Welcome to the future of health coaching!

Do you want to make a difference, and become part of the GOLD standard of health coaches?

Then our Professional Health Coaching Program is just for you! Where advanced coaching principles and health sciences converge, creating a new breed of health coaches.

Join the waitlist and get a step closer to becoming an ICF-credentialed coach.

This health coaching program is for students who are prepared to pursue an advanced health coaching education that will allow them to work and perform at a much higher standard than most.

When you’re accepted into the program, you’ll experience:

  • Led by industry leading mentor coaches holding the highest ICF credentials and standards

  • A program designed ethically, that goes above and beyond International Coaching Federation (ICF) standards

  • LIVE, instructor-led classes, coaching demos, and practice

  • Focused training painstakingly created by some of the most prestigious individuals in both the health and coaching industries

  • The credibility afforded to ACCREDITED health coaches (instead of cheap online imitations or “fluffy” programs)

Do you have what it takes?

This is a new kind of health coaching program designed to create advanced professional health coaches – and this means it’s going to require some serious dedication…
Upon joining this program, you’ll need to be:
  • Prepared to dedicate time each week to live classes and coaching practice
  • Ready to create a full-time career out of your health coaching business
  • Dedicated to helping people
  • Driven enough to learn and apply these revolutionary health coaching principles
  • Courageous enough to pursue your dreams and ready to make them a reality

Meet Your Lead Instructors!

Alex Ruani
Chief Science Educator and Doctoral Researcher
Alex Ruani is a Doctoral Researcher in Nutrition Science Education at University College London, and Chief Science Educator at The Health Sciences Academy, where she leads a team of accomplished scientists and PhDs on large education and publishing projects helping 150,000+ working and aspiring nutrition professionals succeed in their careers. Her expertise is sharing what’s new and what’s actually working in the field of nutrition, giving learners the tools they need to stay on top of evidence-based advice and get ahead of the curve.
Philippe Mathijs
Director of Coaching and CEO of Reach Outstanding
Philippe has coached and led learning programs across numerous organisations and industries including financial services, payments, pharmaceuticals, healthcare providers, and law firms. He has reached the PCC level coaching credential and has served as a Board Executive of the International Coach Federation (ICF) – UAE Chapter during 2019, and has helped leaders succeed all over the world!

Learning Outcomes

  • Awareness and demonstration of ethical practice within coaching, including integrity and honesty, confidentiality, distinction from consulting or other professional support, appropriate and respectful language, empathy and sensitivity to the coachee.
  • Recognising the importance of embodying a client-centred coaching mindset and thriving to become a role model for health/wellness behaviour skills such as prioritising self-care, self-awareness, self-regulation and self-monitoring, while reflecting on and enhancing own coaching practices.
  • Maintaining scope of practice within the boundaries of coaching, distinguishing health risk assessment and wellness evaluations from medical diagnosis, treatment or prescription, and mitigating the risk of harmful health choices or practices through pointing out to adequate resources and appropriate referrals to medical and support professionals.
  • Understanding and application of the steps and principles surrounding the co-creation of the coaching relationship, including coaching agreement, coaching structure, process, plans and goals, coaching agenda, pre-session preparation, first sessions, ongoing sessions, and termination.
  • Maintaining presence, cultivating trust, rapport, safety and self-compassion, listening actively, addressing non-verbal communication, evoking awareness and insight through tools such as powerful enquiry, silence, perceptive reflections, and metaphor.
  • Promoting coachee autonomy, self-efficacy and growth by enabling self-determined wellness visions, strengths appreciation, problem solving, S.M.A.R.T. goal design and refinement, challenge-for-thought and challenge-for-action enquiry, and explorative learning.
  • Using relevant Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to support intrinsic motivation in the context of the Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM), including decisional balance tools, rulers, questionnaires, creative brainstorming drills, safe behavioural experimentation, and self-discovery exercises.
  • Harnessing the A.S.I.T. Method* to enable personalised and meaningful change and ongoing coachee growth, including Assessment Coaching, Strategy Coaching, Implementation Coaching, and Tracking Coaching, while fostering and endeavouring to protect the coachee’s freedom of choice, self-efficacy, and self-monitoring.
  • Assisting the coachee to evaluate and integrate health and wellness information through leveraging the C.O.R.D. Framework** and health and wellness assessments (including health risk assessments) navigating aspects of health and wellness that the coachee may want to prioritise, optimise or reduce risk for, or any symptom, diagnosed disease or injury they may aim to manage with guidance from their medical provider.
  • Familiarisation with the fundamental principles of research techniques, the pyramid of scientific evidence, quality sources which may be utilised in practice when appropriate and within professional boundaries, mitigation of health harm from controversial dietary approaches and the wrongful use of medical diets, and the importance of continuing education.
* The A.S.I.T. Method is a proprietary coaching model, developed by The Health Sciences Academy, which underpins its core philosophy of personalised and meaningful client growth. A.S.I.T. stands for Assessment, Strategy, Implementation, and Tracking.
** The C.O.R.D. Framework is a proprietary conceptual and practical construct for health and wellness coaching, developed by The Health Sciences Academy, which underpins its core philosophy of personalised and meaningful client growth while mitigating the risk of health harm through appropriate referral to medical professionals.


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