Compassionate, results-oriented health psychologist with ten years of experience coaching individuals of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and ranging in age from young adults to elders. Skilled in the use of the patient-centered, solution-focused principles of positive psychology, co-active coaching, the transtheoretical model of change, motivational interviewing, self-determination theory, and acceptance and commitment therapy to facilitate self-awareness and self-care. Dedicated coach with a demonstrated track record facilitating healthy lifestyle choices including smoking cessation, weight reduction, stress management, improved sleep, and enhanced daily functioning. Health care professional committed to transforming primary care through the integration of real time, focused health psychology interventions to produce an effective model of biopsychosocial care. skills Skilled individual and group coach Trained in nutrition, alternative medicine, and exercise physiology Proven behavioral change specialist Culturally sensitive Skilled in multiple coaching methodologies Exceptional communication skills Ability to create an open, nonjudgmental space for difficult conversations
Professional Certified Coach credential awarded by the International Coaches Federation, 2013.
Recognized twice as a Key Contributor to care improvement efforts by Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.
Contributing author to the article, "Group Health Coaching: Strengths, Challenges, and Next Steps" in the May, 2013 issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine.
Contributing author to The American College of Sports Medicine's Resources for the Personal Trainer, 3rd edition, 2009.
Health Coach October 2008 to CurrentHarvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Partnering with Your Diabetic Patients: Principles of Coaching for the New England Quality Care Alliance Fall Forum: October 2014 5 Pearls for Improving Your Coaching Practice for the New England Wellcoaches Alliance: May 2014 Coaching Chronic Conditions for the Take Care Community Meeting (Walgreens Health & Wellness Company): February 2014 o The Transformative Power of Health Coaching with Margaret Moore (CEO, Wellcoaches) for Case in Point Webinars: June 2012 o Engaging and Empowering Your Clients to Healthy Lifestyle Change for the Massachusetts Association of Clinical Exercise Physiologists: April 2012 o Changing Behaviors - Health Coaching with Measured ROI with Thad Schilling (MD, Medical Director, Patient-Centered Medical Home, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates) for the Massachusetts Health Council: March 2012 o Building a Team to Keep Your Patients on Track for the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine: November 2011 o Cultivating Engagement for the NERHSA/NSCA Northeast Conference: May 2010 o Client Engagement - How to Facilitate Behavior Change for the Massachusetts Association of Clinical Exercise Physiologists: April 2010 o Mindful Listening, Curiosity, and Reflection: Coaching Skills to Transform Your Conversations for the Council on Renal Nutrition of New England: November 2009 Mindful Listening, Curiosity, and Reflection: Coaching Skills to Transform Your Conversations for the Pro-Fitness Northeast Region: August 2008 o Get More Sales with Member Coaching for the NERHSA/NSCA Northeast Conference: May 2008 o Fitness Results through Relationships with PJ Harder (CEO, Semetree) for the NERHSA/NSCA Northeast Conference: October 2007 o "I CARE" Conversations with PJ Harder (CEO, Semetree) for Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness: June 2007 o Personal Training Results through Coaching with PJ Harder (Director of Training, Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness) for the NEHRSA/NSCA Northeast Conference: May 2007 o CARE Coaching Your Clients to Successful Results for IHRSA: March 2007 o Positive Psychology and the Pursuit of Happiness for the Cambridge Center of Adult Education's Organization of Older Students: November 2006 o Ordinary People Achieving Extraordinary Goals on behalf of Human Kinetics for the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association: November 2006 o CARE Coach Your Clients to Successful Results with PJ Harder (Director of Training, Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness) for the NEHRSA/NSCA Northeast Conference: May 2006.
Practical Examiner, Master Class Instructor January 2008 to July 2009Wellcoaches Corporation
Conducted and scored the Wellcoaches practical skills assessment, the final step prior to awarding certification to trainees.
Developed and conducted a master class for trainees and credentialed coaches on recognizing and changing disempowering self-talk.
Wellness Coach and Fitness Specialist May 2006 to October 2008Manchester Athletic Club
Developed coaching as a second and complementary profit center to personal training.
Worked with club's personal trainers to augment in-club training routines with lifestyle changes resulting in weight loss, improved resiliency, and enhanced work-life balance.
Principal, Life and Wellness Coach.
August 2005 to October 2008Zest Coaching
Conducted telephonic, one-on-one coaching sessions to clients seeking to elevate self-care and improve functioning.
o Coached clients in effective behavior and cognitive changes using a variety of methodologies, including motivational interviewing, the transtheoretical model, positive psychology, and co-active coaching.
Education and Training
Master of Science : Health Psychology, 1 2014Walden UniversityHealth Psychology Capstone: Bringing Health Psychology to the Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Courses included health psychology, experimental and survey research, stress and coping, psychoneuroimmunology, biopsychology, lifespan development, and women's health.
Research papers included a group medical appointment for patients with comorbid depression and diabetes, a 6-week workshop to guide women through the menopause transition, a group stress management program grounded in solution-focused coaching, acceptance and commitment therapy, and engaging the relaxation response.
Bachelor of ArtsAnthropology University of MichiganGPA: GPA: 4.0GPA: 4.0
Immunity to Change Workshop with Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, Harvard University, 2012 : 1 2010Completion of National Institute of Whole Health's educator curriculumCertified Professional Co-Active Coach credential awarded by Coaches Training Institute, 2008
Motivational Interviewing: The Art of Behavior Change Counseling, Levels I and II with MINT instructor Steven Berg-Smith, 2006
Wellness Coach credential awarded by Wellcoaches, 2005
Certified Health/Fitness Specialist credential awarded by the American College of Sports Medicine, 1999