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.

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 10.07.06Liz’s Story

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 10.09.28Chris’ Story

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 14.42.17Alexis’s Story


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Building resilience, managing change and working differently.

Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 15.48.24This is a one-day interactive and practical session that is being supported by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Local Medical Committee and the Central Notts Clinical Service.

Session on: 23rd April 2015 – 9.30 to 4.30pm

Aimed at: GPs with a leadership role, Practice Managers and Senior Nurses

During the day you will consider:

  • How you can improve and manage the impact of change and work pressures on you and others.
  • How language supports the motivation of yourself and others.
  • A current workplace issue and how to deal with it effectively.
  • Take away ideas to keep you going

Venue: St Johns Community Centre, Packhorse Drive, Enderby, Leicestershire, LE19 2RP

Facilitators: Louise Kiteley of Coaching Innovations and Alexis Hutson of Coaching Doctors.

To Book: Contact Susan Shaw at LLR LMC – and 0116 243 0933.

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