Holistic Life Coach training & certification


Supercharge Relationships and People 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 - and a new concept in the field of human consciousness: Holistic Life Coaching!


Holistic Life 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 intertwined.  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 (RHI) has created a unique offering for those interested in helping others to lead lives of true authenticity and passion.  Unlike many distance-learning life coach training programs where the majority (if not all) of the training is done via phone, this Holistic Life 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.

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 life coach!  In addition to being an “up and coming” career field, holistic life coach training provides a true option for entrepreneurship via a wonderful pathway of personal growth for BOTH yourself and your clients.


In addition, the training is conducted over a 6-day period (usually over two 3-day weekends), allowing students to complete their education with minimal time away from family, etc. Class days run from 9:30am to 6:30pm with 48 total hours of classroom instruction included in the program.  


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 life coaching “on the fly” and coach these “clients” in front the the entire group to show the life coaching process up close and personal. This is a nuts-and-bolts process, clearly showcasing the power, simplicity and philosophy of life 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 and 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.

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 practice development.


If certification requirements are met (see below), students can look forward to becoming a Certified Holistic Life Coach through Radiant Health Institute.  To be clear, there is NO ADDITIONAL COST for certification through this program! The Radiant Health 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, love coaching, grief coaching, business coaching, etc.


Radiant Health Institute's Holistic Life Coach training & certification program is based in Nashville, Tennessee, but travels to other cities as well.  The training investment (which INCLUDES certification) is $4,500.  Payment plans (interest-free), pre-payment bonuses ($500) and partial scholarships ($2,000 discount!) are available – (please see information to left).  This fee includes the basic training elements of 48 hours of classroom training and 20 hours of homework.  The additional work required for certification includes 20 hours of practicums (coaching “real” people), and the demonstrated ability to display mastery of basic coaching principles. Job placement support is also provided.

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!  If your full intent is to create a business of your very own in the future, our general advice is to keep your current income stream for as long as you possibly can while gradually and mindfully moving into your self-operated dream business utilizing prudent planning and solid decision-making.

The next Nashville training cycle includes two 3-day weekends (May 15-17 and June 26-28, 2015).

Future trainings are being planned for Jamaica, Dublin, Honduras, Berkeley, Daytona Beach, Asheville, Phoenix, Knoxville, Austin, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Plymouth and Atlanta.


To Register  

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. Be sure to designate which training cycle you're interested in and whether you'd like to also be considered for our limited partial scholarships. 

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)