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Dr. Cherie O'Neill (Kroh)

Dr. Cherie O'Neill (Kroh) is the Owner and CEO of Wellness Coaching Elevated (WCE)-a company dedicated to upskilling health and wellness coaches. Wellness Coaching Elevated provides approved, continuing education courses for those NBC-HWC certified and study preparation materials for the national exam.  In addition,  WCE provides curriculum/training and consulting for academic programs, approved NBHWC programs, start-ups in digital health and health coaching, and not-for-profits.


Dr. O'Neill (Kroh) is also the Director, Integrative Health & Wellbeing Health Coaching Programs, at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota.  The M.A. program in Health Coaching and Certificate in Health Coaching are both approved, accredited programs by the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching.


She is a former Senior Manager, at WGU Academy, a start-up designed to use coaching methodology to increase college student success.  She has also served as an Associate Professor/Adjunct Instructor in the Ph.D. in Health Science program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.  Dr. O'Neill (Kroh) taught courses in wellness coaching and served as a mentor for Ph.D. students whose dissertations are related to wellness coaching effectiveness and efficacy.


She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and serves on the Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Credential Committee and authored the Behavior Change Module of the NEW EIM certification exam.


She has served as an EIM Emerging Leader and speaks frequently on the topic of exercise and wellness coaching in healthcare.


She is a contributing author in the American Council on Exercise's The Professional's Guide to Health & Wellness Coaching.


Dr. O'Neill (Kroh) has worked in various capacities in health and wellness fields including federal grants, health departments, health insurance companies, and healthcare systems in addition to education.


Dr. O'Neill (Kroh) has several certifications including: ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist, Exercise is Medicine level two credential, and a Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) by the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching.


In addition, Dr. O'Neill (Kroh) is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.


Dr. O'Neill's (Kroh) research focus includes the efficacy of wellness coaching, wellness coaching and pain, physical inactivity (sitting) as it relates to vascular health and productivity, and intercultural development of allied health professionals.


Dr. O'Neill (Kroh) writes free NBC-HWC test questions on her Facebook Page - Health & Wellness Coaching Exam Test Prep Group - and is the moderator of the Practicing Health & Wellness Coaches Facebook group.

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