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Prevention is Cure. Become a Health CoachSee All Courses

PreKure’s vision is to prevent chronic disease and extend the human healthspan.

Turn your passion for health and wellness into a career you love.

Health Coaches are currently the missing link in healthcare. Become a PreKure certified Health Coach and support the tāngata whai ora (person seeking wellness). We understand that working on the tāngata whai ora’s agenda to support their health aspirations, and ultimately health lifespan, is paramount in making the critical lifestyle changes required to improve their wellbeing.

We train skilled Health Coaches who recognise the impact of working with the ‘whānau’ and ‘whanaungatanga’ as a collective. Our Health Coaches provide support with honest and true relationships that build on the tāngata whai ora’s strengths and recognise their barriers to achieve their health aspirations.

By doing this certificate you’ll be recognised as a credible and qualified Health Coach and have one of the most meaningful jobs on the planet and see better health outcomes for the collective.

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Prevention before cure

We want to create a movement and change medicine from the top down and the bottom up.

The medical system we have today spends most of its budget on treating sickness and very little on disease prevention.

On average, we spend the last 15 years of our lives suffering from the complications of one of the big four chronic diseases - cancer, dementia, heart disease or diabetes. But the problem is that we medicate the symptoms, rather than treating the root cause of the disease.

PreKure sees the new world of medicine as preventative, customer-centric, and future-focused. It is based on thriving, not just surviving. It’s a rapidly moving and exciting feld that can, and will, deliver health—or as we like to call it, a PreKure —to those who need it most.

Together we can change medicine

The stats

A study by the World Health Organisation in 2015 found of New Zealand’s 4.5M population:
Life years to be had: 4.5M
Life years that were lost: 1M
88% of those years lost were caused by chronic preventable conditions.

He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people


Our people

We are a team of internationally recognised health professionals
highly-educated in the science and practise of lifestyle medicine.

Dr Louise Schofield

Dr Louise Schofield

Behaviour Change

Louise has a PhD in Public Health
and 15 years’ experience in the
corporate wellbeing industry

Dr Carlo Bellini

Dr Carlo Bellini

Medical Doctor & Lead Coach

Dr Carlo Bellini is a consultant, executive coach, and speaker. His expertise lies at the intersection of health, business, and innovation.

Professor Grant Schofield

Professor Grant Schofield

Public Health

Grant is the Director of The Centre
for Human Potential at AUT University
and former Chief Scientifc Advisor

Dr Caryn Zinn

Dr Caryn Zinn


Caryn is an NZ Registered Dietitian
and academic at AUT University.
She has over 20 years of consulting

Dr Desiree Dickerson

Dr Desiree Dickerson

Neuroscientist & Clinical Psychologist

Desiree is a clinical psychologist with
a doctorate in the neurodevelopment
of mental health disorders.

Dr Catherine Crofts

Dr Catherine Crofts


Catherine has more than 20 years’
experience as a clinical pharmacist.
She recently completed her PhD in

Dr Glen Davies

Dr Glen Davies

General Practice

After completing his studies at
Otago Medical School, Glen spent
2.5 years working in a mission

Dr Simon Thornley

Dr Simon Thornley


Simon is a public health medicine
specialist. His academic career cen
tres on improving dietary treatment

Making an Impact

As a new social enterprise, we are already making a difference to the lives of thousands of people.The ‘give’ side of PreKure is offering free prevention medicine programs, giving participants the tools and inspiration to help shift themselves from illness to wellness via our PreKureME for FREE program. We have also established a number of support groups to help people seeking wellness.

Click here to see our Social Impact Report.

Community Groups

We have supported the establishment of 12 community groups to reverse Type 2 Diabetes. These are currently located in cities around New Zealand and Australia.
We facilitate an online video conference every month to support the groups and encourage interaction and sharing of ideas. Click here for more information on these groups.

GP Peer Support Group

We have also started a peer group for GPs that are interested in discussing or learning more about how nutrition, in particular low-carbohydrate nutrition, can help the treatment of chronic diseases. This group is open to all interested medical professionals and also meets online once a month. You can earn your CPD/CME attending these meetings. Email us here if you would like to find out more information.

This 21 day health challenge all about YOU. We give your wellbeing a boost and kickstart your healthy habits.


Congratulations Dr Glen Davies and PreKure Certified Health Coach Jackie Clapperton for being finalists in the New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards! Glen is a finalist for GP of the Year and Jackie is a finalist for Nurse Practitioner of the year.

The judges have looked for individuals and teams who have made a positive change to, and impact on, healthcare services, moving New Zealand closer to a country where all people get the care they need when they need it, and all people have realistic opportunities to look after their own health and wellbeing.

The winners will be announced on the 29 February. Good luck Glen and Jackie!

Jackie Clapperton

Jackie Clapperton

NZ Nurse Practitioner of the Year Finalist

Jackie Clapperton’s presentation of her work for St John in last year’s Nurse Practitioners New Zealand’s Conference blew her audience away.
It was a great example of the impact Jackie has on the profession as she goes about caring for the most vulnerable.
Jackie works across St John as an intensive care paramedic/NP at The Doctors Te Whare Hāpara, Turanga Health at Te Karaka Medical Centre and Hauora Tairāwhiti.
On her long and impressive list of skills and achievements is something quirky: Jackie is qualified with night vision goggle use, a rescue swimmer and is winch trained.
Dr Glen Davies

Dr Glen Davies

General Practitioner of the Year Finalist

Type 2 diabetes can often be a progressive journey to dialysis, limb amputation and blindness.

Taupō Medical Centre’s Glen Davies is demonstrating that this doesn’t have to be the case.

Through the Reverse T2 Diabetes Taupo programme, that he established with other Taupō-based practitioners, he offers patients the opportunity to reverse prediabetes and other chronic non-communicable diseases.

So far, 50 Taupō residents have reversed their type 2 and prediabetes as a result of his interventions.

Click here to see Dr Glen’s Karakia at our live event in December 2019.