May 10

How to Become a Wellness Facilitator

Wellness facilitators are becoming an essential part of the organizational development team. As more organizations are responding to the great resignation, more employers are recognizing that the old way of doing things no longer work.

Wellness facilitators can do several things that were not done prior to the covid era such as educate employees on personal well-being, reminding them to be more conscious of their interpersonal contacts; help coordinate wellness conversations, provide wellness assessments, and design wellness plans with employees, conduct wellness audits, and offer wellness competency education to groups and teams to optimize their interactions in a remote and hybrid work world.

Wellness facilitators can reduce the workload on the human resources team that are already overtaxed with the volume of work added to their plates adjusting to a pandemic era. They are an essential role that can be part-time, consultative, or a blend of health and wellness coach/facilitator. This allows the organization to budget accordingly and still meet the expanded health and wellness needs of their employees without overwhelming already busy training and human resources teams.

Those new to the field should be looking to see what wellness facilitator training options are available to those just starting out versus those who are already established in corporate training, human resources, or organizational development.

As the demand increases, we have been doing our part here to ensure that we provide a comprehensive wellness framework for facilitators who are new or expanding in the field of health and wellness. Some of the things we have done is ensure that facilitators have a way to choose the work they want to do and that they can clearly delineate between the growth in the field, versus their own passion and capacity.

We offer training in a whole person wellness system, and wellness competencies to further enhance wellness at work. Aiming to inspire leaders and employees with a flexible roadmap that makes wellness at work easy, cost-effective, and customizable to the dynamic needs of all.

The wellness facilitator program offers you the skills, knowledge, and tools to facilitate wellness in organizations. Based on our signature Wellness Improvement System® (WIS®) which is the most comprehensive wellness model on the market. WIS® is based on over 25 years of employee wellness and intervention research and practice that lends from neurobiology, behaviour change, psychology, and systems thinking.

The program offers two facilitator learning streams to pursue a career in the workplace wellness arena.

Stream 1 – offers coaches and practitioners the wellness assessment facilitator training that will immerse you in the multi-prong approach to employee well-being at work. A great add-on to your wellness coaching practise that will prepare you to offer wellness conversation sessions, facilitate group wellness assessments and broaden your wellness offerings to organizations. These trained facilitators work with employee groups and teams and provide a ready to use framework to engage with organizations and prepare your offerings. Learners receive the WIS® wellness model and assessment toolkit, wellness conversation framework, and wellness engagement roadmap.

Stream 2 – offers trainers, consultants, HR, and coaches with organizational development skills the in-depth knowledge and framework to offer the new innovative wellness competencies in the corporate arena, provide wellness audits, and align wellness activities to wellness competencies to promote wellness behaviour change. This training prepares you to add corporate wellness OD and change management consulting and training to your practice. Learners receive the cutting-edge wellness competency knowledge base, the wellness competency alignment framework, the wellness engagement, and WIS@Work framework, you will also receive the templates and tools to make incredible changes in the employee workplace wellness arena.

You can and learn about the most inclusive wellness model on the market, the wellness competency teaching, assessment, conversation, audits, competency alignment and much more at the upcoming wellness conversation by following the link below for an upcoming date and time that fits your calendars. Learn more on our website here 

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a wellness Facilitator, we would love to have them join an upcoming information session to learn more. Check out this link here.

To Your Wellness


About the author

Joyce Odidison is President of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., founder of the Annual Global Workplace Wellness Summit, and a sought-after international keynote speaker who draws on decades of expertise as a Conflict Analyst, Master Certified Coach, DEI Consultant, and Well-being expert. Joyce shares her compelling research and practice on the Well-being Intelligence Competencies™ providing tools and insights to address the escalating psychological safety, mental health, and wellness challenges that leaders grapple with today.

Joyce believes that all relationships and interactions affect well-being, so we must apply intelligence to refuel and foster resilience and performance. Joyce is host of What’s Happening at Work podcast, where she shares practical strategies about how what’s going on at work any day of the week affects well-being. She is the author of six books, a former college and university instructor, and a regular TV expert who has been featured in news media globally.


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