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Understanding and dealing with imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome is following me everywhere. Truthfully I feel like a total fraud everytime I post about imposter syndrome.  But I guess my lived experience forms a large part of my qualifications to discuss managing it. In this latest article I wrote for MJA InSight Plus, I discuss a general approach to managing imposter syndrome that … Continue reading Understanding and dealing with imposter syndrome

But I still don’t ‘feel’ confident

So you've finally graduated but thinking about going back and learning more - enrolling in another course or specialty because you still don;t feel like you have what it takes? If so, you are not alone.It's intriguing how we as humans like to judge our performance by our feelings. Whether we feel something went well … Continue reading But I still don’t ‘feel’ confident

The burnout problem in health care today

This article was first published by Hospital and HealthCare - 20 February 2019  Burnout is increasingly an issue for healthcare professionals, with consequences for their patients and organisations. Evidence-based coaching is one approach that can help turn this around. There seems no doubt that burnout is endemic amongst healthcare professionals in Australia and across the world, and … Continue reading The burnout problem in health care today

Why I love working with ‘doctor imposters’

Just about every client who comes to me - no matter what their stated need - sooner or later admit to lack of confidence and imposter syndrome. This ranges from doctors in training to those who have been specialists for a number of years.¬†Imposter syndrome is the feeling of being a fraud and incompetent at … Continue reading Why I love working with ‘doctor imposters’

A meditation on mistakes, errors and failing

Last night I made a professional mistake. Publicly. The world hasn’t ended. Nobody has died. In fact it went by largely unnoticed. Still it’s an error, in hindsight, I would prefer not to have made. In hindsight, it’s really easy to see the things I should have done to avoid this. Tested my system better. … Continue reading A meditation on mistakes, errors and failing