Mat Daniel MMEd PhD MAC FRCS

I have 27 years experience in healthcare, including undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, clinical supervision, and mentoring. I have a PhD, a Masters in Medical Education, and have / had leadership roles at University, regional and national level. I undertake research, and collaborate with private sector.

Coaching for me is a natural extension of my work as a doctor. I am altruistic and driven by the will to help others, underpinned by my core values of kindness, fairness, and teamwork. I appreciate that professional expertise is only one of many factors that help people at all levels and in all professions succeed and be happy. Whoever you are, whatever your role, and wherever you work, skills such as teamwork, communication, emotional intelligence and resilience are paramount. My coaching can help you achieve more and become the best that you can be.​

My professional membership:

​I am a member of the Association for Coaching.


I maintain professional liability insurance, undertake Continuous Professional Development, and undertake supervision of my coaching work.

My training relevant to coaching includes:

  • Executive Coaching - Psychodynamic approach Masterclass (with Catherine Sandler)

  • Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 / EQ 360 Certification

  • Realising Resilience Masterclass (Positive Psychology)

  • Unlocking Emotional Intelligence (6seconds)

  • Accredited Certificate in Group Coaching and Facilitation (Animas)

  • Resilience Practitioner Certificate (Chris Johnstone at College of Wellbeing)

Coaching Style

You chose your path in life to make the world a better place, and with my support you can build on that passion and altruism to progress your purpose and career, wherever it may take you.


I firmly believe that people are their own best expert, and will strive to be the very best that they can achieve. I take the person as a whole, and understand that it is often not possible to separate personal circumstances from work performance. I am interested in how people’s emotions, thoughts and past experiences affect their present professional situations, and realise that this may be relevant in the coaching setting. I also understand that sometimes it is better to accept what is, and move forwards. My focus is on your strengths, values, resilience, and emotional intelligence, and my coaching is positive and solution-focused. Together we figure out how you can develop into being your best. I use a mix of techniques to deliver the benefits of coaching as I don’t believe that one single approach suits everyone. I prefer to tailor my techniques to your needs, and provide a supportive yet challenging coaching environment.

I coach people who:

1. are driven by an interest in helping others

2. face an opportunity, challenge or decision that they need help with

3. are committed to working towards being the best that they can be

I specialise in coaching doctors at all grades, and other professionals in health, care, educational, research and public sectors.