Wellness Coaching

What is wellness coaching?

Wellness coaching is a free service for OSU students that offers support for navigating transitions and overcoming challenges that you may be facing.

Our coaches are here to empower you and help you...

  • Focus on your strengths and values.
  • Work towards personal goals that are meaningful to you.
  • Identify different resources that can help you get where you want to go.
  • Build on what's working in your life rather than getting stuck on what's not.
  • Take steps toward becoming the person you want to be.

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What can I expect from wellness coaching?
The process of coaching will encourage you to...
  • Become more self-aware and self-accepting
  • Identify and achieve meaningful personal, professional, and academic goals
  • Try new things that bring you greater happiness, well-being, and success
  • Consider what brings you a sense of satisfaction, purpose, and meaning
  • Increase your agency and self-efficacy
 
Students who use coaching often focus on...
  • More effectively managing stress, emotions, money, or time
  • Relationships of all kinds
  • Identifying what matters most to you and building a life around those values
  • Making changes to or time for your physical well-being 
  • Academic goals and how to best achieve them
  • Maximizing the strengths that you already possess within you
How do I schedule a coaching session?

You can make an appointment online. Meetings are located at SHS @ Dixon and your coach will work with you for as long as you choose to use the service.

Wellness coaching is currently available only to OSU students.

What happens when I schedule a session?

Once you select a day and time that works for you, you will receive an confirmation e-mail with links to two online surveys:

  • A form that asks for some basic information before your first session
  • A strengths assessment to complete before your appointment.
How can I get more information about this program?

Feel free to contact the Assistant Director for Wellness, Todd Gibbs.

Our Wellness Coaches

Sienna Antolin

Pronouns: (She, Her, Hers)

Role at OSU: 1st Year Graduate Student in the Master's of Athletic Training Program

Top VIA Strengths: Gratitude, Kindness, Fairness

Sienna was born and raised in Mililani, Hawaii and graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science. She is currently in her first year of her Master’s program in Athletic Training.

Sienna first became interested in pursuing a career in athletic training when she volunteered in the athletic training room at UH Manoa. Working with students in this environment eventually led her to the Wellness Coaching program at OSU.

During her time as a Wellness Coach, Sienna hopes to use the values encompassed in this service to spread aloha and positivity to other students. In her free time, Sienna enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.

Kayleen Eng

Pronouns: (She, Her, Hers)

Role at OSU: 1st Year College Student Services Administration Graduate Student; Administrative Support Coordinator, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

Top VIA Strengths: Perspective, Perseverance, Social intelligence

Kayleen was born and raised in Salem, Oregon and graduated with a double major in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Business from the University of Oregon.

She previously worked at Pepperdine University where she was first exposed to higher education and found her passion of working directly with students. Originally aspiring to become a counselor, Kayleen was drawn to Wellness Coaching for its focus on peer-to-peer relationship building, strengths-based service and positive encouragement.

She is currently in her first year in the CSSA Master’s program and works as the Administrative Support Coordinator in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. In her free time, Kayleen enjoys traveling, working out and spending time with her family and best friends in Salem.

Todd Gibbs

Pronouns: (He, Him, His)

Role at OSU: Assistant Director for Wellness, Student Health Services

Top VIA Strengths: Creativity, Perspective, Appreciation, Humor

Todd hails from the booming metropolis of Storrs, CT, and barely met the requirements to receive his bachelors degree in Music from Valparaiso University. After exploring several career paths, he returned to grad school at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, where he earned a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a PhD in Counselor Education.

While completing his doctoral work, Todd co-created a wellness coaching program for students at Ohio State that was recognized with several state and national awards. Upon completion of his degrees, he moved to Corvallis to build a similar program at the second OSU of his career. As a coach, Todd’s goal is to help you connect with your capacities for becoming who you want to be and creating the life you want to be living.

In addition to coaching, he continues to engage in research and consultation on initiatives related to well-being, strengths, and motivation while working toward his ultimate goal of transforming higher education by fostering connections that value students’ hearts and souls as much as their minds.

Fred Tedeschi

Pronouns: (He, Him, His)

Role at OSU: Director of Athletic Training Services, 4th year

Top VIA Strengths: Gratitude, Kindness, Judgment

Originally from Calistoga, CA, Fred has had a lengthy career as an athletic trainer.  He has worked at the San Francisco Forty Niners, Vanderbilt University, University of California-Berkeley, and the Chicago Bulls prior to coming to Oregon State.

Fred was drawn to Wellness Coaching for its strengths-based focus, positive encouragement and the ability to allow students to visualize and create the future they want.

He looks forward to partnering with students in their journey in creating the future they aspire to. An avid golfer, Fred resides in Corvallis with his wife, Toni and has two children Kelly and Matthew.

Nina Roberts

Pronouns: (She, Her, Hers)

Role at OSU: First year PhD student in Public Health: Health Promotion Health Behavior

Top VIA Strengths: Love of Learning, Judgment, Gratitude

Nina is a first year Ph. D. student in Public Health with a focus on Health Promotion Health Behavior.

She was drawn to Wellness Coaching for it’s holistic, strength based approach to health.

In her spare time, Nina enjoys teaching yoga, baking and playing with her dog, Bunny.

Matthew Tradewell

Pronouns: (He, Him, His)

Role at OSU:  1st Year College Student Services Administration Graduate Student; Assistantship with the Graduate School

Top VIA Strengths: Love, Judgment, Perseverance

Originally from Reno, Nevada, Matt decided to go out of state for his undergraduate education at Washington State University. After graduating with a bachelors in Public Relations and Sociology, Matt continued to work professionally at WSU for four years.

Currently enrolled as a first year student in the CSSA Master’s program, Matt was drawn to Wellness Coaching for the peer-to-peer coaching aspects of the program: “The transition to college and navigating the day-to-day rigors of academia can be overwhelming; and I wish I had a support system through my undergraduate experience. I look forward to supporting, affirming and encouraging my peers to be the best versions of themselves while helping them achieve their goals.”

In his free time, Matt enjoys hanging out with his two ridiculous cats, playing Nintendo games too much and getting outside whenever he can.

Danielle Caldwell

Pronouns: (She, Her, Hers)

Role at OSU: Wellness Education Coordinator, Recreational Sports  

Top VIA Strengths: Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence, Gratitude, Spirituality, Love

Danielle is an Oregonian and probably always will be! Although she spent some time living and going to school in Arizona where she earned a degree in Public Health from Northern Arizona University.

While in Arizona she worked for many years promoting physical activity and healthy eating with families and communities. A longing for the landscapes of the pacific northwest and a chance to pursue more education brought her back to Oregon, where she accepted a position at Recreational Sports.

Here at OSU Danielle’s goal is to help students discover the joy of daily physical activity and other well-being practices that lead to healthier minds and bodies.  Danielle believes coaching can provide a helpful space to be intentional about growth, explore goals and discover potential.

Sign Up for Wellness Coaching

Use the calendar below to schedule your wellness coaching appointment.

Coaching sessions are available for scheduling up to 24 hours in advance of the meeting time.

Using the calendar below, you can see the next two weeks of availability for wellness coaching (use the right arrow to view the next week as needed). Please find a day and time that works well for you and select "Schedule this appointment" and then complete and submit the pop-up form.

After you schedule your session, you will receive a confirmation email with two links to surveys that we ask you to complete prior to your first session, along with directions for how to get to your meeting location (SHS@Dixon).

If none of these times fit your schedule, we may be able to see you another time. Contact Todd Gibbs, Assistant director for Wellness and include several dates and times that would work for your schedule. If you are having difficulties with the online scheduling, or need accommodations related to a disability, please call 541-737-3529.