As a Take Shape For Life Health Coach, you're part of a dynamic, growing Bio-Network that's getting America healthy. That means you will be working FOR yourself, but never BY yourself.
You don't need experience or previous knowledge in nutrition or running your own business, because the Take Shape For Life Bio-Network surrounds you with some of the best thinking and support tools in health care and business leadership today.
A team of dedicated professionals, the Take Shape For Life corporate team provides the knowledge and experience to support the Health Coaches and the growth of the company.
Margaret "Meg" Sheetz is the Chief Executive Officer of Take Shape For Life, Inc. and the President and Chief Operating Officer of Medifast, Inc. Prior to joining the Company in 2000, she was a legal assistant with the firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman and Blumenthal in Dallas, Texas. As Medifast continues to see strong year-over-year growth, Ms. Sheetz has provided the operational and technical leadership that has resulted in Medifast providing the proper infrastructure to support the growth of the Company. Her accomplishments include making dramatic productivity improvement in the Company's operational capabilities, as well as building a strong infrastructure of distribution, manufacturing, information systems, and human resource operations necessary to support rapid business growth.
Ms. Sheetz supports the efforts of the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the Toys for Tots Foundation. She sits on the Villanova University President's Leadership Circle. The Circle is instrumental in raising the university's national profile, increasing alumni and parents' pride and involvement in the university, and helping Villanova reach its highest potential as a top-tier national university. Ms. Sheetz is also very active with several organizations of Maryland executives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and received an Executive MBA from Loyola University.
Ms. Sheetz was first selected as a Management Director in 2008 after she had assumed the positions of President and Chief Operating Officer of Medifast, Inc. She is the senior experienced operations executive who has built the operational structure of the company. In addition to her strong operational expertise, she has strength in IT integration with operations and human resources management. Her Executive MBA has assisted her in the training development of her subordinates. Since 2000, she has been a focused executive instrumental in building the manufacturing and distribution infrastructure with her team of professionals. Her leadership and oversight skills are greatly admired, and she is recognized in the company as a detail-orientated executive who builds high-performance teams. The Board considers her the source person to get information pertinent to the oversight of Medifast's operations.
Mr. MacDonald joined Medifast?s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors in 1998, has served as Executive Chairman since November 2011, and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in February 2012. Prior to this role, Mr. MacDonald was Executive Vice President at OfficeMax, overseeing the Contract Division?a $3.6 billion division of the OfficeMax company. Mr. MacDonald has spent an additional 33 years in sales, marketing, and general management at Xerox Corporation. Among his most significant roles was leading the turnaround in North America from 2000 to 2004 as President of the North American Solutions Group, a $6.5 billion division of Xerox. In addition, Mr. MacDonald was President of Global Accounts and Marketing from 2004 to 2007, where he led the re-branding of the Xerox Corporation. Mr. MacDonald also has international experience in marketing, sales, and operations with both Xerox and OfficeMax.
Dr. Wayne Andersen is the Medical Director and Co-founder of Take Shape For Life, an innovative new model of business combining the power of Medifast's leading-edge meal replacements with a comprehensive, complete weight-loss and weight-maintenance program taught by Take Shape For Life Health Coaches to Clients. With the fall 2008 release of Dr. A's Habits of Health, our Health Coaches were provided with a groundbreaking new approach to helping their Clients create Optimal Health. The book, along with its companion guide, Living a Longer Healthier Life, is helping afford a simple and straightforward approach to health, positioning Dr. Andersen as an innovative leader in nutritional and lifestyle management. Dr. Andersen has been recognized as a top physician in critical care and nutritional intervention by the Consumers' Research Council of America for his active commitment and drive in developing and maintaining weight loss and disease control in the United States.
Dr. Andersen is currently a reviewer for Critical Care Medicine magazine in the area of nutrition. Prior to joining Medifast, he served from 1984 through 2001 as Director of Surgical Intensive Care and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, a top 100 hospital in America. Prior thereto, Dr. Andersen trained in open-heart surgery at Cleveland Clinic, followed by two years at Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical care medicine at the University of Miami, culminating in his becoming the tenth physician Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine. He interned at Grandview Medical Center, where he was awarded the prestigious Intern of the Year award, after earning his medical degree and graduating valedictorian from the University for Health Sciences in Kansas City.
Dr. Andersen is currently leading Take Shape For Life, a national network of Health Coaches and Health Professionals whose mission is to move the nation from its existing disease state to a new orientation of health through weight loss. His wife Lori coordinates nursing support for Take Shape For Life, and they , along with their two daughters, live in Annapolis, Maryland.
Take Shape For Life makes no claim that these results are representative of all participants on the Take Shape For Life Program. Take Shape For Life recommends you consult with a physician before starting a weight-loss program. Individual results will vary. Medifast is the brand recommended by more than 20,000 doctors since 1980. Typical weight loss on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan® is 2-5 lbs per week for the first two weeks and 1-2 lbs per week thereafter. BeSlim® Club Membership: Minimum purchase of $150 required to qualify for free standard shipping offer. First orders over $250 receive 28 free meals. Second orders over $250 receive an additional 28 free meals. See the BeSlim® Club terms and conditions for complete details.