By Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP, ACC, NBC–HWC June 21, 2018
The National Wellness Institute (NWI) presents the William B. Baun Lifetime Achievement Award each year to an individual who has made significant contributions to the overall discipline of wellness and to NWI. This year, Dr. Meg Jordan was honored with the award for her many accomplishments in and for the profession of health and wellness coaching and for her leadership in NWI. It was presented to her on June 19, 2018 at the NWI annual conference.
The award honors those "who have an outstanding history of service both to the wellness industry and to the NWI. Individuals who receive the NWI Lifetime Achievement Award have helped to grow the field of wellness and have made significant contributions to the overall discipline of wellness. By serving in key roles associated with NWI, recipients of this award have made a profound impact on the wellness of individuals, organizations, and communities. The award is named in memory of William B. Baun, a devoted advocate of NWI and wellness.
Other NWI award recipients in 2018 included the NWI Circle of Leadership to Susan Bailey, Lisa Medley, Rob Owens, and Bridgette Stewart; the NWI Young Wellness Professional Award to Romy Antoine, Jr; the NWI Multicultural Competency Award to Marvin Burruss; and the NWI Halbert L. Dunn Wellness Award to Mark Pettus, MD.
PHOTO: Meg Jordan is presented with the award; with Matt Lund, executive director of NWI and Michael Arloski, president of the NWI board