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 is an award-winning entrepreneur, facilitator, trainer and coach, with well over fifteen years’ experience of leading and supporting organisations in the areas of behaviour change, organisational development and strategy.

He’s been a UN advisor, working on democracy in Turkey, and Nick regularly delivers facilitation and training for a range of private, public and voluntary sector organisations, specialising in coaching and leadership skills. He has been a health coaching trainer for the last twelve years, co-designing and delivering the vast majority of the Coaching for Health programmes Osca Agency has delivered. Nick co-led the strategic review into health coaching for Health Education England, liaising with the Health Foundation and Nesta. He’s also been a coach for over fifteen years, across the private and public sector, including Clore Social Leaders and two sitting MPs.

Nick is a qualified Master Practitioner in NLP, with coaching skills and was the founder of the coaching based educational programme Envision (, a winner of the Guardian Charity Award. Nick is a winner of the Ernest Shackleton Leadership Award.

Doug Hing


Dr Douglas Hing is a General Practitioner in South West London with a background in Coaching, Education and Management.

He is a Co-Founder and Lead Trainer in Coaching for Health which focuses on training doctors, allied health and social care professionals in having more effective conversations to support sustainable behaviour change.

His leadership and management experience includes being a Clinical Director in clinical commissioning, focusing on making improvements in Merton as a member of the Health and Wellbeing Board and at Kingston Hospital as a Governor and Strategy Committee Chair.

He is also a Curriculum Editor for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and has certificates in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring (ILM-7), Health Care Management and Leadership (PGCert) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Education (PGCHE).

Judith Stanton

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Judith 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.

Edwina Lawson


Edwina 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 Gorny

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.

Lis Paice OBE FRCP

Lis started her training as a coach in 2008 and holds the ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring. She is an active coach, supervisor and trainer of coaches. She has coached and mentored NHS clients at all stages in their careers, including consultants and GPs, senior managers, board-level executives, CCG chairs and academic heads of department. Her style is empathetic but challenging, helping her clients to recognise their own resourcefulness and make the most of their potential.

Lis is a doctor by background. After 13 years as a consultant rheumatologist, in 1995 she took up the role of Dean Director of London Deanery, a position she held until 2010. From 2011 to 2014 she chaired the Integrated Care Programme in North West London. Currently she is Deputy Chair of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Lis was named NHS Mentor of the Year 2010 by the NHS Leadership Academy. In 2011 she was awarded OBE for services to Medicine. She is the author of New Coach: reflections on a learning journey, McGraw Hill 2012.

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