Do you ever get home from work thinking about how you just aren't good enough: I didn't really know what to do... I think most other doctors are better than I am... One of these days I'll get found out... Have you ever given a talk or workshop or put yourself out in the public in some … Continue reading Am I good enough yet?
Many doctors worry about treating people when they have had similar issues themselves. They often worry about being triggered. Or feel in some way that this life experience undermines their confidence or competence in treating others. It's the equivalent of saying: "How can I help other people when I haven't even got my life under control?" … Continue reading On being a wounded healer
Yesterday I graduated from my coaching degree. I now officially have a Masters of Science in Coaching Psychology. A milestone and an achievement. Three and a half years, more than 50 flights, and more hours than I can count in reading, thinking and reflecting on coaching. What it means to be a coach, what it … Continue reading Being a coach vs doing coaching
Lately I’ve been having multiple conversations with clients who want to ‘scrub out’ some aspect of their emotions: ‘I just wish I wasn’t so emotional’ ‘How do I stop being so emotional?’ Of course, they mean emotions related to being upset or angry about something. Have you ever heard someone lament their sense of humour, … Continue reading Out, damned emotions! Out
I have recently taken up the position of Deputy Editor of the Association for Coaching quarterly magazine – Coaching Perspectives. This is a great opportunity for me – and a great magazine to read Subscribe to Coaching Perspectives and read my article on why doctors need coaching below as a taster for the great content … Continue reading Why doctors need coaching