Health Coach Service

Picture of liveWELL Health Coaches
Picture of liveWELL Health Coaches

A Health Coach is a free, confidential, non-judgmental, and motivational resource for you to achieve the best version of yourself.

One-on-one Health Coach

Typical focus areas include: energy, nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Work with a coach to create your vision of well-being and set a plan in place.

Group Health Coaching

liveWELL offers opportunities to participate in workshops focused on topics that are of interest to you. These series of classes are offered as a part of our Group Health Coach Service throughout the year, and we can also provide them to your building or department. Topics include: Train Your Brain, Physical Activity and Performance Planning, Anti-Inflammatory Eating for Optimal Health, Resilience 101, Healthy Weight, Unwrapping the Science of Sugar, and Juggling It All: Health Coaching for Busy Families.

Request an appointment with a Health Coach

Reasons to work with a Health Coach:

  • Increase your energy
  • Make meaningful change
  • Avoid burnout
  • Get support toward a specific health goal
  • If you qualify, the University will pay the program fee for select referral programs including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Personal Training, Nicotine Replacement Therapy or Chantix.

Meet our Health Coaches! Appointments are available in person at CRWC, UIHC Employee Health Clinic, and IRL. Health Coach appointments are also available by phone, Skype, or email!

Let us bring the coaching to you! Group coaching topics or individual coaching can be provided on-site at your building, unit or department. To request on-site services, please contact livewell@uiowa.edu.

University of Iowa regular employees, employed at 50% time or greater are currently eligible, including house staff.

Health Coach Events

 Are you interested in reducing your sugar intake? Attend this four-part series from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. on  Mondays at UCC or Tuesdays via ZOOM. Four sessions, no cost. Registration opens August 27 and classes begin the week of September 24. To register contact liveWELL@uiowa.edu or 319-353-2973. 

Want to optimize your well-being? Learn how to develop positive mental energy while creating healthy habits that build resilience and help manage stress. Attend this four-part series from 12:00-12:50 p.m. Mondays at UIHC, Tuesdays at UCC, or Wednesdays via ZOOM. Classes start the week of October 15. Registration now open. To register contact liveWELL@uiowa.edu or 319-353-2973. 

The holiday season can be a Sleigh Ride to maintain healthy habits. Join Erin Litton in Healthy Weight for the Holidays, a four part series, to support your well-being during The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Join others via Zoom to explore tips and tricks to keep yourself from feeling like Frosty the Snowman. Registration opens November 1.

Frequently Asked Questions

• Increase your energy
• Improve your ability to respond to change
• Gain new ideas for improved nutrition, sleep,
physical activity, and weight management
• Receive accountability to make health changes

You may complete the Personal Health Assessment (PHA) during work time, as your workload allows. It should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

Other programs and services such as the Health Coach Service, using campus recreational facilities, or participating web-based programs at My Health and Wellness may be done on non-work time or by receiving permission from your supervisor; the same is true for participation in any subsequent or referral programs. If you are unable to participate on work time, you can use vacation time to participate.

For your convenience, Health Coach staff are available from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on most days of the week and at two campus locations, or via telephone, email, or Skype.

Limited UI Wellness Staff have access to user information. Please review our Privacy Practice Notice.

For participation in the Personal Health Assessment or Personal Wellness Modules, the information will be stored on a secure system that resides with our third party vendor, Quality Health Solutions. Information will be reported in aggregate format only as in an annual report. Limited UI Wellness staff will have administrative access to individual and aggregate information.

Individual health information will not be reviewed with you or others without your specific consent. (Review our privacy practices notice.)