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What is Wellness Coaching?

Wellness coaching at Penn is a free and preventative service that enhances Penn students’ wholistic wellbeing. Our Peer Wellness Coaches are well trained to offer 1-1 coaching to students. You will feel heard, supported, and empowered after coaching. Moreover, you will be clearer about your wellness goals, make action plans toward those goals, and be kept accountable by your coach. 

What topics are covered?

Wellness Coaching at Penn uses the “8 Domains of Wellness” as its framework. Your Wellness Coach will offer support, resources, and accountability in the following topics:

  • Physical health: sleep, nutrition, physical activities, etc.
  • Emotional health: emotion regulation, confidence, imposter syndrome, stress management, etc.
  • Time management and procrastination
  • Relationships
  • Navigating transitions
  • Finances
  • Career 
  • Spirituality

Wellness Coaching is NOT…

  • Counseling
  • A clinical service
  • Diagnosis or treatment for mental illness


All Penn students are eligible for the Wellness Coaching service. However, please note that the first session is in-person.


Interested in signing up for a Wellness Coaching session?

Please fill out the Wellness Coaching Intake Form. After submitting the intake form, you will receive an email with instructions to sign up for your first coaching session. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Zihui Lu at

Information and Disclosure of Wellness Coaching at Penn 


Peer Wellness Coaches

David Clark
David Clarkhe/himPeer Wellness Coach
Ileana “Ina” Manzanillashe/her/they/themPeer Wellness Coach
Kate Sargent
Kate Sargentshe/herPeer Wellness Coach
Savannah Holness
Savannah Holnessshe/herPeer Wellness Coach
Sydney Liu
Sydney Liushe/herPeer Wellness Coach