Entrepreneur. Leader. Inventor.
Coach. Author. Speaker.
Margaret, aka Coach Meg, founded Wellcoaches Corporation in 2000, the first School of Coaching for health professionals and a global standard-bearer for professional coaches in healthcare and wellness. The Wellcoaches School of Coaching has trained more than 12,000 coaches in over 50 countries. Margaret is a 17-year veteran of the biotechnology industry in the US, UK, Canada, and France. She served in executive roles at three companies which later joined Sanofi, and served as COO and CEO of two biotech companies. Read about Coach Meg's 20-year journey at Wellcoaches.
Teaming up with collaborator Eric Kauffman, Margaret is co-leading a Coaching Executive Program, helping leaders learn how to coach in real-time to accelerate growth and results. Join us on Nov 17-19, 2020 in Costa Rica for a life-changing experience.
Leading in our challenging and uncertain world carries us to our growth edges on many days. A growth edge is a stressful place where the demands of the moment get ahead of today’s level of self-mastery. The stress is our call to grow. As Margaret coaches, she draws on the latest in coaching science and her continuous innovations in coaching models. She is a role model first, coaching herself daily beyond her own growth edges as a leader. The outcome for you is a whole new level of impact as a transformational leader and collaborative innovator.
Margaret is co-founder (2009) and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and co-founder (2008) and course director of the Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare conference organized by the Institute of Coaching and delivered by Harvard Medical School. She created and teaches the Science of Coaching Psychology course at Harvard University Extension School and transformational leadership and coaching courses at Harvard Medical School Office of Global Education.
Margaret is a co-founder (2010) and board member of the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). She spearheaded the formation of a strategic partnership with the National Board of Medical Examiners (2016). NBHWC and NBME have established national standards and certification for health and wellness coaches. She leads the NBHWC efforts to establish the coach on the healthcare team with CPT codes and reimbursement.
As a student of biology, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, Margaret is skilled in synthesizing theory and cultivating new hypotheses of human behavior. Transforming complexity into interesting and accessible tools, Margaret enables readers to apply novel content immediately in books, book chapters, articles, and blogs. Her new Harvard Health book: Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life, an iBooks bestseller, posits that multiplicity of mind is natural and normal, extending the Pixar movie, Inside Out, to an adult model.
Whether in front of 10 or 5,000, Coach Meg's dynamic and flexible presentation style on coaching, thriving, and transformational leadership, leaves the audience both in awe of her knowledge and professionalism, while also feeling deeply connected to her authentic and engaging approach. Her thought leadership is presented at wellcoaches habits in 70+ habit videos on coaching, emotional balance, burnout prevention, and transformational leadership.
Margaret, a dual Canadian and US citizen, was born on a dairy farm northeast of Toronto where she attended a two-room school and learned to drive a tractor. She is a past board member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Margaret lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts with her husband, Paul Clark, a prominent biotechnology patent attorney at Clark & Elbing. She is stepmom to three adult Clarks and grandmom to their four children.
B.S. Biology, University of Western Ontario, 1978
M.B.A., Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, 1983; last term at London Business School under an international scholarship