Dr. Andrew McDowell

Andrew is a Psychologist, Coach and Leadership professional with more than 20 years’ experience maximising the performance of individuals and organisations. He is a Partner and Director of TPC Health and leads the Health Coaching practice. His coaching and training expertise has led him to work with leaders across public, corporate and voluntary sectors from many parts of the world.

Andrew’s original training was in psychology and along with extensive clinical experience. Prior to focussing on the application of coaching and leadership interventions in the health system he was a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, specialising in the areas of health psychology and behavioural medicine. Through his work with TPC Health he is now pioneering the development of the clinical application of coaching and leadership interventions in the UK and Europe. He has led a number of very successful health coaching interventions in recent years that combine the development of coaching skills with the behaviour change techniques needed to encourage patients to take greater responsibility for self-care.

Andrew is also pro-bono Director of WYSE International, an international NGO which identifies and supports emerging leaders around the world and supports them to create change in their communities. In this role, Andrew is the organisation's representative to the United Nations. He is also a faculty member in a number of University level Coach training programmes.

Dr. Penny Newman

Penny is an experienced system leader in the NHS, GP with a background in public health and executive coaching. Her passion for innovation has resulted in service reconfiguration and redesign across multiple specialities; new models in primary care from her commissioning the highly influential report “Securing the Future of General Practice”; and most recently the development of Health Coaching in the UK with Dr Andrew McDowell, for which she is an NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow.

Penny has worked across the NHS in multiple roles including as Medical Director, Director of Service Integration and SHA primary care advisor. She has been involved in the development of health coaching nationally and brings extensive experience of the embedding of the health coaching approach in the health system.

Penny has extensive, first-hand experience of the strategic priorities and aspirations of NCH&C, having only recently retired from her post as Medical Director in the organisation.

Dr. Angie Herrmann

Angie is an executive coach and business consultant who uniquely combines her scientific background in clinical medicine and surgery with her knowledge and experience in organisational and business management. Angie has a special interest in Health Coaching and has extensive involvement in facilitation and training, particularly in health and recovery coaching. Her skill-set was acquired through managing and coaching people from all walks of life through the life-changing impact of illness and disability, and through solid strategic and operational experience gained in the clinical, corporate and SME sector.

Prior to relocating to the UK, she successfully ran her own Business Consulting firm in South Africa, with a particular focus on Health and Educational sectors. Her clients range across public and private sectors and her executive coaching, leadership development and consultant practice is geared at the senior corporate and professional level, including 1:1 coaching, team and workshop facilitations. These include facilitation of workshops in Acute, Community, Mental Health, Specialist Clinician, Recovery and Integrative teams and extensive work in TTT programmes across the UK.

Angie holds a series of qualifications, including an MB.ChB, FRCS(Edin), MBA, ILM 7 and is an accredited practitioner of the EMCC.

Prof Nina Barnett

Nina Barnett is a Consultant Pharmacist, Coach and Health Coaching trainer with over twenty years’ experience in pharmacy across the NHS. She has a proven track record in both strategic and operational development relating to clinical pharmacy, teaching and clinical leadership in the area of older people and pharmacist prescribing. Her teaching experience includes all levels of pharmacists, patients and carers.

She has developed and delivered MSc level courses including care of older people and prescribing to pharmacists and other health care professionals through the London School of Pharmacy & Kings College London; and in the last five years has worked with TPC Health.

Nina has worked at a national level though the Department of Health and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society leading change for the pharmacy profession in mentoring, promoting safe transfer of care for patients between care settings and using a coaching approach to improve medicines adherence. She delivers skills development courses in Health Coaching for clinicians and in mentoring for NHS professionals. Her clinical work includes development and implementation of new services around patient orientated outcomes for older people in both hospital services and primary care.

As a pharmacist prescriber, she has experience working with intermediate care and rehabilitation patients, carers, health and social care staff. She is involved with the North West London Integrated Care Pilot. Her current areas of interest include reducing risk of preventable medicines-related readmission in older people, using a coaching approach to improve health outcomes, working with patients and clinicians.

Judith Firman

Judith is a UKCP registered clinical psychotherapist and accredited coaching supervisor. She is an experienced executive business coach and health coaching trainer who has worked with numerous individuals and teams in both the private and public sectors. She appreciates the difficulties and challenges that leaders face in improving performance, managing diverse people and finding ever more productive and creative ways to succeed in today’s rapidly changing, highly competitive marketplace. She has numerous hours of conducting clinical supervision as a training therapist and training supervisor.

For the last 16 years Judith has worked with a broad range of senior individuals and teams within clinical settings, and she trains and supervises coaches in the NHS across different regions.

Judith was co-director of the Zentrum fur Psychosynthese in Bern, Switzerland. She was Senior Faculty at The School of Coaching, where she delivered both bespoke and public courses accredited by the University of Strathclyde and is on the register of coaches for the Clore Leadership Programme. For 18 years she was the co-director of The Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, London teaching on both the post graduate and MA courses. She also worked extensively in Switzerland, Holland and Germany teaching psychosynthesis. She was in private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor for 25 years. Prior to this she worked for IBM, the Automobile Association and Jaeger.

Julia Brown

Julia is a clinician by background with more than 30 years experience in leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams within and across health and social care organisations / systems. Her primary focus is in improving patient outcomes by encouraging active listening and effective engagement with clinicians, patients and the lay community.

Julia is a qualified General Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor. Before working as a coach and Health Coaching trainer with TPC Health, she worked in the NHS for over 30 years and has held senior clinical and general management leadership positions across Acute, Community, Primary Care and Commissioning organisations. Responsibilities have included creating new organisations, pathway redesign, major cost reduction, turnarounds, new builds and improving patient experience.

Julia specialises in building high performing senior and operational teams. She also works as an executive coach for the NHS Leadership Academy and is focused on improving patient care and enabling colleagues to perform at their very best. Julia has recently been working as Interim CEO in developing and stabilising the strategy, governance and operations of a new Urgent Care Social Enterprise. She has recently been appointed to the Board of North London Hospice as a Non Executive Director.

Dr. Nicola Williams

Nicola is an experienced coach working with clinicians and senior leaders in the National Health Service, UK governments and private sector. Her strengths are in working with leaders on the challenges they face during career transitions, in developing confidence and resilience and building effective relationships with others.

In addition to coaching individuals and teams, Nicola also delivers training in leadership coaching and health coaching. She also has experience in evaluating coaching activities within organisations and is an assessor for ILM Level 7 Coaching programmes. Nicola’s doctorate was on self-disclosure and mental health and she has various publications in this area. Her background in psychology strongly aligns itself with coaching.

Nicola has worked in a clinical setting for over 20 years, initially in primary care and public health and then in a senior leadership role in a hospital trust. She has been a policy advisor to the Welsh and UK Governments and advised on various national and local change programmes - coaching people, programmes and processes. She has a philosophy that change programmes, large or small, should centre on the individual and their response to it.

Nicola is a Chartered Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society and the Special Group in Coaching Psychology. She is also a member of the EMCC. She holds an Postgraduate Diploma and an ILM level 7 in Coaching, a Doctorate, an MSc in Social Research.

Anthony Owens

Anthony is an accredited coach, health coach and supervisor of coaching. Anthony gained ten years' clinical experience in Podiatry which included leadership of clinical teams and specialising in wound care. His experience spanned primary and secondary care, with an emphasis on collaborative and person-centred approaches to care. Helping care systems enable staff to collaborate with service users led Anthony to take up roles in Organisational Development where he specialised in coaching, leadership and team development. Working with Health Education England Anthony became a regional coaching and mentoring lead helping organisations and systems develop sustainable coaching capability. He has worked extensively across the NHS and supported whole systems develop commitment and capability to make health coaching a strategic priority.

Anthony’s current portfolio includes:

- Developing clinical models with multi-disciplinary teams to support teamworking and decision making in complex care.
- Supporting Primary Care Network developments for whole system working.
- Coaching Senior Leaders and GPs involved in system change.
- Training coaches, team coaches and the widespread dissemination of coaching skills.
- Providing bespoke programmes for system leaders wishing to deliver good governance through coaching approaches.
- Developing systemic supervision approaches that engage and support clinical supervisors as system change agents.