There is a lot of Whole30 support out there—our free Whole30 forum, seven Whole30 books, our thriving social media community, and weekly newsletters. But nothing takes the place of in-person social support, advice, and accountability.
Having a Whole30 Certified Coach guide you through the process of elimination and reintroduction gives you access to personalized recommendations for meal prep, travel, managing cravings, and navigating social situations. They’re your phone-a-friend when you need encouragement or tough love, your accountability when temptations hit, and your concierge for local Whole30-friendly restaurants, grocery stores, and airport kiosks.
You’re working hard to change your health, habits, and relationship with food. Let a Whole30 Certified Coach make your first (or next) Whole30 easier, more fun, and even more life-changing.
Teri is an empathetic & knowledgeable Coach. She is a large part of my Whole30 success with her constant stream of new and interesting information; and of course her advanced cyber hand-holding skills…Whole30 has been successful for me. I’ve met new people and made new friends , who are a solid and reliable support system as I work to make these changes permanent…But, if I find myself sliding back into old habits, I know just what to do!
– Deni, Certified Coach Teri Riley
Kansas City, MO
The Whole30 Certified Coaching program was created to provide boots-on-the-ground, in-person support for your Whole30 and beyond. Coaches are Whole30 experts, with vast experience guiding others through the program and helping them create new, healthy habits that last a lifetime.
Some of our Coaches also have professional designations (like medical doctor, registered dietitian, naturopathic doctor, physical therapist, or mental health counselor) that allows them to offer targeted medical, dietary, or therapeutic treatment in conjunction with their Whole30 support.
You’re the only one in your household doing the Whole30, and could use extra support, specific guidance, immediate access to answers, and direct accountability. You’ve done the Whole30 before, but fell back into old habits, and need help transitioning from the program to your Food Freedom. You’ve started the Whole30 a few times, but can’t seem to make it past Day 5. You have specific needs, like business travel, feeding young kids, workplace challenges, or Whole30 a budget, and need help making the program fit your lifestyle.
A Whole30 Certified Coach is your personal guide to the program, helping you navigate planning and preparing, kitchen organization, grocery shopping, meal planning, travel and dining out, troubleshooting, tracking progress, and reintroduction.
Coaches offer value in a number of ways: running group Whole30s, offering one-on-one coaching*, holding community events, connecting you with local Whole30 resources, and running cooking classes and meal planning sessions. Accredited coaches (like our RDs and MDs) are using the Whole30 in conjunction with specific treatment plans for their clients and patients.
*where allowed by state law, and in accordance with each Coach’s scope of practice
My first Whole30 felt so amazing, but I fell back to old eating habits. I realized I needed to focus on what happened AFTER the 30 days.
In March, I decided to work with Courtney Coyle for my third program, and the experience was just what I needed. Now my mindset is stronger than ever, and #IAMWHOLE30!
Susie (Coach Courtney Cole, Chattanooga TN)
I sincerely thank Jacob for helping me break a cycle of emotional, harmful eating.
His weekly guidance was invaluable to my Whole30 success after a few unsuccessful attempts. His empathy, advice, and listening all made a difference. It was great to have him in my corner to support my commitment.
Nicole (Coach Jacob Heath, Atlante GA)
I 100% endorse Theresa Newman as a Whole30 Coach! I couldn’t have done it without her! In reflecting on all of my non-scale victories, the best one by far is that I am no longer constantly thinking about food.
The sugar cravings have stopped! AND I stopped rewarding my children with food. ‘Finish your dinner and you can have a cookie’ are words we no longer say. We don’t even give dessert every night. We’ve also replaced the word ‘thin’ with ‘healthy.’ Now, my kids are also thinking about food less and living life more.
Ali (Coach Theresa Newman, West Chester PA)
If you’re new to the program, the rules and preparation can be intimidating! Having a Coach guide you through the process start to finish can reduce stress, make planning and preparation easier, and help you manage challenges quickly. Having a real person in your local community to ask questions, get targeted support, and provide steady accountability can make the difference between getting overwhelmed and quitting and sticking with it and changing your life.
Even Whole30 veterans can benefit from working with a certified Whole30 expert. If your last program wasn’t as successful as you’d hoped, if you struggled with reintroduction, if you finished the program and somehow found yourself back in old habits, or if you want to do another Whole30 but just can’t seem to get it off the ground, you want a Coach! Securing a Coach to guide, advise, and troubleshoot your process can help you spot your triggers and obstacles, amplify your Whole30 results, and transition more gracefully into your Food Freedom.
The Whole30 has always been free, and there are hundreds of free resources to help you guide your journey. But in today’s busy, modern world, it’s hard to find the time to Google, flip through our books, and scour Facebook to find the answers you need. If you’re not experienced with social media or internet searches, it can be frustrating to find what you need quickly. A Coach is there to streamline the process for you, start to finish. They’re your phone-a-friend when you need answers, your recipe index when you need inspiration, and your troubleshooting concierge when you’re facing challenges like travel, social situations, or cravings.
It varies based on the Coach and the services offered. Many Coaches offer free community services, like Whole30 101 events and meet-ups. Others charge for one-on-one coaching (where appropriate) and group Whole30s, and still others hold ticketed events in conjunction with local partners. Your first step is to find a Coach near you, then contact them to determine the services they offer. (Many Coaches have packages and pricing on their website.)
Visit coach.whole30.com/coaches to see our global directory of Whole30 Certified Coaches.
Once you find a Coach in your area, you can contact them directly using one of the means provided in their profile (usually through their website or email).
Many Coaches do work with clients virtually, either via Facebook groups or one-on-one, where state laws allow. If there isn’t a Coach in your local area, you can find those who work virtually in our search bar.
The vast majority of our Coaches are US-based, but we do have international Coaches, and are expanding our global roster every month. If there isn’t a Coach in your country, you can still work with a US-based coach virtually.
Visit coach.whole30.com/events to see a complete list of all Coaching events currently posted, by city and state. You can also see any events that an individual Coach has scheduled by going to their bio and looking for events posted at the bottom of their page.
Yes! Many local businesses, like gyms or fitness studios, restaurants, grocery stores, and medical practices, will partner with a Coach to provide Whole30 support or resources to their community. Once you find a Coach in your area, you can contact them directly using one of the means provided in their profile (usually through their website or email) to talk about your ideas for collaborating.