Keynote Series Class

Group Coaching for Health & Wellness Coaches

Friday, May 19th, 2023

Group Coaching for Health & Wellness Coaches | Keynote Series Class | Wellspired Collaborative


Group Coaching for Health & Wellness Coaches | Keynote Series Class | Wellspired Collaborative

Date: Friday, May 19th, 2023

Time: 12:00pm - 1:15pm CST

Cost: $47

Approved for 1 CEU through NBHWC

This course will support coaches teaching in person and virtually on how to create a safe learning container using facilitation techniques and virtual tools to manage group dynamics that will allow the group to participate in ways that are supportive to their comfort level and personal style.

Class Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the importance of ground rules and implementing them.
  2. Practice mindful awareness techniques to ground participants in the learning container.
  3. Learn facilitation techniques to manage group dynamics.
  4. Demonstrate best practices of facilitation techniques to ensure inclusion and respect of learning style.

What you'll learn

  1. Group Coaching
    • What is it?
    • Value of Group Coaching?
    • Essential elements of it
  2. Ground Rules and Group Management Skills
    • Group ground rules 
    • Group Management skills
      • Mindful Awareness Practices
      • Themes
      • Individual vs. Group
      • Create respect and support different learning styles
      • Reflections and teachable moments
  3. Virtual Tools and Practices to support participation
  4. Group Dynamics
  5. Understanding Group Dynamics and Behavior
  6. Managing Group Dynamics
  7. Be mindful of Group Considerations
    • Conditions that could impact behavior
  8. Demonstration
  9. Review of Group Demonstration Skills

Facilitator Details

Kris Kniefel, NBC-HWC

Kris is an educator, faculty, mentor and a Functional Medicine and National Board Certified Integrative Wellness Coach.
She values on-going wellness education and has completed studies in mind-body medicine, self-compassion, food as medicine and functional medicine.

Kris is passionate about helping people develop and live their best lives – whether that is through learning new skills or knowledge or learning new behaviors!
She enjoys providing students with an engaging, experiential learning environment and encouraging their continued growth.

Kris teaches and mentors coaching students within the Veteran Administration’s Whole Health Coaching Certification Program, training VA employees in an NBHWC-approved coach certification program.
In addition, she has also taught coaching and wellness courses within the University of Wisconsin system.

Kris loves to be in nature – whether it’s hiking, biking or paddle boarding.
She enjoys entertaining and sharing good food with family and friends.

Kris has a Bachelors’ of Science degree in business from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Masters’ of Art in Human Resources from the University of Minnesota, and coaching certificates from the University of Minnesota and the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.

Kerri Weishoff, MS, CCC-SLP, NBC-HWC

Kerri is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBCHWC) with an Integrative Health Coaching Certificate from the University of Minnesota, as well as a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kerri’s 25-year tenure as a speech pathologist provided her with a deep understanding of healing the whole person through self-awareness, self-care, and values exploration.
She carries this passion and understanding forward in her experience as coaching faculty in the VA Whole Health Coaching program, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and University of Minnesota.

Kerri currently serves as core faculty and mentor in the Veteran Administration (VA) Whole Health Coaching certificate program, training VA employees in an NBHWC – approved coach certificate program. She also provides coaching for students pursuing a coaching certificate and Master’s Degree at the University of Minnesota board-approved coach training program. In addition, Kerri developed a Health Coaching Exam Prep Guide for individuals preparing for the NBHWC National Board Exam, offered through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Continuing Education Program. Integrating her training as a speech pathologist with coaching, she has also taught various mind-body courses within the University of Wisconsin system.

Beyond training and educating future coaches, Kerri offers coaching to the general public in her private coaching practice. She was drawn to coaching because her experience as a therapist and Director of Rehab and Integrative Health affirmed to her that individuality and self-empowerment is at the core of healing.
She is passionate about guiding her clients to explore their individual level of awareness, self-care, values and strengths to support them in living well day-to-day and within community.


Do I Need to Join This Training Live?

No. This training will be recorded so you can watch it at a later time or go back after the live training to watch it again, if you want! That being said, this training is designed to be experiential and our students have so much fun on these calls, so we encourage you to join live for the best experience!

Is this program approved for CEUs?

Yes! This program is approved for 1 CEU through NBHWC! There will be a quiz to complete at the end of the program to verify you watched the training. You will receive your certificate via email upon passing the quiz.

What if I register and then change my mind?

Simply email us at anytime prior to the beginning time of the training and we’ll refund you 100% of your investment.

How do I know if I’m right for this program?

This program is perfect for any health and wellness coach looking to deepen their skills in group coaching.

What if I have more questions?

No problem! Email us at; we’ll happily answer any additional questions.

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