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How to be more balanced and fulfilled, working in medicine.

The Thriving Doctor – How to be more balanced and fulfilled, working in medicine. It’s no secret that doctors are under pressure. COVID-19 has amplified their workplace stress, threatened their own wellbeing and demanded they work in conditions few others have to consider. When doctors are well, patient health outcomes and experience improve according to […]

Choosing a Coach

Choosing a coach, many more doctors are seeking coaching which is wonderful. Evidence-based coaching has much to offer the coachee doctor in terms of development, growth and learning. In 2020, Liselotte, Dyrbye, Shanafelt, Gill et al published their randomised trial in JAMA asking the key question: Does professional coaching result in a measurable reduction in […]

Let the first stone you drop in the water be for yourself

Doctor Self-Care The experienced psychiatrist sitting opposite me in coaching said “You were the first person to ever ask me: What do you want?” He went on to describe the profound impact this simple question had had on him. These four words had permitted him to discover, to imagine, to believe that he could actually […]

Better health outcomes for all

For a balanced life, more fulfilling careers and a sustainable healthcare system. Every week multiple people ask me two questions… What is coaching? Why do doctors seek a coach, how does it help them? To answer these questions I have written a white paper, Coaching for Doctors: A Balanced Life which specifically seeks to explain the […]

Safety first: a better guiding principle for healthcare

Safety first is a better guiding principle for healthcare than patients first. Doctors around Australia are under significant pressure. Junior doctors taking a class action about unpaid overtime is simply the latest in a long line of known problems that are embedded in the culture of healthcare. Big problems for doctors themselves like high rates […]

You have enough time and space, you may not have the right priorities.

You have enough time and space, you may not have the right priorities. What do you LOVE? Not who do you love,… what do you love? Maybe you love walking your dog or baking a new cake, fixing your car, going to the gym, reading novels, gardening. What do you get caught up in, whenever […]

Leadership in Education 2020 Updates

Leadership in Education 2020 Updates When I am not working with doctors and healthcare workers the other absolute joy in my life, is working with our school leaders and teachers. Another workforce who have put their collective bodies and minds on the line in 2020. As a parent watching learning from home lessons in Victoria, […]

Coaching for Doctors 2020 Updates

Coaching for Doctors 2020 Updates Our doctors have certainly put everything on the table during 2020. Having a coach in your corner who understands healthcare can keep you focused, help your performance, and can even become a protective factor for your wellbeing. Most of the doctors I have the privilege to coach find me through […]

Recalibrate – November 2020 Updates

Recalibrate – November 2020 Updates This is our signature program and is the only one of its kind anywhere in the world. Recalibrate only happens a couple of times a year. The first group for 2021 is already filling up. Don’t be shy, 100% of our graduates recommend the program to their colleagues – across […]

Respond November 2020 Updates

Respond November 2020 Updates As a direct response to the anxiety COVID19 created for healthcare workers and the many calls for help we received, we designed and built RESPOND Diamond, launching in April for our healthcare workforce. RESPOND is now available for individual healthcare workers too. So good! This program is 12 months of supported […]

Intellectual Humility

Can intellectual humility help healthcare leaders take better care of frontline healthcare staff? Have you heard of the phrase Intellectual humility? When Psychologist and CEO Dr. Ben Palmer used this phrase in a webinar it caught my attention for a number of reasons. The most important one was because I have been thinking a lot […]

Coaching for Doctor wellbeing

Coaching for Doctor Wellbeing Many more doctors are now seeking coaching in Australia. COVID has made it more acceptable to talk about the needs of our healthcare providers. The number of doctors contacting me has steadily increased during 2020. Coaching is relatively new for healthcare professionals in Australia and not yet well understood. Coaching is […]