Why choose me as your coach?
I hope that through visiting my website, you already have a good idea about me and my coaching. Here are some reasons to choose me as your coach.
1: I have an enjoyable and successful NHS career myself. I face the same challenges you might do also, including burn out, major illness, bullying, misalignment of values, and difficult career decisions. I have developed my own ways of dealing with the pressures of working in the NHS, and hope to help you do the same.
2: I focus on helping people stay in the NHS, wherever possible. My coaching is focused on helping people thrive in the challenging environment of NHS, to have successful and satisfying NHS careers that help professionals thrive in all aspects of their life.
3: I know about clinical work, research, teaching, training, leadership, national societies, teamwork, as well as coaching. I have a wide range of experiences that enable me to understand the world that you move in.
4: I have the right training to support you with coaching; if I am not the right person to help you I will tell you. I engage in ongoing professional development as a coach, have coaching supervision, and all this is backed up by a career in the NHS going back 27 years.
5: I specialise in and am experienced in coaching doctors and other health professionals.
6: My coaching is focused on solutions, it looks to the future, and it aims to help you develop as a whole person. In coaching we will probably talk about emotional as well as technical/clinical aspects of your career, and look at all aspects of your life and not just the work.
6: I am flexible in the type of coaching techniques that I use. Sometimes you may need me more as a mentor than a coach, and if that is the case we will agree on a change in how we work and I will continue to be able to help you. My coaching isn't just someone who listens to you - I will ask you questions, and challenge you to become the best that you can.
7: My coaching hours are mostly at weekends and evenings: we are both busy professionals and coaching is likely to work best when it suits us both and neither of us are pressured, rushed or tired.
8: You deal with me directly, and only me. You decide if I am the right person to help you, you choose how we work, how often and for how long. I don't write any routine coaching report about you to anyone else.
9: My pricing is clear and transparent and publicly available on my website. You will know what it might cost you before you first approach me.
10: My coaching starts with a free 90 minute session, designed to help us both see how coaching can help you and how we might work together.
11: I have helped many people through my coaching, see some of their feedback here.