Anthropedia Well-Being Coach Certification Program

Our program is
MORE than just a training to
become a wellness coach.

It's a TRULY integrative approach to well-being.

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Certified By

National Board of Health and Well-Being Coaches approved program logo
Health Coachings of Australia and New Zealand Association approved program provider logo
Missouri Institute of Mental Health logo
St. Louis University Public Health and Social Justice Logo

June Session is Full! Next Session Begins August 24, 2024! Register at link above to watch a Discovery Session.

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An evidence-based approach to well-being coaching for the 21st century

To say we live in challenging times is an understatement. We need novel solutions to address the unique crises of our times. 

Built on 50 years of research by Dr. C. Robert Cloninger and other members of the Anthropedia Institute, Anthropedia offers an evidence-based approach to health and wellness coaching for the 21st century.

Focused on all 3 aspects of a human-being

With an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing on nutrition, naturopathy, neuroscience, art & culture, psychology, coaching, and many other subjects our training helps you understand the whole person and the deep interactions and interconnections of the being.

When we say integrative, it isn’t just lip-service. We focus as much on mental health and wellness as we do on more typical coaching approaches focused on diet and exercise. We explore the rational as much as the sensitive, the scientific and the spiritual, the personal and the professional.

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We will challenge you without defeating you

This approach is as rigorous as it is satisfying, and our goal is to challenge you without defeating you.

If you are interested in real growth, and you aren’t satisfied with simply getting a quick certification, come experience MORE with us.

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Attend a Discovery Session

We regularly offer our virtual Discovery Session to talk about the unique work at Anthropedia, discuss our training, and answer any questions someone considering our training may have.

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The Ecology of Well-Being

Learn about Anthropedia's unique approach to health and wellness promotion. It's easy to talk about integrative approaches to wellness, but few programs really address the whole person.

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Learned enough? Enroll in the training and request financial assistance by completing this short form. If after the first unit of training you find it is not a good fit, you can withdraw from the program and receive a full refund.

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"The tools that I learned in the training have been invaluable to me. I've learned better communication skills. I have learned the importance of having balance in body, thought and soul, and most importantly I have learned how to model better practices for my children who are always watching."

Stephanie Stewart, NBC-HWC

"It is sustainable change. I’ve been to retreats, and maybe you notice a difference for 6 weeks, and then you’re back to the same patterns of behavior. With Anthropedia, it’s a sustainable change in your life. And that is pretty amazing.”

Cindy Wills, Former School Principal & Health and Wellness Coach

"In my opinion, the well-being coach training is invaluable for all managers, employees and HR-professionals working in today’s fast-moving, complex organizations. The well-being coach training has given me so much: better understanding of myself, increased ability to handle stressors, improved communication and relationship-building skills and overall a more harmonious approach to life."

Jonas Kullberg, HR Director

Our Curriculum

We offer a comprehensive integrative curriculum, from cutting-edge neuroscience to coaching skills, and the humanities.

Some of our courses include:

Body Practices for Well-Being


Body Practices for Well-Being

Nutrition & the Human Body

Body Practices for Well-Being


Coaching Skills

Coaching Fundamentals

Coaching Skills


Coaching Skills

Psychology & Human Devo

Coaching Skills


Coaching Skills

Personality Assessment

Coaching Skills

Know Yourself

Coaching Skills

Anthropedia Coaching

Perspectives on Well-Being

Cultural Foundations

Perspectives on Well-Being

Anthropology & Well-Being

Perspectives on Well-Being

The Mind-Body Relationship

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Our Training
Improves Well-Being

A recent study of more than 200 of our coach trainees showed our student’s well-being improved over the course of the training.

An Innovative Approach to Well-Being

Anthropedia’s Well-Being Training and Coaching have been designed to develop a person’s character: self-directedness, cooperativeness, and self-transcendence. Growth in these character dimensions has been shown to increase one’s resilience and overall well-being, as well as improve physical and mental health. (Cloninger, Svrakic et al. 1997, Cloninger 2004, Sohar et al. 2010, Cloninger and Zohar 2011).

Proven to Develop Character

A recent study of 137 of our coach trainees demonstrated that there were substantial gains in character development as measured by the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI). This included statistically significant (p<.01) improvement in mean character trait scores before and after the training. Our training improves the following character traits:

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Who is this training for?

This training is for anyone who wants to learn the art of coaching, helps others, or help themselves.

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Become a coach

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

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Transform your own life

You don’t have to want to be a coach to participate in our training.

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Find a meaningful career

Those seeking greater meaning and purpose in their current occupation.

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Expand your skills

Those who are seeking to expand their skills in helping people self-actualize


Our instructors have more to offer than their knowledge or skills, they have a lived understanding of health and well-being.

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