Talk to a Doc with Margaret Moore on Health Coaching – 015

Talk to a Doc with Margaret Moore on Health Coaching – 015


In this episode Katya interviews Margaret Moore about healthy habits, behavioral change, and health coaching. Wellness and Health Coaching is a new occupation, that is playing a more and more significant role in the Health Care Industry. They also talk about how everyday habits can transform your life and how to get back on track after setbacks.

MARGARET MOORE, MBA, (aka Coach Meg), is the founder and CEO of Wellcoaches Corporation, a School of Coaching for health professionals, following 17 years in the biotechnology industry in four countries. A strategic partner of the American College of Sports Medicine, Wellcoaches is a standard-bearer for science-based coaching and professional coaches in healthcare and wellness. Wellco9.16.15_WellCoaches_Hshot2[2] copyaches has trained more than 10,000 health professionals as health and wellness coaches in 45 countries. Margaret is faculty at Harvard University Extension School, teaching coaching psychology, and co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. She is 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, of which she is an advisor. Margaret co-leads the National Consortium for Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches, which is launching national standards and certification for health and wellness coaches in 2016. She is co-author of the first coaching textbook in healthcare, now in its second edition, the Coaching Psychology Manual, published by Wolters Kluwer. She co-authored the Harvard Health book, Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life, a neuroscience-based model to help people rise above distraction to create an organized, creative, and productive mind.

Links related to the show:
  • – Coaching School for Health and Wellness Professionals
  • Organize Your Mind Book – Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life: Train Your Brain to Get More Done in Less Time by Margaret Moore and Paul Hammerness
  • – an online and mobile self-coaching course for frenzied, distracted, or disorganized minds
  • Immunity to Change – Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
  • Richard Ryan – co-developer (with Edward Deci) of Self-Determination Theory (SDT)
  • Barbara Fredrickson – principal investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory (a.k.a. PEP Lab)
  • Shelley Carson – Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life
  • Carol Dweck on “growth mindset” – TED talk on the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems
  • Charles Duhigg – the power of habit: why habits exist and how they can be changed
  • – sensors which monitor the presence of people within a space

Each episode, Katya Trent, a Certified Health Coach, and founder of Health Coaches of Kentucky, has a conversation with a doctor about important wellness issues that can help you make a difference in your health. If you have questions about this episode or have a question you would like me to ask a doctor in my next episode just email me.

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional.

2 Responses so far.

  1. Bud Palac says:

    I liked the conversation focusing on the importance of habit goals. habits bring the outcomes, skills, and performance. Great!

  2. Tonya Morgan says:

    I really loved this podcast! Valuable information. So interesting.

Comments are Welcome!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *