Wellness Coach


CA - Anaheim

Number of openings

1 opening

Employment Duration


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Job Overview:

We are currently seeking a full time Wellness Coach to work at a high profile corporate client in Anaheim, CA.

An Optum Workplace Well-being Wellness Coach will be responsible for developing and maintaining a coaching relationship with coaching program participants and assisting them through the process of actively working toward better health by supplying support, encouragement and education.

Being on-site, dedicated to one client, you learn the specific culture of the workforce and what motivates their team members. You become a key resource for team members who are seeking assistance in improving their health. It is critical that you have the energy and compassion to work with people who may be anywhere in their journey of health.

  • Work on-site at an Optum corporate client working one-on-one and with groups of team members using motivational interviewing skills to coach them to make positive lifestyle behavior changes in the areas of nutrition, weight management, physical fitness, stress management, work life balance and tobacco use as well as other health issues.
  • Utilize public speaking skills to educate small to large groups of participants on topics including nutrition, physical fitness, sleep, hydration, and emotional well-being.
  • Must be knowledgeable about the industry with the skills to network, engage and interact with all clients, employees and participants.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on client needs.
  • Establish an on-going relationship with coaching participants and offer support and guidance in establishing behavioral goals that are S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Action-based, Realistic and Time-Limited) and an implementation plan to reach goals.
  • Meet with team members in person on a consistent follow-up basis to review progress, refine goals, explore challenges and provide guidance and motivation to overcome challenges.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of all coaching participant progress for reporting and incentive purposes.
  • Provide detailed reports on coaching participants’ outcomes and other aggregate data as requested.
  • Be familiar with client benefit package and make referrals to other health related vendors as needed.
  • May assist in collection of biometric screening data such as height, weight, BMI and other data to measure progress toward goals.
  • Facilitate and track relevant 1:1 referrals to key programs that help members achieve their wellness goals.
  • Work closely as an integral member of the Optum Team by being familiar with integrated products, programs and services offered and in the provision of support and back-up to appropriate departments as needed and as directed by site management.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a fitness, health promotion, counseling, or related health field required.
  • Coaching certification from Wellcoaches or another nationally recognized coaching organization preferred and ideally required.
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a wellness coach in a corporate setting preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Understanding and proven experience in health management: prevention, screening, behavior modification, and disease management modalities.
  • Experience with metric management and reporting.
  • Strong written, verbal, digital communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to navigate and work within Optum coaching documentation systems.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work collaborative and independently.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to client and coaching participant’s needs with a high level of professionalism and maturity.
  • Display confidence, compassion, and commitment while setting boundaries within the coaching relationship. 

About Us:

Plus One, part of the Optum Workplace Well-being portfolio of services, provides fitness and well-being services to clients across a broad range of industries, driving employee engagement in health and wellness programs. Our services include fitness, nutrition, ergonomics, wellness coaching and health promotion. Our team members believe that the most effective way to help people adopt a healthier lifestyle is through personal connections infused with hospitality, empathy and a lot of fun.

Perks of working at Plus One, an Optum company:

Health and financial:

  • Medical plan choices with Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options
  • Dental and Vision coverage plans
  • 401(k) Retirement & Savings Plan
  • Life Insurance (team member, spouse and dependents)
  • Short and Long Term Disability Plans
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Transportation and Parking Plans
  • Paid parental leave


  • Paid time off
  • Wellness rewards program
  • Free memberships to various fitness facilities and wellness subscriptions
  • 24/7 health and wellness support through the Employee Assistance program
  • Entertainment and consumer discounts
  • Dedication to ensuring a cohesive and inclusive culture led by an internal diversity, equity and inclusion council

Growth and development:

  • Free professional development courses through internal learning management systems
  • Discounted certifications through industry leading agencies
  • Free CPR/AED certifications
  • Free continuing education courses and credits
  • Employee Referral Reward program

*Please note, some of the benefits listed above are only available to team members who work full time hours.

Equal opportunity statement

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere. Plus One, an Optum Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For residents of California, Colorado, Connecticut, New York City, and Washington only: The hourly rate for this position ranges from $22 to $40. Pay is based on several factors including, but not limited to, education, work experience, certifications, geographic differentials, and other business and organizational needs. In addition to the hourly rate, Plus One offers a comprehensive benefits package (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements), which includes health insurance, life and disability benefits, 401(k) plan, and paid time off. Plus One, an Optum Company, adheres to all federal, state, and local minimum wage requirements.