Free Mentoring for Wellness Businesses: The Acorn Award

Radial’s Acorn Award offers free mentoring for the tiniest health and wellness businesses and organizations, those trying to make a healthier world on a shoestring.

Award Description

Majestic forests begin with tiny acorns. The future of wellness in depends on healthy businesses and organizations.  This unique award provides expertise that might otherwise be out of reach for those who most need it.

Recipients receive three months of expert business coaching and mentoring at no charge…detailed and practical advice, not marketing fluff.

We tailor our help to the winner’s specific needs. Typical examples include: cutting through the clutter to help set key business priorities, developing growth strategies, creating and troubleshooting sales and marketing plans, giving advice on marketing materials, websites, hiring, coaching, and compensating employees and much more.

Previous winners include innovative weight management programs, fitness and movement programs, personal training businesses, wellness-oriented retailers, physician-led wellness centers, and mind/body practitioners.

Our winners consistently tell us that their experience as an Acorn Award winner was one of the best things that ever happened to them.  And we love working with them.  It’s amazingly rewarding to help our award winners turn a vision of what “could be” to “what is.”

The Application Process

Download the application here. We have four award periods every year:

January through March (applications due December 1)

April through June (applications due March 1)

July through September (applications due June 1)

October through December (applications due September 1)


Feel free to contact us if you have questions about the application process.

“Let me say again how appreciative we are to have had the opportunity to work with you. We are using what we learned with you for our other projects, and consider our time with you invaluable.” – Michelle, a 2006 winner