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, our partners in Counseling Services.

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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Natalie Devina-Goldberg

Major: Human physiology

Where are you from? Bend, Oregon

Year in school: Sophomore

Campus involvement: PE and Rec personal trainer

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, watching sunsets, stand-up paddle boarding, and spending time outside

Why do you want to help students with their well-being?
I chose to become a well-being coach because wellness is a priority for me, and I'm dedicated to helping others prioritize it too. Life can get incredibly stressful, and I never want anyone to feel like they're going through it alone. I believe that every student has the potential to become the best version of themselves and take charge of their lives. That's why I'm passionate about supporting them in their journey. I want to ensure that everyone has the most fulfilling college experience possible.

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Addy Donovan

Major: Advertising

Where are you from? Portland, Oregon

Year in school: Senior

Campus involvement: Duck Nest Wellness Center, meditation training (UO McCormick Lab), Chi Omega sorority

Hobbies: Meditation, art, surfing, sound healing

Why do you want to help students with their well-being?
Often when we’re so busy, the last thing we make time for is ourselves and our well-being. I’m here to help students figure out how to optimize their time and their life in a way that feels fulfilling for them. Some of my areas of interest include ADHD, time management, and holistic and spiritual practices. Whether you have a specific goal or don’t know where to start, let’s figure it out together.

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Camille Hoover

Major: Multidisciplinary science

Where are you from? Cameron Park, California

Year in school: Senior

Campus involvement: RA in New Residence Hall and undergraduate research assistant with UO Suicide Prevention Lab

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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Emma McEvoy

Major: Neuroscience

Where are you from? Atlanta, Georgia

Year in school: Senior

Campus involvement: Kappa Delta Sorority, Group X Cycle instructor at the REC, Running Club, research assistant at the Oregon Sleep Lab

Hobbies: Long-distance running, podcasting, reading, skiing, and cooking

Why do you want to help students with their well-being?
For many people, the idea of health is created by others—parents, doctors, peers, etc. I want to help students find what health and well-being mean to them while creating realistic goals to achieve their vision. I hope to empower my clients to live a healthier lifestyle that is true to them. I have expertise in long-distance running and marathon training for those individuals looking to train for long-distance racing.

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Ashton Smith

Major: Business administration

Where are you from? Tallahassee, Florida

Year in school: Senior

Campus involvement: Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Cycling Club, Triathlon Club

Hobbies: Cycling, tennis, rock climbing

Why do you want to help students with their well-being?
College can be chaos. I have been in the position before of having a million things I want to do or do better, but this can be hard when combined with all the other commitments that college brings. I want to help other students to improve their well-being and avoid the pitfalls I have fallen into.

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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.