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What is health coaching and how would it benefit you?

Like a coach helps an athlete develop and excel in a sport, a health coach can help you grow in the area you're looking to bring about positive change.

Our health coaches are here to support you. They won't tell you what you should do — they will ask you what you want to achieve, then supply you with tools, strategies and encouragement to help you reach your goals.

You can learn more in this video from certified UK HR health coach Amy Rodquist-Kodet.

Help in identifying needs and setting goals to meet them.

Everyone has different interests, needs and goals. Our health coaches use research-based strategies to help you set holistic goals. 

In your four to eight free sessions, you and your coach will identify the areas you want to work on, and discuss the best ways to achieve them.

Even if you aren't sure what changes you need or how to begin making them, your health coach is available with encouraging support. 

Sessions are available by phone, online or in person. Generally, a session lasts around an hour.

Research-based tools and strategies to help you live more mindfully.

Our certified health coaches are equipped with tools and strategies to help you reach your goals. Their research-based approaches will help you build your own toolbox so that you can make lasting, sustainable changes in your well-being.

Health coaching can help you in many areas of your life, including:

  • getting better sleep
  • balancing life and work
  • improving personal relationships
  • changing eating and fitness habits
  • experiencing less stress and overwhelm

Ready to work toward your goals?

Scheduling your first session is easy and flexible. When you select the button below, you’ll be directed to your health and wellness dashboard where you’ll log in and answer a few questions. Then, you can select how and when you would like to meet. You'll even receive a confirmation email with the details.

MA, CHWC Amy Rodquist-Kodet

“I love having transformational conversations with individuals and groups that help people understand themselves more deeply, make sustainable changes, and live with greater purpose and joy.”

MS, TTS Jackie Carroll

“Stay open, be kind to yourself as you make subtle changes that get you closer to who you want to be and how you want to feel" My wish is for people to pause, reflect and make meaningful choices that feel in harmony with their values.”


April 16, 2024

Annual period for employees to convert temporary disability leave to vacation leave now available through April 30

The annual period for University of Kentucky employees to convert their temporary disability leave (TDL) to additional vacation leave (VL) is now available through April 30.   Employees may request conversion of TDL hours to additional vacation leave through Employee Self Service in myUK. Employees should log into myUK, access Employee Self Service and select Working Time and Leave Requests.    

November 17, 2021

Identifying Feelings and Needs

Are you feeling a certain kind of way but unsure how to describe it or where to start? You're not alone! During these times of uncertainty, one of the most powerful things you can do is put a name on what you're feeling. Clinical psychologist Dr. Yvette Erasmus has a helpful way to think about our core needs. She writes, "instead of just saying 'needs,' depending on the context, it may be easier to use phrases like intrinsic motivators, values, desires, hungers, drives, or just getting to the essence of what matters." 

April 10, 2021

Discovering and living your values

As we move forward with our well-being, we may be asking ourselves questions like:

April 09, 2021

Collecting Ordinary Jewels

In his book "Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence," neuroscientist and researcher, Dr. Rick Hanson writes:

Health and Wellness

We offer this benefit to you and your spouse while you’re an employee and as a retiree. All retirees and most employees are eligible, but if you’re less than half-time please review the details.

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(859) 257-9355
A-250 Southcreek Park, 2365 Harrodsburg Road