Dr. Arloski’s life’s work and passion is creating allies for a healthy world. Helping equip health and wellness professionals with the knowledge and skills that allow them to assist people to succeed at lasting lifestyle improvement, has brought him to become recognized as a world leader in wellness and health promotion.A psychologist with over twenty-five years of clinical work, and professional contribution to the field of wellness and health promotion since 1978, he is one of the key developers of the field of health & wellness coaching. His company, Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc., has trained over 8,000 health and wellness coaches on six continents. His book, Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change, 2 nd Ed., the foundational book of the field, is published in English and Mandarin, and is used by many universities and coach training programs.
An engaging and effective public speaker and skilled trainer, Dr. Arloski has keynoted and led workshops across the globe. His approach is to connect and communicate with his audience through real life examples and masterful storytelling, as well as conveying evidence-based information. Michael was a founding board member of the International Consortium for Health Wellness Coaching, establishing standards and credentialing for the profession. His past professional leadership history includes being President of The Ohio Society for Behavioral Health & Biofeedback, The Colorado College Counselors Association, and President of the Board of Directors of the National Wellness Institute. An avid outdoorsman and thirty-year practitioner of Tai Chi, he and his wife, Deborah, live, work, dance and play in Northern Colorado.