Wellbeing Coaching

Drop-in coaching now available. No appointment needed.

Scheduled Wellbeing Coaching for Spring 2020 semester will open early 2020.


Drop-in coaching

Available for all students

The Office of Wellbeing now offers drop-in Wellbeing Coaching free of charge to better serve Wake Forest University students on the Reynolda campus. As a student with a busy schedule, it’s important to take time for your personal wellbeing. These 20-30 minute sessions can help students who are looking to overcome new obstacles, enhance  self-care practices, or develop short-term goals for personal success and holistic wellbeing. Our certified health coaches are here to support you during our drop-in hours.

  • Monday, November 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, December 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 4, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Drop-in sessions are located at the Wellbeing Center, Office of Wellbeing, suite A321
  • Final exam week drop-in hours to be announced soon

What is Wellbeing Coaching?

Wellbeing Coaching, an evidence-based practice, supports an individual’s self-determination in behavior change that is goal-directed and health promoting. Certified health coaches (CHC) apply training and practical skills as they partner with you to work through lifestyle challenges you may face, as well as help you reach a quality of life that is meaningful, self-sustaining, healthy, and value-driven.

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 your needs as an individual and core member of the Wake Forest University campus community.

What types of goals can a Wellbeing Coach offer support?

  • Goal Setting
  • Stress Management
  • Resiliency
  • Time Management
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Self Care
  • Lifestyle Management

What makes Wellbeing Coaching different from counseling?

Wellbeing Coaching Counseling
Coaching is an evidence-based practice offered as a free service for students, faculty and staff at Wake Forest University. Counseling is a service that supports college students by providing confidential support and treatment for mental health needs.
Coaching supports clients to enhance their holistic wellbeing through utilizing strengths and goal-directed behavior change. The University Counseling Center staff are licensed mental health providers who are committed to being a safe, nonjudgmental space.
Certified coaches empower clients by applying fundamental communication and motivation strategies to promote behavior change for a healthy lifestyle and quality of life that is meaningful, self-sustaining, health-promoting and value-driven. Counseling staff work with you through a variety of options to cultivate emotional wellbeing by addressing interpersonal concerns, anxiety, depression, and more.

Meet Our Certified Wellbeing Coaches

  • Regina McCoy, MPH, MCHES, NBC - HWC

    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.

  • Karin Reese, MA

    Karin ReeseKarin is passionate about walking alongside people through life, working together to solve problems holistically, and learning to live wholeheartedly. As a wellness coach, she works to encourage and empower clients, using each person’s unique set of strengths to facilitate achieving their goals. 

    Karin earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1988, then returned to school as a non-traditional student in 2011. She completed a BS degree in psychology from University of Alaska/Kenai Peninsula College in 2014 and graduated in 2017 with an MA in counseling and human services from University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. Her professional background includes helping with goal setting and boundaries, stress management, special dietary needs, multi-cultural/international adjustments, grief, chronic illness, anxiety, sexuality, personal values, spiritual concerns, and relationship issues.