A Chat with Digital Wellness

Speaker: Pennie McCoy, Head of Health Coaching & Client Success, Digital Wellness

In this episode, we spoke to Pennie McCoy, Head of Health Coaching & Client Success at Digital Wellness. We asked Pennie a few questions at the Chronic Disease Management Summit. She talked about making positive impact in peoples lives on their health. They have developed a digital platform to achieve this. Pennie’s chat with us gave some good insight into what is being done with telehealth and the parallels between healthcare and other industries in terms of their digital adoption.


0:00 Opening
0:14 What were some of the key themes you wanted to communicate?
0:44 What role do you see for primary care, especially GPs in “prescribing” programs like yours?
1:09 How do we address the issues where consumers don’t believe they need help? How do you bring them to the table?
2:05 Do you have any comments about providing multidisciplinary coaching such as increasing exercise as well as diet advice?
2:22 What will you remember from this event that will impact your decision making going forward?
3:06 Due to the pandemic, there has been a shift to virtual care and telehealth solutions. What role does digital wellness play in this space?
4:08 Is there enough collaboration? Is it a good start?
4:39 How does the healthcare sector compare to other vertical industries?
5:24 Anything else you want to leave people with?
5:59 Closing

Pennie McCoy, Head of Health Coaching & Client Success, Digital Wellness

Pennie McCoy heads the health coaching and client success team at Digital Wellness, delivering high quality, evidence based, weight management and health programs for chronic disease management through the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.

She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 15 years of experience in a range of practices, including hospital dietetics, research as well as corporate nutrition, and is passionate about empowering people to make healthier choices to meet their health and nutrition goals.

A mother of two children, she is lover of the ocean and the outdoors and you’ll find her exploring new foods and restaurants at the weekends.

About Digital Wellness

Digital Wellness is passionate about empowering the worldwide wellness revolution. This passion – combined with their digital expertise – has led them to become world leaders in delivering innovative online weight loss solutions.

Founded by Scott Penn in 2006, Digital Wellness is a leading global business committed to improving people’s health and wellbeing. In addition, we have partnerships with global health and wellness brands in the US, Australia, Asia and the UK.

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