Well-Being

Well-Being Coaching

Well-Being Coaching Is…

Acknowledging each student as an expert of their life, and honoring where everyone is on their well-being journey to support their goals in a respectful, nonjudgmental method. Well-being coaches partner with students in a client-coach relationship to work toward each student’s goals.

Well-Being Coaching Is Not…

Counseling, therapy, or giving medical, nutrition, or exercise prescriptions and diagnoses. Well-being coaches are trained to identify when needs of students fall outside their scope of practice and work with clients to connect them with the best campus resource.

Who Is It For?

Coaching is for University of Oregon students who are seeking to partner with a coach to work on self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, to enhance their well-being.  Coaches will work with students to identify their current strengths and goals, and together create actionable steps to achieve their well-being goal.

What To Expect

We meet one on one with students for three sessions, each lasting about 30–45 minutes. 

  • Session 1: Identify client’s well-being goals and make an action plan.  
  • Session 2: Follow up on progress of goals and make adjustments as needed.  
  • Session 3: Review indicators of success and plan long-term adherence of goal. Discuss further goal setting.  

Sessions are scheduled based on client-coach preferences. Students can choose to continue coaching at the completion of their first three sessions.  

  Getting Started

To book your first session, click on the "Book a Session" button. During the booking process you can choose to attend an in-person or virtual coaching session. Carefully review the Well-Being Coaching Policies and Procedures to learn more and to avoid incurring cancellation fees.

Well-Being Coaches

Coaching is led by trained students who successfully complete PEF 399 Health and Well-being Coaching Course, nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Interested in becoming a coach? Email jlg@uoregon.edu

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Camille Hoover

Major: Multidisciplinary Science

Where are you from? Cameron Park, California

Year in school: Senior

Hobbies: Nature walks, embroidery, and reading Jane Austen

Why do you want to help students with their well-being?
I want to help students with their well-being because college (and life) can be overwhelming, but we don’t have to go it alone! I’ve learned a lot about health and happiness through the ups, downs, and in-betweens of my college experience, and I’m excited to help support my fellow Ducks in their own life journeys.


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Kelsie Heffernan

Major: Human Physiology

Where are you from? Portland, Oregon

Year in school: Senior

Hobbies: Hiking, reading, cooking, running, and science

Why do you want to help students with their well-being?
I want to help students with their well-being because college is a difficult transition and a chaotic time in life, and if there is one thing I’ve learned it's that you can’t do it alone. I want to be part of that support system for other students so that they have the tools to not just scrape by, but to be happy and feel good!


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Neive Wellington

Major: Advertising

Where are you from? Palo Alto, California

Year in school: Senior

Hobbies: Yoga, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, hiking, anything outdoors

Why do you want to help students with their well-being?
I think taking care of your well-being is one of the most critical yet challenging parts of growing up. I became a well-being coach because I want to support students in their journey to become the best version of themselves, knowing that it looks different for everyone.

Cost of attendance is the estimated cost to attend the UO for the academic year. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides estimates for cost of attendance information that goes beyond tuition and fees, and includes: living expenses (housing and food), books/supplies/equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.