So what is it that works for Doctors with coaching?
The following are typically what Doctors bring to coaching and are the reason, I think, it works so well:
A desire for self improvement and development
A self reflecting attitude that questions personal performance
A need for change to be realistic and purposeful
A wish to make learning practical and action based
And the most common postive feature that all Doctors say is crucial? The ability to talk through their thinking in a non judgemental environment.
But don't take my word for it. Last month the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and I worked together to film some mini videos on the subject of coaching for Doctors.
These give an interesting insight into why doctors seek out coaching and what they get from the experience. They are only about 3mins long so worth a quick watch. Click on the links below.