Bobbie Burdett, Director of Training for HealthWorld Online, was a co-creator of The Wellness Resource Center in 1975 with John W. Travis, MD., which was the first wellness center in the U.S. She co-developed the wellness coaching process for the Center, which, to our knowledge, was the first of its kind. She was instrumental in the development of pioneering Preventing Burnout programs for helping professionals, which were conducted in many locations in the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and Costa Rica. She has also been a featured speaker for large and small audiences on the subject of wellness.
She has continued to coach and hone her craft for the past 30 years. In the process, she has developed an unparalleled depth of understanding of wellness and the Wellness Inventory. Recently, she has been instrumental in revising the Inventory and its commentaries.
As a young adult, she realized the limits of conventional medicine. Being a lifelong learner and independent scholar, she has studied many aspects of wellness and alternative medicine for nearly 40 years. In recent years, she has focused her studies on Positive Psychology with Martin Seligman, PhD, and Social Neurobiology with Dan Siegel, PhD. She co-organized The Mindsight Symposium in Portland, OR, in 2005, on the subject of social neurobiology.
Ms Burdett now brings her depth of experience and broad knowledge base to the co-creation and implementation of the Wellness Inventory Certification Training for HealthWorld Online, as well as maintaining her coaching practice, Authentic-Life Coaching, in Asheville, NC.