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Kaitlin DaPore

Board Certified Health Coach & Wellness Coordinator at the Medical University of South Carolina

Tell us a little about you.

Kaitlin DaPore brings nearly a decade of leadership experience within the Wellness Community to the Charleston Community, as one of the state's only Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coaches as recognized through the National Board of Medical Examiners and the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches. Kaitlin completed her training at Emory University and is also a member of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. As a Nationally Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Kaitlin supports clients using evidenced-based practices and motivational interviewing techniques to foster positive and sustainable behavioral changes aimed at improving health outcomes, reducing risk for chronic disease and promoting physical and mental well-being. Additionally, Kaitlin has a background in directing non-profit organizations addressing the needs of patients, healthcare providers, and whole communities to measurably improve health outcomes and behavioral lifestyle factors. In her roles at both CHBC and MUSC , she strives to integrate wellness into the culture through science-based coaching and the implementation of a wide variety of health promotion programming.

Why is CHBC important to you? 

The Charleston Healthy Business Challenge is important to me because I see it as a vital and constantly evolving opportunity to meet the needs of our community within the Lowcountry and beyond. Not only are we able to provide much-needed wellbeing support and resources to a wide variety of businesses and organizations, but more importantly, through CHBC, we are able to foster a community that meets businesses where they are and empowers them to make a true and lasting impact on their workforce and all the lives they touch. Simply put, CHBC is the skipping stone that creates a ripple effect of wellbeing at the organizational and individual level in the Lowcountry and beyond.  It's a truly rewarding thing to be a part of.

Where is your favorite spot in Charleston?

Kiawah Island-- it's my happy place. 

What is something still left on your bucket list?

To qualify for & run the Boston Marathon!