Raconteur – Health and Wellness
Coaching Certification

We’re proud to introduce
Raconteur – Health and Wellness
Coaching Certification™

A new certification and discipline
offered exclusively by Mentor Agility.

The principles of Raconteur Coaching are simple. 

Ingrained in our human psyche, story has been passed down through generations as myth, legend, fables, and fairytales. When we hear a story, we have an innate ability to see aspects of ourselves reflected in the characters, scenery, and conflict. In essence, story stokes the fire of deep self-inquiry and change. 

“The tales we tell hold powerful sway over our memories, behaviors and even identities . . .”

American Psychological Association

At Mentor Agility we believe story is the future of coaching and that each client has a story they can harness to optimize their lives. That’s why we created Raconteur Coaching™, the most comprehensive certification in storytelling and coaching. 

Raconteur coaching is our premier training program that prepares you to coach and sit for credentialing from both the ICF and NBHWC, assuring your clients you meet the highest global standards in coaching. 

Certification Details

Certification Requirements

Raconteur Health and Wellness Coaching Certification provides coaches with a roadmap; a way for coaches to work with clients to help guide them, embracing their story, no matter what their life path has been. By using storytelling techniques, such as metaphor, clients can dive deeper into their self-narrative and life context while bypassing the resistance normally encountered when faced with change.  In doing so, clients choose and guide the direction of their future and become the writers of their own narrative, and thus the raconteur of their own life.

To attain Raconteur Health and Wellness Coaching Certification, students must complete all courses listed. Program costs may be paid at the time of class registration – early registration is encouraged, and discounts for full program purchase may apply.

  • Language – English
  • Prerequisites – High School Degree
  • Continuing Education – 147 Units
    • Live
    • Self-Paced
  • Raconteur Health and Wellness Coaching Certification Total Investment – $12,240
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Terms and Conditions

Schedule

Mentor Agility offers two complete cycles of classes yearly, beginning early in the year and again in mid-summer: students may begin any time, as long as any specific course prerequisites are met. 

See Course specifics for exact dates of the individual courses.
Times: Course dependent.

  • 2022 Schedule – March 23rd through September 13th, 2022

 

Objectives

  • Develop professional certified coaching (PCC) coaching skills
  • Develop clients’ creativity
  • Use storytelling skills in coaching

Instructors

Dr. Julie Elledge

Julie Elledge

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Dr. Kwame Scruggs

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Dr. John Bucher

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Simon Blackhall

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Rev. Alice Ford

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FAQ

Q – Can I take this program online?

A – This certification is a fully remote, in-person digital course. Coaches have the advantage to interact with their peers and receive mentor feedback through the Mentor Agility Creator Space. 

Q – Is Healthcare and Organizational Leadership Coaching a certificate program? 

A – This course was developed as a specialization certificate program to indicate the level of commitment and expertise needed to complete the course. Students that complete the course receive a certificate and have the option of earning continuing education credits for ICF and NBC-HWC.

Q – Are there any prerequisites for this certificate? 

A – This certificate is designed to teach the fundamentals of leadership coaching alongside business development.

Q – Will I have a chance to practice coaching? 

A – Yes, application of skills is essential to the learning process. Coaches will receive practice coaching and are encouraged to interact with their peers in the private Mentor Agility Creator Space.

Q – I have additional questions, how do I contact you? 

A – Please send us an email at info@mentoragility.com

Q – What is your cancellation policy? 

A – Please click Here for our cancellation policy

“Your life is a journey. Your journey is your story. When you accept the power to change your story, you change the arc of that journey. That’s how you can best assume the power to change your life.”

Dr. Julie Elledge

Creator of Raconteur Coaching

Course Details Live Courses

*Click a course title below to learn more about Continuing Education Units, Schedules, and Investment.

Creative Journaling is a Journey

Writing is a powerful medium for making sense of traumatic, stressful, or emotional events to improve physical and psychological health. AS A way to manage overwhelming emotions, journaling is a helpful medium for managing anxiety, reducing stress and coping with depression. It is also a powerful way to transmute negative thoughts and behaviors into calm, positive self-talk, elevated mood and new creative thinking for coping with challenges. Among the many benefits of journaling, writing promotes and enhances the creative self. Applying an evidence-based approach, you will learn how to use journaling with clients that has immediate and long-term benefits.

Course Objectives

  • Apply journaling as a technique for self-expression and experimentation
  • Develop journaling with clients as a means to manage emotions and give order to chaotic thoughts

Course Details

  • Format – Live (one 1.5 hour Zoom class)
  • Schedule –  March 23rd, 30th, April 6th, 13th 2022
  • Time  – 9 AM – 10:30 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Wednesday
  • CE Units – 6 CE Units
  • Instructor – Dr. Dennis Slattery  & Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $420.00

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Introduction to Raconteur Coaching

Storytelling is art. Interpreting story is coaching. In this foundational course, learn how story and coaching meld together to create transformative experiences. Dive deep into storytelling methods and learn the foundations of story structure through the lens of Joseph Campbell. From his perspective on mythology, you will learn how Mentor Agility relates story directly to the  coaching structure and models of behavioral change.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate the session agreement and design
  • Identify storytelling concepts in coaching
  • Explore Raconteur storytelling methods
  • Facilitating client growth

Course Details

  • Format – Live (one 2 hour Zoom class) & self-paced
  • Schedule –  June 15th, 2022
  • Time  – 10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Wednesday
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 6 CE units ICF: 6 CE units (4 CC/ 2 RC)
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $420.00

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Financial Well-Being, Ethics & Coaching Engagement

Central to a client’s story, financial well-being can lurk in the shadows of conscious awareness with the power to derail or optimize clients’ performance and goal achievement. By exploring financial mindsets, ethics, and coaching agreements, this class sets the stage for successful coaching partnerships that honor both the coach and the client.

Course Objective

  • Compare coaching agreements with financial well-being 
  • Analyze the ethical competencies and the coaching agreement
  • Examine the scope of practice for coaches
  • Explore financial coaching and financial well-being coaching

Course Details

  • Format – Live  & Self-Paced
  • Schedule –  June 22nd, 29th, and July 6 2022
  • Time  – 10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Wednesday
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 8 CE units ICF: 8 CE units (6 CC/ 2 RC)
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $560.00

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Hero’s Journey® Change Model

The Hero’s Journey® Change Model presents a novel representation of the behavior change process and coaching core competencies. The eight-stage process engages and inspires clients to see themselves as the hero of their own story to break through barriers and reach a heroic life states of actualized potential.

By combining storytelling methods with the coaching structure, coaches will learn to map out a client’s journey based on their stage of change and individualize the coaching process to meet client’s needs.

Through the Hero’s Journey® Change Model, coaches can engage clients on their own hero’s path to rewrite their story in an inspired direction of transformational change.

Course Objectives

  • Apply the Hero’s Journey® Change Model with clients to identify their stage in the change process
  • Assess which coaching techniques to use based on clients’ stage of the Hero’s Journey® Change Model
  • Demonstrate ability to co-create opportunities with the client for ongoing learning
  • Design action steps based clients stage in the Hero’s Journey® Change Model

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 hour Zoom classes) & Self-Paced
  • Schedule –July 13th, 20th, 27th, August 3rd 2022
  • Time  – 10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday –Wednesday
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 22 CE units ICF: 22 CE units
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $1,540.00

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Nature Immersion

Mother Nature is an innate coach and can guide clients to unlocking their truest potential through symbols, insight, and sensory experiences.

In this course you will learn to decode the mysteries of nature and its restorative powers to create transformative client experiences. Using nature as a metaphorical tool for client insight, learning, and reflection you will specifically explore environmental context in relation to well-being.

This course features videos of real coaching sessions in nature with Raconteur Coaching graduates. Watch as they harness the power of nature through a Nature Immersion Walk focused on brainstorming and building their own coaching practice, defining product, and discovering their unique coaching voice.

Course Objectives

  • Learn to unlock client’s creativity and self-expression through the transformative power of nature.
  • Apply the innate human affinity for the outdoors and nature to move client’s toward discovering their unique creativity
  • Plan a nature immersion walk and receive coaching on it.
  • Explore the use of guided immersion and creativity as a tool for reflective practice.

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 hour Zoom classes) & Self-Paced
  • Schedule – April 6, 13th, 20th, 27th, May 4th 2022
  • Time  – 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Wednesday
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 12 CE units ICF: 12 CE units 
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $840.00

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Story Quest Walks

The second course in the nature coaching course series, coaches will explore the power of story to overcome resistance to change. A deep dive into the ethics of using cultural stories and learn to link nature to narrative to unlock and harness client’s creative expression.

Course Objectives

  • Facilitate client insight and learning using the tools of nature and storytelling
  • Challenge clients to explore beyond their current thinking with powerful questions and storytelling
  • Develop the ability for the coach to use awareness of self and personal intuition to benefit client
  • Deepen understanding of how people make sense of the world through nature
  • Understand ethics when using stories and traditions from other cultures

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 hour Zoom classes) & Self-Paced
  • Schedule –May 11th, 18th, 25th, June 1st, 8th 2022
  • Time  – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Wednesday
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 12 CE units ICF: 12 CE units (4 CC/ 2 RC)
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $840.00

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Victim to Creator Part I

How do you use your energy to create? In this two part course series, coaches will learn to move clients out of complacency and into motivation, shifting mindsets from victim to creator.

In part one, Simon Blackhall will help you reexamine how you think about the coaching structure and give you a new perspective on sensitive coaching competencies like checking in, confronting and holding clients accountable. Much like a coaching session, this class balances the tension between fast-paced and compassionate calm. Learn to coach clients to balance commitments, service the mundane, and make space for creativity to cast off limitations and embrace growth.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a creative and inspirational method to elicit clients’ motivation, self-assessments and accountability
  • Expand clients perception of what is possible using curious questions and clean language
  • Develop clients willingness to take new action
  • Develop structure and cadence for ongoing coaching sessions

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 hour Zoom classes)
  • Schedule – April 12th, 19th, 26th, May 3rd, 10th, 17th  2022
  • Time  –10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Tuesdays
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 12 CE units ICF: 12 CE units (10.5 CC/ 1.5 RC)
  • Instructor – Simon Blackhall
  • Investment – $840.00

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Victim to Creator Part II

How do you use your energy to create? In this two part class series, coaches will learn to move clients out of complacency and into motivation, shifting mindsets from victim to creator.

In part two, coaches will build upon lessons taught in part one, discussing advanced concepts such as the influence of power, traps of the ego, and higher self consciousness. Through these thought provoking topics, Simon Blackhall, will demonstrate how to evoke self-awareness and challenge perception to coach clients to honor their truest self.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a creative and inspirational method to elicit clients’ motivation, self-assessments and accountability
  • Expand clients perception of what is possible using curious questions and clean language
  • Develop clients willingness to take new action
  • Develop structure and cadence for ongoing coaching sessions
  • Evoke self-awareness and challenge thought perception through advanced coaching concepts

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 hour Zoom classes)
  • Schedule – May 24th, 31st, June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 2022
  • Time  – 10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Tuesdays
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 12 CE units ICF: 12 CE units (10.5 CC/ 1.5 RC)
  • Instructor – Simon Blackhall
  • Investment – $840.00

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Storytelling for Coaches

A good story evokes emotion through conflict and high stakes. Something needs to spark the hero to take a step onto the road to becoming all that they may be. There are events along the route that will elicit emotional responses from the hero that need support and management. In this course coaches will learn how to enter into a client’s story and identify the themes and patterns that shape behavior, thinking and emotion.

Learn how to frame client’s internal and external conflict as a catalyst to spark creativity, personal growth and apply storytelling methods to help clients become the hero of their own stories.

Course Objectives

  • Identify trends in clients behavior and emotions across sessions to discern themes and patterns using story
  • Evoke awareness and insights by exploring the use of powerful questions and metaphor
  • Analyze story and systematically explore specific concerns and opportunities that are central to the clients’ stories and agreed upon goals
  • Challenge clients to challenge self-defeating stories
  • Connect how stories are templates for understanding how human beings solve problems

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 hour Zoom classes)
  • Schedule – May 18th, 25th, June 1st, 8th 2022
  • Time  – 10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Wednesdays
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 8 CE units ICF: 8 CE units
  • Instructors – Dr. Julie Elledge and Dr. John Bucher
  • Investment – $560.00

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Magic of Myth: The City Where People are Mended

The magic of myth is the powerful coaching method of uncovering Shadow Stories within us and transforming them into stories of potentiality in the group coaching. By using the power of myth, coaches have the unique ability to dive deep with clients without evoking defenses. Finding ourselves mirrored in story, we are able to explore our true and vulnerable selves through creativity and imagination removing barriers and opening up opportunity. This is an introductory class to The Alchemy Method. Each class uses a different myth that exposes a new set of coaching core competencies.

Course Details

  • Format – Live (1.5 hour Zoom classes)
  • Schedule –August 23rd, 30th, September 6th, 13th 2022
  • Time  – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Tuesdays
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 6 CE units ICF: 6 CE units (2CC / 4RD)
  • Instructors – Dr. Kwame Scruggs and Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $420.00

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Mentor Coaching

The best way to improve your coaching is to partner with a mentor. This process is central to our training philosophy — after all, we have Mentor in our name. Our Mentor Coaching program is included in every certification we offer.

Alice Ford our Mentor Coach provides you with the hands-on instruction and coaching evaluation processes that will make you a better coach.

  • Immersion in the Core Competencies of Coaching, both in raising your skills and coupling your coaching style with these competencies.
  • A group-coaching cohort lets you practice and share feedback on your coaching style with your instructor over four sessions.
  • Three sessions of intensive personal training with your Mentor Coach to advance your coaching style and processes.

While this course is required for all Mentor Agility certification students, we are making it available for coaches of all experience levels to hone skills and to refresh Core Competencies.

Course Objectives

  • Train or refresh core competencies and better integrate them into personal coaching styles and practice.
  • Provide group coaching and personal time with a Mentor Coach to advance and fine-tune coaching skills and each coach’s personal style.
  • Analyze story and systematically explore specific concerns and opportunities that are central to the clients’ stories and agreed upon goals
  • Challenge clients to challenge self-defeating stories
  • Connect how stories are templates for understanding how human beings solve problems

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 Hour Zoom Classes)
    • Limit 10 trainees maximum
    • 8 hours training in a group setting
    • 3 hours private, one-on-one training with a mentor coach
  • Schedule – TBD 2022
  • Time  – TBD MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Fridays
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 10 CE units ICF: 10 CE units
  • Instructors – Reverend Alice Ford
  • Investment – $3,000.00

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Crafting Your Mosaic: Understanding Clients In Their Context

Stress can shatter the image of how we think about our lives. What may feel like a shattered narrative to clients is an indication of a story that no longer serves them. In this course, coaches will learn how to partner with their clients to use the shards of their story to form a new mosaic that forms a far more beautiful and durable container for their identity – from world renowned storyteller and one of the top 25 influencers in Virtual Reality, Dr. John Bucher.

  • Format – Live Zoom
  • Schedule – May 23rd, 2022
  • Time – 4:00 PM -5:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Monday
  • CE Units – 1 Unit
  • Instructor – Dr. John Bucher
  • Investment – $70.00

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Course Details Self Paced Courses

Chronic Illness & Healthy Lifestyle

Chronic illness is perhaps the greatest challenge to a client’s Comprehensive Well Being. In Chronic Illness and Healthy Lifestyle, coaches will learn an overview of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors associated with the most common chronic diseases. Learn how to work with clients coping with chronic illness and guide them in making credible choices to advance their quality of life.

A primary goal of Health and Wellness coaching is to guide clients through the process of making lifestyle changes to support healthy and happy lives, particularly in the face of health challenges and stressful times.

The Mentor Agility Coaching Wellness course series prepares coaches for the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching Exam and teaches coaches how to work with clients to design holistic and balanced lifestyles.

Course Objectives

  • Gain general knowledge about healthy living to facilitate health and wellness coaching conversations.
  • Learn the relevant guidelines and recommendations in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention, and lifestyle medicine.
  • Identify risk factors, biometric measures, and screening procedures for chronic diseases
  • Apply coaching skills to guide clients in a self-directed, evolving process to reach wellness potential

Course Details

  • Format – Self-Paced
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 2 CE units ICF: 2 CE units
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $140.00

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3 Gems for a thriving Mind Series; Purpose, Creativity, & Nature

In The Three Gems for a Thriving Mind: Purpose, Creativity, Nature, coaches will learn practical applications and activities to cultivate positive emotions, manage stress, and stimulate relaxation.

A primary goal of Health and Wellness coaching is to guide clients through the process of making lifestyle changes to support healthy and happy lives, particularly in the face of health challenges and stressful times.

The Mentor Agility Comprehensive Well-Being Certification prepares coaches for the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching Exam and teaches coaches how to work with clients to design holistic and balanced lifestyles.

Course Objectives

  • Establish the three gems of a thriving mind
  • Recognize signs of mental health challenges
  • Evaluate when to make referrals
  • Introduction to stress management and relaxation techniques such as breathing, guiding imagery, meditation, and artistic expression
  • Support client’s resilience and positive mental health

Course Details

  • Format – Self-Paced
  • CE Units –NBC-HWC: 6 CE units ICF: 6 CE units
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $420.00

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3 Gems for Good Health Series: Exercise, Eating, & Sleeping

The Mentor Agility 3 Gems for Good Health course series explores multidimensional aspects of wellness and coaching techniques to work with clients in designing holistic and balanced lifestyles. A primary goal of Health and Wellness coaching is to guide clients through the process of making sustainable lifestyle changes to support healthy and happy lives, particularly in the face of health challenges and stressful times.

The information presented in this three course series is a comprehensive overview of the health wellbeing concepts needed to become a Health and Wellness Coach, preparing coaches to sit for the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching Exam.

These courses are completely self-paced and may be purchased and completed individually or as a course bundle for a discounted price?

In the Three Gems of Good Health: Exercising, Eating and Sleeping, trainees will learn how to guide clients in exploring, planning, and implementing healthy lifestyle routines surrounding diet, exercise, and sleep.

In The Three Gems for a Thriving Mind: Purpose, Creativity, Nature, coaches will learn practical activities and coaching techniques to cultivate positive emotions, manage stress, and stimulate relaxation.

In Chronic Illness and Healthy Lifestyle, coaches will learn an overview of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors associated with the most common chronic diseases. Learn how to work with clients coping with chronic illness and guide them in making credible choices to advance their quality of life.

Course Objectives

  • Apply coaching skills to guide clients in a self-directed, evolving process to reach peak wellness potential
  • Gain general knowledge about healthy living to facilitate health and wellness coaching conversations.
  • Apply understanding of client’s social and environmental context to the the wellness visioning process
  • Support client with awareness of evidence-based methods used to track physical activity

 

Course Details

  • Format – Self-Paced
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 3 CE units ICF: 3 CE units
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $210.00

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Heal: The Award Winning Documentary

The award-winning documentary, HEAL, takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any dis-ease. Learn to facilitate the self-discovery process in a way that demonstrates respect for the client’s identity, perceptions and style.

A primary goal of Health and Wellness coaching is to guide clients through the process of making lifestyle changes to support healthy and happy lives, particularly in the face of health challenges and stressful times.

The Mentor Agility Coaching Wellness course series prepares coaches for the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching Exam and teaches coaches how to work with clients to design holistic and balanced lifestyles.

Course Objectives

  • Cultivate clients open-mindedness and curiosity
    Identify gaps between clients current state and their desire lifestyle or goals
  • Explore clients patterns related to their behaviors and decision making tendencies

Course Details

  • Format – Self-Paced
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 4 CE units ICF: 4 CE units
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $280.00

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