Should I leave clinical medicine?

By the time people book in to see me they have often been puzzling and fretting over this question for months or even years. This question is a biggie. It is one of the commonest reasons people come to me for coaching and I'm grateful for those who choose to include me (as a coach) … Continue reading Should I leave clinical medicine?

What lies on the other side of fear

Medicine, as a profession is surrounded by, and embedded in, fear. I'm yet to meet a doctor who doesn't hold a deep seated fear of error, or harming a patient. 'First do no harm!' is engraved very closely to the heart of every doctor I've ever spoken to about this. Beyond fear of harm, is … Continue reading What lies on the other side of fear

What really needs to change in healthcare…and what you can do about it

It's so good to see the medical profession organising itself and doctors and students actively working to promote their own wellbeing.I for one, can't read anymore articles about physician suicide and distress - it truly is time to start to put things right. We, as health care professionals, should not be destroyed by our jobs … Continue reading What really needs to change in healthcare…and what you can do about it

Here’s what a good coach will never tell you

The people who come to me for coaching all want answers of some kind or another. That’s not too surprising really. After all, isn’t that what coaches are supposed to do … help people find solutions to the challenges they are facing?!?!. Whether it’s finding a new career, building confidence or passing an exam, it’s … Continue reading Here’s what a good coach will never tell you

So you’ve heard of coaching – but what is it anyway? And does it really work?

Just the other day I was challenged by another doctor that coaching is not evidence-based and that I’m convincing people to buy a service that’s no better than snake oil. This to me is the equivalent of being called a charlatan. However, it’s not a bad question to ask because coaching is not regulated and … Continue reading So you’ve heard of coaching – but what is it anyway? And does it really work?