It is important to me to make a valuable contribution to society and I choose to do this by working with doctors, who have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of others. My work gives me great satisfaction – and gives my clients great results.
A National Health Service background
I worked in the NHS for nine years and am married to a Respiratory and Intensive Care Consultant. This gives me crucial insight into the service that you, as doctors, provide and the personal pressures you face.
Prior to working as a coach, I held various positions in the NHS. These ranged from Head of Communications to Organisational Development Lead. I also held independent contracts with clients such as the Department of Health and NHS East Midlands. This experience gave me an in-depth understanding of how the health service is administered and how its people operate.
A qualified and experienced coach
I hold a Diploma in Professional Coach-mentoring (Oxford Coach Mentoring School) and am a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). I use a range of tools with my clients to support their learning and self-development.
Through these tools I am qualified to administrate:
- Myers Briggs Step I and II assessment tools (The Myers Briggs Company)
- Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation – FIRO -B and Business assessment tools (The Myers Briggs Company)
- Time to Think (Thinking Partnerships – Nancy Kline)
- Emotional Intelligence INDIVIDUALS & TEAMS diagnostic (JCA Global)
- Leadership Development Framework (Harthill Consultants)
- Thomas-Kilmann conflict mode Instrument – TKI (The Myers Briggs Company)
I am also part of the network of coaches for the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.
One of the biggest learning points for me was that I was not an extrovert as I had believed for six years, but an introvert. I remember feeling as though Alexis had provided me with my real birth certificate – that so much about the way I work and feel suddenly started to make sense. This too helped me to better understand others around me, and become more open to different working styles and personality types. — Medical Educator
The insights from Myers-Briggs into my own style and how this may interact with others was really useful and not something I expected to gain when beginning coaching. — Secondary Care Doctor