Meet Dr. Moira Hanna

Coaching Hive Founder, CEO, and NBC-HWC

I’ll never forget the day that I earned my first health coaching certificate.

I was sitting at the dining room table with my husband. We took our 1-year-old son to stay with my parents while I took my health coaching certification exam. My husband was sitting next to me for moral support. I wanted this so badly and had studied for it, but I was still nervous.

Honestly, I was a sweaty mess. Defending my dissertation was a breeze compared to what I was feeling at this moment. Thank goodness I found out immediately that I had passed the exam.

Now it was time for the truly amazing part to begin. Helping others achieve their health and wellness goals.
Can you relate to that moment? It was glorious, right? How excited were you? It felt like a confetti kind of moment. The beginning of something AMAZING.
I was so excited and did what most new owners of a certification do. I posted a few times on Facebook and LinkedIn, told my friends and family, and then excitedly ordered 500 business cards.
Now, I don’t know if you’ve been in this situation before, but you can probably imagine what happened next.
Absolutely nothing happened.
I was so sure that this would be well received and clients would be lining up for coaching. I wasn’t prepared for the lack of action or opportunity on my doorstep. In hindsight, I can see that my approach wasn’t going to work. A few posts, and sharing with friends and family wasn’t going to gain me clients and it didn’t.
I really wanted to make this work. Not only was I teaching part time and could use the income while staying home with our son, I really wanted to make a difference in the world. I knew what making even small changes to your wellness habits could do for a family and after struggling for years with infertility I just wanted to see families happy, healthy, and enjoying life. My WHY was big, but my approach was flawed.
After about 6 months of hoping and wishing for clients to appear on my doorstep, I knew that something had to change. If I wanted my health coaching business to serve our family’s needs and give me an opportunity to help others, I had to change my approach and so I decided to set my introversion aside and do something.
I started making connections in the community. I went to fairs, had tables, presented when asked, and asked to present when I wasn’t explicitly asked. I joined an advisory board and started talking more and more about health and well-being. In doing this I created partnerships that led to my ideal client and client load. It felt amazing.
It wasn’t until I really started sharing what I was doing each and every day that I realized the importance of having a Mindful Vision for my health coaching business. I started to see that the more time I took on clarifying what I wanted, who I wanted to work with, and what my schedule and practice looked like, the closer I got to my vision.

I made more progress in a few weeks than I had made in months.

With my vision in mind, I was able to be intentional in the classes I took to further my skills, I knew who to connect with for mentoring and got hooked into a peer community.

It was through this process that the seed for the Coaching Hive Blueprint was born. I took everything that I learned from building my own health coaching business and became a patient observer of hundreds of coaches as an instructor at the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. I watched and learned what was working and where the gaps were as coaches built their coaching careers.

I tied this experience and observation in with nearly 15 years of experience as a college professor and mentor. For the past 6 years I have had the opportunity to guide coaches as they learn, grow, and hone their skills and build a coaching practice.

Today, I’m focused on helping coaches take the next step AFTER their coach training program. I’m walking alongside coaches as they build their career. Whether that is a career within an organization, as a coach with a side business, or a full-time entrepreneur, all coaches deserve to have a mentor and peers with whom to walk this journey.

The question today is, “Are you ready to take the next step and invest in a career that you have spent countless hours working toward?” If the answer is yes, I’d like to invite you to join the Coaching Hive.

~Dr. Moira

About the Coaching Hive

The Coaching Hive began to serve one main purpose.  

Help the world have more active, committed health coaches.  

I know, you may be thinking, how does the Coaching Hive help with that if you don’t train health coaches.

That is a good question.  There are many fantastic health coach training programs out there graduating thousands of health coaches a year.  They have the training down to a science and it is rooted in science.  Why mess with something that is working?

Instead, the Coaching Hive looks to bridge the gap between training and thriving business. There is a disconnect that happens when health coaches leave their training program and start seeking to build their business, especially in a world that is driven by social media.

Coaches need a mindful vision, inspiring guidance, and progress-driven learning to make their dream of becoming an active health become their reality. 

When the Coaching Hive mentors and guides health coaches to this reality, the world will have more active, committed health coaches to serve and guide our next generation.  Our purpose becomes reality and those around us will benefit from the wisdom, training, and compassion that health coaches bring to the table.

African Proverb: "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

Our company strives to serve and guide with an eye toward giving back in communities around the world.

When the Coaching Hive first started, one thing that has always driven us is to give back.  We are a heart-centered company that looks at service as a responsibility and a privilege.  As we are still in the early years of the business, our giving may seem small, a thank you note here, 10 books there, but they are given from the heart and with a focus to the future where we are able to do more and give more.

Core Values

Be You.
Enjoy Life.

At the Coaching Hive, we honor each person’s uniqueness.  You are never asked to be someone you aren’t.  In fact, you should celebrate who you are.  In this case, Dr. Moira loves going down slides at the park with her son and husband.

Enjoy Life.  

Life is too short to do anything but enjoy life.  That doesn’t mean that each day is easy or fun, but overall the equation should point to enjoyment.  This is yet another reason why we guide and mentor coaches during their journey so that they can also enjoy life.

Certified StoryBrand Guide

Using StoryBrand

At the Coaching Hive, we believe your marketing efforts are only as good as the story you’re telling. That’s why Dr. Moira Hanna is a StoryBrand Certified Guide.