Holistic 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 Coaching!

Our graduates specialize in Life Coaching, Wellness Coaching, Business Coaching, Relationship Coaching, Spiritual Coaching, Grief Coaching, Health Coaching, Wealth Coaching, Corporate Coaching, etc. 

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 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 coach training programs where the majority (if not all) of the training is done via phone, 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.

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 (over two different weeks typically a 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 8-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 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.  Extensive support is provided to trainees long-term after certification classes including continuing education, monthly demo calls, quarterly Demo Days (in Nashville) and free design & hosting of a 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.

Radiant Health Institute's Holistic Coach training & certification program is based in Nashville, Tennessee, but travels to other cities as well.  *The training investment (which INCLUDES certification) is $5,750.  *Interest-free payment plans, 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 65 hours of classroom training.  The additional work required for certification includes approximately 20 hours of homework and 20 hours of practicums (coaching "real" people), and the demonstrated ability to display mastery of basic coaching principles. 

Attendees are required to pay for their tuition in full within 12 months of starting classes (interest-free) and are asked to put down a non-refundable minimum deposit of $750 before classes begin (to hold their spot).  Refunds are not issued to trainees after they receive training.  If a trainee withdraws after they begin training, class fees are prorated as per each day of training is provided.  For example, determined tuition is split into six parts and trainees are billed for each day (or half-day) they are trained. 

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.

CCEs available: Continuing Coach Education units (up to 30 hours) are also (or alternatively) available to trainees. 

The next Nashville training cycle is August 29-September 2 AND October 3-7, 2016.
The training location is 1408 Calloway Ct, Nashville, TN 37221.

Our first Chicago training cycle is June 11-18, 2016.
The training location is TBA. 

The next Atlanta training cycle is September 12-16 AND October 31-November 4, 2016.
The training location is 4047 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 217, Norcross, GA 30092. 
Our first ISTRIA (Croatia) training cycle is October 15-222016.
The training location is TBA. 
Our next HONDURAS training cycle is December 5-92016.
The training location is Luna Bistro Café in San Pedro Sula. 

Our first PUERTO RICO training cycle is January 21-282017.
The training location is TBA. 
Our first GUATEMALA training cycle is February 25-March 42017.
The training location is at Villa Sumaya (Lake Atitlán). This training is a DESTINATION training where trainees will stay overnight 7 nights. 


Future trainings are planned for 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). 

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)


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)