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?
My bespoke Career Coaching programmes focus specifically on your career direction, career decisions and / or securing your next role or planning your later life career or retirement. We will work together through a structured, evidence based specialised form of coaching called ‘career counselling’, tailored to your specific circumstances to enable you to find clarity and a way forward.
However complex your situation and career, I will provide expert medical and public health career guidance, advice, and support to help you to make the best decisions for yourself, and to formulate a rewarding future career or peri-retirement plan. 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, enabling you to step into the future with clarity and direction.
Together, we will ensure that you:
Identify your unique career needs in the context of your personal and professional life as a public health or health professional
Gain insight into your leadership strengths, using validated leadership 360′ and/ or self-assessment feedback processes so that you build on your strengths in your future career
Create a compelling vision of the future for your career and your life
Undertake a review of your options informed by my experience of working with several hundred experienced doctors, medical and public health leaders enabling you to find clarity and direction
Develop a clear career action plan for the short and longer term
Gain confidence and momentum to move forwards overcoming barriers to action
Build effective relationships and networks
Refresh your CV and LinkedIn profile so that they are are fit for purpose and engaging
Have the skills to engage in job search, to apply for roles, and to succeed at interview
Improve your work-life balance and wellbeing
Gain insight into your future leadership and career potential
Gain skills to independently manage your own career in the longer term
I can also help you to find a new career path, to set up your own independent consultancy, or transition into peri-retirement if required.
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 is usually 6 x 90 minute sessions; sessions are typically 2-3 weeks apart. We may only need 4 sessions together if a more limited programme would be sufficient to meet your needs.
Fiona has a superb depth of knowledge alongside enormous experience and insights.
Senior Cardiac Surgeon
Fiona’s approach is collaborative, and open and flexible.
National Public Health Programme Lead
Fiona completely related to my dilemma and provided an excellent service.
Medical Chief Executive
All my coaching programmes include:
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
Online on Zoom or other platform of your choice
Career coaching and career counselling is suitable for:
Senior and Executive level doctors including: Consultant Physicians/ Consultants in Medicine; Consultant Surgeons/ Consultants in Surgery; General Practitioner Partners (GP partners), Medical Leaders such as coaching for Clinical Commissioners; Clinical Leads and Clinical Leaders; Clinical Directors; Clinical Network Directors; Deputy/Associate and Medical Directors; aspiring Medical Directors; Clinical Chief Officers and Clinical Chief Executives; Clinicians in system, ICS, medical technology, health informatics, innovation, public and global health roles or in national or international leadership roles; Clinical Chairs; Clinical Academics; Academic Clinical Leaders; coaching for Medical Educators including Directors of Medical Education and Clinical Deans; other healthcare clinical leaders and epidemiologists; other senior or Executive level Doctors, Physicians or Surgeons.
Public Health Leaders (Consultants in Public Health, Directors of Public Health, and more senior/ experienced Public Health Leaders), Global and International Health Leaders, public health policy / strategy leaders; Global and International Health Leaders and public health academics, senior epidemiologists, public health scientists.
Other post-CCT doctors, medical professionals, experienced NHS consultants, other 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.
Mentoring for Career Development for Doctors and Public Health Leaders
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.
A bespoke personal and professional development partnership for doctors and public health leaders
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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