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Well-being Coaches

Well-being Coaching

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Well-being coaches are student volunteers who help other students thrive and create the life they want to live, both now and in the future. They promote the nine dimensions of well-being that provides a framework for exploration and balance.

Well-being coaches emphasize gratitude, social connection, stress management, emotional awareness, strength building, growth mindsets and transitions.

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Meet With a Well-being Coach

Well-being coaches have been trained to help students build resilience through techniques like practicing gratitude, cultivating self-compassion, taking in the good, and more. Well-being coaches help other students focus on strengths and use the Nine Dimensions of Well-being model as a framework for generating goals.

Meet The Coaches

Well-being coaches each have their own personal helping philosophy. Here are two representative examples:

“I hope to use my strength-building and goal-setting skills and provide students as much support as possible . . . to make the most out of student interactions to help them feel more confident and motivated."
“I'll follow the idea of speaking your dreams into reality. I want to help students recognize a big goal they want to achieve or something they want to fix and turn them into smaller, workable steps.”

Well-being coaches look forward to meeting with you and helping you develop the life you want!

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In a world full of distractions and with people so focused on individual success, many forget the importance of mental health and the significance of relationships. Through the reevaluation of priorities, well-being coaching aims to remind students that there is always someone who cares for them and is ready and able to talk.

Peyton Walker, Well-being Coach
Counseling vs. Well-being Coaching
Counseling Well-being Coaching
Counseling is a service that supports college students by providing effective treatment for mental health concerns. Well-being coaching is a service that supports college students by enhancing holistic well-being, health, and success through empowering conversations about strengths and goals.
Counseling center staff are licensed mental health professionals. Well-being coaches are graduate and upper-level undergraduate students who have participated in semester-long training as well-being coaches.
Counseling staff collect information about you and your concerns and work with you to decide how to best address them. Counseling staff will come alongside you on your journey toward resolving or managing these concerns. Coaches believe you are the expert in what you need, and help you identify and trust your distinctive voice so that you can make decisions that are most appropriate for your preferred outcomes.

Become a Well-being Coach

If you’re interested in becoming a well-being coach, complete our online volunteer application. All undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are eligible.

Benefits of being a well-being coach

  • Improve your own well-being
  • Develop your communication and listening skills
  • Enhance the culture of well-being on campus


  • Meet one-on-one with students
  • Support students through the coaching process
  • Direct students to campus and community resources, as needed
  • Attend weekly meetings with other coaches and staff


  • Two-semester commitment to volunteer a minimum of 3 hours each week
  • GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Strong communication skills, and a passion for educating and helping others
  • Applicants must be able to attend the fall semester training and ongoing weekly training
  • Previous experience is not necessary