Social Determinants of Health and How to Coach Them

Michael Arloski

Michael Arloski, PhD, PCC, CWP

Psychologist; National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach; CEO and Founder, Real Balance Global Wellness


Social and environmental factors are now recognized as major determinants of the health of a population.  Beyond acknowledging their importance, how do we support people to be well regardless of these powerful barriers?  Explore methods to help people identify what they are facing and how to organize a plan to improve their health considering these challenges.  Discover how the concepts of self-efficacy, building social/community support, strategic thinking and a coaching alliance can empower people to live healthier lives.


Presenter Bio(s):

Michael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC is a licensed psychologist, Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and a Certified Wellness Practitioner. One of the key developers of the field of wellness coaching, his book Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change (published by Whole Person Asscociates) is the first and most comprehensive book written on wellness and health coaching. Professionally contributing to the field of wellness since 1979 he has presented at the National Wellness Conference over twenty five times, and has keynoted and presented on wellness on four continents. He has been recognized by the National Wellness Institute (www.nationalwellness.org) as a member of it’s Service and Leadership Circle.

Always fascinated with the interaction of mind and body, beliefs and behavior, Dr. Arloski was president of the Ohio Society for Behavioral Health and Biofeedback. He has taken this fascination and expertise into the field of lifestyle medicine with coaching methodologies that help people thrive, not just survive their health challenges. If there is a specialization as a “wellness psychologist”, Dr. Arloski qualifies.

Continuallywo rking since the late 1970’s to help people find ways to improve their lifestyles, Dr. Michael Arloski is a thinker who synthesizes wellness down to what really works. A key developer in the field of wellness coaching, he is the CEO of Real Balance Global Wellness Services llc and creator of the Wellness Mapping 360 model of Wellness Coaching that focuses on the skills Health & Wellness Professionals need to support Lasting Lifestyle Change.

Arloski enjoys keynoting conferences and programs worldwide (www.michaelarloski.com). His work as a professional coach (www.realbalancecoaching.com) includes coaching people to achieve more of their potential in three areas: wellness coaching; leadership coaching; and mentor coaching of aspiring coaches.

Michael and his wife, Deborah, live, work and play together in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. They are blessed with a wonderful blended, or “patchwork”, family of young adult children. Michael is a twenty-year practitioner of the moving meditation of Tai Chi. Moving through nature is a life-long passion of his as well. He is an ardent nature photographer and writer, hiker, canoeist, camper and backpacker. He loves travel and is especially fascinated by cultures and ecosystems around the world.

Arloski is an Adjunct Professor with the California Institute of Integral Studies supporting their students in learning the best in Wellness Coaching techniques.