Health Coaching Alumni

"One of the most extraordinary opportunities that I have had at Winona State is working with Winona Health as a health coach..."

“This program has allowed me to learn how to effectively communicate and establish trusting relationships with clients. Watching my client’s progress over this past year has been such an exciting and rewarding experience. My visits with my client are often one of the biggest highlights of my week. I believe that being able to implement the skills from the classroom out in the real world has given me a perspective on the healthcare field that most college students do not get to see. I am extremely grateful for everything I have learned as a health coach, and it has vastly prepared me for interacting with patients in the future.”

“Health Coaching is one of the most rewarding decisions I have made at WSU. It gives students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom and work exclusively with clients from Winona Health. I love Health Coaching because I enjoy helping clients achieve small milestones each week and before they know it, they accomplished a goal they never thought possible. Health coaches are support for those who don’t necessarily have it. We hold them accountable and are with them every step of the way on their journey. We celebrate triumphs and tackle barriers together. I would encourage anyone to do the Health Coaching Program because it is the chance to positively impact someone’s life”.