Coaching for health care professionals and providers
- Is work taking over your life?
- Do you answer emails at any time of the day?
- Is lack of self-belief and confidence holding you back?
- Do you ever wish that your life was more balanced?
- Do you have dreams and ambitions that currently feel out of reach?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then coaching may help you move from where you are now to where you want to be.
As health care professionals it is so easy to get into a pattern of caring for others needs' yet saving little energy for yourself. Most of us feel we have too much to do and too little time to do it in. Added to that, modern technology lets us be ‘on the go’ all the time so it can easily feel like we are on a treadmill and we have no control.
- It doesn’t need to be this way – you can learn to do things differently!
What’s really important to you?
We each have our own dreams, aspirations and values in life. Yet so many of us spend our time trying to meet everyone else’s demands and needs - either at home, at work or socially. But what about you? Can you recognise your own beliefs, values and do you pay attention to your needs?
Don’t worry if the answer is currently ‘no.’ You certainly aren’t alone! However, when you live in a way that’s not aligned to your personal beliefs, values and needs you can feel stressed, discontented and unfulfilled. But, the good news is that you can learn to redirect your ‘inner compass’ so that you feel happier, fulfilled and generally more balanced.
Some questions to get you thinking are:
- How would you currently rate your sense of fulfilment and achievement?
- How important is your happiness to you?
- How do you define success?
- How do you manage stress?
- How resilient do you feel to cope with life’s twists and turns?
- What would make you more resilient?
- What makes your heart sing and how can you fit this into your life?
What happens in a coaching session?
Coaching differs from counselling in that we would concentrate on what is happening for you just now. Our sessions would involve an exploration of your whole life – I will ask you questions and then let you do most of the talking! Using some creative visual exercises we would define a sense of how you would like things to be, where you want to make changes and then we would focus our sessions on working towards your goals by creating mini-steps or ‘actions’.
In doing so we would hope to uncover what’s important to you and how you want to live your life. All sounds very ‘big’ but we would take it step by step. Though we will be working together, I will never take over or tell you what to do – you know yourself better so you are the expert, in fact you are in charge!
Coaching isn’t always easy – what learning or process of change is? It is likely that you may feel resistance along the way as familiar patterns of thinking / behaviour arise. However, I will be there to guide and encourage you – challenge and keep you on track you if need be. My style is to make coaching fun as well as hard work!
Appointments are available face-to-face in Central Scotland, by telephone, Skype or Facetime. The first session will usually last around 1.5 hrs, other sessions will be approximately 1 hr. Please contact me if you want to find out more about coaching or if you have any questions: