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.
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.
Mona has almost 20 years of experience in the Consumer Goods - Beauty, Health & Wellness industries with prestigious direct to consumer organizations, worldwide. A very active member of the Direct Selling industry, Mona has spent more than 16 years of her successful career in cross functional, management and executive leadership roles working with some of the largest companies in this industry such as Herbalife International (Torrance, CA), Shaklee Corporation (Pleasanton, CA) and most recently as General Manager of Belcorp USA, the US subsidiary for Belcorp, the 9th world's largest Direct Selling Company with $2Billion in sales. In these roles she has successfully started, built, and expanded new business divisions, strategic growth plans, and global brands across North and Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Her dedication, compassion, and leadership within the Direct Selling world were recognized by the industry as the Direct Selling News ranked Ameli among the Top 20 Most Influential Women in the Direct Selling Industry in 2012-2013. Shortly after this prestigious recognition, The National Diversity Council recognized Mona Ameli, as one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in the state of California.
With a rich multi-cultural and multi-lingual background (speaks English, French and Spanish), Mona holds an AA Diploma of Economics and a Master of Business Administration & Management from University of Paris - Dauphine, as well as a Post-Master Degree in Marketing from University of Paris - Creteil.
For many years, Mona has been actively involved in organizations dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women in the US. Amongst her many contributions with several non profit organizations over the years, she also founded and run from 2007 to 2012 Women Without Borders, a non-profit organization aimed at helping women and families struggling with domestic violence. Her passion resides in providing women from all walks of life the opportunity to create a better life not only for themselves but also for their families and communities.
As President of Take Shape For Life, Mona will provide day-to-day leadership and direction to Take Shape for Life's internal Home Office Team. She will be responsible for developing and implementing effective and creative plans for the long-term growth of the business and will provide leadership and direction to our marketing and communications, operations and business development initiatives that support you as a Health Coach. She will also be responsible for driving Take Shape For Life's strategic initiatives, focusing on Health Coach and Client growth, improving and enhancing the Health Coach and Client experience, and of course, creating Optimal Health in America!
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.