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.

Wellness Coach Bio:

Danielle Caldwell

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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.


Wellness Coach Bio:

Fred Tedeschi

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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.

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.