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Well-Being at Stanford Coaching

Well-Being at Stanford Coaches are experts in the change process and serve as skilled partners to help you make shifts in beliefs and behaviors to improve your overall well-being, or simply offer support when you’re struggling.  With them, you can clarify values, set goals and priorities, talk through challenges, and create your own vision for well-being. For more info email yourwellbeing@stanford.edu


Coaching session types:

Coaching (60 minutes)

  • Schedule a one-on-one coaching session with one of our Well-Being coaches to get the well-being support you want.

Coaching Check-In (15 or 30 minutes)

  • Choose a shorter session to get an idea of what coaching is like, and if it’s right for you.

Please look through the coaches below to find a coach who you may best fit your needs.


All coaching sessions will be offered via Zoom or phone until further notice.

The invitation to your Zoom coaching session will be in the confirmation email you receive immediately after scheduling.Please email your coach directly if you have any questions.


All coaching session types

  • must be scheduled at least 24 hours ahead of time.

  • are bookable up to 21 days in advance. For example: On April 7, you can book a coaching session as far ahead as April 28.


Coaches & Scheduling

Brianna Griffin ('11)

Student Support Specialist
Well-Being Coach for undergraduate students

Specialties/interest areas: dream/goal-oriented coaching, reclaiming one’s values, self-compassion, resilience, individuation, stress and careers, pre-med stress and anxiety, identity and navigating cultural differences, authentic well-being and flourishing, healthy relationships. All other topics also welcome!

Email: bgriffin@stanford.edu

Schedule a session by location here: 

Coaching with Bri 

Maija Cruz ('12)

Student Support Specialist
Well-Being Coach for students served by community centers and ethnic theme dorms

Specialties/interest areas: Holistic wellness, mental health, resiliency, cultural & positive psych nerd, intersectionality, supporting those who feel othered by the academe, encouraging indigenization of mindsets and processes. All other topics also welcome!

Email: maijac@stanford.edu

Schedule a session by location here:

Coaching with Maija

Sanne Lim

Student Support Specialist
Well-Being Coach for graduate students

Specialties/interest areas: Life and Mindfulness Coaching for deeper personal and professional development; long-term, sustainable behavior change; flourishing and thriving beyond surviving; building skills to handle stress, loss, grief; communication skills; relationships; cultural adjustment; identity; meditation and self-compassion; living with greater peace, passion and purpose. All other topics also welcome!

Email: sannelim@stanford.edu

Schedule a session here:

Coaching with Sanne

Colin Campbell ('11)

MPH, Program Manager, Health Education

Specialties/interest areas: relationship to food and exercise, body image, sleep and recovery, identity and navigating cultural differences,authentic well-being and flourishing, masculinities, healthy relationships. All other topics also welcome!

Email: ccampbell@stanford.edu

Schedule a session here: 

 Coaching with Colin

Donnovan Somera Yisrael ('89)

MA, Senior Health Educator, Mental Health & Well-Being

Specialties/Interest Areas: grief and loss, healthy relationships, sexual health, gender roles, decision-making, the science of happiness and adding inspiration to your aspirations. All other topics also welcome!

Email: donnovan@stanford.edu

Schedule a session here: 

 Coaching with Donnovan

Inge Hansen

PsyD, Director, Well-Being at Stanford & Weiland Health Initiative

Specialties/interest areas: gender and sexual identities, positive sexuality, emotional well-being, social justice. All other topics also welcome!

Email: ihansen@stanford.edu

Schedule a session here: 

 Coaching with Inge

 


Additional coaching resources

Mind Over Money Financial Coaching

Financial coaching strives to help students develop skills and behaviors they can improve upon independently over time.

Coaching sessions are entirely free to Stanford students.
https://mindovermoney.stanford.edu/people/coaches

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching can provide you with a "personal trainer” who can observe your strategies and techniques, suggest changes to your approach, and provide encouragement as you implement new ways of learning. Our academic coaches hold advanced degrees and bring a diversity of academic, professional, and personal experience to their roles. Our peer academic coaches are mid-to-late stage graduate or professional students who are familiar with the academic challenges at Stanford.

To book an appointment, visit academicskills.stanford.edu
Student-athletes can book an appointment by visiting peercoaching.stanford.edu

Career Coaching at BEAM

To book an appointment: https://beam.stanford.edu/career-communities

Pastoral Care at Office for Religious Life

The Office for Religious Life (ORL) is available to provide pastoral/spiritual care to the Stanford community. 

Pastoral/spiritual care is a type of confidential care and counseling provided by spiritual and religious leaders. It involves non-judgmental and compassionate listening that allows people to share their joys, concerns, and hopes in the context of their full humanity, and for many, their spirituality or philosophy, with the goal of fostering a person’s spiritual and existential wellbeing. Pastoral care can offer support for topics including grief and loss, relationships (including romantic and non-romantic, family) vocational questions, meaning and purpose, stress, religious traditions and difference; ethical dilemmas, sexual/gender identity and religious upbringing in conflict.

Website:  https://religiouslife.stanford.edu
ORL staff:  https://religiouslife.stanford.edu/people/staff/grouped
ORL e-mail: religious-life@stanford.edu
Primary telephone contact:  650-723-1762