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
Greg Hottinger, MPH, RD, PCC, NBC-HWC
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
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'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.
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
Kate Larsen, MCC, EMNL, BCC, NBC-HWC
Michael Scholtz, MA, PCC, NBC-HWC
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
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.
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 has a 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
Kim Poyner, RN, PN, PCC, NBC-HWC
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.
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.