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Core Tauma Informed Coaching Certification (CTIC)

The Trauma informed Coaching Certification prepares trainees to become NBC-HWC Credentialed Health and Wellness Coaches and ICF ACC Credentialed Coaches (Exam required). One Certification that prepares coaches for both credentials.

Mentor Agility’s trauma informed coaches are trained with specific skill sets for behavior change helping clients reconfigure their self narrative, set goals, increase motivation, generate accountability and increase performance.Coaches learn how to work with trauma, burnout, and stress to alleviate distress and help clients make better choices. By assisting clients in adjusting everyday behaviors to support resiliency, overall health and wellness, improve habits, reduce stress and create a new story that excites and motivates the client, coaches can help clients move into a growth mindset and get their lives on a track with creativity and excitement.

What makes our coaching approach distinctive from other programs is our application of the coaching core competencies through the lens of storytelling. Trainees will learn how to use the step-by-step coaching process using the playful and imaginative Hero’s Journey® Change Model designed to ignite clients intrinsic motivation.

  • Upon completion apply for ether, or both, the NBC-HWC credential and the ICF ACC credential
  • Use the Hero’s Journey® Change Model with clients
  • Improve your flexibility and effectiveness with clients with trauma informed coaching techniques
  • Recognize subconscious emotional blocks and thinking obstacles
  • Integrate evidence-based somatic and artistic expression methods
  • Accentuate clients creativity and creative expression


  • Design your coaching practice to be an entrepreneur or work for an organization
  • Practice coaching using the core competencies from the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches and the International Coaching Federation
  • Apply unique communication techniques that enhance client motivation
  • Demonstrate competence with evidence based coaching models including the exclusive Hero’s Journey® Change Model
  • Develop storytelling skills in coaching
  • Master the ability to develop, follow through, and maintain an effective coach plan with a client
  • Demonstrate the ability to hold clients attention on what is important and leave responsibility with the client to take action
  • Partner with the client to transform learning and insight into action

Certification details

  • Units: 49
  • Instructors: Dr. Julie Elledge MCC, NBC-HWC, Alice Ford PCC, NBC-HWC
  • Language: English
  • Prerequisite: High School Degree
  • Tuition: $2000.00
  • Self Paced Material Release – January 23rd, 2023
  • Live Classes – January 31st, 2023
  • Weekly time commitment: 6 – 8 hours total (live & self-paced)

    Who should take this certification?<

    If you are interested in:

    • Health and wellness coaching
    • Individual Coaching
    • National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching exam (NBC-HWC)
    • International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACC Credential
    • Double NBC-HWC and ICF credentials
    • HR Professionals
    • Therapists

    Core Trauma Informed (cTIC) Curriculum

    Introduction to Raconteur Coaching

    Trainees will explore the power of storytelling with Dr. Joesph Campbell and Dr. Julie Elledge. In addition, they will be introduced to PCC coaching markers and how to set a session agreement and facilitate client growth.


    • Self-Paced: 4 hours available immediately
    • Live – Zoom: one (1) 2-hour class

    Financial Well-Being, Ethics, and Coaching Engagement

    Trainees explore financial mindsets, ethics, and coaching agreements in order to create successful coaching partnerships that honor both the coach and the client.


    • Self-Paced: 2 hours available immediately
    • Live – Zoom: three (3) 2-hour classes

    Hero’s Journey® Change Model

    Trainees will learn how to partner with clients using storytelling methods combined with the coaching structure to develop a coaching plan. The Hero’s Journey Change Model is complete with stage specific coaching tools and techniques to help clients smoothly transition through the change process.


    • Self-Paced: 14 hours available immediately
    • Live – Zoom: four (4) 2-hour classes

    Chronic Illness and a Healthy Lifestyle

    Trainees learn an overview of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors associated with the most common chronic diseases and the standards of a healthy lifestyle.


    • Self-Paced: 2 hours available immediately

    3 Gems for a Thriving Mind: Purpose, Creativity and Nature

    Trainees are introduced to practical applications and activities to disrupt stress, stimulate relaxation, and cultivate positive emotions.


    • Self-Paced: 6 hours available immediately

    3 Gems for a Good Health Course Series

    Trainees learn how to guide clients to explore, plan, and implement healthy lifestyle routines surrounding diet, exercise, and sleep. 


    • Self-Paced: 3 hours available immediately
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