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Georgia started her career by student teaching a health class. She had just graduated from ECU with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Georgia recalls: “we had learned all about the different sports and how to teach physical education to the kids”. When she went in on that first day to help teach the health […]

Emily Burrows – Self Care Coaching Emily is a self care coach and yoga instructor based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After a period of working in public health, she found herself at a crossroads, unsure of what she wanted to do next – counseling and workplace wellness were both appealing, but not perfect […]

What do you get when you mix a mother of one, a dog lover, an avid music fan, and a health coach? You get Emily Medlin, certified health coach with WakeMed Health and Hospitals. She was trained at UNCG’s Health Coaching Program during April 2017, however her coaching journey began before that at WakeMed. Emily’s […]

Crystal is an Academic Professional Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Education at UNCG. She joined the department in August 2016. Currently, she teaches six classes in the department, focusing on program planning and evaluation,community engagement and fieldwork. This emphasis comes from Crystal’s expertise in community recruitment, which she developed while working for […]

Scarlett Ruppert – “You’re Health Coaching even when you’re not Health Coaching.” Scarlett is currently a 2nd year student in UNCG’s Masters of Public Health Education program. Additionally, she is a Graduate Assistant with HealthyUNCG (UNCG’s employee wellness program) and interning with Elon BrainCARE.  She initially found health coaching through her job at HealthyUNCG. Their […]

Andi Weiss – “Education is Just a Piece of the Puzzle” “Health coaching changes the way we look at patients and their challenges. It puts patients in the driver’s seat, allows them to set their own agenda, and leads to sustained behavior change.” Andi works at MicroMass Communications, Inc., a company that applies health behavior […]