Advisory Board Member at ICHWC (International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching) 

At the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching:

We are a volunteer team of U.S. leaders who have pioneered science-based training, education and research of health and wellness coaches.  I represent MentorCoach's  Health and Wellness program on the Advisory Board.

After standards were developed , recently we launched a National Board Certification Exam for Health and Wellness Coaches!  The objective is to develop a minimum standard and measure of the foundations, skills and competences essential to the practice of health and welllness coaching!  
The first exam period was launched in September, 2017.  

Health and Wellness Coaching

Coaching Specialties

Health and Wellness

Career &  Executive


Small Business

Academic Leadership

Academic Promotion

Career-Life Balance

Career Life Transition

Life-Balance Fulfillment & Spiritual

Organizations Teams and 

Pat Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, MCC, SEI, CBCC, and NBC-HWC
Stepping Stones Coaching
and Consulting
901 Pleasant Dr
Rockville, MD


Health/Wellness, Career, Business, and Executive Assessment Tools and Certifications:

Master Coaching Certification

Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)
To Learn More:
Click Here


Emotional Intelligence Coaching
To Learn More:
Click Here


Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) with Focus on Positive Psychology

And Certified Body-Centered Coach CBCC

To Learn More:
Click Here





STEPPING STONES COACHING What is special about Stepping Stones Health and Wellness Coaching? STEPPING STONES COACHING is a company founded by Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, MCC, which is focused on meeting the needs of individuals, groups and organizations through coaching.  Pat is also board certified NBC-HWC by the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches (ICHWC) and serves on the advisory committee.  She is also an item-writer for the national board exam.

What is special about our Stepping Stones approach to Health and Wellness Coaching?  All of our coaching strategies are built on solid behavioral science approaches to health-behavior change AND evidence-driven data/information needed to build a healthier lifestyle.  Using positive psychology and the stages of change, we strongly believe that clients find their own 'vision and purpose' for becoming more healthy and have their own answers, pace and design of their journey to improve their health and wellness.   Keys involve but are not limited to: Recognizing the connection of food/fuel (not diet), activity/movement (not exercise), and sleep/rest are linked together for healthy lifestyle change.  Understanding the relationship of the client's purpose, time, energy, and environment to the need (internal or externally driven) for change.                               How the use of wearable technology (mHealth) devices can be valuable in assisting the CLIENT to have 'just-in-time evidence' of health behavior change progress.   Recognize that there is not a 'one-size fit's all' approach to health and wellness that it involves such areas as: Emerging genetic information including nutrigenomics and other information that is increasingly available.  Circadian rhythm emerging information that is informing time/timing of eating and activity (not exercise)!  Emerging neuroscience implications related to the impact of stress on healthy lifestyle changes including but not limited to: Healthy eating and weight loss Smoking cessation and curbing other non-healthy lifestyle choices Improving physical activity goals with attention to work/life timing; family and other commitments; environment; and resources.  Attention to use of timely rest/relaxation, mindfulness, and other integrative health approaches depending on interest and needs.    Engagement in a coaching relationship with Pat Hinton Walker at STEPPING STONES  COACHING  for Health and Wellness will provide you, as a client with a unique experience designed to capitalize on your strengths, your values, your healthy living choices to be who you are as a person.  It will help you get in touch with what will provide meaning in your life at that particular point on your journey.     From an organizational perspective, the opportunity to build a healthier workforce is critical to improving the bottom line.  With the use of health-related data (appropriately managed legally and ethically for the client's and organization's protection) the value of 'just-in-time evidence' of individual and organizational health-behavior change(s) can make a significant difference in organizational effectiveness.  Explore possibilities with Stepping Stones Coaching!    At STEPPING STONES COACHING we view difficult times on life's path not as ‘lessons learned’ which come from a negative perspective, but as a ‘legacy’ to take forward like a guide on a path that informs future choices; this turns what were challenges into helpful experience and expertise!  Results that you can expect from the coaching-relationship with Pat at STEPPING STONES COACHING include:.  Personal attention, deep listening and powerful advocate for you, your health/wellness and goals. Proven, researched-based assessments to increase awareness and effectiveness.  Attention to balance of personal and professional life . Incorporation of longer-term plans/goals into current and short-term decision-making. Success in determining and implementing career transitions and progression. Energized, effective personal attention when opportunities and challenges are presented and coaching session timing needs to respond to unplanned events. Continuity beginning with clarity of direction, to career or position selection, through interviewing, negotiating and successful on-boarding into new roles, and beyond. Now that you have a better idea of the approach that Pat uses at STEPPING STONES COACHING, find the right match of services for you at the NEXT STEPS and SERVICES page on this site or contact Pat now at:                            
Web Hosting Companies