Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners’ Patricia Fuller, PhD Earns Designation as a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Tampa, Florida (October 25, 2017) – Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), one of the top 100 largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the U.S., congratulates Patricia Fuller, PhD, for earning her designation as a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach from ICHWC.

The International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) work collaboratively to implement standards leading to certification as a health and wellness coach. The credential enables those certified to provide evidence of their expertise and quality as competent health and wellness coaches. The credential allows stakeholders such as health care professionals, patients, employers, and educators to identify practitioners who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to effective health and wellness coaching.

The National Board Certification for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBC-HWC) provides a minimum standard and measure of foundational competencies: the knowledge, tasks and skills essential to the practice of health and wellness coaching. Eligible individuals applied through the ICHWC and had to complete the HWC Certifying Examination.

Patricia Fuller, PhD joined BKS-Partners in 2010. She serves as Director of Wellness Engineering, specializing in translating claims and biometric data into behavior changing sessions on eating habits, stress management, overall wellness and integrating wellness activities with employee benefit plans. She has over 19 years’ experience in the health promotion field. While BKS has 130+ colleagues, she also extends services to their holding company, Baldwin Risk Partners as well as to their employee benefit client companies.

“Dr. Pat has been a transformative member of BKS and invaluable partner to our clients,” says Elizabeth Krystyn, Founding Partner. “Pat’s focus on helping employers manage their overall healthcare spend by managing their employees’ overall wellbeing has resulted in our clients being healthier than the employed population as a whole.  Her certification is yet another example of how Pat has differentiated herself from the sea of wellness coaches whose focus tends to be on addressing one bad health habit at a time.”

About Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) is an award-winning independent insurance brokerage firm providing private risk management, commercial risk management, employee benefits, and Vitality™ programs to clients wherever life takes them throughout the U.S. and internationally. BKS-Partners has been named a Best High-Net-Worth Insurance Brokerage Firm in 2015 and 2016 by Private Asset Management Magazine. One of the largest privately held firms in Florida, BKS-Partners takes a holistic and boutique approach to insurance architecture and risk management. The firm builds personalized client relationships and utilizes a proprietary process called RiskMapping™ to examine client lifestyles, passions, professions and business ventures. This innovative approach generates a 360° view of each client’s unique risk profile. BKS Holistic Protection™ is then custom designed, which provides integrated coverage for all areas of a client’s life. Headquartered in Tampa, with seven offices located throughout the state of Florida, BKS-Partners is driven to make a difference in the community, rewarding colleagues’ community involvement and supporting more than 40 charitable organizations.

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