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Whole Health Coaching

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  In Omaha call 402-599-2130, Lincoln 402-486-7822 or Grand Island 308-395-3405 for more information

Whole Health Coaches work with Veterans one-on-one and in group settings to empower the Veteran to develop and achieve self-determined goals related to health and wellness. Coaches support Veterans in mobilizing internal strengths and external resources, and in developing self-management strategies for making sustainable, healthy lifestyle, behavior changes. As partners and facilitators, coaches support Veterans in achieving health goals and behavioral goals, while working with the Veteran’s Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). Coaches assist Veterans to use their insight, personal strengths and resources, goal setting, action steps and accountability toward whole health changes.

Whole Health Coaching Process

Stage 1: Veteran and coach explore Mission Aspirations Purpose (MAP). They create vision, and explore values and value conflicts.

Stage 2: Veteran and coach reflect, assess and focus on what really matters in Veterans life. They will conduct PHI, define the Veteran’s Health Focus, and assess Veteran’s readiness.

Stage 3: Veteran and coach make plan for action as part of a Personal Health Plan (PHP). They set goals and actions, explore barriers to achieving goals, and determine training, support, and accountability.

Stage 4: Veteran and coach execute plan. Veteran takes action to achieve goals. Veteran learns lessons and works with coach to assess actions and re-plan.

Meet Your Whole Health Coaches

Omaha Campus

Tim Tichy

Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and a master’s degree in Health Promotion and has had a long career of helping others with their health & wellness. Tim served in the Army National Guard for 14 years and is a Desert Storm veteran. He has many years’ experience in personal training and health & safety programming within the public, private and governmental sectors and has successfully helped many people reach their goals through discovering what motivates them. The many successful lifestyle goals, to list a few, include: quitting smoking, losing weight or improved athletic performance. “Serving those that served is a passion of mine.” Tim is married and has three children and four grandchildren that he enjoys spending spare time with doing activities such as fishing, biking and jet skiing. To contact Tim, please call 402-930-7630.

Lincoln Campus

Albert (Kirk) Beute

Albert started his VA career with the Lincoln Veterans Center as an Outreach Specialist. After a year traveling the state he made a career move to the Lincoln Community Based Outpatient Clinic, where he served as the Housing Specialist with the HUD/VASH Program in the VA Homeless Clinic, which was a new position. While serving as the Housing Specialist he housed 70 veterans in the new Victory Park Apartment Complex in only 3 months, which contributed to solving veteran homelessness in Lincoln. After 4 years in the HUD/VASH program, Kirk was hired as the Whole Health Coach in Lincoln and has been at the position since Spring of 2018. Kirk retired from the military as a decorated veteran after 21 years of service. He has a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Nebraska Wesleyan University. To contact Kirk, please call the Lincoln VA Whole Health program at 402.486.7822.


Grand Island Campus

Alicia Wicht (pronounced Ali-sh-a Wi-ck)

Alicia Wicht is a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach. She has worked as a Health Coach with the VA since July 2018 and focuses on motivating and empowering Veterans to make positive behavior changes by assisting in the identification of individualized goals set by the Veteran, for the Veteran. Prior to her role as a Health Coach, Alicia worked in the social services and oncology research arenas helping others navigate moments of distress and major life changes. As a Health Coach, Alicia provides individual coaching sessions, a variety of courses aimed at positive behavior change, including spiritual enlightenment and meaningful movement and a flexible, Veteran-centered schedule. To contact Alicia, please call the Grand Island VA Whole Health program at 308.395.3405 or email her at alicia.wicht@va.gov.