The NHS Leadership Academy provides executive coaches for senior leaders within the NHS. They define coaching as;
"A structured intervention, usually with a set duration, using a non-directive approach to help individuals to solve their own problems and unlock their potential."
The aim of coaching is to support individuals through change, to promote a balanced life, accelerate personal development and unlock potential.
Appraisal should be a supportive, enjoyable and validating process allowing you to reflect on the full breadth of your practice and plan for your future practice needs. I undertake appraisals for several locum agencies.
"Coaching will enable you to reach your full potential in whichever direction you want. It is a positive, life-affirming experience. Whether you want to rediscover your love of medicine or be free from it, I can help"
I am a Consultant Psychiatrist. I have worked in the acute sector as an NHS Consultant for 8 years. I have also been a Clinical Tutor and mentor for trainees. My background as an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist means that I understand the pressures placed on medical professionals within their professional and personal lives."