Our team makes the difference.

Wellcoaches is dedicated to advancing the field of coaching in healthcare and wellness on a global scale as a means for personal transformation first for health professionals, and then for their clients. Over the last decade, our team has helped create, lead, and support nonprofit organizations that translate science into coaching practices and support coaching research (Institute of Coaching), deliver national standards and certification for health and wellness coaches (National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching), and deliver lifestyle medicine education (Institute of Lifestyle Medicine). 

Wellcoaches founder, Margaret Moore, co-founded the Institute of Coaching in 2010 and donates a day a week to provide leadership and resources to the Institute and its bi-annual Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare conference.  The conference serves leaders, physicians, healthcare providers, executive coaches, life coaches and health and wellness coaches. The Institute of Coaching offers a membership donation program to allow coaches to access a treasure trove of learning materials on the translation of science to coaching practice in the areas of leadership, health & wellness, and positive psychology. As a sponsor of the Institute of Coaching, Wellcoaches coaches receive a generous membership discount.

Institute of Coaching

National Board for

Health and Wellness Coaching

In 2010, co-founded and co-led by Wellcoaches CEO, Margaret Moore, the National Consortium for Credentialing of Health and Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC) formed to build minimum standards and legitimacy for the role of health and wellness coaches. NCCHWC evolved to become the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), now a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and launched the first national board certification for health and wellness coaches in 2017. The Wellcoaches Core Coach Training & Certification Program is an approved program by the NBHWC as a prerequisite for the NBC-HWC, national board certified health and wellness coach. The certification is based upon a best-practices certification examination content outline, which extensively references the Wellcoaches Coaching Psychology Manual.

Recent press releases from NBHWC:

AMA announces CPT codes for health and well-being coaching

NBHWC (was ICHWC) collaborates with CDC on group coaching competencies

NBME supports health and wellness coach certification

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine was founded by Harvard physician Eddie Phillips, who co-authored a Harvard Health book with Wellcoaches founder, Margaret Moore, titled Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life. Eddie and the ILM are groundbreaking leaders in establishing lifestyle medicine in healthcare and medical education. The ILM offers live and online courses to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools for healthcare professionals to effectively and efficiently promote healthy lifestyle changes in their patients. Wellcoaches supports the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine through co-developing Harvard Medical School online CME programs and coaching curriculum for live events.

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