Margaret Moore, MBA (aka Coach Meg) is the founder and CEO of Wellcoaches Corporation. She a 17-year veteran of the biotechnology industry in the US, UK, Canada, and France. She served in executive roles at three companies which later joined Sanofi, and served as CEO and COO of two early stage biotech companies.
In 2000, Margaret shifted from high tech medicine to build the field of coaching in healthcare and wellness, and founded Wellcoaches Corporation - strategic partner of the American College of Sports Medicine, now a standard-bearer for professional coaches in healthcare and wellness. The Wellcoaches School of Coaching has trained more than 9,000 health and wellness coaches in 45 countries.
Margaret is co-founder (with Carol Kauffman) and a co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School affiliate, and a course director of the annual Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare conference offered by Harvard Medical School.
Margaret's collaboration with Edward Phillips, MD, to create a Harvard Medical School CME program to teach physicians basic coaching skills, led to the launch of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine now based at Joslin Diabetes Center, of which Margaret is an advisor.
She is a co-founder and co-leader of the National Consortium for Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches which is launching national standards and certification of health and wellness coaches in 2016, to help catalyze the transformation of our healthcare system.
Margaret is a faculty member of the Harvard University Extension School, teaching the Science of Coaching Psychology.
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Her books, articles, videos, and presentations include:
Harvard Medical School online CME course: Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine for Weight Management (basic coaching skills for physicians)
Books & Book Chapters
Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life a Harvard Health book published by Harlequin (2012)
Coaching Psychology Manual endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine, published by Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 2009. 2nd edition in press.
Chapter 27: Health & Wellness Coaching Skills for Lasting Change; Lifestyle Medicine (medical textbook), 2nd Edition, 2013
Health & Wellness Coaching for Sustainable Change, Wegener/Fritze/Loebbert, Coaching-Praxisfelder
National Training and Education Standards for Health and Wellness Coaching:The Path to National Certification. Global Advances in Health and Medicine. 2015. 4(3): 46-56
Delivering Change that Lasts.ASCM Health & Fitness Journal. 2015. Volume 19. Issue 2. 20-26.
Coaching the Multiplicity of Mind: A Strengths-based Model. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, Volume 2, Number 4, July 2013
Group Health Coaching: Strengths, Challenges, and Next Steps. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, Volume 2, Number 3, May 2013
Coaching for Behavior Change in Physiatry. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2011; 90:1074-1082.
Climbing up Mount Lasting Change; ACSM Health & Fitness Journal, July 2009
Relational Flow: Theoretical Model for the Intuitive Dance (new theory of coaching psychology); Coaching Research Proceedings, International Coach Federation, 2005
Principles of Behavioral Psychology in Wellness Coaching; Coaching Research Proceedings, International Coach Federation, 2004
International Coach Federation: Organize Your Mind for Coaching, Aug 2014
Next Avenue: It's 10'clock. Do You Know Where Your Keys Are?, 2012
CNN Health: Organize your mind to organize your health, 2012
Body Intelligence: A Guide to Self-Attunement; IDEA Fitness Journal, Nov 2010
Coaching News Quarterly Columns - American College of Sports Medicine Certified News; 2003-2010
Coaching through the lens of consciousness; IDEA Fitness Journal, Nov 2009
What it takes to change. Personal Fitness Professional, Jan 2009
Flow to Health & Happiness: IDEA Fitness Journal, Oct 2008
Case Management Society of America article: Case Manager to Professional Coach, 2008
IHRSA Active Careers Digest article: Fitness Expert to Professional Coach, 2008
CDHC Solutions Magazine article: Choosing a Great Wellness Coach, 2007
White paper: The obesity epidemic - a confidence crisis calling for professional coaches, 2006
Health Coaching Summit, National Health Service, UK, 2013
Coaching the Whole Leader, The Conference Board, 2013
Harvard Business Review: Turn Coaching into Collaboration, 2012
Harvard Business Review: Prepare Your Brain for Change, 2012
Translating Science into Best Coaching Practices: Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare conference 2012
Coaching for Sustainable Change: Cleveland Clinic Grand Rounds, 2011
How Coaching Works - YouTube animation presented to Coaching & Leadership Conference, 2008, viewed by over 1,000,000!
Co-Course Director of Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare, Harvard Medical School (2008/9/10/11/12/13/14)
Harvard Medical School Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (2008/9/10/11/12/14)
Harvard Medical School - Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives (2011/12/13/14)
Harvard Medical School Obesity Conference (2010/11/13)
American College of Sports Medicine Summit (2005/6/9/13)
German Coaching Congress, Basel (2012)
Medical Wellness Association Forum (2010)
International Coach Federation International Conference (2004/5/9/10/11/14)
National Wellness Conference (2005/9/10/12/14)
Consumer Health World (2006/7/8)
Institute of Health & Productivity Management (2007)
American Journal of Health Promotion (2007/8/9/10/11/12/13)
Case Management Society of America (2007/8/9)
Canadian Medical Association conference on physician health (2009)
Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine (2011)
Medical Fitness Association (2008/9/10/11/12)
Positive Psychology Forum (2009)
ECA World Fitness (2009)
World Research Group Health Coaching conference (2008/9)
B.S. Biology, University of Western Ontario, 1978
M.B.A., Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, 1983; last term at London Business School under an international scholarship
Margaret was born on a dairy farm northeast of Toronto where she attended a two-room school and learned to drive a tractor. She is a board member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Margaret lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts with her husband, Paul Clark, a prominent biotechnology patent attorney who patented the first genetically engineered animal, the Harvard mouse. She is both a US and Canadian citizen.