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Emerging Wellness Professional Award

The Emerging Wellness Professional Award recognizes the work and impact of newcomers to the wellness industry. 

The Emerging Wellness Professionals Task Force seeks to motivate and sustain emerging professionals to become active members of the National Wellness Institute through engagement, education, and empowerment opportunities.

We’re looking to award the next innovative leader that’s showing the industry new trends, leadership, and skills for innovation.

If you, or someone you know, would make a great leader as an emerging wellness professional and is making waves and showing positive strides in growth for the industry apply below!

What does a position on the Emerging Wellness Task Force entail?
  • Serving as the Chair of the EWP Task Force includes providing effective leadership to motivate and sustain emerging professionals to become active members of the organization; and support NWI’s initiatives by engagement, education, and empowerment opportunities for the wellness leaders of tomorrow
  • Mentoring the succeeding awardee at the end of their term
  • Supporting leadership development among emerging professionals
  • Bringing innovative and creative approaches to collaborate within the Emerging Wellness Professionals Task Force, NWI, and other partners to enhance opportunities for emerging wellness professionals
Emerging Wellness Professionals

The Emerging Wellness Professionals Task Force (EWP) of the National Wellness Institute seeks to motivate and sustain emerging professionals to become active members of the organization; and support NWI’s initiatives by engagement, education, and empowerment opportunities for the wellness leaders of tomorrow.

Past EWP Award Recipients

2019: Suzanne Hunt, MPH, CWP, CHC

2018: Romuald Antoine Jr., CPT, CHC

What will NWI Emerging Wellness Professional awardee will be offered?

  • Serving as Chair of the Emerging Wellness Professionals Task Force
  • FREE attendance to the National Wellness Conference, including paid flight, travel, and lunch the year the award is presented to them.
  • A FREE individual annual NWI membership

Do I qualify for this award?

To qualify for this award, participants must:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in a health and wellness related concentration

OR

  • Have an undergraduate degree (any concentration) AND a high-level certification in a wellness-related area (e.g. National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, etc.)
  • 5 or less years of experience in the wellness industry in roles including (but not limited to):
    • Human Resources: Workplace Wellness
    • Health & Wellness Coordinator
    • Health Promotion
    • Public Health
    • Higher Education (Instructor, Research, Program Director, etc.)
    • Employee Wellness Coordinator
    • Healthcare
    • Other relevant experience in the wellness industry

Application process

Deadline for the 2021 EWP Award Application: May 7, 2021

To be considered for this award, candidates must submit the following application materials:

  • Submit a resume / CV
  • Submit a nomination letter of recommendation, or client testimonial, including contact information
  • Submit a professional statement describing why the nominee is an emerging professional and demonstrates the award criteria. The professional statement should be no more than 2 pages.
  • Submit a professional statement that outlines innovative leadership on a project that impacts individual, interpersonal, organizational, or community wellness that describes:
    • The wellness project goal
    • Candidate’s role / contributions to leading the wellness project
    • Project outcome, or projected outcome(s) based on what has been accomplished
  • Submit a recording discussing what wellness means to the candidate and how they envision leading innovation in the wellness industry.
    • The recording can be audio-only, or video and audio combined (video should be 60 seconds max)
  • Provide any additional supplemental materials providing evidence of the candidate meeting the award criteria. Supplemental materials should be no more than 5 pages and can include (but is not limited to):
    • Links to websites, LinkedIn page, podcasts, published work (books, research articles), conference presentations, etc.
  • Commit to being on the task force for 1 year following the 2021 National Wellness Conference

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