Whole30 Program Preparation

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Scientific studies consistently show that clients who work with Coaches experience more success with their desired outcomes. The same holds true for Whole30 participants!

Our certified, expert Whole30 Coaches can provide you with the support, resources, and accountability you need to navigate your 30-day self-experiment, reintroduction, and your Food Freedom.

Use the link below to match with a Coach based on your preferred criteria for either a group Whole30 or one-on-one coaching.

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How Can a Whole30® Coach Help You Succeed?

There is a lot of Whole30 support out there, of course—seven Whole30 books, our thriving social media community, our free Whole30 forum, and weekly newsletters from Melissa Urban. But nothing takes the place of personalized social support, advice, and accountability.

Having a Whole30 Certified Coach guide you through the process of elimination and reintroduction gives you access to customized recommendations for meal prep, travel, managing cravings, and navigating social situations. They’re your “phone-a-friend” option 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 one of our Coaches make your Whole30 – whether it’s your first one or your next one – easier, more fun, and even more life-changing.

Deni and Certified Coach Teri Riley

Teri was a large part of my Whole30 success, offering empathy along with new and interesting information. Through my group Coaching round, I met new people who are a solid support system as I work to make these changes permanent…But now, if I find myself sliding back into old habits, I know just what to do!

Deni (client of Coach Teri Riley in Kansas City, MO)

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Find your match from one of 200 Whole30 Certified Coaches worldwide, like Dr. Vickie Bhatia, 2021 Coach of the Year



The Whole30 Certified Coaching program was created to provide direct, personalized support for your Whole30 (and beyond, into your Food Freedom). 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.

All of our Coaches pass through a rigorous testing process and keep up-to-date with not just Whole30 Rules and recommendations, but also with general habit change strategies, through required annual Continuing Education Units. This means they’re among the very best resources we have to offer you!

You’re the only one in your household doing your first Whole30, and you could use extra support, specific guidance, immediate access to answers, and direct accountability.

…Or you’ve done the Whole30 before, but fell back into old habits, and need help transitioning from the program to your Food Freedom.

…Maybe you’ve started the Whole30 a few times, but can’t seem to make it past Day 5.

…Perhaps 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.

Whatever your goals, whatever your needs, a Whole30 Certified Coach can help you make the most of your life-changing self-experiment. They can help you “level up” your hard work and turn it into Food Freedom.



A Whole30 Certified Coach is your personal guide to the program, using tried-and-true habit change strategies to help 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. Some offer group Whole30s where you can join others completing a Whole30 round at the same time, while others offer one-on-one coaching (as allowed by their state laws). Some holding community events, like cooking classes or meal planning sessions.  Others with additional credentials (like our RDs and MDs) use the Whole30 in conjunction with specific treatment plans for their clients and patients. In short, our Coaches have a variety of interests and backgrounds, so there’s a match out there for you. 

The average cost for 6 weeks (including Reintroduction) of Whole30 Coaching is $147 to participate in a group and $246 for a private Coach, but our Coaches have a variety of price points, and many offer scholarships. Use the “Find A Coach” filters to find your match and get in touch to learn more about their individual pricing!

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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.

I decided to work with Courtney Coyle (Connell) for my third round of Whole30, and the experience was just what I needed. Now my mindset is stronger than ever!

Susie (client of Coach Courtney Connell in Chattanooga, TN)

Nicole and Coach Jacob Heath shopping on the supermarket

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 (client of Coach Jacob Heath in Atlanta, GA)

Ali and Coach Theresa Newman

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 (client of Coach Theresa Newman in West Chester, PA)

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

As of 2022, the average cost for 6 weeks (including Reintroduction) of Whole30 Coaching is $147 to participate in a group and $246 for a private Coach, but our Coaches have a variety of price points, and many offer scholarships. Many Coaches also offer free community services, like Whole30 101 events and meet-ups.

Use the “Find A Coach” filters to find your match and get in touch to learn more about their individual pricing!

Visit coach.whole30.com/coaches to see our global directory of Whole30 Certified Coaches.

The filters on the right side of your screen allow you to narrow Coaches by specialty interest area, price, language, coaching format (group vs one-on-one), and more.

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 work with clients virtually, especially now. If there isn’t a Coach in your local area, you can use the filters in our search bar to find one who accepts virtual clients.

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.

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