Kristin Thole earns certification from the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC)

Friday, December 18, 2020

OBGE congratulates Kristin Thole, OBGE Health & Wellness Coach, on earning national certification from the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Kristin, who provides Health & Wellness Coaching to PhD students in the School of Medicine, received her training with the Duke Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Program.

Health & Wellness Coaching is not just about one’s physical well-being, it is about the whole person: their values, goals, work, balance, fulfillment, and life purpose. Any concern that gets in the way of achieving optimal health and well-being is the perfect subject for beginning coaching (for example: stress, exercise, rest, communication, relationships, physical space, professional development). Health and wellness coaching effectively motivates and supports behavior change through a structured partnership between the client and coach. The coach helps the individual develop and realize their optimal health vision through inquiry, personal discovery, and accountability. Health & Wellness Coaching is not professional counseling or psychotherapy.

Expected outcomes of a coaching session include:

  • Clear understanding of your goals and values
  • Motivation to support behavior change
  • Strategies for moving toward your goals

Interested SoM PhD students may schedule a coaching session with Kristin at the link below. The calendar is protected so that only Kristin can view client identity, and everything discussed in the coaching session is kept confidential. Please plan on a 30-45 minute session; follow-up appointments can be arranged after the initial meeting. There is no obligation to schedule subsequent coaching sessions.

Sign up for Health & Wellness Coaching

Once you have registered, you will receive a pre-session survey link and worksheet to help you prepare for your coaching session. Please contact Kristin Thole directly with any questions: