Recovery Coaching



Live Online Group Class

page2-img1The Certified Recovery Coach course was created by Barbara Wainwright and Joe Drews in 2009. Joe Drews comes from a strong recovery background and has worked with many recovery institutions and organizations. Both Barbara and Joe know the ins and outs of the recovery process and just how daunting that can be. WGI’s Certified Recovery Coach Course has already helped many of it’s graduates be successful in the recovery community. It is well known that every year billions of dollars are spent on recovery from an addiction of some sort, which has created more and more costly solutions to an age-old problem.

This course provides not only the knowledge to handle the addict, wounded family members and friends, in addition, it provides knowledge on how to understand the recovery community. You no longer have to have suffered from an addiction to help someone in need of recovery, you just need to understand the disease. WGI’s Certified Recovery Coach course covers all addictions, including Co-Dependency. WGI’s Certified Recovery Coach course is conducted by Certified Master Coach Jon Wainwright who with his vast knowledge of recovery, has brought his personal insight and personality to the course. He shares insightful tips and draws from his own personal experiences. Being a recovered addict himself, his personal philosophy is: “There’s always hope, once an addict is ready to change.”

Who Should Experience this Course

Graduates of WGI enrolling in this live online course can successfully complete their training and earn their Certified Recovery Coach Certificate in 12 hours. Taking this course also renews your SLA Membership for 2 years which allows you to earn your SLA Credential if you so desire.

Individuals who are new to the Wainwright Method of Coaching can also benefit greatly from this course and will also receive their Certified Recovery Coach Certificate in 12 hours. To be credentialed by the Strategic Learning Alliance (SLA), requires enrollment in SLA Membership and completion of 2 coaching portfolios.

Our courses are led by experienced Master Coaches who have been selected for their professional expertise, passion for the coaching profession and genuine commitment to every student’s success. Enrollment in the course is limited to twelve so each student has optimal attention from the Master Coach.

Become a Certified Recovery Coach in 2 Days

liveonline-img2Saturday and Sunday – Our live online weekend course is offered in one eight hour session and one 4 hour session allowing students to complete their training and certification in one weekend. Course homework is to be completed on Saturday evening.

Training and Coaching Systems

In this Advanced Certification Course you will learn to:

  • Recognize Common Meta-models and Meta-programming
  • Identify Patterns of Addictive Thinking
  • Utilize Socratic Questioning to Challenge Addictive Thinking
  • Recognize the Difference between Recovery Coaching and Other Forms of Coaching
  • Recognize Characteristics of Addictive Personalities
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You will learn about:

  • Addiction and family systems
  • Addictive thinking and personalities
  • Family disease involving enabling, denial, and co-dependency
  • Homeostasis in addicts
  • Many tools for helping your client stay clean and sober
  • Different recovery methodologies from 12-step to Moderation Management
  • To encourage, motivate and inspire, people in recovery, to stay clean and sober
  • How to market yourself as a Recovery Coach
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Here is what is included in your investment:

  • Twelve Hour Recovery Certification Course
  • Lifetime Use of Wainwright Global’s Proven Coaching System
  • WGI Recovery Coach Manual
  • WGI Recovery Class Hand-Outs
  • WGI Recovery Coaching Tools, Techniques and Practice
  • Certified Recovery Coach Exam (included)
  • Certified Recovery Coach Certificate (digital copy)
  • Telephone and Email Access to WGI Master Coach Question Center


WGI’s Certified Recovery Coach Course Curriculum

Foundations of Recovery Coaching Introduction

  • Objectives of Coaching
  • Sustainable and Measurable Results
  • Recovery Goals & Experiences
  • The Recovery Coaching Interview
  • Mastering WGI’s Recovery Coaching Process
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Drug and Addiction Awareness

  • Effective Communication Techniques
  • Tools and Techniques for Lasting Sobriety
  • Goal Setting – Planning for Recovery
  • Action Steps – Measuring, Assessing and Rewarding Results
  • Accountability, Responsibility and Celebrating the Victories
  • Exercises and Practicum
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Building Your Recovery Coaching Practice

  • Marketing Strategies for the Recovery Coach
  • Acquiring Your First Clients
  • Setting Your Professional Fees
  • Identifying Opportunities in Your Community & Networking in Recovery
  • Building a Referral-based Practice
  • Creating a Powerful Web Presence
  • Advertising, Promotions and Public Relations