Holistic Coach Training & Certification

Supercharge Relationship Skills

Deepen Conscious Awareness

Master Dauntless Living

Fully Engage Personal Power

Discover Grounded Authenticity


Join one of the globe's fastest growing careers and booming industries!

During our professional coach training, our students choose to specialize in Holistic Life Coaching, Holistic Wellness Coaching, Holistic Business Coaching, Holistic Relationship Coaching, Holistic Spiritual Coaching, Holistic Grief Coaching, Holistic Health Coaching, Holistic Wealth Coaching, Holistic Corporate Coaching, etc. There is no extra charge for specializations. 

Holistic Coaching is a partnership where coaches support and encourage their clients to come to their own understanding about their lives.  Its philosophy views the entire person as an integrated whole, understanding that all facets of a person's life are inextricably linked.  In addition to commonly discussed elements of mind/body/spirit, other important life factors are also taken into consideration including health, relationships, finance and work/career. 

Radiant Health Institute has created a unique offering for those interested in helping others to lead lives of true authenticity and passion.  Unlike many distance-learning coach training programs where the majority (if not all) of the training is done via teleclass or webinar, this Holistic Coach training & certification program is a 100% face-to-face classroom experience.  This class-as-community approach deeply enhances the learning process and promotes a warm, interpersonal bonding experience for all program participants.

Radiant Health Institute's Holistic Coach training program is certified as 65 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours by the International Coach Federation. The Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) designation is awarded to programs that meet professional standards for coach training programs established by the International Coach Federation. 

This training is perfect for the empathetic person with a desire to make a true difference in the lives of others.  If, in the past, you have continuously found yourself in the role of confidant, encourager or sounding board, you may be a natural as a holistic coach!  In addition to being an "up and coming" career field, holistic coach training provides a true option for entrepreneurship via a wonderful pathway of personal growth for BOTH yourself and your clients.  Intended participants include those who care about others, those with a humanitarian spirit and those who are interested in supporting others in finding their way through life's challenges and celebrations. 

In addition, the training is conducted over an 10-day period (typically over two different weeks one month apart), allowing students to complete their education with minimal time away from family, etc. Class days run from 9:30am to 5:30pm with 65 total hours of classroom instruction included in the program.  International trainings are typically an 10-day destination experience.

Real-time coaching demonstrations are of utmost educational value to our trainees as a part of this comprehensive curriculum.  Our highly experienced, insightful and humorous facilitators offer students holistic coaching "on the fly" and coach these "clients" in front the the entire group to show the coaching process up close and personal. This is a nuts-and-bolts process, clearly showcasing the power, simplicity and philosophy of coaching.  This routinely gives on-looking trainees major "A-Ha!" moments and is a foundation of the training program.  Students are privileged to "see the work" as it happens during genuine, emotional and sometimes gritty coaching sessions - always with questions and follow-up discussion at the end.  Students also have the option of coaching each other with critiques following from class facilitators and fellow students. 

Program content includes: the art of active listening, boundaries & body language, coaching vs. counseling, holistic paradigms, self-discovery, creating sacred spaces, taking the client's lead, asking vs. telling, goals & accountability, authenticity & presence, setting up a private practice, and self-marketing.  Extensive support is provided to trainees long-term after certification classes including continuing education, monthly Coaching Calls and free design & hosting of your own coaching website! 

Radiant Health Institute's master trainers include RHI founder, Dez Stephens.  As a long-time marketing coach, Dez Stephens spends a significant amount of focus helping students to understand the all-important issues of business building and private practice development.

If certification requirements are met (see below), students can look forward to becoming a Certified Holistic Coach through Radiant Health Institute.  The certification process allows experts to enhance what they are already doing to further support their clients in specialty areas.  Some trainees choose to identify themselves in areas of specialization such as wellness coaching, relationship coaching, grief coaching, business coaching, etc.

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To be considered for an upcoming training, please write a 500-worded application essay about what the training would mean to you and email it to Dez Stephens at dez@radiant-health-institute.com. 


IMPORTANT NOTE:  We need to be frankly open and honest here for the benefit of potential career changers.  "Success" in business building can vary significantly depending on a w-i-d-e range of variables.  Although the entrepreneurial life can be filled with joy and great satisfaction while operating within a flexible schedule on your own terms, becoming an entrepreneur requires patience, persistence, focus, risk taking and a lot of courage! 


The next Nashville training cycle is April 17-21 AND May 15-19, 2017. 
Both weeks are part of a full 10-day training. 
The training location is 1408 Calloway Ct, Nashville, TN 37221.

The next Panama City, PANAMA training cycle is March 27-31 AND April 3-7, 2017.
Monday through Friday two weeks in a row for a full 10-day training. 
The training location is TBA.  


Future trainings are planned for Portugal, Peru, Australia, Istria, Iceland, Croatia, Jamaica, Dublin, Honduras, Berkeley, Hawaii, Daytona Beach, Sedona, Asheville, Phoenix, Knoxville, Austin, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Boston and Atlanta. 

All classes are currently delivered in-person and in English (with foreign-language translators provided as needed in non-USA locations). 



1st training cycle (June - August, 2012)


2nd training cycle (August - October, 2012)     

3rd training cycle (October, 2012)


4th training cycle (November - December, 2012)   

5th training cycle (January - February, 2013)


6th training cycle (March - April, 2013)


7th training cycle (June - July, 2013)


8th training cycle (November, 2013 - January, 2014)


9th training cycle (February-March, 2014)


10th training cycle (April-May, 2014) - Check out Michele (who Skyped in)!


11th training cycle (June-July, 2014)

12th training cycle (August-September, 2014)


13th training cycle (October-November, 2014)


14th training cycle (January-February, 2015)


15th training cycle (March-April, 2015)


16th training cycle (May-June, 2015)

17th training cycle (July-August, 2015)

18th training cycle (September-October, 2015, in Atlanta)

19th training cycle (September-October, 2015, in Nashville)

HONDURAN Graduates of Basic LIFE COACH TRAINING (San Pedro Sula - November, 2015) 

21st training cycle (November-December, 2015, in Nashville)


22nd training cycle (February, 2016, in Honduras)


23rd training cycle (February, 2016, in Honduras)

24th training cycle (March, 2016, in Nashville)

25th Advanced Training cycle (April, 2016, in Nashville)

26th training cycle (May, 2016, in Nashville)


27th training cycle (June, 2016, in Panama City, PANAMA)


28th training cycle (June, 2016, in Panama City, PANAMA)

29th training cycle (October, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee)

30th training cycle (March, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee)


Our first ISTRIA (Croatia) training cycle is October 15-222016.
The training location is TBA. 

Accredited Hours

Our Holistic Coach training program is certified as 65 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours by the International Coach Federation.  The Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) designation is awarded to programs that meet professional standards for coach training programs established by the International Coach Federation. 

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