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:

  • 5 faculty members have earned the top International Coach Federation (ICF) MCC credential

  • 5 faculty members have earned the ICF PCC credential

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

Kelly Davis Martin, MPH, BCC, CPWC, NBC-HWC, 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, which is affiliated with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). She brought Design Thinking to the Wellcoaches curriculum in 2012 and helped to author the chapter on Design Thinking and Coaching in the “Coaching Psychology Manual”. 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 Design Your Life (DYL) coaches in 2018. Kelly loves mentoring other coaches to find their authentic voice on their way to mastery. She has been on the advisory board with the Institute of Coaching (IOC), Harvard’s McClean Hospital, helping to bridge science into practice, since 2012. 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

Greg is co-author of the successful Rodale book: Coach Yourself Thin, 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

Erika received an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Otterbein College and a Master's Degree in Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University. She has completed The Coaches Training Institute's Advanced Co-Active Coaching courses and is a member of the International Coach Federation. Erika is the VP, Training and Operations for Wellcoaches and co-author of health and wellness coaching text such as the Coaching Psychology Manual, 2nd Edition, published by Wolters Kluwer, 2015; Chapter 22, Health & Wellness Coaching; The Complete Handbook of Coaching, 2nd edition (2014); and, A Pilot Study of Health & Wellness Coaching for Fibromyalgia, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2016. 17:457. Listen to Erika's discussion about coaching on EmergoRadio.

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

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 of Art in Education from The Ohio State University, focused on career, personal, and organizational development and a PhD Mind Body Medicine & Integrative 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 to name a few. Christina's passion and experience as a coach, mentor, facilitator, and instructional designer has lead her to coach hundreds of individuals and teams in many industries from health care to retail.

Barrett McBride, PhD, MCC, BCC

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.

Margaret Moore, MBA, ACC, NBC-HWC

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!

Kate Larsen, MCC, EMNL, BCC, NBC-HWC

Contact Since 2003, Kate Larsen has served as a faculty member for Wellcoaches. She began her coaching work in 1992. Kate also has a speaking & consulting practice, Winning Lifestlyes, Inc. which she launched in 1989.Kate’s coaching career spans more than 30 years in the roles of coach, author, speaker, entrepreneur, neuroscience enthusiast and leadership expert. She is the author of “Progress Not Perfection: Your Journey Matters” and its companion workbook. She also created Influence IQ®, a program designed to get results through others using brain science, emotional intelligence, growth mindset and artful coaching skills. Kate earned an executive masters in the practical application of Neuroleadership after completing the Post Graduate NeuroLeadership Program at Middlesex University. She’s a Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach and Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. She has also been a gold certified group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer for more than 30 years. Kate loves to inspire and challenge others to enhance their lives by creating new habits that lead to sustainable change. She shares relevant, practical, meaningful information and must-have tools to enhance the skills of experienced leaders, high potential leaders, and other influencers.

Michael Scholtz, MA, PCC, NBC-HWC

Michael is co-author of the successful Rodale book: Coach Yourself Thin, certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, 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

With over 25 years of clinical practice, research and teaching in the health care industry, Darlene is an experienced family nurse practitioner, professional coach, consultant, educator, and researcher Her focus is on caring for theentire 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.

Jessica Wolfson, BS, PCC, BCC, NBC-HWC

Jessica has over twenty-five years of wellness experience. Jessica joined the Wellcoaches team in 2003 and serves as a faculty member, workshop facilitator, and mentor coach. She is enthusiastic and passionate about learning and teaching. Jessica’s educational background includes Exercise Physiology, Education, Positive Psychology, and Coaching. She is a Certified Professional Coach with the International Coaching Federation and Board Certified Coach designation with the Center for Credentialing & Education.

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

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 Education and Advocacy. Sheryl holds a Wellcoaches Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach certification, Project Management Professional Certification through the Project Management Institute, and Personal Training Certification with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She is a member of the American Public Health Association and the Golden Key International Honor Society. In addition, Sheryl has a lengthy background in IT project management, business systems analysis, and personal training.

Simon Matthews, FASLM, MHlthSc, DipIBLM, MAPS, 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.

Interested in working for Wellcoaches?

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.