About Coaching  
Sheryl Richard
Phone: 702-491-6829

What is Wellness Coaching?

Professional coaches have long been recognized for their skills in helping athletes and executives perform at their best. Now professional wellness coaches are helping people reach their best health and well-being.

Wellness coaches are trained to help clients develop and implement personal wellness plans by:

  • accepting and meeting us where we are today
  • asking us to take charge
  • guiding us in doing the mindful thinking and doing work that builds confidence
  • helping us define a higher purpose for wellness and uncover our natural impulse to be well
  • helping us tap into our innate fighting spirit
  • addressing mental and physical health together
  • helping us draw a personal wellness blueprint
  • helping us set realistic goals; small victories lay the foundation for self-efficacy
  • harnessing the strengths we need to overcome our obstacles
  • helping us view obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow
  • helping us build a support team

Wellness coaches are practitioners and life-long students of coaching psychology, a field focused on the scientific study of happiness and well-being.

Great coaches have several skills you will notice early. They are great listeners and enjoy your stories. They foster self-acceptance and self-respect. They arouse, engage, energize, and challenge you to reach higher at the right moment. They have a bird dog's ability to sniff out your strengths, values, and desires. They are playful when appropriate. They take risks and ask courageous questions. They don't rescue you from emotional muck - sometimes you need to sit in it for a bit to energize your desire to change. They know that your life is at stake if you don't take care of yourself. And they know how to celebrate your successes.

The process of wellness coaching progresses through several stages:

  1. You provide background information through various assessments, so that you and your coach are well-informed on the key issues, including medical considerations, as appropriate
  2. During the first 60-90 minute coaching session, you identify your priorities and develop a personal wellness plan including a vision, three month goals and the first steps.
  3. In subsequent 30-40 minute coaching sessions, each week, month, or quarter, you and your coach review the progress toward your vision and goals, explore and resolve the most pressing issues, learn something new, and then agree on a set of goals for the following week. You will enjoy plenty of ah-hah insights along the way.

Sheryl Richard is a health and well-being strategist who truly believes “knowledge is power” and is convinced that taking charge of your well-being allows you to live a longer and healthier life.

Sheryl's professional journey includes over 25 years business experience in project management, information technology, facilitating, teaching, mentoring, and training. While fulfilling the role of Wellcoaches Coach Concierge and pursuing her dream of more effectively helping people to "be well,” she became a Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach, later embarked upon and completed her doctoral journey, then most recently became a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. In addition, Sheryl eagerly serves as a Professor, specifically as Contributing Faculty/Dissertation Mentor for a university's online PhD Health Services program and Adjunct Faculty for another university's online Health Care Management program. 

Sheryl applies her talents and skills to work with people from various walks of life, namely executive and ministerial leadership; multi-faceted professionals; scholars; overwhelmingly busy individuals; those desiring help with transition; as well as those who feel stressed, stuck, and find it difficult to get things done.

Sheryl's faith and spiritual foundation form the premise upon which she is able to fulfill her lifelong passion for prayerfully helping others to be wholly well. Through her professional practice and desire to help individuals realize their full potential and make their dreams come true, Sheryl graciously encourages, inspires, educates, and coaches others to be, do, live, and give their best!

Education & Credentials:

  • PhD - College of Health Sciences: Health Services (Community Health)
  • Master of Art - Organizational Management
  • Bachelor of Science - Business Administration/Information Systems
  • National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
  • Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach (CPHWC)
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Wellcoaches School of Coaching
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Bryan University MPH - Analytics Program Advisory Committee
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society


Thanks for your interest in engaging me as your coach to assist with your making desired changes that last. You have already taken a significant step by inquiring about coaching. It gets better from here! Just call or email me to get started. I welcome your questions and look forward to hearing from you.

Make today your best day ever!

Cheers to Your Wellness,