Listening for Transformation: How Stories Heal with David Drake, PhD

March 1, 2018

Narrative Health Coaching is unique in its ability to help clients transform their Illness Narrative into a Healing Narrative. Join David Drake in conversation with Dr. Joel Kreisberg as they explore the benefits in Narrative Health Coaching and its transformative value to those with trauma or illness.


David Drake, PhD is the founder and Director of the Center for Narrative Coaching & Design. He serves as a Thought Leader for the Institute of Coaching affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has worked with over 70 organizations to design innovative change and development programs, including a number of health care institutions and organizations.

The Physician Development Coach: Coaching Physicians with Francine R. Gaillour, MD, MBA, FACPE

February 1, 2018

“Physician, Reinvent Thyself!” –the title of one of Dr. Gaillour’s publications, speaks directly to her message.Tune in to her conversation with Dr. Joel Kreisberg and find out how to work with the challenges medical professionals face in clinical practice.

Dr. Gaillour is the Founder and Executive Director of the Physician Coaching Institute.As an executive coach to physicians, sheworks with physicians who are struggling with the reality of a medical career path or whose leadership energieshave gone flat. Author of“Physician, Reinvent Thyself:A Transition Guide for Physicians Called to Leadership and Non-Clinical Careers,”Dr. Gaillourhelps physicians discover and develop their dormant talents, unique strengths, and long-forgotten dreams, in order to retool their careersor begin new journeys that takes full advantage of the energy and smarts they possess.Dr. Gaillour is board certified in Internal Medicine and spent over 10 years in clinical practice.She received an MBA from the University of Tennessee, and
completed her executive coach training through the Academy for Coach Training and the Graduate School of Corporate Coaching.

Medical Coaching: Changing the Way We Define Sickness, Healing, and Medicine with Shiri Ben-Arzi

January 1, 2018

Medical coaching is unique in its ability to help clients cope with trauma, illness or injury while continuing conventional medical care. Join Shiri Ben Arzi in conversation with Dr. Joel Kreisberg as they explore the way medical coaching broadens the experience of illness and treatment to include meaning and self-fulfillment.


Bio: Shiri is a Medical Coach, Coaching supervisor, workshop facilitator, NLP Master Practitioner, TLT Master Practitioner and international lecturer. She is the Founder and co-CEO of MCI – Medical Coaching Institute and is a Medical Coaching Master Trainer. Although diagnosed with a rare chronic illness in 1999, and told she had a low chance of survival, her personal and professional achievements until now are proof that there is always a choice – for the patient, the medical team and everyone surrounding them. MCI’s vision is to facilitate this change in the medical system through coaching and teaching relevant aspects of healing and empowerment.

No Bridge Too Far: What Patients Wish Their Caregivers Knew with Joanna Burgess BSN

December 4, 2017

A Narrative Health Coach works as a bridge between where a client or patient is and where he or she would like to be. Because of her depth of experience as both patient and practitioner, Joanna Burgess has worked for years as a bridge between the worlds of patients and those of the medical and scientific communities. Join Joanna in her deeply personal and powerful conversation with Reggie Marra.


Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN embraces a continually diversifying career, ranging from pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center to enjoying a private practice in the holistic modalities of massage and healing touch therapy, to establishing a clinic for the treatment of lymphedema in Chapel Hill, NC, to working with geriatrics at WakeMed in Cary, NC as a wound and ostomy nurse. Diagnosed with bladder cancer in 1965 and despite grueling medical treatments throughout her growing years, Joanna always knew she wanted to be a nurse and give back to patients in a kind and gentle way. She was honored to be the national recipient of the Great Comebacks Award in 2011. This program recognizes individuals who have overcome bowel or bladder disease resulting in ostomy surgery, and who have been inspirational both in their personal lives and in what they have given to their communities. Joanna has shared her story on state, national and international levels.

Becoming a Behavioral Change Specialist: The Clinical Health Coaching Model with William K. Appelgate, PhD, CPC

November 1, 2017

Clinical Health Coaching® has emerged as one of the most successful change models in healthcare today. Based on four breakthrough ideas: patients are an underutilized resource, most healthcare occurs outside the providers office, most care is self-care and patients can be a become accountable, Clinical Health Coaching® has a proven track record in effectively partner with patients to achieve lasting health outcomes. Join Dr. Applegate in conversation with Dr. Joel Kreisberg.


Dr. Applegate is currently serves as Executive Director of the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium and President/CEO of the Clinical Health Coach® which has trained more than 2,500 health coaches in 43 states. His previous professional work has included service as a director of a university research center, a college foundation director, a community college president, a C.E.O. of two comprehensive and innovative, healthcare organizations, in Wisconsin and Iowa. For 10 years he served as a faculty member and Vice President of Des Moines University and founded the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium and the Clinical Health Coach® trainings.

Body-Centered Coaching- Enhancing the Mind’s Decisions with the Body’s Wisdom

October 5, 2017

Know anything about Body-Centered Coaching? Join Pat Hinton Walker in her conversation with Reggie Marra as they explore how to the story of your body provides a powerful tool for enhancing client healing.


Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, PCC, CBCC is an accomplished coach and ICF Coach Trainer at MentorCoach LLC, Bethesda, MD.      She provides leadership for the Health and Wellness Coaching Certification program at MentorCoach which is an ICF, ACTP program. Pat  is one of the few approved, certified Body-Centered Coach Trainers who integrates this content into health and wellness coaching.

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Mindfulness and Coaching: Leveraging Emerging Neuroscience to Create Change with Ruth Q. Wolever, PhD

August 31, 2017

Ready to learn new information about using Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Coaching together to create lasting change and wellness? Find out more as we speak with Ruth Q. Wolever, PhD.


Ruth Q. Wolever, PhD is the Director of Vanderbilt Health Coaching: Research, Practice & Education through the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Ruth is also an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with a secondary appointment in Psychiatry at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. She is a clinical health psychologist with 22 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating behavior change programs for medical patients and those at risk for chronic disease.

Reframing Illness with Stephanie Weaver

August 1, 2017

Stephanie Weaver has a powerful message to teach us. Join Stephanie in a wide-ranging conversation with Reggie Marra exploring the significance of deliberate word choice in healing and wellness.


Stephanie has reframed her own health through diet and lifestyle change eight times, and has dealt with illnesses ranging from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia to spinal fusion surgery. She deals with the issue of language in her latest book, The Migraine Relief Plan, and while migraine headaches are the focus of her book, her work framing lifestyle change is applicable to anyone dealing with illness.

Deepening the Commitment: Integrative Health Coaching and Personal Growth with Karen Lawson

July 6, 2017

Karen Lawson, MD, ABIHM, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota’s Family Medicine and Community Health, is Director of Integrative Health Coaching at the Center for Spirituality and Healing ( She is a physician, board-certified in both Family Medicine, and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She was the 2003/5 President of the American Holistic Medical Association, and a founding Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Non-medical trainings have included mind-body techniques (e.g. MBSR), yoga, dance/movement therapies, nutrition, homeopathy, and a 20-year study of shamanic practices. Dr. Lawson is active in undergraduate and graduate medical education; teaches in the Center’s graduate courses; and founded and directs the MA and graduate certificate programs in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching. Karen is a co-founder and executive leader of the National Team for Standards, Certification & Research for Professional Health & Wellness Coaches ( )

Why Motivational Interviewing: A Conversation with Jody Hereford

June 1, 2017

Join Jody Hereford and Dr. Joel Kreisberg for a fascinating conversation on furthering the understanding of Motivational Interviewing and how it can effect change when combined with Health Coaching.


Jody found her passion when first introduced to health coaching and has deepened that passion through the practice of Motivational Interviewing. She’s been fortunate to learn and practice her passion within many roles and organizations. She is the Principal of Hereford Consulting Group. www.jodyhereford.comJody Hereford is a Registered Nurse, exercise physiologist and coach with a passion for creating health and care in individual lives, and within organizations and populations.

Jody is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and a Past President and Master Fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). In her free time, Jody can be found exploring and enjoying the Colorado high country with her Golden Retriever Therapy Dog, Pearl.