Health Coach Day 2020
Our Global Day of Wellness Recognition!

IIN dedicated June 16th to all Health Coaches and wellness advocates around the world. This day of recognition highlighted the important role that Health Coaches and wellness advocates play in reversing the global health crisis. The three key pillars of this Health Coach Day — community, education, and service — were echoed throughout the day’s events.

Health Coach Day 2020: Floating top

  • Community brings IIN and non-IIN Health Coaches together for a shared purpose: to make the world a healthier and happier place.

  • Education about what Health Coaches do and the value of their work is highlighted in the incredible work of our advocates in Washington, D.C., moving the health coaching profession ever forward.

  • Service is reflected in our collaborative partnership with WhyHunger, and we’re honored to work alongside them to further demonstrate the need for Health Coaches around the world.

Get Involved #HealthCoachDay

IIN used social media to help spread the word about Health Coach Day! We had people all around the world use social media to connect with the IIN community using #HealthCoachDay and #weareIIN.

Meet Your Health Coach Day Virtual Event Speakers

Melissa Wood

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg is an IIN health and wellness coach, yoga and Pilates teacher, and meditator. She focuses on meditation, mindful eating, and movement. Melissa is the founder of Melissa Wood Health and the MWH Method, a series of precise low-impact movements created to help people around the world looking to improve themselves mentally and physically. Melissa hosted a morning yoga flow on our instagram that you can view here.

Koya Webb

Koya Webb is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, author, speaker, and vegan activist whose core mission is to promote daily self-care. Koya is the founder of Get Loved Up, a yoga school and community that inspires mental, spiritual, and physical health through social media and events. Koya hosted a peaceful guided meditation that can be viewed here.

Toby Lightman

Toby Lightman's pure and soulful voice connects with listeners emotionally and cuts through the noise. In the 15 years since signing with a major label, Toby has developed and mastered her own sophisticated and unique urban pop sound. Darling to the normally harsh critics, Lightman received high praise from magazines like Rolling Stone, People, Billboard and others, which led to appearances on Letterman, Carson Daly, Conan, CBS Morning Show and more. Additionally, Toby has enjoyed tremendous success licensing her music for placement in film and TV. The very talented Toby hosted a live music session on IIN's instagram. Session can be viewed here.

Attend Our Virtual Townhall

IIN had a live webinar to discuss health coaching and our efforts in Congress! This virtual townhall was hosted by Health and Wellness Policy Expert, Darrell Rogers, IIN’s Director of Advocacy and Jocelyn Hong of Principal Jocelyn Hong & Associates, LLC.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin

Representative Mullin is a Cherokee American politician, businessman, and former professional mixed martial arts fighter and a father of six. Mullin is a co-chair of the Men’s Health Caucus and has been the original sponsor of the Health and Wellness Coaching Recognition resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Donald Payne Jr.

Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr. is a congressman representing New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District. Rep. Payne is the co-chair of the Men’s Health Caucus and an original sponsor of the Health and Wellness Coaching Recognition resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives. The congressman lives in Newark, NJ with his wife and their triplets.

Rep. Tim Ryan

Representative Tim Ryan is a longtime wellness advocate who represents Northeast Ohio. Congressman Ryan is the sponsor of many pieces of innovative legislation to improve the health and well-being of American families and children.

Sen. Martin Heinrich

Senator Heinrich sponsored the 2017 Health and Wellness Coaching Recognition resolution that passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate. Heinrich is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, and before he was a U.S. Senator, he led a nonprofit in New Mexico educating young people on natural science and the environment through wilderness immersion.

Rep. Tony Cardenas

Representative Cárdenas’s and his ten brothers and sisters were raised by immigrant parents in the San Fernando Valley-where the Congressman still lives today with his family. Cárdenas’s is a strong advocate of wellness and innovative solutions to address health disparities and improve health. He has authored legislation to lower prescription drug prices, combat climate change, and ensure that everyone has access to affordable, quality health care.

WhyHunger Partnership

Health Coach Day 2020: WhyHunger

IIN has partnered with WhyHunger to amplify their shared values of creating access to health resources and nutritious food for all people.

With the help of WhyHunger, the focus on service this Health Coach Day is rooted in bringing awareness to their important work: getting not only food but nutritious food to those who need it.

Find Ways to Get Involved

Healthcoach day 2020: petition

The world is experiencing a global health crisis, and amid COVID-19, our healthcare system is even more taxed taking care of the chronically ill. Health Coaches around the world play a pivotal role in reversing this health crisis. In 2017, the U.S. Senate passed a Health and Wellness Coaching Recognition resolution, a commemorative piece of legislation that recognized the contributions of health and wellness coaches. Now, more than ever, there needs to be a continued message around how valuable Health Coaches are. Share this link with family and friends after signing to continue the ripple effect and spread the word! Tell the World Health Organization – support the Health Coaches! To learn more and sign the petition, click here.

Health Coach Day 2020 Scholarship


IIN is so excited to announce our first ever Health Coach Day 2020 Scholarship. This scholarship has been made to be gifted to a special individual with a full scholarship to IIN’s Health Coach Training Program. In order to qualify for this scholarship, we will pick someone who emulates the three pillars of Health Coach Day, while passionate about holistic health and wellness.



A leader in their community who is source of positive change, self-development, and growth. 



Embraces learning and new ways to do things. Passionate in the education of holistic health and wellness. 



Supports, leads, or works with organizations to make the world a healthier, happier place.



1. In a 500-word essay or 3 to 5-minute video describe how you or someone you would like to nominate emulates the three pillars. 

2. Provide two letters of recommendation from someone of leadership within community.

3. Submit application via email to: please specify Health Coach Day 2020 Scholarship in the subject line.



Applicants will have until July 16th, 2020 to apply and the winner will be announced on July 31st, 2020. 

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