Janet Jansen, MPH, CHES

Janet Jansen
Health Educator | Wellness Coach | Adjunct Lecturer, LSA
  • Co-Active® Training Institute trained coach
  • NCHEC Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • MPH in Health Behavior/Health Education from University of Michigan
  • MA and BS in Education from Eastern Michigan University
Professional interests
  • Building skills to improve holistic well-being 
  • Centering health equity in the campus experience 
  • Exploring personal values/identity/autonomy 
  • Integrating personal, academic, and professional purpose and success 
  • Promoting intentional and inclusive community building
Personal interests

I like to learn and try new things. Cultivating relationships is important to me, and I thrive when surrounded by people who are working for the same goals, whether it’s planning a family celebration, playing cards, or contributing to a group project. I enjoy team sports (especially pickleball!) and cheering for the underdog. Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes is my favorite place on earth.

Approach to coaching

Sometimes it is challenging for people to see their worth beyond their accomplishments or achievements, yet they show up on campus as individuals with all these diverse interests, skills, and passions that might be underutilized or still dormant. 

The best part of my job is helping others explore all dimensions of wellness through the lens of life experiences and identity. Coaching is a place where one can learn more about who they are and who they want to be without worrying about external pressures. My role is to provide support and resources as individuals discover the many ways to thrive in their campus communities and beyond. 

Undergrads, graduate students, and professional students come into sessions with a variety of lived experiences, and my coaching sessions allow them to explore topics that are relevant to them, such as: 

  • Managing caregiving responsibilities
  • Identifying a sleep routine that works
  • Nurturing healthy relationships
  • Navigating fear of failure
  • Addressing eco-anxiety
  • Finding a sense of belonging
  • and more… 


If you can’t find a session that fits your schedule, please email me: [email protected]