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Supporting UK Health Coaches in improving the health of our nation




OUR TEAM

Directors

Dr Annabel Boys (PhD)

With a background in both education and research and a PhD in psychological medicine from King’s College, London, Annabel has studied and worked in six different countries, authored over 30 academic papers and has spoken at conferences internationally. She was one of the last people to train with the founders of the Body Stress Release technique in South Africa and opened Hampshire’s first BSR practice in 2007.
Realising the importance of lifestyle choices in health and wellness, Annabel went on to train as an Integrated Health Coach with IIN in 2012. She currently practices in Hampshire/Sussex and also sees clients remotely via Skype.
To contact Annabel or to find out more about her approach please visit her websites www.healthcoachforwomen.co.uk | www.annabelboys.com | annabelboys@gmail.com

Lyndy Stanway Marsh

Lyndy is a Certified Health Coach with a BA Honours in Psychology. She spent 11 years in the City of London as a Human Resources Director and was also an HR Manager in Johannesburg (where she grew up) and Sydney, Australia.
She trained at Integrative Nutrition in New York. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and is also certified as an NLP Practitioner.
Lyndy works primarily with individuals who are looking for a more sustained balance in their lives, healthier food choices, more energy, stress reduction and weight loss. Her specific interest is working with clients whose focus is to address ‘Emotional Eating’.
From a young age she developed a passion for Health and Nutrition. Both as a loving mother of two and throughout her career she has seen how we often do not trust our intuition or understand how connected food is to our Health and Wellbeing. As a result she advocates an integrated approach which links nutrition to all aspects of life. Her research has shown that what we eat impacts so many areas of our life and that there is a strong link between what we eat and how we feel.
Lyndy offers individual health and food coaching and leads talks, workshops & wellbeing retreats on Healthy Habits and Nutrition.
To contact Lyndy or to find out more about her approach please visit her website www.lyndystanwaymarsh.com | info@lyndystanwaymarsh.com

Ruth Edwards

Ruth works with business leaders, entrepreneurs and game changers as their strategic health ally, mentor and business coach. She empowers them to master their self care practice, optimise their energy levels, stress less and prevent burnout as they take their vision in to the world and lead others by example. Her own experience of stress and burnout building her marketing and brand agency, prompted a three month sabbatical in 2013 that turned in to a year and an unexpected career change. Reconnecting with old passions in food and nutrition she first turned her own health around and then trained as a holistic health coach, nutritional therapist and NLP practitioner. Today she delivers personalised health and happiness enhancing programmes to clients and their teams.

She joined the UK Health Coaches Association core team in September 2017, bringing her 27 years in business and experience of building thriving brands to the association. She is a passionate advocate for creating strong foundations in a business to support the health and happiness of all its stakeholders. Known for her strong creative flair and the ability to see the bigger picture and break it down in to actionable detail, she underpins her work in brands and health coaching alike with a relentless curiosity for other people’s stories.

Her daily mantra for putting our hectic, pressure cooker lives in to some perspective for the sake of our health is “Do just one small thing every day, your future self will thank you for.”

Associates

Lawrence Mitchell

Lawrence is a Chief Marketing Officer, Transformation & Wellbeing Coach, Corporate Wellbeing Programme Sponsor, Trainer, Mentor, Entrepreneur, Writer and Investor based in London, UK.
He was part of the leadership team that saw RBI transform from a declining print magazine business to a fast growth, high margin, global digital data and analytics portfolio business.
Lawrence was responsible for creating the RBI Living Well programme, piloted in 2014 to drive a higher performance culture and recognised externally in 2016 by winning the CIPD best Health and Wellbeing initiative. He is a thought leader in the health and wellness field and has authored three books and two blogs. His books include Success without Stress, a book about managing stress and living an optimal life, and A Better Life, a book on how to plan, set and accomplish goals.
To contact Lawrence or to find out more about his approach please visit his website at www.getrawenergy.co | lawrence@getrawrawenergy.co

Angela Bryant

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Following a long and successful corporate career with two of the world’s best known companies, Angela has spent the past 10 years following her desire to help people create a healthy and sustainable life. Initially she become a director of a sustainability consulting company, before becoming Chief Executive of an environmental charity focused on carbon-cutting.
More recently, Angela completed the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach Training Program and has since developed her business focused on inspiring and encouraging others to make choices that lead to a healthier body, mind, life and planet.
To contact Angela or to find out more about her approach please visit her website www.angelasbryant.com | hello@angelasbryant.com

OUR VISION

  • A Certified Health Coach will partner with every GP practice to offer time, support and guidance to patients who need to make lifestyle changes to prevent or change diagnosed chronic illness
  • UK Health Coaches will play an integral part in the NHS
  • Private Health Insurance Companies will recognise the role of UK Health Coaches in the prevention of chronic illness by reducing insurance premiums for those clients who employ a Health Coach
  • Businesses will employ a UK Health Coach as a key team player in building a healthy, happy business culture
  • Schools will employ UK Health Coaches to teach and engage children and students in the principle of living a healthy lifestyle

OUR MISSION

For the Community…

  • To fill the gap between a GP’s lack of time to listen and advise on a patient’s specific lifestyle and behaviour and patient’s need for such time, advice and guidance
  • To empower clients to take back control of their health through simple and sustainable changes
  • To maintain a clear definition of our role in the community in relation to other health professions, including but not limited to primary health care practitioners, dieticians, nutritionists and nutritional therapists
  • To create easy access to a Certified Health Coach according to geographical area and specific health concerns/needs
  • To offer accountability and confidence to the Community through Members adherence to a UK Health Coaches Association Code of Conduct and Professionalism
  • To listen to the Community and understand and respond to their needs as Health Coaching grows and develops in the UK

For our Members

  • To position Health Coaching as an integral, dynamic part of an emerging health care model in the UK focused on the prevention of chronic illness through sustainable lifestyle changes
  • To complement and support the work of other health professions including primary health practitioners, dieticians, nutritionists, nutritional therapists etc. in the best interests of the client
  • To create support networks for UK Health Coaches based on geographical area
  • To set out expectations and standards of practice though an UK Health Coaches Association Code of Conduct and Professionalism.
  • To create, drive and execute on point advocacy and publicity on behalf of Members to achieve our Vision
  • To listen to Members and understand and respond to their challenges and needs in the field as Health Coaching in the UK develops and grows in order to sustain a supportive and stable association
  • To support Health Coaches practising in the UK grow their reputation, brand, business, knowledge base and CPD through a range of specific, first class resources and training

OUR BELIEFS & VALUES

For all of us, there are certain things in life we will not compromise on. Like an internal compass, they steer us. These values are at the heart and soul of what we do in supporting and connecting the Community and our Members :

  • The body has an innate ability to heal itself given the respect,time and care it deserves. There are no quick fixes, pills, potions, or one diet fits all approaches in the work of UK Health Coaches
  • The body is nourished through natural foods – and everything else that naturally ‘feeds’ you
  • We hold space to listen and hear and understand your needs so we can deliver specific, just-for-you health solutions
  • We are a young and rapidly growing body of health advocates passionate about challenging the status quo
  • We are constantly curious and always learning in the pursuit of excellence, growth and changing the health of the nation
  • We believe in open, honest, clear and respectful communication
  • We respect diversity and differences and celebrate community and connection