Michaela Conley, MA MCHES CIC

Facilitator, Master Trainer, Consultant, Intrinsic Coach, Subject Matter Expert, Entrepreneur in Worksite based Health/Wellness

LEGO® Serious Play® Certified Facilitator, Master Certified Health Education Specialist, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Industry Expert, Subject Matter Expert and Trainer for CDC’s Work@Health Program and Master Trainer for CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Michaela has dedicated her career to supporting health & wellness professionals and the industry at large. Through her company HPCareer.Net, llc (a certified small, woman owned business) founded in 1999, based in Columbia MD, Health Promotion LIVE and State of Wellness.

In 2009, she founded Health Promotion LIVE (HPLive.org), to provide unbiased professional continuing education opportunities through free weekly webinars with Nationally and Internationally recognized experts and thought leaders on topics in and around health promotion. HPLive is a recognized provider of continuing education through numerous organizations including: the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, The National Board of Public Health Examiners, The Human Resource Certification Institute and several others.

In 2012, she formed State of Wellness (StateofWellness.org) a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to support evidence-based worksite health & wellness programs and to facilitate collaboration among public and private organizations at the national, state & local levels.

Michaela has been featured in two books: _Under The Radar: Starting Your Net Business without Venture Capital_, (2001). and _Single Women Entrepreneurs_ (2010). She has been recognized for her “Outstanding Contributions of Technology” for the health education profession by the AAHE, HEDIR and Jones & Bartlett Publishers (2002) and others

Entrepreneurship

1999-Present: HPCareer.Net, llc

Online, Professional Career Resource

1999-pres. Created mechanism to advertise career opportunities real-time in health promotion related fields exclusively.

Online Host

2009-Present: Health Promotion LIVE

Free, Online, Professional Education

Free weekly webinars with nationally recognized experts. Recorded live, archived, free and continuing education eligible

Nonprofit Founder

2011-Present: State of Wellness

501c3 Nonprofit Supporting Evidence-Based

Policies and programs in worksite-based health promotion & wellness

  • LEGO Serious Play Facilitator
  • Certified Intrinsic Coach
  • Master Certified Health Education Specialist
  • Subject matter expert, trainer and coach
  • 18+ years as an entrepreneur in worksite health and wellness and featured in two books on entrepreneurship.
  • Master’s degree in Wellness Management from Ball State University.
  • Co-founder State of Wellness
  • Developed various online products and services within the health education, health promotion and worksite wellness industry

Develop various online training programs and study groups based on adult learning principles.

  • Created 100% online lifestyle coach training for the DPPCHES MCHES Study Group
  • 6+ years live host on HPLive
  • 3+ years CHES & MCHES online exam prep groups

National Diabetes Prevention Program – Developed a 100% online Lifestyle Coach training for CDC’s evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program as part of the service offerings of State of Wellness

  • dpplogo Developed dynamic, interactive online community for trained coaches
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance
  • Signed training MOU with CDC

social media signageDeveloped integrated web, content management and communication systems including e-marketing and social media for customers including individuals, membership organizations, corporations and nonprofits.
Subject matter expert, contributing author

  • Resource materials for human resource professionals

Subject matter expert, online trainer

  • Work@Health Beta tested the Work@Health curriculum and web environment
  • Served as a subject matter expert
  • Recruited additional subject matter experts, coaches and technical assistance providers
  • Provided technical assistance for participating employers

Michaela Conley is a real human connector! Her steady work at creating ID Wellness and other services has filled a gap in the health and wellness field. Her style is both personable and business-like, the kind of person who gets things done, and you enjoy being around. As a wellness psychologist and leader in the field of wellness coaching I truly appreciate her and her work and recommend her highly.
Passion and desire to make a difference are the words that come to mind when thinking about the character traits that define Michaela. Reading the book Tribes by Seth Goodin, I learned about what it takes to gather people of like interest and lead them. Michaela is my personal real life example of how that works. I enjoy what Michaela has developed with HP Career and other resources and look forward to many years of friendship and collaborat
Chuck Gillespie, CWPM, Wellness Council of Indiana
Michaela has made tremendous contributions to the field of health promotion with her work at HP CareerNet. She has created a community and provided the means for this community to thrive and communicate. She provides ongoing educational opportunities to all members of this community. Michaela is a thoughtful and committed business professional. It is a pleasure working with her and sharing her vision for the field of health promotion.
Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWWPC, CWP, Advancing Wellness
No one knows the health promotion marketplace better than Michaela Conley. Through ID Wellness.com she’s shoving the rest of us into the technology we all need. She’s remarkable and tireless.
Sandra Wendel, Write-On, Inc.
“I had the good fortune of meeting Michaela at a health promotion conference several years ago. What’s remarkable about Michaela is her ability to identify needs and opportunities and then bring together the right people and resources to make things happen. She’s a creative and witty individual who doesn’t take herself or others too seriously. Among her many projects, she created a much needed online study group for CHES/MCHES exam candidates. As the facilitator, she created a collaborative and supportive environment and was also an enthusiastic cheerleader leading up to the exam date and during the weeks that followed as individuals waited anxiously for their results. Michaela has a big heart, is generous with her time and talent, and is dedicated to helping others succeed. I feel privileged to be able to call Michaela my professional colleague and friend.”
Michelle Spehr, MA, M.Ed., MCHES, CWWPC, The Benefit Services Group, Inc.
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