Wellness Coaching

Your Wellness, Your Way

What is Wellness Coaching?

Wellness coaching is a free service for GVSU students. Working with your coach, you will identify strategies to support your wellness goals through a collaborative, unbiased partnership.

Our coaches are here to empower you to…

  • Set and achieve goals
  • Initiate and sustain healthy behaviors
  • Address barriers to change and develop strategies to move forward
  • Get connected with other, free wellness resources

Our coaches do not...

  • Offer counseling
  • Administer therapy
  • Prescribe exercise programs
  • Diagnosis illness

Our coaches are ACE Health Coach certified.

Wellness Coaching Topic Areas

  • Stress / Burnout
  • Sleep
  • Housing / Living Environment
  • Nutrition
  • Anxiety
  • Communication
  • Maintaining Relationships
  • Body Image
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Learning Environments
  • Sexual Health
  • Financial
  • Academic
  • Spiritual
  • And More!

Refer a Student

Do you know someone who may benefit from Wellness Coaching? Please use the "Refer a Student" button to refer them. A RecWell Wellness Coach will reach out to the student to give them more information about the service.

Wellness Coaching Sessions

Initial Consultation

You will:

  • Meet one-on-one with your coach
  • Get an overview of the wellness coaching process
  • Review your current habits
  • Identify your priorities
  • Create a realistic action plan for change

Approximate appointment length: 45-60 minutes

Follow-Up Appointments

You will:

  • Discuss progress towards goals
  • Celebrate successes
  • Create plans to overcome any barriers
  • Provide information about other resources
  • Meet in person or via phone or Zoom

Approximate appointment length: 15-30 minutes

Exiting the Program

You will:

  • Evaluate your progress
  • Celebrate successes
  • Discuss other areas of improvement
  • Receive further resources
  • Complete a satisfaction feedback survey

Approximate appointment length: 30 minutes

Getting Started

To begin Wellness Coaching, choose a coach from below who has expertise in the area you are interested in. Click on the button under their photo that says "Schedule" to find an appointment time that works best for you!

Once you select a day and time that works for you, you will receive a confirmation email from your coach with an intake form to complete prior to your intake appointment.

Meet the Coaches

Find a coach who aligns with your wellness goals. Click on the "Schedule" button below the coach to see coaching availability on MindBody. You will need to select the coach's name under "select instructor."

Amy Campbell

Wellness philosophy: 

I believe that wellness is a dynamic changing process of exploring how to balance life and learning how to thrive in both mind and body. I honor that each client is in expert in their own life and my role to support individuals towards enhancing their personal wellness in ways that align with their values.

Areas of interest and expertise: 

Stress / Burnout, Sleep, Housing / Living Environment, Nutrition, Anxiety, Communication, Body Image, Work-Life Balance, Learning Environments, Academic

Read Amy's Full Bio

John Offerman

Wellness philosophy:

To me, wellness is about finding balance. There may be times in your life where you need to prioritize one aspect of your wellness over another. Similar to how a big assignment requires you to focus more of your time and attention on that class until the assignment is complete.

Areas of interest and expertise:

Sleep, Housing / Living Environment, Communication, Maintaining Relationships, Body Image, Work-Life Balance, Financial

Read John's Full Bio

Katie Jourdan

Wellness philosophy: Wellness, to me, includes our whole-being. So I believe that we all have the power to be well; we just may need some tips and tools to help us along the way.

Areas of interest and expertise: Stress / Burnout, Sleep, Housing / Living Environment, Nutrition, Anxiety, Communication, Maintaining Relationships, Body Image, Work-Life Balance, Learning Environments, Sexual Health

Read Katie's Full Bio

Don't have a preference on a coach? Select the appointment that works best for your schedule here!

Full Wellness Coaching Staff Schedule

*If no appointments are available, you can contact our main office for scheduling assistance via rec@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-3659.

Disclaimer: Recreation & Wellness' Wellness Coaching is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any condition or disease, or offer personal medical advice. Wellness Coaching should NOT be substituted for the advice, diagnosis, and treatment of a licensed medical professional. You should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a specific medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it. As your wellness coach we CANNOT make a medical diagnosis or treatment plan. It is our role to partner with you through ongoing support and accountability as you develop your vision, goals, and plan to improve your overall health and wellness by making lasting behavior changes that will help you achieve your personal goals to live your best possible life.