"every pound spent on promoting health in the workplace could lead to a £4.17 saving for businesses"
Pricewaterhouse Coopers (2008)



Boost Productivity with A Happy Well Motivated Work Force

Reduce Absenteism

Boost Staff Retention and Save Money on Recruiting & Training

Encourage Your Staff to Accept Responsibility for Their Own Health


The Health & Safety at Work Act 1999 places a legal obligation on employers to assess health risks and implement relevant strategies. An area frequently overlooked is the promotion of strategies to help employees support their own health and well being both in the work place and at home.

Health Coaching encourages employees to learn self help tools to support their own health and well being which ultimately makes them less likely to take time off work through illness and makes them far more productive. Companies that provide health coaching to their employees are far more likely to retain their staff and save dramatically on recruitment and training costs. It is estimated that at any one time 80% of employees are actively or passively looking for a new job.

Health Coaching can support your staff and raise the productivity of your business by:-

  • Encouraging employees to develop resources and tools for making dramatic changes in lifestyle to increase health and well being.
  • Help employees accept complete responsibility for their own health.
  • Achieve health related goals.
  • Tackle work related stress & learn stress management techniques.
  • Make informed choices that increase health & improve quality of life.
  • Helps employees tap into the power of their own minds to become psychologically strong.
  • Encourage healthy eating (60% of people who believed that work was the most demanding area of their lives failed to eat properly).
  • Learn simple exercise routines, breathing techniques & relaxation techniques.
In the USA organisations that have invested in health coaching have seen a Return On Investment of between 2.5 and 7.5.


Research by The Life Coaching Company - published in the "Coaching Today Survey" showed that 80% of managers value coaching for generating responsibility on the part of the learner. It also found:-


·    86% held very positive views on coaching.

·    Virtually all managers (96%) think coaching should be available to every employee, regardless of seniority.

·    85% of managers say the main value of coaching is in enhancing team morale.

·    86% of respondents' organizations have offered coaching at one time or another and coaching is currently taking place in over one third (36%) of organizations.

·    Respondents feel that coaching achieves the following desired outcomes:
* A positive impact on other aspects of participants' lives, both at work and outside the workplace (96%)
* A feeling amongst participants of ownership of the issues and the outcomes (85%)
* Evidence of learning being put into practice (71%)
* Readily-quantifiable and positive results, often demonstrated on the company's  "bottom-line" over the long term (62%).

·    TOP 4 words associated with COACHING (from a given list) were:
Supportive (98%), Empowering (82%), Holistic (80%), Inspirational (77%)

·    TOP 3 words associated with TRAINING (from the same given list) were:
Prescriptive (71%), Rigid (70%), Intimidating (50%)


Research took place at the HRD Show in London in April 2002, respondents were all HR professionals.


Metrix Global LLC, a Fortune 500 company found 529% return on investment and significant intangible benefits to the business.  Including the financial benefits from employee retention boosted the overall ROI to 788%.


Business News


June 16, 2009: USA TODAY
Cost-conscious companies re-evaluate wellness programs
-By Laura Petrecca

June 14, 2009: The Wall Street Journal Online
Get Well, or Pay Not To
-By Jilian Mincer

February 13, 2009: BusinessWeek
How Positive Psychology Can Boost Your Business
-By Jill Hamburg Coplan

July 31, 2008: CNN.com
'Wellness' a Healthy Investment for Company
-By David S. Martin

March 4, 2008: KUSA*TV
Companies investing in keeping employees healthy
-By Simone Wilkinson, Reporter