Many people use the title health and wellness coach, so I wanted to share some of my health and wellness experience with you. I’ve worked as a corporate wellness coach, physical therapist, personal trainer, and educator, and you can view my credentials below or watch my video overview.
Health and Wellness Coaching
Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) March 2021
Wellcoaches Corporation: Certified Professional Coach 2021
Wellcoaches Corporation: Core Training/ Certified Coach 2014
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Onsite Corporate Wellness Coach April 2013-Sept 2020
In this corporate wellness role, I did just about everything, including 1:1 coaching, small group coaching, lunch and learn presentations, and keynotes/workshops. I taught exercise and meditation classes, wrote a motivational coaching newsletter, facilitated wellness challenges, and worked with specific teams on wellness initiatives.
During my time at BCBS of MA I worked with over 2000 employees, delivering thousands of 1:1 coaching sessions and hundreds of presentations on various wellness topics. I created presentations on more than 30 topics including series on stress mastery, mindfulness, positive psychology, behavior change, motivation to exercise, orthopedic wellness and more. I’ve thought deeply about most things related to well being.
Mass General Brigham, Professional Coach June 2021- part of the OMCOSS Team (Office of Mediation, Coaching, Ombuds, and Support Services) responsibilities include providing 1:1 and group wellness coaching for employees of Mass General Brigham
EG America via Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Wellness Coach and Coordinator Dec 2021- responsibilities include helping the HR department of EG America to strategize, communicate, and engage employees in their wellness program. And as a wellness coach, I give presentations, write articles, lead group coaching sessions, and facilitate wellness challenges to educate employees and promote healthy lifestyle choices.
In addition to my formal training, I’ve read more than 100 books on psychology, coaching, habit change, positive psychology, and mental well being. TED talks, articles, videos, and podcasts on well being often occupy my free time.
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer 2004
Specialty certifications from NASM: Corrective Exercise Specialist, Special Populations
National Strength and Conditioning Association, (C.S.C.S) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 2000
American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer
Reebok University, Reactive Neuromuscular Training (RNT) & Core Training Certification
Pre/Post Natal Certification
In addition, I’ve read hundreds of fitness, health, and diet books, watched my fair share of TED talks, read tons of health and wellness related articles on the internet and am constantly learning.
Personal Trainer since 1999. I’ve conducted more than 10,000 1:1 appointments in all settings (e.g. big gyms, small personal training studios, outdoors, and in-home)
Group Exercise Instructor: Taught 1000’s of exercise classes in all settings (big gyms, small studios, outdoors, and in a corporate setting)
Teacher of Personal Trainers and Fitness Professionals: Over about a 15 year period, I taught hundreds of seminars covering nearly every topic in fitness for thousands of personal trainers through many organizations (Towns Sports International, National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, Rebook University)
Reebok International, Master Trainer
Bounceback Fitness: Outdoor Bootcamp Instructor for new Moms
Owner, Ladies Workout Express: Women’s only fitness franchise
Author: Personal Training Secrets to Lose Belly Fat and Get a Flat Stomach
Writer: Published over 1000 pages of Health and Fitness related content
Producer: Workout DVD, 8 Great Core Exercises
Boston University: Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2005
Boston University: Master of Physical Therapy 2000
Boston University: Bachelor of Science in Health Studies, magna cum laude 1998
Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Massachusetts
Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapist: I’ve worked in a few different clinics around the Boston area, and have used my physical therapy education and experience in the fitness industry and corporate wellness settings.
As a personal trainer, my biggest niche was working with people who had joint pain, injuries, or surgeries.
As a corporate wellness coach, I developed a series of presentations around keeping your joints healthy (orthopedic wellness), coached many individuals who had a goal of decreasing joint pain, worked with people on ergonomic set up, and taught exercises classes aimed at specific joint limitations.
Teaching and Speaking Experience
Teaching and Speaking is What I do!
I’ve been in front of the room thousands of times since 1995, with almost every type of audience.
Summerbridge via Americorps: I started teaching science & physical education to middle school students for 3 years.
Boston University: Then, I spent 5 years dissecting and teaching gross human anatomy labs.
Muscular Therapy Institute (MTI)/ Cotrtiva: I taught anatomy and physiology to massage therapy students.
Towns Sports International/NASM/ACE/Reebok University: Teacher of personal trainers (15 years), I taught nearly 20 different seminars ranging in length from 4 hours to 4 days and covering nearly every aspect of fitness.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts: In a corporate wellness setting, I created over 30 different lunch and learn presentations on health and wellness related topics including motivation to exercise, mindfulness, positive psychology, well being, behavior change, stress mastery, orthopedic wellness, weight loss and more.
Kindred Coaches in partnership with Wellcoaches: Coach Trainer. Taught the Wellcoaches Behavior Change Agent curriculum to volunteers in the Baltimore area who wanted to decrease healthcare disparities and support their community through the Kindred Coaches program connected to Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore, MD.
Wellcoaches Faculty: I’m now teaching coaching skills and coaching psychology to future health and wellness coaches for Wellcoaches, which is one of the top coaching schools in the nation.
One of my Superpowers is translating “science” or complex concepts into simple accessible ideas.
And I think this seed was planted when I first began teaching science to 5th graders.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable health professional, with exceptional teaching and coaching skills, then I’m your guy!
Keynotes, Workshops, and Group Wellness Challenges are 3 ways you can use my experience to impact your workforce.
Contact me to discuss how I might help you bring your vision of better employee well being into a reality.
Yours in Health
P.S. If you’re curious about working with me as your coach, learn more about my Wellness Coaching Services for Individuals
Or if you’re a company that would like to partner with a wellness coach, learn more about my Corporate Wellness Coaching Services.