“I am never complacent about each success that my clients tell me about – it’s why I’m passionate about what I do. I love supporting others to piece together the working part of their life to work out a best career fit, increase confidence and self-belief to nail an interview, to seeing someone find a new lease of life in a role they could never have imagined doing”
Some careers are planned. Some are chance, luck, or being in the right place at the right time. I’m a little bit of both. I didn’t start out knowing I wanted to support others in the medical world. But since then, I’ve built up extensive experience with thousands of hours spent supporting doctors and other healthcare professionals.
During those earlier years, much of my support was in coaching for medical interviews, medical CV writing and progressing a medical career. However, in more recent times, that has shifted to support doctors who wish to leave medicine altogether at various stages of their career.
This experience has led me to become an industry expert in supporting others to navigate a broad range of exciting opportunities that exist beyond medicine. My passion and job satisfaction is gained through supporting individuals to recognise their transferable skills that are often widely sought by other sectors. But the best part lies in helping them successfully through that career transition to find a role which is much more aligned with their current strengths, values and passions (which change as we go through life). And, of course, to build a career which offers the work/life balance that is often much-needed.
Some of my career experience & highlights past and present include:
* 12 years’ experience as Medical Career Coach
* Postgraduate Diploma in Career Coaching
* Associate coach for Medic Footprints
* 9 years working as an associate coach with ISC Medical (leading training company for medical interviews & career development for doctors)
* Co-wrote healthcare chapter in the academic book “Coaching in Professional Contexts” by Christian Van Nieuwerburgh
* Workshop delivery in medical careers with The Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management
* Career articles & CV Reviewer for The BMJ
* Trainer for TTN Training and Thornfields Training Consultancy (training and management consultancies focused on primary care)
Beyond medical careers …
Further interests lie in the area of wellbeing. In addition, I have delivered courses on resilience and mental health training for managers with MIND and other wellbeing training organisations.
My career highlights also include being a guest speaker on Black Cat radio, a local Cambridgeshire station. There’s nothing quite like having to think on my feet whilst being interviewed on a broad range of career, health and wellness subjects! Other local media coverage includes an article I wrote about the uptake of nursing students since the pandemic. You can read about it here in the Hunts Post.
I thrive on the reputation I have and that’s why so many of my clients come back to me for further help with their medical careers, sometimes years later. Often, I coach their partners, family members, and friends too. For me, it’s all about building relationships, offering exceptional value and continuing to learn both professionally and from my clients. Coaching is my passion and it’s why I do what I do.
Check out what my previous clients have said about me on my Google reviews.
Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.
So why am I a Career Coach supporting medical careers?
I couldn’t have been a Career Coach if I didn’t genuinely care about people maximising their potential and being fulfilled in their work. We spend too many hours in the workplace to feel any other way.
That’s why I believe that career coaching needs to involve the whole person, not just the job and it’s why I bring a unique style and depth to my approach to working with clients. I’m not your average career coach. I want the best for others – in all areas of their life.