principles
  • Motivational Interviewing and Appreciative Inquiry

This course lays the groundwork that is based upon evidence-informed practice and theory, while also illuminating the heart of coaching.

"We adhere to a form of coaching that honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole."

ICF Philosophy of Coaching

Course Details

Location: Video Conferencing Teleclasses - Login from your computer/tablet or call-in from anywhere!

Faculty: To Be Determined

Contact Hours: 30 nurse contact hours*, 30 ICF contact hours as part of Level 1 program**, 30 NBHWC coach training hours.***

Registration timeframe: Registration closes 1 week before class start date.

Languages the program is offered: English

Program requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older to register.

Learning Objectives

100% of participants will be able to demonstrate an integral coaching session by the end of this course.


Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy teaches skills that are relevant to anyone on a path of professional development that aims to elevate the quality of health and life for all people and the planet.

- Melissa, New York, USA, Licensed Acupuncturist

This course has helped me understand the difference between being a coach and being a counselor or therapist. Being able to have experience coaching, being coached, and observing others being coached has been priceless. I am able to recognize areas where I can improve and my confidence as a coach continues to grow with the tools this course has provided.

- Stephanie, Nurse, Georgia

2024 Summer Sessions

Choose morning or evening sessions
Tuesdays starting June 18: 7:30-9:30pm Eastern / 4:30-6:30pm Pacific
Thursdays starting June 20: Noon-2pm Eastern / 9-11am Pacific

Register Now on Our New Website

Still have questions? Call us at 510.864.2006 or email for more details.

Future 30-Hour Courses

Please check back for registration link(s) for future sessions, or email us at info@wisdomofthewhole.com.
- Fall 2024 Morning or Evening Sessions starting Sept 10 and 11, 2024

Holistic Coaching Mastery Course

Try our Holistic Coaching Mastery bundle which includes Core Competency , Advanced Tools, Practicum, and Healthy Lifestyle Basics for a more in-depth experience. Click here to learn more, save more!

*This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.      Approval #1752.

Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

**The 30-Hour Core Competency course is a portion of our International Coaching Federation (ICF) Level 1 program. The Level 1 program includes Advanced Tools (15 ICF contact hours), Practicum (15 ICF contact hours), and Mentor Coaching (10 hours). Please email info@wisdomofthewhole.com for more information on ICF requirements.

***The 30-hour Core Competency course is a portion of our Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). The Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program also includes Advanced Tools (15 NBHWC coach training hours), Practicum (15 NBHWC coach training hours), and Healthy Lifestyle Basics (15 NBHWC coach training hours). Please email info@wisdomofthewhole.com for more information on NBHWC requirements.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds on cancellations, including payment plan arrangements. Credit may be used toward alternate courses.