Am I good enough yet?

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?

On being a wounded healer

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

Why doctors need coaching

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

Imposter syndrome and tips for managing it

Imposter syndrome and tips for managing it Dr Jocelyn Lowinger One of the growing problems in healthcare is that many highly competent health professionals, even in the highest positions, are struggling with feeling incompetent and that it’s only a matter of time before they are found out. This feeling of a lack of confidence and … Continue reading Imposter syndrome and tips for managing it

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?