Wellbeing Coaching

 

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What is wellbeing coaching?

Wellbeing Coaching is an evidence-based practice that supports an individual’s self-determination to engage in goal-directed and health promoting behavior change.  Through short-term individual coaching, trained and professionally certified coaches apply fundamental communication skills to partner with you to not only work through the pressing lifestyle challenges you may face, but to also help you reach a quality of life that is meaningful, self-sustaining, health-promoting, and value-driven.

Wellbeing coaching will be delivered by certified health coaches (CHC) with the aim of improving overall outcomes associated with the eight dimensions of wellbeing: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.

Wellbeing Coaching is available to any currently enrolled Wake Forest University student, faculty, or staff at no cost.   Our Wellbeing Coaches are committed to meeting the needs of people of diverse racial, ethnic and national backgrounds, gender, sexual/affectional orientations, mental and physical abilities, religious/spiritual beliefs, and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as other types of diversity.

What types of goals can a Wellbeing Coach offer support?

Emotional stress and unexpected emergencies can drain you and unexpectedly impact your health and wellbeing causing fatigue, anxiety and sleeplessness. Your coach can work with you to identify a self-care routine and mindfulness activities that support you as you work progress towards your goals.

How many sessions will it take to reach my goals?

Clients come  with diverse needs, expectations, and varied levels of knowledge, skills and access to resources, therefore, we determine together in the initial session the number of meetings you will need to help you reach your wellbeing goals. Typically, a client will meet with a health coach every two-weeks for a 3-6 months.

Why choose wellbeing coaching?

There is no cookie-cutter approach to reaching your wellbeing goals – where you are today and your stressors, needs and supports are different than say, just last year or even last month.  There is no one-way or any particular right way to think about change. Your wellbeing coach can offer up strategies that are sustainable options for you to choose from as you begin your journey to discover what works for you.  You will find yourself gaining the knowledge, skills, and the power to self-manage your life and to achieve your self-identified goals.

 


Meet our coaches

  • Regina McCoy, MPH, MCHES

    I’ve been hooked on being a health educator since the 7th grade when I began the Good Samaritan Club with concern about health and safety after a tragic injury that resulted from the fall of a classmate. I found my way to receive two academic degrees in Public Health Education and spent my early professional career partnering with the community to address maternal and child health issues, especially within under-resourced communities. Currently I am a Professor in The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) – Department of Public Health Education, gratefully giving over 20-years of academic scholarship in community engagement and health coaching. I’ve coached clients with self-identified chronic health conditions (e.g., such as obesity, depression, stress, and multiple sclerosis), and lead the department’s efforts to train and certify lay and professional health coaching practitioners. Wellbeing Coaching is my heart-time job because I can dream with my clients as they discover their path to personal fulfillment and confidently strive to make their dreams a reality.

    As a co-Director of the UNCG Health Coach Training Center I provide consultation and training on evidence-based person-centered care and competency-based assessment of health educators and coach practitioners. In addition to receiving national recognition for making significant contributions to the health education field, I’ve also earned the credential of Master Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified Health & Wellness Coach. Several of my invited presentations and papers have focused on my CBPR efforts to partner with communities to focus on issues that impact the health of mothers, emerging youth, and minority populations.

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  • Crystal Dixon, MPH, MCHES

    Crystal Ellis Dixon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has over ten years of experience of providing diabetes education in underserved communities across North Carolina. Crystal is credentialed as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and is a certified Lay Leader in Stanford University’s Living Healthy with Diabetes and Chronic Disease curricula. She has educated over 100 community residents in chronic disease self-management and has been successful in empowering community residents to achieve personal health goals. Her expertise in community mobilization, program planning, and successful recruiting rates has helped bridge the gap between healthcare providers and the community, which has helped to improve the medical compliance of the underserved population. In addition to her contributions to a local coalition being recognized internationally as a model for diabetes management, she has also contributed to research funded by the National Institutes of Health, co-authored journal articles and presented research at local and national organizations, including the American Public Health Association. Crystal’s innate ability to build rapport, provide support, and empower individuals to achieve health goals makes health coaching a rewarding opportunity to continue to help others achieve their goals.

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