27th Global

Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision Conference

12-14 May 2021

27th Global

Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision Conference

12-14 May 2021


Elaine Akester

The role of coaching in the rise of corporate wellness - how practitioners can best equip themselves to deliver services in this arena with Elaine Akester

Theme: Skills/tools/techniques - introduction

Area: Coaching

Style: Mainly Discussion

Type: Workshop

Session on 12 May 2021 12:45 UTC - View on timetable


Are you a coaching practitioner interested in delivering coaching services within the burgeoning resilience and wellness arena?

Do you want to understand:

  1. What organisations are looking for from reputable coaching practitioners in this field?
  2. What will be your potential areas of focus? Starting to refine your offering.
  3. What additional resilience and wellbeing training, experience and knowledge, will enable you deliver credible and impactful services?

There is a marked rise of interest in the provision of coaching and related interventions to enable organisations and businesses provide a thriving working environment. This increasingly targeted focus on wellbeing and causal links with people engagement, motivation, and productivity presents real opportunities for committed coaching professionals. This will be an exploratory discussion looking at how best coaches can equip themselves to be able to offer coaching-based solutions in this arena.

As well as presenting relevant research in this area, I will integrate my many years’ experience and knowledge working with a wide range of clients from across both the public and private sector, including global brands. Participants will start work on a professional development plan, to capture key points and identify the next steps they want to take to equip themselves properly to offer specific coaching solutions in this valuable coaching arena.


Elaine Akester is an EMCC Global accredited coach (EIA) at Master Practitioner level with 18 years of continual coaching and mentoring practice. She is also volunteer facilitator for EMCC Global. A former lawyer, through her business emintell, she works primarily with senior leaders and leadership teams in both the public and private sectors, supporting them in becoming more conscious leaders. Another aspect of conscious leadership is consciously attending to both personal and team resilience and psychological wellness. This has been a consistent underlying coaching theme throughout her many years of coaching practice.

Together with a coaching colleague, Elaine co-designed and developed a framework and model for working with both personal and team resilience, called ‘Optimal’ which they have used in their client work over the past six years. Elaine adopts an integrative and embodied approach to supporting psychological wellness and draws from diverse schools of approach, including Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) Compassion-focussed therapy, (CFT) Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and energy work.