Executive Coaching and Health: Coaching Skills for Wellness, Recovery & Performance

Integrating health into executive coaching incorporates – a client’s health and health challenges that impact on  their optimal functioning, performance and leadership.

Diabetes, weight management, hypertension, dependency and addiction, mental health, cancer, anxiety and depression the list is endless.

Health affects and is relevant to everyone. Health challenges can affect your client  directly, or maybe a loved one or  someone in their team. If there is a health difficulty  your client may not be able to function at their optimum and could even be under performing.

This programme equips you with essential skills to enhance your coaching and integrate health into your executive coaching role to enable you to take a holistic view.

A definition of executive recovery to wellness coaching:

A specialist form of coaching intervention based on knowledge domains, principles and coach contexts that provide for the specific integration, on an ongoing basis, of the state of a client’s health, lifestyle behaviours and health challenges. A coaching process that initiates, develops and maintains recovery from a health challenge within the context of an individual’s total being and ability to perform. An approach that can be implemented as a preventative measure for serious health challenges.

What is involved?

This is a 3 part programme where you can choose to progress as far as you like.

Part 1 (Theory)

An online theory module comprising of 4 core components plus 1 *specialised module.

This is a self-directed online learning module designed to provide you with the essential learnings you need to progress to the more advanced levels.

This module is expected to take 10 weeks to complete based on an average of 6 hours engagement a week.

The online learning platform will consist of theory and multiple choice questioning.

Cost: £399

On completion of this module you will receive a ‘Certificate of Completion’.

Part 2 (Skills)

Part 1 must be completed to access Part 2. During this module you will gain additional core theory and benefit from 10 live facilitated masterclasses. There is also a requirement to complete 20 practice hours staggered throughout the module to practice your skills.

The duration is this module is 12 weeks.

Cost: £1500

On completion of this module you will receive a ‘Certificate of Completion’.

Part 3 (Advanced Skills)

Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to access Part 3. This in depth module will enable you to be become confident and completely proficient in your ability to integrate health into your coaching practice. This module encompasses supervised skills practice, reflective practice and case study work.

There is also a requirement to complete 60 practice hours staggered throughout the module to practice your skills.

The duration of this module is 24 weeks consisting of 60 learning (72 including supervision)

Cost: £3,750

On completion of this module you will receive credentialing from the Foundation for Recovery and Wellness Coaching (FRC).

*Additional Specialisation Modules can be taken anytime after completion of Part 1 (in 2017/2018 Diabetes Type 2, Mental Health, Weight and Weight Management, Obesity)

FRC diagramWho is the course for?

Experienced coaches. Everyone is already a health coach whether they recognise it or not but to understand how a person can be effected by health, whether it is recovery, maintenance or improvement, specialised skills are required.

Any coach or coach in training may take the Part 1 of the programme. But for Part 2 and Part 3 there would need to be certain level of proficiency of coaching skills that would be required. So applicants wishing to go on to Part 2 and Part 3 would need to have a recognised coaching qualification.

This course in online and therefore accessible internationally.


FAQ’s for coaches interested in the AOEC / FRC programme Executive Coaching and Health: Coaching Skills for Wellness, Recovery & Performance.

A:  The total Part 1 programme time is 60 hours delivered. This is the amount of time that the activities of watching videos, listening to audio, participating in exercises, taking multiple choice tests and reading material is certified as taking. It is unlikely you can thoroughly engage with the material in less time. How long it takes you will depend on how you approach the material. If you spend 6 hours a week then it should take you 10 weeks. Of course we are all different and some parts may be quicker for you or you may wish to spend more time on others. You can decide for yourself and pace yourself as you wish.

A: This part of the programme runs on a schedule that you agree to and sign up for and that is run by the programme lead facilitator. Usually, it will last 12 weeks ( unless there is a pre-agreed break for a holiday).

A: Like Part 2, Part 3 also runs on a schedule over a period 26 weeks and, again, this may be extended for holidays such as Christmas.

A: Yes you may, provided that the pause does not mean you missing more than one session of Part 2 or two sessions of Part 3. If you need a longer break you can leave the group you are in and we will work with you to reschedule your participation.

A: Yes, you may contact us. If you are wanting some support whilst in Parts 2 or 3 then your first step will be to talk to the lead facilitator of your group.

A: No. Whilst this programme places some emphasis on the executive coaching role the principles within the programme are useful across almost any coaching context. So you will be able to span across a wider group of clients than those typical to executive coaching if you so wish.

A: All the skills and knowledge in the programme fit within accepted and standard coaching practice. So you will continue to agree coaching engagement with your clients in a way that is best for the coaching outcomes you have agreed. We do address this issue in the programme.

A: Yes! In Part 1 you may reach out to us at any time. In Parts 2 and 3 you will be able to talk to your lead facilitator.

A: Yes. Towards the later stages of Part 3 the credentialing process including oral exam preparation will be addressed as part of the programme.

A:  You will be able to start integrating some of the approaches, ideas and tools during and after Part 1. But we do NOT recommend you seek out clients specifically who are needing recovery orientated coaching until you have completed Part 2 and preferably Parts 2 and 3. If you are doubt about this please reach out to us and we will do our best to support you.

Course Faculty

Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
Anthony Eldridge-RogersCoach Trainer, Workshop Leader and Author
Anthony is founder of the Foundation for Recovery and Wellness Coaching International. (FRC).

He has over 35 years experience of the healthcare field in relation to recovery & wellness field and has supported thousands of people in transforming their lives.

He has extensive experience in the media and arts and has worked with many of the industries big organisations among them BBC, Conde Nast, ITV, BBDO, Saatchi’s, SAB Miller.

He works as a coach trainer, workshop leader and author with students from across several continents taking both the online and face to ace coaching training provided by the FRC.

Anthony is committed to the idea that fulfillment and life meaning is within the grasp of all of us no matter what the circumstances.
He has created the Meaning Centred Coaching model as the coaching framework for both delivering recovery and wellness coaching and inspiration for training coaches.

He has personal lived experience of profoundly impactful healthcare challenges and made his own recovery journey.

He is author of ‘Become a Recovery to Wellness Coach – The Essential Principles, Skills and Contexts’ and ‘Meaning Centred Coaching – Getting to the Heart’ .

In 2010 Anthony was invited to become a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts where he now runs an Executive Coaching group.

Gladeana McMahon
Gladeana McMahonSenior Executive Coach and Resilience Researcher
Gladeana is considered one of the leading personal development and transformational coaches in the UK.

Her books include “Performance Coaching for Dummies” and, “No More Stress – be your own Stress Management Coach.

She coaches CEO’s and those at Director Level, politicians and media moguls to master the psychological complexities of 21st century corporate life.
She is the Chair Emeritus of the Association for Coaching UK, and co-creator of cognitive behavioural coaching and mindfulness based cognitive coaching models.

An accredited therapist as well as coach Gladeana is also a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling, Institute of Management Studies, International Stress Management Association, Association for Coaching and Royal Society of Arts.

She facilitates and trains for the FRC

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