What is Health



As someone committed to changing the lives of as many people as possible, it can be very frustrating if you find your clients don’t follow your advice. Clients who are not getting results often don’t return so it’s vital you have all the skills you need to guide them on their behavioural change journey as well as influencing their eating habits. 


As you know, leading a healthy lifestyle is so much more than just what we eat. Health Coaching provides you with an additional set of skills that enables you to support people in a bigger way through the entire lifestyle change process, and to maintain results longer term. This is a deeply rewarding experience and a route to exponentially growing your own confidence too.

With Health Coaching your clients can unlock their true potential for optimum health

Our Health Coaching Skills course has been designed for those already in the Nutrition Profession who would like to learn how to blend nutrition advice with a health coaching approach to support lasting change. Importantly, this training will show you how to move seamlessly between the two modalities.


Marcelle Dubruel, who runs this course,  is our Senior Health Coach trainer at Zest and since introducing Health Coaching into her nutrition practice 5 years ago she has never looked back!

“My clients transform before my eyes, and I love my job” Marcelle Dubruel

Course Overview

On this course you will learn the zest4life GREAT Coaching Process which has been responsible for changing lives since 2003; the GREAT process is a step by step Health Coaching Process to lead your clients from wanting to change to feeling inspired and motivated to reach a new level of health, and to sustain it too.  You will learn and have access to a range of expert Health Coaching tools too.

As part of the course, you are invited to attend two of our Health Coaching Clinics. These sessions are a great opportunity to consolidate what you will have learnt during the course.

You will also be part of a supportive Facebook Group throughout the course to share your experiences and successes.


You will learn to use a toolkit of specialist Health Coaching tools, designed for Nutrition Professionals, so that you can simply and professionally integrate Health Coaching into your existing practice.

Following successful completion you will be awarded the Zest4life ‘Health Coaching Skills for Nutrition Professionals’ Certificate and will be able to use the Health Coaching Badge on your website and in your marketing. 

This course is recognised by NTOI and BANT as 10 hours of active CPD.

Course Duration:

6 weeks plus 2 Health Coaching Clinics

Who is this for?

Established Practitioners and recently qualified Nutrition Professionals 


Early bird offer: £595 (save £100). 

This course is included in our Business Growth Programme. Click here for more details.


(Pay £50 deposit today to secure your place, with the balance due in Feb 2022)


Course dates:

Week 1:

Friday 25th February 1pm - 2.15pm
Week 2:

Friday 4th March 1pm- 2.15pm
Week 3:

Friday 11th March 1pm- 2.15pm

Week 4:

Friday 18th March 1pm- 2.15pm
Week 5:

Friday 25th March 1pm- 2.15pm
Week 6:

Friday 1st April 1pm- 2.15pm


Can't make every session? Training sessions are recorded and uploaded to your Health Coaching Facebook Group so you don't miss out.

Health Coaching Clinic dates:

Wednesday 30th March   

11am - 12pm

Monday 25th April 

11am - 12pm

Two practice clinics are included in your course. These are recorded and available in your Facebook Group so you won't miss out if you can't attend live. You are welcome to submit any questions beforehand.


I would like to join!

Click the button below to book your place on the next course

Starting Friday 25th February at 1.00 pm

What you'll learn

Course content

Roles of a Health Coach

Zest4life GREAT Coaching model

Zest4life core Health Coaching tools

6 typical client barriers to change

Structuring your sessions

Integrating Health Coaching 

Client case studies

2 health practice Coaching clinics

Health Coach skills certificate

Health Coaching digital badge

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I would like to join!

Click the button below to book your place on the next course

Starting Friday 25th February at 1.00 pm

We will show you step by step, how to introduce coaching to your existing clients, and blend the two approaches seamlessly. This will enable your clients to get better results, and we'll show you how to use coaching to attract new clients.

This course comes within the Business Growth Programme. Find out more here >>

Who is this for?

This is for you if you would love to build your confidence to support your clients through the behaviour change process and enable them to reach their full potential. 


It is also for you if you have experienced clients being stuck and would like to be able to confidently help them more, as well as build longer, combined nutrition and coaching programmes.

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Would you like to speak to us to find out more?

 Book a complimentary call and find out about how Health Coaching can transform the way you practice. 

"Thank you for the certificate and for providing such a brilliant coaching course. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I feel it has provided the missing piece of the jigsaw. I can now add this to my list of 2020 achievements!"

Katie Gleeson
Zest4life Associate
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Antje Kicinski

"This programme has made the difference for me between simply imparting knowledge to my clients and hoping they would comply with my recommendation and really getting through to them. I am now able to build better rapport and trust and most importantly, the client feels more motivated to stick with the program and bring to the sessions a sense of urgency. I even use coaching elements now in my discovery calls and can feel that clients respond differently. They feel heard and often come up with a task to tackle before the first session."

Faiza Khan

"This coaching is absolutely invaluable. Our nutrition knowledge is only half the story. It’s just not enough to give clients a nutrition plan and expect them to follow it. The HeaIth Coaching course moves you on from purely educating your clients, and gives you the skills to be able to fully support and encourage them, improve compliance and keep them moving forwards towards their goals. The tools are a great way to engage with the client from the start and to really understand their motivations and build rapport."

Sylvia Salvendy

"Coaching makes a huge difference to client success and repeat business. This course provides valuable coaching techniques in a structured and clear format that isn’t overwhelming. It provides a solid foundation for the beginner as well as the more advanced coaching/NT practitioner to practise their techniques and become more confident- and more successful! I would highly recommend this course to everyone at Zest. Marcelle guides you through everything step by step and her passion for teaching this subject shines through very strongly. 5 stars!"

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?

The health coaching course full fee is £695. We have limited places on our early bird offer. Course fees are £595 (save £100) and pay only £50 deposit to secure your place starting 25th February 2022. Balance due 4th February 2022. When the early bird places are gone this offer will be withdrawn.

Who is this for?

This course has been designed for Nutrition Professionals who would like to learn how to support clients in the behavioural change process. Learning Health Coaching can really enrich your programmes and packages, enable you to work with clients in a multi-faceted way, help them achieve better results and, often, work with them for longer as you become an important part of their lifestyle change journey. You can therefore build higher value programmes and make a much bigger difference to your clients. This is also a great course if you struggle with your own self confidence and would like to learn a coaching process to look at your own barriers and challenges and work on your own mindset.

What are the course dates?

The health coach training starts on Friday 25th February at 1.00 pm (UK) and the LIVE sessions run for 75 minutes on the following dates:

Week 1: Friday 25th February 1pm (UK)
Week 2: Friday 4th March 1pm (UK)
Week 3: Friday 11th March 1pm (UK)
Week 4: Friday 18th March 1pm (UK)
Week 5: Friday 25th March 1pm (UK)
Week 6: Friday 1st April 1pm (UK)

When are the Health Coaching Clinics?

The Health Coaching Practice Clinics are held after the training weeks and help you to reflect and put what you have learnt into practice.

The dates are:

  • Wednesday 30th March @ 11.00 am – 12.00 pm (UK)
  • Monday 25th April @ 11.00 am – 12.00 pm (UK)
If you can not attend live the clinics are recorded and you can view them in the private Facebook group. You can submit a question in advance.

What if I don’t have time to keep up with everything?

The six weekly LIVE Masterclasses and health coach clinics are recorded so you can watch the replays in the private Facebook Group.

I’m just starting out, am I ready?

The health coach training is suitable for nutrition professionals who have qualified and are already practising, just starting out or nearing completion of their studies and keen to learn behavioural change techniques. It will help you when starting out in your business to get better compliance from your clients, encourage long term behaviour change and increase your confidence as a practitioner.

I’ve been in business for years, will I get enough out of it?

Even if you have been practising as a nutrition professional for a long time, there is always more you can learn about encouraging clients to make changes to their diet and lifestyle and overcome barriers to change. You may have some clients who didn’t follow your advice and we will provide you with additional tools and skills that enable you to support people in a bigger way through the entire lifestyle change process, and to maintain results longer term. We can also show you how to integrate health coaching into your nutrition programmes, so that you work with clients for longer, generate more referrals and ultimately have a more profitable business.

Can I claim my payments back against tax?

Depending on your tax arrangements, you should be able to claim back the course fees as a training expense. Please check this with your accountant.

Can I use the hours spent watching the training videos or attending live webinars as CPD?

The course has been recognised by BANT and the NTOI for ten hours of CPD. With other professional bodies you can claim back the hours on training and attending webinars as CPD. Please check the requiremets of your professional body

I think I’d like to join, but I’ve got a question

If you've got a question that hasn't already been answered on this page then please drop us a line at and we'll be very happy to help.

I would like to speak to someone about the course!

Why not book a complimentary call so we can discuss your interest in how health coaching can transform your clients' results, and your confidence. We are interested in making sure the course is right for you too! Click here to book your call

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered online via Zoom Meetings. You will receive your course link upon registration. The sessions are a blend of teaching and practice.

What is included in the course?

  • Six weekly LIVE Masterclasses with Marcelle Dubruel
  • Two health coaching practice clinics
  • Client case studies
  • Private Facebook group to connect with your peers, ask questions, get coaching feedback and meet buddies to practice your health coaching skills and put it into practice.
  • Zest4life GREAT Health Coaching Toolkit
  • Zest4life Health Coaching Skills Certificate and digital badge for your website

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Helen O'Brien

"I would encourage every Nutritional therapist to do this course. I wish I did this type of course years ago. In six weeks it has revitalised my whole thinking process about the way I work with clients"

Marienne Andrews

"Marcelle is a great teacher, making the course fun and engaging. The tools which you will learn are so important to helping people, particularly when they are stuck in a cycle and need the motivation to more forward with their lives."

Beth Tookey

"Money well spent! Invaluable tools that can be applied to not only our work as Nutritionists, but life in general!"

I would like to join!

Click the button below to book your place on the next course

Starting Friday 25th February at 1.00 pm