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Life &Wellness Coaching

The Earlham College Life and Wellness Coach Program encompasses both Life and Wellness Coaching which is designed to support students in making positive changes to their overall health behaviors.

Life Coaches helps clients to recognize their skills and dreams, refocus life goals and move past challenges to work toward goals.

Wellness Coaching is a non-clinical service that focuses on behavioral change to work with and support students on improving their overall health and wellbeing by engaging in behaviors that have been proven to support a healthier lifestyle.


Currently enrolled Earlham undergraduate students and students enrolled in the Graduate Programs in Education at Earlham are eligible for Coaching Services.  Services will be rendered through referrals from Earlham College Counseling Department.

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Shamara Dickenson, M.S.

Life and wellness coach

My goals as your life & wellness coach

  • Provide guidance, support and coaching for students to aid in the changes needed to improve and maintain overall heath while covering areas that contribute to healthy living, including the 8 Dimensions of Wellness: Emotional, Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Environmental, Financial, Occupational & Social.
  • Provide drive and direction for students including recognizing their skills and dreams, life goals and working through challenges that meet those goals.
  • Support student needs with self-assessments, resources for wellness goals and communication within the community to meet individual student goals.
  • Collaborate with student, faculty and department heads to support students for holistic well-being.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with students to support and ensure overall student goals.
  • Develop educational strategies to help student meet their optimal wellness goals.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.