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offers two(2) distinct ICF and NBHWC Certification paths to become a Trauma Informed Coach or TIC for short.

      • Individual Trauma Informed Coaching Certification or iTIC
      • Group Trauma Informed Coaching Certification or gTIC

Core TIC (cTIC for short)

All TIC Programs include the following cTIC legacy courses:

      • Introduction to Raconteur Coaching
      • Financial Well-Being
      • Hero's Journey© Change Model
      • Chronic Illnesss
      • 3 Gems of Good Health
      • 3 Gems of Thriving Mind

Your Takeaway

  • Upon completion apply for the NBC-HWC and/or the ICF ACC credential exam
  • 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 with storytelling
  • Conduct group meetings with clients (gTIC certification only!)
  • Create a safe place for camaraderie, connection, open discussion, and acceptance


• Partner with the client to transform learning and insight into action in a group setting
• Learn behavior change methods and specific skill sets for helping clients set and achrive goals
• Learn the core competencies for the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches
• Practice coaching using the core competencies from the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches
• Apply unique evidenced based group coaching techniques that enhance client motivation (gTIC certification only!)
• Demonstrate competence with the Hero’s Journey® Change Model
• Develop storytelling skills in the coaching process so clients can construct a new narrative
• Master the ability to develop, follow through, and maintain an effective coach plan
• Demonstrate the ability to hold clients attention on what is important and leave responsibility with the client to take action

Certification details

Units: 75
Instructors: Dr. Julie Elledge, Alice Ford
Language: English
Prerequisite: High School Degree
Tuition: $4996.00
iTIC Certification Dates: Starts Sept 9, 2022
gTIC Certification Dates: Starts late Jan, 2023

Who Should Take This Certification?

If you are interested in:
• Health and wellness coaching
• Group Coaching
• National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching exam (NBC-HWC)
• HR Professionals
• Therapists
• Counselors
• Support group leaders

Individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.


US Department of Health and Human Services

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Save $500 when you register for either the gTIC and or iTIC.  Use promocode “TIC”

What is Trauma Informed Coaching (TIC)?

Trauma comes from a single catastrophic event or a series of less dramatic stressors such as work mismatch, prejudice, unclear expectations, impossible workloads, emotionally draining interactions with difficult people or feelings of insecurity. An estimated seventy percent (70%) of adults in the US have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. Only a small percentage develop PTSD that require a mental health professional. Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) is the far more common response to trauma. That does not mean that they do not have painful feelings and difficulty working through the trauma. In fact, working through emotions and thoughts produces Post Traumatic Growth as a result of the struggling with a stressful or problematic experience. With coaching, clients change their perception of themselves, improve their interpersonal relationships, alter their life philosophy, change their spiritual orientation, increase their compassion and empathy for others, find ways to express their emotions with greater ease, feel greater comfort with their own vulnerability, find ways of experiencing themselves as capable and self-reliant, change their life priorities and find new directions in their life.

Trauma is a shattering experience. A traumatic experience shatters individuals’ belief in themselves, others, and their worldview. Since the dawn of humanity, humans have used the shards of trauma as an impetus for creativity, healing, and growth. We are born with a solution that improves our personal functioning, engagement in society, and spiritual growth. The secret is found in ancient stories that reveal the path forward, the support of a community, and a mentor.

Dr. Julie Elledge

PhD, LMFT, MCC, NBC-HWC, BCC, Mentor Agility

Mental health affects every aspect of life. In an era of mental health decline and chronic disease, the recognition that the traditional healthcare approach is over impacted and unable to serve the needs of most of its citizens has lead to the emergence and growth of a fresh approach with health and wellness coaching. Incorporating health and wellness coaching into the treatment of lifestyle-related ailments like depression and heart disease is rapidly becoming an integral part of medicine.

It is easy to look at the mental health crisis in a vacuum but there are less obvious correlations that need to be considered. Mental illness and other chronic conditions often co-occur. For example people who have cancer often have depression or people with chronic pain may suffer both physical and behavioral health challenges. Social determinants of health are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Mentor Agility’s coaches receive training to work with patients/clients/employees to address the four key determinate of health.

Health and Health Care -> Health & Wellness Coaching

Economic Stability  -> Financial Well-Being Coaching

Social and Community Context  -> Storytelling Group Coaching

Neighborhood and Built Environment  -> Nature and Urban Coaching

The unique lens of Mentor Agility’s training and education programs are crafted to meet the needs of coaches. Each of the training pathways meets the essential needs of all coaching clients with a trauma informed, health and wellness informed, and financial well-being awareness. The proven Mentor Agility methodology uses storytelling to build trust and bring forth subconscious goal setting and identify barriers to success. This playful and imaginative coaching draws out clients creativity and problem solving abilities that builds competence, knowledge acquisition, skill development, insight, and self-confidence.

Three coaching pathways can serve the overall needs for coaches.

Mentor Agility’s Trauma Informed Coaches (iTIC) are an excellent bridge between individual patients/clients/employees to goal setting and attainment, accessing resources, planning, improving performance, and forming accountability partners.

Mentor Agility’s Trauma Informed Group Coaches (gTIC) use multiple storytelling approaches to create trust, cohesion, stress release, and wonder. The curiosity, community, and
motivation that arises from this distinctive approach generates engagement with family, friends, and coworkers.

Mentor Agility’s Executive Coaches (xTIC) develop individual, team, and organizational performance across industries increasing productivity and employee retention — an important factor in the shadow of the pandemic and the Great Resignation.

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