The Academy For Health Coaching


"Dr Tim Anstiss and his colleagues were commissioned by Department of Health to develop a training package and supporting materials to underpin the roll out of a national primary care initiative. Tim brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the project. He works in an open and transparent way, taking on board and integrating feedback while also assisting and enabling DH colleagues to better understand topics that fall outside of their areas of expertise. Tim worked very closely with the project team to make sure that training content was absolutely right and the materials produced by Tim are of an exceptionally high standard. Furthermore Tim has gone well beyond his contractual obligations in supporting the development of the DH initiative, as he has also provided specialist knowledge, expertise and guidance in the development of the primary care implementation guidance, as well as promoting the initiative across a range of his medical networks. It has been a pleasure working with Tim and his colleagues and I would make no hesitation in recommending him to other DH and NHS colleagues."

Katherine Thompson - Department of Health Physical Activity Team

"We asked the AHC team to deliver a Lifestyle coaching and Motivational interviewing course to our staff at the Core Exercise Clinic.  The whole process from start to finish was made very easy by their ability to ascertain what our needs were, bespoke the delivery material to fit and then deliver an engaging, interesting quality course. I feel that through AHC’s training content and delivery style that members of our multi-disciplinary team are now very well prepared to deliver an outstanding health coaching service to our members."

Martin Noddings - Commercial Development Manager, UKM Positive Health, Bupa

"I have known Dr Tim Anstiss for ten years through his work in Motivational Interviewing. He has an excellent teaching style and understanding of Motivational Interviewing technique which is extremely effective at managing behavioural change. I really could not recommend anyone more highly than Tim. He provides humour and interest and we see the results of his workshop in action through videos f our GPs in training. The feedback from his talks has always been excellent"

Dr David Pullan - GP Training Course Organiser

"Dr Tim Anstiss provided the MI training that was crucial to our intervention. It was well organized, inspirational and was importantly cost effective, which is crucial for a public sector organisation such as ours."

Barry Causer - Active Travel Service Manager, Primary Care Trust

"Tim Anstiss is highly unusual. He is a dynamic lecturer who inspires a new way of looking at issues. His messages stick in one’s mind. This is probably because unlike most teachers he gets his students to work through the concepts and process them thoroughly. He is also entertaining and comes highly recommended by all those who have attended his courses"

Jennifer Klaber Moffett - Professor of Rehabilitation and Therapies, University of Hull

"In 2008, Nuffield Health introduced Senior Wellbeing Advisors (SWA) into most of their Fitness & Wellbeing centres. The SWA’s were targeted with delivering a range of health and wellbeing interventions and ensuring a high level of quality and governance is constantly achieved when such services are delivered by others on site. As part of their training, Tim delivered a workshop based around motivational interviewing. I found Tim to be approachable and engaging, ensuring that what he was delivering was in line with our expectations. The training was interactive and well received, with tangible points that our SWA’s could take away and implement immediately into their role."

Nick Green - Head of Learning and Development, Nuffield Health

"Those two days of training in Motivational Interviewing were inspiring, and gave me new insights for my executive coaching. The process and concepts I learned were amazing"

Programme Director and Executive Coach - INSEAD Global Leadership Centre

"We held an international symposium on motivational interviewing in Cardiff and asked Tim Anstiss to provide a plenary address.  His use of humour was deceptive. He brought the house down a number times, but no-one was fooled into thinking the content was facile or light-weight. Indeed, the serious points became sharper in focus. Tim has an immense grasp of how research, training and practice can be linked.  His knowledge of motivational interviewing is broad and hugely insightful. He's right at the top of the list as a speaker and trainer."

Prof Stephen Rollnick - School of Medicine Key developer of MI approach

"It has been a pleasure to work with the Academy for Health Coaching in the delivery of our countywide training programme. Tim has provided a professional and reliable service, always quick to respond and has a great enthusiasm for what he does".

Faye Bentley - Childhood Obesity Co-ordinator, NHS Cambridgeshire