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
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
2020 has pretty much affected everyone. I’m certainly no different. Work is slow of course – lots of my clients had exams cancelled or otherwise just don’t have headspace for coaching right now. I’m confident things will pick up. But to keep busy and productive and feel like I was contributing in some way to … Continue reading The mind blowing importance of positive feedback in beating burnout
Here in Melbourne, July 2020 – the year of COVID19 – it is now mandatory to wear a mask out of the house. Already in the lead up to the official start of the great Melbourne masking of 2020 most people in the street had masked up. There’s a whole new etiquette to being and … Continue reading Humanity unmasked