The UK Health Coaches Association was set up to raise the profile of health coaching in the UK. We aim to support the professional development and advancement of Health Coaches and Health Coaching in the United Kingdom.
In line with the work of the International Association of Health Coaches, we work to position Health Coaching as a key part of an emerging preventative health care approach. As experts in facilitating sustainable behaviour change, our fundamental aim is to help decrease lifestyle-related chronic diseases that are bringing the health services to crisis point.
The following people are the founding members of the UK Health Coaches Association:
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.
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.
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.
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 Exec 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.