Wellbeing coaching: the missing link between knowledge and change (22 Feb 2017)
Wellbeing coaching: the missing link between knowledge and change (22 Feb 2017)

Wellbeing coaching: the missing link between knowledge and change (22 Feb 2...

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British Dental Association

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Wellbeing coaching: the missing link between knowledge and change

Plus Coaching credentials – ILM or ICF? Optional additional session
The optional session is free of charge, whether you attend ‘Wellbeing coaching’ or not. We simply ask that, either way, you book your place using the form at the foot of the page.


Wellbeing initiatives are high on the agenda for many organisations. A lot of good work is being done, with workshops and other initiatives offering information and knowledge that raise awareness.

All too often, however, such initiatives struggle to achieve their objectives. They fail to inspire their people to make healthy changes. For most of us, changing habits is not easy. Having information and knowledge is not usually enough to improve our health and wellbeing. We need to act differently. As neuroscience research suggests, it takes from 60 to 90 days to embed new behaviours. The challenge is to find the motivation and support for the longer journey.

This is where coaching comes in, of course, as it is all about moving from insight to action and creating sustainable change.

The aim of this interactive ‘open day’ is to provide an introduction to the role coaching plays in the wellness agenda, looking in particular at:

  • what is wellbeing coaching, what makes it different from other forms of coaching and how does it work in an organisational context?
  • how does group coaching work, particularly in an organisational and a wellbeing context, and just why is it so ideal for supporting the wellbeing agenda?

Who should attend?

Previous participants in our ‘open days’ have included:

  • HR directors, business partners and managers
  • L&D directors and managers
  • Talent, recruitment and training managers
  • Internal coaches
  • General and line managers
  • Independent coaches

Expert trainer

The day will be led by Elizabeth Crosse, Lead Coaching and Development Consultant who is responsible for delivering professional coaching, internal coach training, mentoring and supervision programmes. Elizabeth is a remarkably experienced professional coach with over 25 years of expertise in learning, facilitating and training and currently holds the position of membership Director for the UK ICF Board. A Master Certified Coach, she has delivered more than 3,000 hour of coaching and more than 10,000 hours of coach training.

She has been deeply involved in helping organisations develop a coaching culture and has seen it from both sides of the fence.

Elizabeth’s practice is increasingly focused on wellbeing and she has devised a number of tools and programmes to support organisations’ wellbeing agendas. This is an ideal opportunity to benefit from her extensive experience and professional insight.

Location, timing, etc

  • 22 February 2017
  • 10.00 – 4.00
  • British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London – a ten-minute stroll from Oxford Circus / Great Portland Street tube stations
  • Buffet lunch, refreshments, etc, provided
  • Certificates of attendance will be issued for CPD purposes


9:30 Registration and coffee

10:00 Introduction

  • The role of wellbeing coaching in an organisational context
  • Wellbeing initiatives: The What, Why and How
  • The implicit-explicit continuum – how wellbeing coaching works in organisations
  • What is wellbeing coaching?
  • Coaching for wellbeing – what are the implications for internal coaches?

11:30 Networking break

11:45 Responding positively to pressure – the Energy Zone Pendulum©

  • Most of us are working in demanding, high-paced and often competitive environments where adrenaline and caffeine drive our performance. We know that this is not where we make our best decisions or deliver high performance. You will have the opportunity to have a coaching conversation using the ‘Energy Zone Pendulum©’. This is a tool we use with our coachees to help them develop strategies to work with energy and focus.

12:45 Networking lunch

1:30 Group coaching

  • Group coaching provides a wonderful opportunity for peer learning, enhanced accountability and support as individuals look to create sustained change. Since it can be such a cost-effective method of providing a coaching resource to more individuals across an organisation it is particularly well-suited to helping drive the wellbeing agenda. This session looks at what additional knowledge and skills a coach needs to run a group session, especially in the context of wellbeing.

2:00 Wellbeing group coaching in practice

  • This session gives you the chance to observe group coaching in practice. We will use the WEALTH© profile as the basis for a group coaching session that will help coachees clarify their priorities in addressing the key issues that affect their wellbeing. (Includes a networking break ‘on the go’).

3:30 Review and open forum

4:00 Close

4:15 Coaching credentials – ILM or ICF? (optional additional session – see below)

As usual, we’ll be running an extra session at the end of the day for those interested in coaching credentials. This can be a vexed question, both when developing a sustainable coaching capability and when deciding on a more personal level which qualification will best support your career objectives. Internal coaches themselves often want to pursue the International Coaching Federation (ICF) credential yet organisations are often committed to the ILM route. To help you weigh up the pros and cons, Elizabeth Crosse (who delivers our ICF certified coach training programme and works with Charlie Warshawski in delivering our ILM Level 5 and Level 7 coaching and mentoring qualification programmes) will talk it through with you and answer any questions about the respective merits of the two qualification routes.

This is the perfect opportunity for:

  • Individuals considering signing up to our open ICF programme to learn more about it first
  • Organisations looking at in-house or external coaching credential programmes who need to choose between the ICF and ILM routes

The session will run from 4.15 to 5.00. It’s free to attend but we do ask you to book in advance (even if you’re already booking on to the full day programme). Please click HERE to book.


£90 + VAT = £108


  1. All our events are very popular and places on this course are limited.
  2. Please book (and pay) online using Eventbrite by clicking the 'Tickets' button at the top of this page.
  3. Please read ‘the small print’: We reserve the right to refuse admission if payment has not been received. A full refund will be made for cancellations received in writing at least 20 working days prior to the event date; there is no refund for cancellations made within 20 working days of the start of the event. We reserve the right to change the programme, the dates, the trainer or the venue: participants will be notified as soon as practicable in such circumstances. In the event that the event is cancelled, a full refund will be given. We disclaim any further liability.
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