Keynote Speakers

Dr. Michelle Segar, Ph.D., MPH, MS

Dr. Michelle Segar is a NIH-funded researcher at the University of Michigan and health coach with almost thirty years studying how to create sustainable changes in exercise and other self-care behaviors that can survive the complexity and unpredictability of the real world. For almost thirty years she has been designing and evaluating methods to help people transform their mindsets by flipping their internal scripts about exercise and other self-care behaviors. Her combination of academic research with real-world health coaching permits her to create practical and engaging behavior change systems for digital health and individual coaching/counseling that are being scaled to boost patient and population health, employee well-being, and gym membership retention. A sought-after speaker and trainer, Michelle is frequently interviewed about exercise, motivation, and sustainable change in major media outlets including The New York Times, NPR, The Atlantic, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Prevention, Real Simple, and TIME. Michelle's training and experience is uniquely comprehensive, including a doctorate in Psychology (PhD), a master's degree in Health Behavior/Health Education (MPH), a master's degree in Kinesiology (MS) and fellowships in translational research and health care policy from the University of Michigan. She ran with the Olympic Torch at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

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Dr. Michael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC, NBC-HWC

Dr. Michael Arloski's life's work and passion is creating allies for a healthy world.  A psychologist with over twenty-five years of clinical work and professional contribution to the field of wellness and health promotion since 1978, he is a pioneering architect of the field of health & wellness coaching. Sharing his knowledge, he is the author of Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change, 2nd Ed., a foundational book of this field (published in English and Mandarin), Paths of Wellness Guided Journal, Vol. 1, and his new book Masterful Health & Wellness Coaching: Deepening Your Craft (all published by Whole Person Associates).  

His company, Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc., has trained over 14,000 coaches on six continents.  Michael was a founding board member of the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching and is now a Board Member Emeritus.  An effective and engaging public speaker and trainer, Dr. Arloski has keynoted and led workshops across the globe.  

His past professional leadership history also includes being President of the Ohio Society for Behavioral Health & Biofeedback, President of The Colorado College Counselors Association, and President of the Board of Directors of the National Wellness Institute. An avid outdoorsman and thirty-year practitioner of Tai Chi, he and his wife, Deborah, live, work, dance and play in Northern Colorado.

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