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The NWI Podcast #17 - Michael Arloski, PhD, PCC, CWP, Author of Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, November 3, 2017


Michael Arloski, PhD, PCC, CWPMichael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC, CWP is a licensed psychologist, Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and a Certified Wellness Practitioner. One of the key developers of the field of wellness coaching, his book Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change (published by Whole Person Asscociates) is the first and most comprehensive book written on wellness and health coaching. Professionally contributing to the field of wellness since 1979 he has presented at the National Wellness Conference over twenty five times, and has keynoted and presented on wellness on four continents. He has been recognized by the National Wellness Institute ( as a member of it's Service and Leadership Circle, and he was recently nominated to be President of the NWI's Board of Directors.

In this interview, Dr. Arloski discusses the ways in which the current model of wellness coaching is changing, how coaches can help clients shift the quality of their needs, the two requirements for lasting change, and so much more. 

Show Notes links are below, and can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change published by Whole Person Associates

Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc. (

Abraham Maslow’s concept of self-actualization

Humanistic psychology

Carl Rodgers

Virginia Satir

Maslow: Toward a Psychology of Being

Person-centered therapy

Maslow pyramid (Maslow’s hierarchy of needs)

Positive psychology (strength-based positive approach)

Positive psychology in the workplace


Fight-or-flight response

Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone

Pre-frontal cortex


Intrinsic Motivation

Love-based motivation vs. fear-based motivation

Wayne Dyer

Dr. Don Ardell

Coaching for Connectedness

Wheel of Life exercise

Dee Eddington

Institute of Health Sciences

The above links to websites and definitions of terms mentioned in NWI Podcast episode 17 are for informational purposes and are not an endorsement of any product, service, or website.

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