In addition to the lead trainers below, we have a range of co-trainers and associates – clinicians and experts from a range of backgrounds – who train and support our programmes.

Nick Nielsen

Nick-NielsenNick is a lead Coaching for Health trainer and also leads on programme design and delivery. He is an award winning entrepreneur, facilitator, trainer and coach; with over ten years’ experience of supporting organisations in behaviour change, organisational development and strategy.

In 2000, Nick founded Envision, a charity that supports young people from inner city areas to set up their own community projects and realise their potential to make a positive difference. In 2009, Envision was a winner of the Guardian Charity Award and runner up in the National Lottery Awards. In 2010, Nick stepped down as CEO to become a trustee.

Nick is a Director of Osca where he works on a variety of projects and behaviour change programmes. He is currently a UN advisor, as well as a recent facilitator for the Prime Minister’s Special Commission on Social Action. Nick delivers a range of leadership and communication training programmes, including Coaching for Health. He is a winner of the Ernest Shackleton Leadership Award.

Doug Hing

Doug-HingDoug is a General Practitioner with a background in Coaching, Education and Management; he regularly applies coaching skills to his consultations with patients as well as in his leadership management, facilitation and mentoring roles.

He is a Clinical Director for his local Clinical Commissioning Group in South London and he is a Royal College of General Practitioners Curriculum Editor. He delivers courses on Quality Improvement Projects, Difficult Conversations and Coaching / Mentoring and he has certificates in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring (ILM-7), Healthcare Management and Leadership (PGCert) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Education (PGCHE).

At present he splits his time professionally between General Practice, Accident and Emergency and Clinical Commissioning. He spends his personal time watching eclectic films with his wife, exercising and eating out with friends and re-exploring the world with his young children.

Judith Stanton

Judith photo B&WJudith is the Chief Executive of Tzedek, and was formerly medical director at Prederi. Her medical background is in general practice, director of public health, senior policy advisor to the London Mayor’s health team and clinical lead for a team in the commissioning directorate in NHS NW London. Judith’s coaching experience includes being the head of the HEE London/London Deanery coaching scheme; being a coach and coach supervisor for the HEE London/London Deanery coaching scheme; being a coach and coach supervisor for the London Leadership Academy/NHS London coaching scheme; and has also run her own coaching business since 2008.

Judith’s educational background includes being educational supervisor for public health training in the King’s Fund and for NW London, Trust Liaison Dean for NC London and Associate Dean for gastroenterology and diabetes & endocrinology in London.  Judith has hundreds of hours of coaching experience, a Diploma in Coaching, Advanced Certificate in Coaching Supervision and MA in Clinical Education.

Arti Maini

55894a9fcd73415f882299265b856830_400x400Arti works as a GP, Appraiser and Coach and is a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Primary Care at Imperial College London. She gained degrees in medicine and in clinical neuroscience from St Georges Hospital Medical School in London. Her passionate interest in learning, development and communication led her to complete an MSc in Medical Education as well as diplomas in Coaching Supervision and in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring. She is a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), specialising in health and children.

Arti works with the NHS London Leadership Academy and with Health Education North West London as a coach for clinicians. She also works as a coach trainer and supervisor and is on the faculty of the Coaching Supervision Academy. She regularly incorporates coaching approaches into her own clinical practice with a highly diverse range of patients. She is co-author of the book Coaching for Health-Why it works and how to do it. Arti is married to another doctor and has three young children.

Hina Pattani

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She is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Clinical Education with a view to developing a theoretical base for her interest in medical education.She became a coach in 2012 and has over a hundred and fifty hours of coaching experience and a Diploma in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring. In addition to her coaching experience, Hina regularly uses coaching skills with patients, carers and families and is a co-trainer in a number of coaching programmes.


Edwina Lawson

FullSizeRenderEdwina Lawson is a doctor and has been practicing for over 10 years. She works as a GP Partner in a busy London practice, where she combines clinical and management roles. For the last two years, she has trained healthcare professionals in skills of coaching and care planning for patients with long-term conditions, through both the Coaching for Health course and the Year of Care model.

She is directly involved in developing the implementation of this novel approach to patient care in Islington CCG, particularly the design and delivery of skills training tailored to individual GP practices and practitioners. She has been advising Islington CCG on strategies to implement care planning for professionals within the constraints of daily NHS work and is working on the creation of local networks for professionals who want to develop their coaching skills further.


Niro Amin

Niro is a portfolio general practitioner with a background in medical education and educational research. She has been involved in coaching both clinicians and NHS managers via the London Leadership Academy and the Professional Support Unit over the last ten years.

Since gaining the ILM diploma in Coaching (Feb 2016), Niro has enjoyed facilitating small groups but also values the opportunity to work with clients on a one to one basis. She believes that coaching can be a great tool for professional development and she has utilised the skills to enable practitioners to transition through challenging career dilemmas.

As a healthcare practitioner, Niro has been able to apply the coaching skills as a Coach for Health and Wellbeing with patients who have long term conditions to see positive lifestyle choices and behavioural changes.

Bronya Gorney

Bronya works as a GP in central North London. She qualified as a doctor 12 years ago and became a GP 5 years ago. It was as a GP that she encountered the world of Motivational Interviewing which led onto an interest in Coaching. She qualified with distinction on the Relational Dynamic Leadership & Coaching course and has since been using these skills in every consultation. She deeply believes that the coaching approach is transformative for patients and is keen to share these skills with other Health Care Professionals.

Since the start of her training she has completed a BA in Theology, become a member of both the Royal Colleges of Physicians as well as that of GPs, and gained diplomas in Sexual Health as well as Tropical Medicine. She spent time working as a doctor in Sub-Saharan Africa after a decade of involvement in small scale, sustainable development projects in the 3rd world. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring her creativity, being in Nature & building intentional community.


  • Nick Nielsen
  • Doug Hing
We draw from an extensive range of co-trainers, depending on the location and target audience