About Existential Wellness Coach Training

Discover the profound world of Existential Wellness Coaching in a groundbreaking program that empowers you to guide others through life’s most profound questions.

Join us for a 26-week transformative journey into the heart of human existence. Delve into core existential ideas, explore the art of crafting life purposes, and embrace the authentic power of meaningful living.

This program is your key to making a real difference, not only in the lives of your clients but in your own life as well. With expert guidance from renowned thought leader Eric Maisel and the support of Noble Manhattan Coaching, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to be among the world’s first Existential Wellness Coaches.

Don’t miss your chance to embark on a path of purpose, passion, and productivity. Enroll now in our comprehensive wellness coach course, designed for individuals seeking health coach training and certified health coach training. Gain the certification for health coach training and wellness coach training you need through our rigorous curriculum. Prepare yourself for a rewarding career with training for wellness coach certification and training for health coach certification. Become a beacon of existential wellness in a world seeking answers to its most profound questions.

Dr. Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

Master Coach

Expert Faculty

Dr. Eric Maisel is the author of more than 50 books.

In addition to developing the profession of creativity coaching and creating and serving as lead editor for the Ethics International Press Critical Psychology and Critical Psychiatry series, Dr. Maisel writes the “Rethinking Mental Health” blog for Psychology Today (with 3,000,000 + views)

Dr. Maisel has penned seminal books in the areas of life purpose and meaning (among them Life Purpose Boot Camp, Redesign Your Mind, and The Van Gogh Blues) and has been an invited speaker on existential wellness issues at events like The First World Congress of Existential Therapy.

Dr. Maisel’s forthcoming book Parents Who Bully tackles the issue of authoritarians in the family (Conari/Mango, 2024) and 2024 will also see the launch of his existential life organization app, which is currently in development. Dr. Maisel is a retired family therapist, active master coach, and worldwide webinar and workshop leader.


We have included some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below that may address your queries and provide you with further information about the programme.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are always happy to assist and provide support.

A: Existential coaching is a coaching specialty that draws on two traditions, the existential tradition and the coaching tradition. On the one hand, it is a traditional coaching practice, where coach and client work together to identify the client’s goals, co-create plans of action, and monitor those plans. In addition, it is a “step-back” activity, where coach and client step back and look at a client’s whole life, including their understanding of their life purposes and their meaning needs. Here is how Danny van Deurzen-Smith, an existential coach and existential course trainer, describes existential coaching: “Existential Coaches facilitate change for their clients – not a fairytale version, or a one-size-fits-all version – but a deeply personal and philosophical one. We teach clients to claim their complexity, and in doing so empower them to make decisions about how to take ownership of the complicated experience of being a human.” This beautiful marriage of coaching and existential principles empowers clients to finally live the life they had always intended to live, while at the same time helping them meet their real and pressing current challenges.

A: Existential wellness coaching is an expanded version of existential coaching that takes as its starting point that general health and wellness are connected to a person’s life purpose and meaning needs and other existential concerns. Through coaching, a client comes to understand the connection between existential wellness and general wellness and learn strategies that helps him achieve both. An existential wellness coach invites clients to pay attention to all of their wellness needs, needs that might include living a life of purpose, seizing meaning opportunities, achieving cognitive health and emotional wellbeing, and becoming physically fit.

A: Prospective clients do not routinely say to themselves, “I am looking for existential wellness.” That is not how they

speak to themselves—or how they will describe what brought them to see you. But that is likely exactly what they are seeking. Once they learn about your services, they will recognize that what you have to offer is exactly what they need. We will help you describe your practice in a way that is clear and understandable, so that prospective clients instantly recognize that you are the helper they require. In short, clients will seek you out because what you have to offer meets their most pressing needs.

A: Because no program like this has existed before. This program is unique and the only one of its kind. You are on the ground floor of a new profession. Dr. Maisel has been sharing these ideas for thirty years and training coaches who employ these ideas, but this is the first time he has created a comprehensive program that marries vital existential ideas with equally important wellness concepts. You will be among the world’s first existential wellness coaches—and much needed!

A. No, but Noble-Manhattan Coaching has set in place a path to certification that will allow you to achieve certification easily and quickly. This existential wellness coach training program, while not a certification program, connects to all of the resources that Noble-Manhattan has put into place to make certification accessible to you.

A. No. The word “wellness” may suggest a connection to physical health and medical practices, but existential wellness coaching focuses on issues of meaning and purpose and does not involve itself with medical practices.
A. No. None of that is within the scope of practice of an existential wellness coach.
A. No, unless you are also specially trained to provide such information. That is, a given existential wellness coach might also be a trained health coach, physical therapist, energy medicine practitioner, etc., and may make use of those skills and trainings in her work with clients. But without specialized training of that sort, an existential wellness coach does not provide scientific information about the benefits or dangers of particular actions or approaches.
A: No. An existential wellness coach is not trained to provide information on best practices when it comes to health challenges or physical challenges.
A: Yes. Clients may want to discuss their plans for putting a support system into place, one that might include a dietician, a psychotherapist, a physical therapist, an indigenous healer, etc., and existential wellness coaches can certainly help clients think through their choices. In fact, that is an existential wellness coach specialty, helping clients make sense of their important life purpose choices.
A: Yes and no. You are not in a position to make recommendations about best practices. But you are available to hear clients’ concerns and help them map out their plans for navigating health services. An existential wellness coach would not say, “This is your best option.” But she might say, “What are you considering as your options?” and “What criteria might you use in deciding which option to take?” She is there to help as a sounding board, as an inquiring mind, and as a collaborator, but not as a medical expert.
A: Yes, absolutely. Identifying and monitoring wellness goals are exactly what existential wellness coaches do! That is one of your specialties.
A. Yes. Obviously, you do not diagnose or treat mental disorders. That is not your area of expertise or your mandate. But what if a client’s depression, anxious nature, or addictive tendencies are partly or wholly existential in nature, having to do with a felt lack of purpose, a persistent feeling of meaningless, etc.? You are there to help with exactly those sorts of challenges!
A. Yes. Such clients may well have issues that an existential wellness coach might usefully address. A veteran suffering from PTSD who is trying to understand the meaning of his service and the meaning of his wartime actions might well benefit from existential wellness coaching. A college student who has lived for a decade with an ADHD diagnosis, and the medication that accompanied that diagnosis, might well want to map out a healthy life with an existential wellness coach, a life that takes the client’s life purpose and meaning needs into account.
A. What sets us apart is the comprehensive information and unparalleled value derived from the collaboration between Noble Manhattan and Eric Maisel. This program is your exclusive opportunity to access the combined expertise and resources of these two esteemed entities. Join us to harness the wealth of knowledge and experience, setting yourself on the path to becoming an exceptional existential wellness coach.

Will This Qualify You As an International Accredited Coach?

At Noble Manhattan Coaching we recognise that anyone can call themselves a coach. This programme is designed as additional training for those who are already coaches, or those who plan to coach informally or to self-coach.

It is accredited by the – International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring (IAPC&M) but, on its own, it is not deemed sufficient to achieve personal accreditation as a coach by one of the independent coaching organisations, such as the IAPC&M, ICF, AoC, EMCC etc.

Both of our programs with Dr. Eric Maisel, our Creativity Coach Certificate Program and our Existential Wellness Coach Certificate Program, provide certification upon completion of training.

Certification is a significant milestone, valuable credential, and a marker of real accomplishment. We are proud to share that we are authorized as an official training center by the – IAPC&M ( International Authority for Professional Coaching And Mentoring ) are authorized to issue international certificates.

We see certification as a step toward independent coaching practice, where certified coaches increase their ability to coach independently by acquiring additional core competencies and by perhaps furthering their professional careers by garnering accreditation through organizations like the ICF (International Coach Federation), the IAPC&M (International Association for Professional Coaches and Mentors), or some similar organization that accredits practitioner coaches, senior coaches, and master coaches.

Certification is a real milestone and a valuable credential, and we believe it is a significant step on the career path of professional, independent coaching.