Profession & Organization

  • Nationally-recognized Educator

Jessica Matthews, DBH


Jessica Matthews, DBH, MS, NBC-HWC, DipACLM, FACLM, is a savvy, dedicated educator nationally-recognized for developing and delivering innovative academic and professional training programs. Out-of-the-box thinker and consummate professional who utilizes applied industry experience to elevate the education of health professionals passionate about lifestyle medicine and health behavior change. Motivated leader committed to healthcare innovation, to include spearheading the development and management of health and wellness coaching services within clinical practice and research. Sought after speaker providing keynote speeches and lectures at events and organizations worldwide, to include delivering a 2019 TEDx talk titled “Reclaiming Wellness.” Trusted authority on health, fitness and wellness, regularly contributing to top national media outlets (print, web, radio and television) for over 10 years with hundreds of impressions. Accomplished author and seasoned writer for academic textbooks, journals, prescriptive non-fiction and consumer publications.

Industry thought leader with service on the board of directors for the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Honored as the 2017 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, a top award giving for superior instructional abilities and positive influence in the global health and fitness industry. Additionally, honored in 2021 as a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine for outstanding achievement in the field of lifestyle medicine and exceptional dedication to advancing the organization’s mission. Enthusiastic team player who excels within collaborative environments that focus on academic excellence and health care innovation. Exceptional professional experience, training and academic qualifications, including a Doctor of Behavioral Health with focus in Clinical Integrated Care from Arizona State University, national board certified health and wellness coach (NBC-HWC) and certified lifestyle medicine professional (DipACLM).