Career coaching for doctors and public health leaders
Are you a senior doctor, medical or public health leader and:
feeling unsure of your next career step
feeling lost, stuck, ‘at a crossroads’, or burning out in your career
dreading retirement or wondering about a part-time or portfolio career
considering a potentially significant change in role or career direction
facing a difficult career transition, or
wanting support to prepare to find a new role or establish a new venture?
Career Coaching focuses specifically on your career direction and career decisions, including planning your later life career or retirement. We will work together through a structured, evidence based ‘career counselling’ process, tailored to your specific circumstances to enable you to find clarity and a way forward.
However complex your situation, I will provide expert medical and public health career guidance and support to help you to make the best decisions for yourself, and to formulate a rewarding future career or peri-retirement plan.
Your individual plan will be based on a detailed understanding of your own unique needs in your personal and professional life as a public health or health professional, and will be based upon a comprehensive review of your options informed by my experience of working with several hundred experienced doctors, medical and public health leaders.
You will be able to move forwards with clear next steps, a positive, re-focussed, energised outlook, and a high level of fulfilment and satisfaction. This will enable you to step into the future with clarity and direction.
If you already know the direction you wish to take next, I can help you to ensure that your plans will have every chance of success, will meet your short and longer-term needs, and I can help you to put them into action and make them real.
I can also help you with the process of securing a new position including applying for roles, CV, LinkedIn and selection/interview preparation, or setting up your own independent clinical or consultancy.
Career Coaching is more structured than Leadership Coaching as the focus is usually mainly on career direction and choices. However it can be part of a mixed leadership and career coaching programme: all my coaching programmes are bespoke to your specific needs, with clear needs assessment and goal setting at the start of our relationship together.
A career coaching programme comprises a minimum of 4 x 90 minute sessions; sessions are typically 2-4 weeks apart.
Clear personal and professional goal setting at the start of your programme with mid-programme progress reviews; goals may be jointly agreed with your employer
Bespoke evidence-based coaching interventions tailored to your specific needs and goals focusing on leadership development, wellbeing, and/or career development
Every session includes: session goal setting; review of experiential learning between sessions; work on session goal(s); reflection and summary of insights from the session; identification of specific between-session actions
Post-session email summary within 24 hours with self-directed learning materials to build theoretical knowledge and experiential learning
Post-session reflection process in line with GMC/ FPH / FMLM requirements for reflective practice, and pre-session planning process to help you to make the most of each session
Access to online client resources (wider reading, recommendations, podcasts etc)
Between session support from Fiona by phone and email during office hours
In person in Fiona’s consulting room in North Leeds, or online on Zoom or other platform of your choice (currently online only due to Covid-19)
Career coaching and career counselling is suitable for:
Senior and Executive level doctors (Consultant Physicians, Surgeons, General Practitioner Partners (GP partners), Medical Leaders and Public Health Leaders (Consultants, Directors of Public Health, and more senior/ experienced Public Health Leaders), Global and International Health Leaders, other post-CCT doctors, medical professionals, experienced consultants, other individual medical practitioners or doctors who are a health care provider, general practitioner, or in clinical practice, medical healthcare professionals, clinicians in medical practice, medical healthcare providers or medical managers or in management roles.
I integrate mentoring for doctors and public health leaders into my coaching programmes. As an expert medical and public health career mentor with experience of coaching and mentoring hundreds of doctors, my continuing professional development coaching and mentoring programmes offer you bespoke exceptional quality CPD.
From our initial consultation through to our final session together, our coaching and mentoring partnership will provide you with an individual and bespoke career coaching programme – so that you can actively engage in managing your own career and professional development as a doctor, physician, general practitioner, surgeon, medical or public health leader into the future.
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