Coaching is well placed to help doctors manage the unique challenges they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Within 3 months COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic and thrown the world into crisis. We have gone from the "best of times" to the "worst of times" without warning. All of our certainties and business as usual mindsets have been disrupted. None of us really have any actual experience in dealing with a potential catastrophe this large that affects the whole world almost at once. There are no real best practice, tried and true recommendations. Not really.
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
For many people, undertaking specialty exams may be their first experience of exam failure or struggling with exams and study. Throughout medical school exams tend to focused primarily on assessing your recall and understanding of content. As you progress in seniority, the exams become much more focused on your capacity for application and prioritisation of … Continue reading Exam Preparation – How Coaching Can Help You
“If someone says: ‘I have worked hard but I have not been successful,’ don’t believe him. If someone says: ‘I have not worked hard and I have been successful,’ don’t believe him. If someone says: ‘I have worked hard and I have been successful,’ believe him”. The Talmud Careers can be tricky. Some people know from an … Continue reading Careers can be tricky – here’s how to navigate them
If you thinking of finding an alternative non-clinical career, and perhaps leaving clinical medicine, you may be wondering what your options are and exactly how you get into each field.
It's hard to believe we are already well on the way into 2021 - it really just feels like more of 2020 doesn't it. Well, even so, life moves on and I need to focus on professional and personal development as much as anyone. In fact, given that's my core work these days, it's probably … Continue reading How auditing my practice in 2020 helped me manage my own imposter syndrome – a peek inside Coach GP
I wrote this blog post in 2020 during the long Melbourne lockdown. Back in lockdown 2021 and in the midst of vaccination rollouts across the world I thought it was important to think about these things again. So even though the issues are now about vaccination (thank God we have learned so much so quickly) … Continue reading Covid and the meaning of life…as I see it