Earn a Certificate in Motivational Interviewing

12 NBHWC CE Credits

This 6-Week Course Starts August 7, 2020

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST) 

Tuition - $750

Short Summary

Help your clients change debilitating behaviors and thought patterns through motivational interviewing. Take Courage Coaching is happy to offer a new course focused entirely on motivational interviewing skills and processes. This 6-week course provides 12 hours of continuing education credits. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion from TCCU in motivational interviewing. 

Learning Objective

Students will be able to demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate working with clients in all stages of behavior change using the transtheoretical model.

What is Motivational Interviewing?

According to Psychology Today, "Motivational Interviewing is method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes."

Motivational interviewing is often used to help people change their behaviors when facing addiction and chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, to name a few. Motivational interviewing is a good tool for people experiencing anger and/or hostility about their situation. It can help them move through emotional stages to find what is needed to motivate them to change. 

Course Description

Take Courage Coaching's Motivational Interviewing Certificate is a six-week course, that meets for two hours weekly. All classes are online. Students need a computer or laptop, a reliable internet connection, and a phone. Learn from home at your convenience.

  • This Continuing Education (CE) course is approved by NBHWC for 12 Continuing Education Units

  • NBHWC coaches will receive a 12-hour Continuing Education Unit certificate

  • Non CE students will receive a certificate for completing 12 hours of Motivational Interviewing Training

  • The class will meet for 2 hours once a week for 6 weeks

  • Interactive class includes designated role play sessions

What You'll Learn

Introductions to Motivational Interviewing

Active Listening, OARS and MI Strategy

The Engaging Process of MI

The Focusing Process of MI

The Evoking Process of MI

The Planning Process of MI


Starts August 7, 2020

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST)

Tuition - $750

Meet Your Instructors


Coach and Director of TCCU, CPMC, NBC-HWC

Kendy lives in northern California with her husband and daughters.  The mother of six children—some grown, twin daughters still at home—and a grandmother to five, she raises poultry, enjoys scrap-booking, sewing and gardening, and loves to read.  

She lives with several pain-producing conditions but hates to miss out because of pain, so she loves coping strategies—choices she makes daily that have her back to “doing life,” rather than being a spectator or withdrawing completely. 

After being coached for her own pain, she made the decision to take coach training.  As a TCCU- and Nationally-certified coach, she helps clients learn pain management skills and return to happy and productive lives.  She wholeheartedly believes it is possible to change your perception about pain.


Coach and TCCU Faculty — ACSM-CPT, CPMC, NBC-HWC

Paul comes to Take Courage Coaching® with experience in fitness training. He has worked in a functional restoration program with people who are in chronic pain, and is personally familiar with the challenges and successes of his mother—who not only lives with chronic pain, but thrives in spite of it. 

Paul is fluent in Spanish, which now makes the TCC® program available to Latinos. He loves to hunt, fish and camp, play baseball and snowboard. He recently returned home to Bozeman, Montana.



Kristine was already a Certified Health Coach when she saw an application on the ICHWC website for pain-management coach training through TCCU. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with 18+ years in cardiology diagnostic testing and cardiac rehab, and has worked with many patients challenged by long-term pain. 

She believes in the holistic benefits of lifestyle choices—as she sees improvements in both body and mind. To manage her own chronic health challenges, she eats whole foods and lots of veggies because it keeps the aches away. When she wants quiet time and some muscle/joint relaxation, she indulges in magnesium salt (Epsom salt) baths. Kristine lives in Minnesota with her husband and two teenage boys, where she kayaks, hikes, attends her children’s sports, and enjoys reading, podcasts, and yoga.