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-dimension model of wellness 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.Schedule with a Coach
Become a Well-being Coach
If you’re interested in becoming a well-being coach, apply online or visit 127 University Health Center. All undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are eligible.
Applications are due March 15
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
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.
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!