Wellbeing Coaching


To book an appointment, please select one of the coaches at the bottom of this page

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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  • Scarlett Ruppert, MPH, CHES

    My background in public health education started with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. Here, I found my passion for physical activity and the effects it has on overall wellbeing. As I was working as a personal trainer, I realized that regular exercise not only influences a person’s fitness capabilities, but their overall attitude, mental health, self-efficacy, and self-confidence. Later in my career, I worked as an exercise physiologist where I was running stress tests and cardiovascular screenings for firefighters and other first responders. I soon realized that being healthy was more than going to the gym every day, and that one’s overall attitude, mental health, self-efficacy, and self-confidence plays a role in one’s wellbeing. From here, I pursued a Master’s in Public Health Education where I was able to work with the employee wellness program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Here, I ran programs for employees that focused on mental health/mindfulness, healthy eating, weight loss, and physical activity. I also worked with a research team that explores other factors, such as, safety, access, and workplace stress that influence the health of employees. I believe that health coaching is a powerful tool in allowing others to realize their potential and empower them to make positive choices for their future.


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