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The Wellness Inventory can support you in creating a new coaching business or to expand your existing practice.

The Wellness Inventory - An Invaluable Tool for Coaches

The Wellness Inventory is a whole person wellbeing program based upon the pioneering work of John W. Travis, MD, MPH, a founder of the modern wellness movement and creator of the first wellness assessment. Partnering with Dr. Travis, WellPeople has created a dynamic, online version of the Wellness Inventory, now an effective program to support your clients in creating more balance in their lives, and to create greater engagement throughout the year with your clients.

"This tool should be part of every coach's tool box."
Patrick Williams, Ph.D., MCC

The program enables your clients to gain personal insight into their state of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. The program provides tools to transform this new awareness into sustainable lifestyle change, and a renewed sense of health and wellbeing.


We work very closely with the coaching community, and have developed many of the features of the program with coaches in mind. Through our relationship with the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT), (our Wellness Inventory Certification Training is also included as part of the ILCT curriculum), students who register through ILCT can hours towards their ACC or PCC with the International Coach Federation, and 42 hours towards the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential from the Center for Credentialing and Education.

You can use the Wellness Inventory to bring a whole person perspective to your coaching practice, to provide a framework to keep your clients engaged in their own wellness throughout the year, as a marketing tool to obtain new clients, as well as to generate new business opportunities.


Overall Benefits for Coaches

  • Establish a whole person framework for your practice.
  • Provide clients with whole person assessment in 12 key dimensions of wellbeing.
  • Quickly determine client's change readiness in each area.
  • Track client progress.
  • Maintain year-round engagement with your clients.
  • Access a suite of wellness program management tools.
  • Build your coaching business.
  • Create new profit centers - use for coaching, groups, classes, workshops, retreats, and workplace wellness.

New Revenue Centers for Your Practice

The Wellness Inventory offers three primary sources for new revenues for your practice.
  • Bringing a dynamic, whole person dimension to your wellness coaching sessions which adds value to your coaching offerings.
  • Classes, groups, workshops and retreats. Deliver series of classes, groups or workshops on the 12 dimensions of wellness. Or, create workshops on taking a whole person approach to key lifestyle and wellness issues: stress, weight, sleep, healthy eating, emotional health, brain health. The possibilities are endless.
  • Worksite Wellness: Use the Wellness Inventory as the centerpiece or organizing principle of wellness programs that you market to companies and organization. Offer a wellness program that includes a monthly focus on the 12 dimensions of wellness with related group activities and a series of 12 interactive monthly workshops, utilization of the Wellness Inventory, and wellness coaching.

Reporting, Communication and Coaching Tools

The Wellness Inventory also provides coaches with a suite of tools to empower you in working with your clients. You will have access to reporting, coaching, engagement, communication, and marketing tools to facilitate one-on-one coaching, follow up, and to strengthen the coach/client relationship. Each tools also has a Help Desk Feature to explain how it works.

Individual Client Reports: Administrative access to individual client assessment results and wellness plans to facilitate 1-on-1 wellness coaching. Track progress for action steps, individual dimensions of wellness, and pre and post full assessment comparison. Client reports also include message to client and note-taking features.

Engagement Reports: Follow level of engagement of your clients in the Wellness Inventory program including number of: full assessments completed, individual (of 12) dimensions reassessed, access steps created, action steps tracked, journal entries, and resources accessed.


The Wellness Inventory Certification Training is offered in two levels. Level I is a 14 week live phone tele-class, a dynamic, process-oriented course that provides in-depth personal experience and practical knowledge of the Holographic Change Process.

The training provides a unique coaching skill-set to maximize the program's effectiveness in creating change in your clients lives. The goal of the course is to create competence in delivering the program to individual, group, and organizational clients. The cost of the Level I training is $1,495.

The 14 week Level I Certification Training is followed by our Level II training, the 7 week Holographic Coaching Practicum. After completing the Practicum you receive the designation of Certified Wellness Inventory Coach. The cost of the Practicum course is $795. The package cost for the two trainings is $2,290.

"This tool should be part of every coach's tool box."
Patrick Williams, Ph.D.

All classes are recorded for your convenience should you need to miss a class.

National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach

The Wellness Inventory Certification Training (Levels I & II) is an ICHWC-Approved Transition Program. National Consortium for Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches Successful graduates meet the eligibility requirements (for the Transition Phase) to sit for the HWC Certifying Examination required for health & wellness coaches to become National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC).

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Background of the Program - Teaching People to be Well

The Wellness Inventory is based on the pioneering work of John W. Travis, MD, MPH, recognized as a key founder of the wellness movement. Dr. Travis was a protégé of Dr. Lewis Robbins, creator of the Health Risk Appraisal, while a resident at John's Hopkins and working with the US Public Health Service.

In the early 1970s influenced by the pioneering work of Abraham Maslow and Halbert Dunn, MD, PhD (the grandfather of the wellness movement and author of High Level Wellness, 1961), he chose to dedicate his life to facilitating people in creating wellness in their lives rather than treating patients.

Dr. Travis opened the first wellness center in the US in 1975 (Wellness Resource Center) and created the first wellness assessment (Wellness Inventory) as a whole person intake for the center.

The one-on-one facilitation process for working the center's clients was a forerunner of the coaching model, in which the client was the expert in his/her own life and had a co-creative relationship with the center's wellness facilitators.

The facilitation process was co-created by Dr. Travis and the late Bobbie Burdett, also a co-creator of the center and later the co-creator of our Wellness Inventory Certification Training.

Dr. Travis authored the classic Wellness Workbook (Celestial Arts, 1981, 2004, 3rd Ed) which has been used by wellness and health promotion educators in universities for 25 years.

Dr. Travis' was also a pioneer in working with helping professional burnout. The Wellness Resource Center's work in helping professionals to prevent or alleviate caregiver burnout, was shared in his book Wellness for Helping Professionals: Creating Compassionate Cultures, co-authored by Meryn Callander (Wellness Associates Publications, 1990).

Another of Dr. Travis' contributions to the wellness field is his Illness-Wellness Continuum which he created in 1972. This became a hallmark of the wellness movement and later appeared in numerous nursing and health promotion textbooks and countless presentions.


For more information on licensing contact:

James Strohecker
HealthWorld Online, Inc.
(530) 615-4555
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