Wellcoaches® Receives Patent

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Aug 27, 2008

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Wellcoaches has received a U.S. patent for its professional personal coaching method, which promotes health and well-being through online tools and one-on-one interaction. The patent, a broad business method patent that will be in force until 2022, was granted in May 2008, having been submitted for evaluation in 1999. Margaret Moore, chief executive officer of Wellcoaches, based in Wellesley, Massachusetts, noted that in addition to building its brand, Wellcoaches will grant licenses of the Wellcoaches brand, standards and patent to enable industry-wide best practices, including coach training, certifications and coaching protocols and tools.

For more information, see www.wellcoaches.com.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at www.shirleyarcher.com.