OUR FACULTY

Our faculty are world-class coach trainers and educators and they love working with you. Each faculty member contributes a unique style of teaching and coaching. You experience a variety of approaches as you cultivate your own coaching voice.

Just as important, our faculty are experienced, masterful coaches and role models:

  • 9 faculty members have earned the top International Coach Federation (ICF) credentials

  • 12 faculty members have earned the National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach credential

Kelly Davis Martin, MPH, BCC, CPWC, NBC-HWC, MCHES, PCC


Contact Kelly Davis Martin is the owner and lead consultant at Achieve Wellness, LLC, where she works as an international expert in health and wellness coaching. She has a Master’s degree in Health Education and Promotion and has been a Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach since 2011. She holds her International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Coach Certification (PCC) where she does mentor coaching. Kelly is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach and worked with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) as a mentor coach. She is also a Board-Certified Coach (BCC). Kelly has been on faculty at Wellcoaches School of Coaching since 2011. Kelly has been using design thinking in her own life and in her coaching for nearly a decade and became part of the first group to get certified as a Design Your Life (DYL) Coach in 2018. Kelly loves mentoring other coaches to find their authentic voice on their way to mastery. Kelly is completing her doctorate degree in Behavioral Health and aims to innovate healthcare by bringing the art of coaching into the science of medicine by teaching providers how to integrate their expertise with the clients’ needs to engage in sustainable change. She has advised on several studies using health and wellness coaching to be integrated in wellness programming and in healthcare settings, specifically aimed at reducing cardiovascular risk factors in patients. Kelly lives and works in Sisters, Oregon and in Cooks Beach, New Zealand. Her clients and work span the globe. Kelly loves spending time with her two children above all else - seeking out adventures, fostering social engagement, spending time outdoors, traveling the world, sharing books and learning, caring for pets and laughing till their stomachs hurt.




Greg Hottinger, MPH, RD, PCC, NBC-HWC


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Greg is co-author of the successful Rodale book Coach Yourself Thin, and is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He worked as a nutrition educator at the Duke University Diet and Fitness Center from 1998 to 2001 and the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine from 2000 to 2006. Currently, Greg is a nutrition consultant for NBC Universal where he works as the lead nutritionist for The Biggest Loser website.




Erika Jackson, VP Training and Operations, MCC, MLHR, NBC-HWC


Contact Erika received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University, which supported her work in human resources and organizational leadership in banking, government and Fortune 500 retail organizations. Erika is the VP, Training and Operations for Wellcoaches, leading a team of 30 coaching leaders from all of the world who have trained over 13,000 coaches since 2002. She is co-author of critical health and wellness coaching texts such as The Coaching Psychology Manual, The Complete Handbook of Coaching (Chapter 23) and A Pilot Study of Health & Wellness Coaching for Fibromyalgia. Erika is also an instructional design consultant for ImprovEdge, combining neuroscience and improvisation, and volunteer instructional designer for Braver Angels, designing workshops that bring Americans together to bridge the partisan divide. She co-founded a regional organization designed to promote anti-racism in her rural community. And, for fun, Erika is the Manager of a community theatre and sings in a band with her husband and children. Listen to Erika's discussion about coaching on EmergoRadio.




Christina Lombardo, PhD, MCC, CPC, MA, NBC-HWC


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Christina's coaching experience includes partnering with executives, entrepreneurs, doctors, teachers, parents, healthcare providers, college bound students, nurses, and aspiring coaches. With her intuitive approach and 15+ years of experience, Christina's clients discover how to live resiliently in the areas of career and wellness. She received her Master's of Art in Education from The Ohio State University, focused on career, personal, and organizational development and a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine, Integrative and Functional Nutrition from Saybrook University. Christina founded Performance IMPursuit, Inc. in 1996, specializing in training and development for organizations where her corporate clients include OhioHealth, Bath & Body Works, Honda, Tween Brands, and Nationwide Insurance. Christina's passion and experience as a coach, mentor, facilitator, and instructional designer has led her to coach hundreds of individuals and teams in many industries from health care to retail.




Angélica Munguía, CPHWC


Contact As a passionate practitioner of wellbeing, Angélica has operated her coaching practice since 2015. She is an avid learner and continually participates in training in the areas of lifestyle medicine, mindful eating and positive psychology. She completed her studies in Biology at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and has been a personal investment advisor since 1987, which gives insight into being an entrepreneur and balancing work and life. As part of the Wellcoaches Mexico team at Intersistemas, Angélica delivers Wellcoaches core training to Spanish-speaking students in Mexico, Central America and the United States. She has presented on health coaching topics at several major organizations in México, including Femsa, Oxxo, Pfizer, Bimbo, and Dicipa.




Margaret Moore, MBA, ACC, NBC-HWC


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Margaret, aka Coach Meg, is Founder and CEO of Wellcoaches Corporation, following 17 years in the biotechnology industry in the US, UK, Canada, and France. Read more!




Michael Scholtz, MA, PCC, NBC-HWC


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Michael is co-author of the successful Rodale book Coach Yourself Thin, and is certified by the American Council on Exercise, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and USA Track and Field. He worked at the Duke University Diet and Fitness Center from 1991 to 2001, including 3 years as fitness director. Michael co-founded NOVO Wellness in 2001 and has since helped thousands lose weight and keep it off through NOVO programs and consulting services.




Darlene Trandel, PhD, RN/FNP, MSN, CPP, PCC, NBC-HWC


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With over 25 years of clinical practice, research and teaching background in the health care industry, Darlene is an experienced family nurse practitioner, professional coach, consultant, educator, and researcher. Her focus is on caring for the entire well-being of the person and partnering with them to find ways to thrive. She brings her skills to assist her clients to prevent/reduce the risk of disease and better manage chronic conditions as well as to reach higher levels of health, vitality, and well-being. Darlene received her academic training at the Universities of Virginia, Washington, North Carolina and Harvard and has many years of clinical, research and faculty appointments at these institutions. In addition to being a licensed Nurse Practitioner and a Professional Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation), she holds numerous advanced health/clinical coaching certifications, is a well-published author and sits on several national advisory boards. Currently Darlene is faculty in multiple ICF-Approved Coaching Programs and graduate university programs, delivers workshops in evidence-based coaching strategies and provides services as a health/well-being coach and consultant to individuals and organizations. Darlene also is a guest lecturer for the Science of Coaching courses at Harvard and a contributing team member of the National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC). She lives with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.




Sheryl Richard, PhD, MAOM, PMP, CPT, CPHWC, NBC-HWC


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Sheryl Richard is a health and well-being professional who empathetically works with people from various walks of life. Her diverse background includes in-depth experience with private, corporate, and community coaching, facilitation, training, teaching, mentoring, fitness, IT project management, and research with qualitative expertise. Among her research interests are evidence-based sustainable behavior/lifestyle change, coaching and education; social ecological health model; determinants of health; health disparities and inequities; vulnerable populations, and preventable chronic disease. Sheryl completed her undergraduate education in Business Administration & Management Information Systems at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; a Master’s in Organizational Management at the University of Phoenix; and a PhD in Community Health with Walden University. She currently holds certifications including Wellcoaches Professional Health/Wellness Coach (CPHWC), National Board Health & Wellness Coach (NBHWC), and Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute. Sheryl has worked with Wellcoaches for more than a decade and is currently a Wellcoaches Training Faculty team member. Academically, Sheryl serves as Walden University Contributing Faculty and Dissertation Chair/Mentor for online doctoral Health Professions and Healthcare Administration programs. Likewise, she fulfills the role of Adjunct Faculty for Herzing University and Franklin University undergraduate healthcare programs. Through her Magnificent Messmaker® course, Sheryl passionately pursues helping people to be, do, live, and give their best while authentically growing in the fullness of who they are.




Simon Matthews, FASLM, MHlthSc, DipIBLM, MAPS, PCC, NBC-HWC


Contact Simon is a Psychologist, Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional and Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. He supports individuals to achieve their goals of living healthier, more purposeful lives and works with government, corporate, banking and not-for-profit organisations to help their staff to understand the value of healthy lifestyle and to practice the principles of living well. In addition to being the CEO Of Wellcoaches® Australia, Simon writes and presents on lifestyle medicine approaches to great mental health and the role of health coaching in sustained behaviour change. Simon is deeply committed to, and involved with the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and writes frequently for the Society. When not working, Simon also loves talking about his other passions as a Pilot, Barista and self-taught cook.




Kim Poyner, RN, PN, PCC, NBC-HWC


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Kim has an extensive history working with medical centres and Primary Health Networks to train medical professionals in behaviour change therapy and chronic disease management. She was awarded the 2015 Australian Best Practice Nurse award in Chronic Disease Management. She is accredited with the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches as a Health Coach and has executive coaching endorsement through the International Coaching Federation at the PCC level. She is currently training Health Professionals across Australia in chronic disease management, prevention screening, and Quality Improvement strategies. She regularly presents at national conferences as a keynote speaker on Change Management, Teaming, Coaching, Chronic Disease Management, Creating Efficiency in General Practice and Care Co-ordination. Through her business MediCoach Kim mentors nurses and organizations to achieve their best, ensuring they are resilient in the changing health landscape. She is currently a Director of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Practice Excellence Institute.




Noah Gentner, Ph.D., NBC-HWC, ICF-ACC, CPHWC, RHC


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Noah received a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Upon completing his degrees he served as an Assistant Professor and Department Chair in Exercise and Sport Sciences at Tennessee Wesleyan College. He later accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Ithaca College. During his four years at IC he helped coordinate the undergraduate and graduate programs in Sport Psychology. In 2009 he took a position at Georgia Southern University where he coordinated the Master’s program in Sport Psychology and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Psychology and Coaching Education. He joined the Humber faculty in 2011 and teaches in the Fitness and Health Promotion program and the Kinesiology program at the University of Guelph-Humber. Dr. Gentner helped develop the Humber Centre for Healthy Living which provides holistic health and wellness services to Humber faculty and staff. Dr. Gentner has published research in several journals and has given presentations on Sport and Exercise Psychology at worldwide and regional Sport Psychology, Coaching, and Athletic Training Conferences. He is a Sport Psychology Consultant and since 2000 he has worked with individual athletes, teams, and coaches ranging from youth sport to professional levels. Dr. Gentner became certified as a Basic Mental Health First Aid instructor in 2014 and since then has provided numerous training sessions for students and professionals.




Debbie Gillespie, MS, RDN, LD, Dip ACLM, CHWC, NBC-HWC


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Debbie was one of the first International Board of Lifestyle Medicine certified registered and licensed dietitians with over 25 years of experience across a broad spectrum of dietetics including clinical, oncology and cardiovascular research, renal, health promotion and public health education. She earned her B.S. in Dietetics from Miami University, a M.S. in Medical Dietetics from Saint Louis University, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Health Professions Education. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences at the University of North Texas and served as the Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Health for the past five years. Debbie has been a leader in providing nutrition, emotional intelligence, culinary and lifestyle medicine education at UNTHSC. She enjoys traveling and learning about different countries and cultures and is passionate about nutrition education and health coaching.




Barrett McBride, PhD, MCC, BCC


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Barrett McBride has an international coaching practice and has been coaching professionally for more than 20 years. She is a Certified Professional Wellcoach, she is certified by the International Coach Federation at the Master Coach Certification (MCC) level and she is a Certified Coach Supervisor. Barrett has a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, a MS in Organizational Development, and a MA in Human Development. Barrett’s practice focuses on coaching and consulting with senior leaders and leadership teams, and creating professional development programs for clients in the healthcare, higher education and technology industries.





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We are asked about that a lot, especially with such a great team! We choose our Faculty family very carefully and set the highest standards in our field: an advanced degree, college-level teaching experience, extensive coaching experience, Wellcoaches Professional Coach Certification, an ICF Certification, an NBC-HWC certification, and (most importantly) an authentic, coach-like way of being in the world.