We are a not-for-profit group of NHS professionals, including NHS Consultants and GPs, who have provided executive coaching and mentoring services to more than 3000 professional clients since 2008 to enable them to successfully manage their working lives.
We specialise in holistic coaching of professionals which not only includes leadership skills and personal development but considers work-life balance and prioritises well-being. It is our belief, supported by research, that engagement and achievement in the workplace is best achieved when one's personal life is also thriving. Coaching helps people to take charge of their own development, release their potential, and to make positive changes in both their professional and personal lives.
Through our years of collective experience, we understand what it is like to work in a highly pressurised, unpredictable environments, such as the NHS, where one has to deal with the structures and processes, the demands and the constraints. Through our combined medical and coaching knowledge we are uniquely placed to provide holistic and well-being coaching to professionals.
Each of our coaches hold substantial qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring which are widely recognised throughout the coaching industry, (eg via ILM, ICF, EMCC) and we provide group supervision and CPD for all of our coaches.
We adhere to the EMCC code of practice and the GMC's Good Medical Practice. All coaching and mentoring sessions are confidential.
Everyone's coaching needs are different. Right from the outset, we'll agree on a programme to align with your needs, and offer at least three coaches to find someone that suits you.
You'll have 6 hours with your chosen mentor, divided into 4-6 sessions. You'll have a few weeks in between each session to work on what has been discussed. Sessions can be face-to-face or remote, and more are available if needed.
Coaching can provide immense value to clinicians at all stages of their careers, including during training, at times of transition and when taking on new leadership roles. Literature on coaching in the NHS supports benefits for both career and self, with participants showing improvements in resilience and leadership, performance and productivity, confidence and well-being.
There is a great improvement in relations with colleagues and I feel that my work - and that of my department - has become much more efficient.
Teaching Hospital Consultant
The coaching built on my self-worth and encouraged me to think about my personal development and opportunity, in particular how important it is to listen, have empathy and when it might be right to walk away.