Leadership coaching for doctors and public health leaders
Are you a Consultant, GP Partner, or in a senior Medical or Public Health Leadership role and:
ready for a step-change in your leadership performance
starting a new leadership or management role including at Board or system level
wanting to improve your professional satisfaction or your wellbeing, or
considering applying for FMLM Fellowship?
My Leadership Coaching Programme will enable you to develop exceptional leadership qualities, so that you can transform health services and improve outcomes for whole populations.
Drawing on my own Board level medical and public health leadership career, I can provide you with a safe and confidential partnership to help you to stretch and grow, reach your potential, develop your capacity to take on greater levels of responsibility and complexity, feel confident, to be effective in increasingly ambiguous and complex strategic and system wide roles – and to take care of yourself at the same time.
To gain insight and increase your self-awareness, we can also use validated leadership 360′ or self-assessment feedback processes.
Leadership Coaching usually takes place as a longer term coaching partnership than Career Coaching, and can also include any elements of Career Coaching as part of a mixed programme.
Many of my clients work with me over a several year period as they navigate through highly complex and demanding leadership and career challenges. Sessions are 90 minutes long, and are usually held 2-4 weeks apart for a minimum of six sessions.
Your leadership coaching programme for doctors and public health leaders could include:
Improving your effectiveness, confidence and courage
Developing specific leadership skills and competencies such as: giving feedback; delegation; resolving conflict; managing tasks, time and attention; developing partnerships, networks and relationships; co-creating vision and direction; measuring progress and impact; prioritising under pressure; working with colleagues whose behaviour is challenging and with colleagues in difficulty; listening skills; asking skillful questions; noticing patterns; influencing
Achieving outcomes with fewer resources
Pivoting at speed to new contexts
Finding new resources to support your work
Managing your mind and emotions, learning skillful ways to respond rather than react
Building effective relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and staff
Taking ‘radical self care’ to prevent or recover from burnout
Being authentically yourself in a leadership role, bringing your ‘whole self’ to the role, living and embodying your values, developing presence as a senior medical leader or senior public health leader
Identify your development needs including using the NHS Leadership or FMLM 360′ tool, or the PLI self-assessment
Support to apply for FMLM Fellow status
Developing greater compassion, empathy and kindness for yourself and others
Being comfortable with paradoxes and uncertainty
Support to take on long term senior strategic roles within organisations, systems, networks or matrices, with large and diverse groups of stakeholders, where the impact of your decision making is far removed from your direct control and the issues you are tasked with resolving are complex, challenging and rapidly changing
Building great teams, organisations and systems, creating a culture of learning, growth and development around you so that your workplace becomes a place where people grow and flourish and deliver high quality services and do their own best work
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 at your discretion
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)
Leadership coaching is suitable for:
GP Partners; Consultants; Clinical Commissioners; Clinical Leads; Clinical Directors; Clinical Network Directors; Deputy/Associate and Medical Directors; aspiring Medical Directors; Clinical Chief Officers/ Chief Executives; Clinicians in system, innovation, public and global health roles or in national or international leadership roles; Occupational Health Leaders; Public Health Leaders including Directors of Public Health; Global and International Health Leaders; Clinical Chairs; Clinical Academics; Academic Clinical Leaders including Deans; or other senior or Executive level Doctors.
Are you looking for leadership courses for doctors, leadership development for medics, or leadership development for Directors of Public Health?
My leadership coaching programmes for GPs, coaching for medical directors, leadership coaching for NHS consultants, and coaching for DsPH are tailored to your specific learning needs and have sustained impact on your own leadership development as well as impacting outcomes for patients, your colleagues, and wider populations and systems.
Coaching is the most effective form of medical leadership development and public health leadership development
While there are a number of leadership development courses for doctors and public health leaders available, none of them address the personal self awareness needed to really flourish in your professional life as a senior public health or medical leader or medical manager. I can help you to develop the key public health and medical leadership skills you need to succeed in your medical leadership career or your public health career. Adults learn best through experiential learning over time and all of my coaching and mentoring programmes for medic leadership development and public health leadership development are unique and bespoke to you and your personal needs. All my coaching programmes are based on evidence based cognitive behavioural based interventions and use adult development theory and leadership theory to enable you to develop your medical management skills and medical leadership skills for doctors, and your public health leadership skills now and into the future.
I integrate mentoring approaches in my leadership development coaching programmes for doctors and public health leaders.