LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program

Please go to universityofdayton.lifeworks.com and enter university as your username and dayton as your password.  This is a free, confidential service for you that is an employee resource program to help manage personal issues at work or at home.  It also includes health and wellness coaching that can be done over the phone.  There are also online self-paced workshops, interactive tools and trackers and a health library available.

Topics include quitting smoking, heart health, aging well, navigating the health care system, healthy eating and exercise, family/parenting issues, time management, financial management and managing stress.  Below are some recent articles:

Building Stronger Relationships (pdf)

Beat diabetes with help from LifeWorks Wellness (pdf)

Feeling Less Stressed (pdf)

Generations at Work (pdf)

Handling Change (pdf)

Healthier Diet (pdf)

Managing a Diverse Workforce (pdf)

Managing Performance Issues (pdf)

Mental Health (pdf)

Questions About Parenting (pdf)

Quit Smoking (pdf)

Starting a Fitness Program (pdf)

Taking Care of Yourself and the People You Manage (pdf)

You can also use their wellness tools website. From the LifeWorks website home page, go the the Quick Links, then choose Wellness Tools.  You will be asked to register to use the LifeWorks Wellness site.

What is Wellness Coaching and how is it different than the traditional model?

Coaching is a collaborative process that includes problem solving and goal setting based on an individuals readiness to change. Coaching is conducted in telephonic sessions and coaches lead clients to a higher level of self understanding, and help their clients become clearer on where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. The coach's agenda is only the client's agenda. Coaches focus on helping clients find their own answers, rather than providing most or all of the answers. Clients feel accountable to themselves and their coaches and in the end accomplish more than they believed possible when they began.

Coaches are trained professionals with continuing education in behavioral change theory, motivational interviewing, counseling skills such as reflective listening and using open ended questions, positive psychology, and much more! The approach is facilitative and client centered, focuses on the clients strengths, goal setting, re framing obstacles into challenges for opportunities to learn and grow.

"If you have never experienced coaching, I highly recommend it. The training I received in wellness coaching was life changing for me as a professional and experiencing it forever changed my philosophy about teaching clients about nutrition and wellness topics. I am excited that we have Life Works at University Dayton which offers free telephonic coaching for our Faculty/Staff members to utilize to help them build self efficacy and empowerment to reach their own unique optimal level of wellness! It is convenient and effective!"  - Theresa Gilbert, Faculty/Staff Wellness Coordinator