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Why choose us?

  • We are experienced healthcare professionals with over a decade of experience working in private practice and the NHS
  • We hold formal coaching accreditations (SFEDI Level 5 Diplomas: Distinction)
  • We are Professional members of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, meeting their requirements for membership and compliance with their Code of Ethics
  • We are Registered Coaches and Mentors with the NHS SW Leadership Academy

We have an international reputation for excellence and are delighted to have delivered lectures on a range of topics within healthcare, including communication skills, motivational interviewing, health coaching, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Our previous speaking events include:

  • The World Federation of Chiropractic Biennial Congress
  • British Chiropractic Association Autumn Conference
  • Royal College of Chiropractors seminar
  • World Congress of Chiropractic Students AGM
  • COPA Series, London

Coaching with us

We work with both NHS and private healthcare clinicians and consultants, and have experience in executive business positions. With our first-hand experience, we have a deep understanding of the challenges faced by those within the field of healthcare.

We offer both private coaching, mentoring and self-directed online CPD courses via our Confident Clinicians Academy. Our flagship course “Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals” was first launched in August 2021, other courses also focus on communication such as “Ethical Marketing for Health Care practitioners” and we also collaborate with other professionals to create unique training around this topic such as “LGBT+ Health Care: Key considerations for Manual Therapists”.

When coaching and mentoring with us we work with both individuals and teams, taking you from where you are now to where you want to be. Our aim is to empower you through powerful questioning techniques, allowing insights to come forth organically which will improve both your performance at work and at home. Learning the TGROW model with change the way you approach problems and help you overcome challenges on your own in the future.

Oakley Coaching is proud to be a fully inclusive business, committed to inclusion across age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective. We are proud to champion our coachees, staff, and colleagues in being their authentic selves. 

With the constantly-changing landscape of healthcare, coaching creates a time, space and structure for clinicians and practices to discuss and implement positive change so that they remain ahead of the curve.

Our Story

Oakley Coaching was established in 2016 in response to the growing demand for coaching within the public and private healthcare industry, following our own personal experience of being coached and finding it so powerful for our own personal development.

We have spoken at the COPA Conference, the British Chiropractic Association autumn conference, and have have delivered lectures through the Royal College of Chiropractors and the global Evidence-Based Chiropractic Network. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we were delighted to support the CPD requirements of UK Chiropractors, Osteopaths and other manual therapists by delivering accredited CPD webinars and sending out over 200 hours of CPD certificates.

Since then we have launched our Confident Clinicians Academy and our flagship online communications skills training course, spoken at the WFC (Summer 2021 + Autumn 2021) and the BCA (September 2021).

We are proud to work with all practitioners that put their patients first, and are proud to be proactive, performance-driven coaches who can assist your team at all levels.

Philippa Oakley


A qualified chiropractor with ten years’ experience within the NHS and private health sector, Philippa has a thorough understanding of the demands on team members and can help identify and initiate positive change within your practice.

Philippa graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIOC) and was awarded the Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC’s) prize for best research project for her work into how thoughts and feelings surrounding back pain can impact a patient’s response to care. She began her career working for a group of private clinics with an NHS AQP contract, completing a PgCert in Professional Development (Chiropractic) with the AECC and receiving the Graham Heale Award for Outstanding Postgraduate Training Candidate.

Philippa is the clinical director of Acorn Health, a former inter-disciplinary clinic that successfully pivoted to a virtual health service during the COVID-19 pandemic, and through Oakley Coaching enjoys working with practitioners to help them develop their business, soft skills and improve their outcomes from care with coaching and motivational interviewing skills.

  • SFEDI Level 5 Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (Distinction)
  • Professional Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • Coach and Mentor with the NHS Leadership Academy.

Connect with Philippa on LinkedIn here.

Rhiannon Oakley

Rhiannon has extensive experience in marketing, public relations and business consultancy and works to create focus within the team, facilitating communication, prioritising targets and improving service delivery.

Rhiannon has a BA (Hons) degree in Events Management and Journalism and started her career working with a diverse portfolio of clients across a variety of industries. After establishing her own marketing and business development consultancy, Acorn Creative, she assisted with the expansion of Acorn Health into an inter-disciplinary healthcare clinic and worked as the Practice Manager. She continues to work with businesses across the globe, currently assisting in business support and education programmes for Local Authorities and the Government. Rhiannon has extensive experience in business development for SME’s, start-ups and established businesses and loves helping individuals and teams meet their potential.

  • SFEDI Level 5 Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (Distinction)
  • Professional Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • Coach and Mentor with the NHS Leadership Academy
  • An Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Connect with Rhiannon on LinkedIn here.

How does coaching work?

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