Thrive cafe: give - care - excel

virtual peer coaching for healthcare professionals

Thrive cafe is a peer coaching group for healthcare professionals.


The group is held on-line using Zoom, which allows us all to see each other and interact. You will need to have Zoom installed on your computer (it is free). 

The group is a mutually supportive environment, designed to help us develop ourselves in all aspects of life. Topics are dictated by the people attending. Topics that we may cover include resilience, emotional intelligence, burnout, dealing with challenges. We may talk about something that we all face one week, and the next week we all focus on helping one individual with their big goal.

Group is open to all healthcare professionals including students, whether working or not, world-wide.


Confidentiality from those taking part is expected. You will be talking to people that you might not know, so please share what you feel able to in a group setting.

The group peer coaching is a time-efficient way to get the benefits of coaching and meet like-minded healthcare professionals. It is free.

The group meets on a Friday evening at 7.30 to 8.30 pm. Upcoming dates and topics are shown below. Registration is via Zoom link:


Times are UK time. Check your own time zone here.

Please provide details of your professional status eg job, professional registration number when registering.

Please contact me if you would like further details or have any questions.

Group Topics:



5th June 2020: Labelling emotional experiences

The ability to accurately identify and label our emotional experiences is a key aspect of Emotional Intelligence. Without an understanding of what emotions we are experiencing, we will not be able to manage them or use them as data that enhances our performance. This peer coaching workshop will use the emotimeter to  discuss different emotions in terms of pleasantness and strength. Participants will gain a wider appreciation of different emotions, and will explore some emotions in themselves.


29th May 2020: "What is Emotional Intelligence?"

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise, understand and manage our own emotions, and recognise, understand and influence the emotions of others. Unlike cognitive intelligence (IQ), emotional intelligence isn't fixed but can be learnt and developed. In general, EI is a much better predictor of career success than IQ. This workshop will explore an overview of EI, and future workshops will focus on individual facets of EI.

22nd May 2020: "Job or calling?"

If you had all the money in the world, would you still come to do your job? Or is turning up for work something that you do just to pay the bills? This workshop will explore the concept of career as a calling, and participants will appraise how best to align their career to their calling. 

15th May 2020: "What are you taking with you and what are you leaving behind?"

As we look forwards to opening up after Covid, this is a good time to appraise how the lockdown has changed our activities and our ways of thinking. Going forwards, what will you be glad to leave behind? And what did you discover that you wish to take with you into the post-Covid era?

8th May 2020: "Emotions at work"

The workplace is full of dolphins, tigers and owls. Each bring their own emotional characteristics to work, and these affect how they behave and interact with others. Which one are you? In this session, we will be using Sandler's emotional profile triangles to understand how emotions affect our relationships and interactions in the workplace.

1st May 2020: "Values"

Values describe how we want to behave now and always, they are our moral compass, and indicate how we want to treat ourselves, those near to us, and the world around us. They help us grow and develop, and create our present and our future. Living by our values means consciously choosing to focus on what matters to us. When the going gets tough, choosing to behave according to our values motivate us and keeps us going. In this workshop, participants will discuss their personal values, and identify ways to foster values-based living. In advance of the workshop, please have a think about what your own values are; if you need help, have a look here.

24th April 2020: "Resilience Toolkit"

Resilience is about how we deal with adversity. All of us are resilient and regularly face adversity. In this session, participants will explore what helps us be resilient, and will produce their own personal resilience toolkit. 

17th April 2020: "How can past experiences help me achieve my current goals?"

In this workshop participants will draw their career / life timeline, a graph showing one's successes mapped over time. We will then examine the timelines to explore how past experiences have shaped who we are, and will identify character strengths that will support future self-development, career progression and resilience.

10th April 2020: "The new normal"

Covid has turned our lives upside down. Not only are out daily routines changed, the challenges have led to many people reviewing their values and their roles in society. Dealing with seismic changes in such a short period of time is a challenge for all. This meeting will examine the process of change, and by the end those taking part will have a better understanding of the various stages of change, and will have a structured way of analysing change.

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