Coaching is increasingly recognised as being a key part of clinical leadership within the healthcare sector. The benefits range from greater engagement and motivation from both your practice team and your clients; increased confidence and ability to handle difficult relationships; and, in many cases, better outcomes from care and improved service delivery.
The General Medical Council recognises that coaching and mentoring skills are vital in enabling doctors to deliver effective, efficient, safe care once starting a new role.
“Coaching and mentoring are learning relationships which help people to take charge of their own development, to release their potential and to achieve results which they value “
(Connor & Pokora, 2007)
Coaching provides a flexible approach to development within a practice or team, working to support individuals and encouraging them to take greater responsibility to their own development. (Parsloe & Rolph, 2004).
Professional Anxiety Can be Mitigated
As a professional, could you achieve more if you weren’t struggling with self-confidence, fear or anxiety?
- Anxiety can cause you to underperform in critical situations
- It can cause intense discomfort in front of colleagues and customers
- Worry about how you are performing can create hesitancy and awkwardness
- Fear and anxiety can interfere with effectively presenting information in key situations
- Worry can preoccupy attention, ruin leisure time, and stop you from enjoying life
- In addition, it can cause significant issues with effective problem solving, costing time, effort and money
- Anxiety, fear and doubt may prevent you from pursuing your goals
Worry and anxiety affects all of us, and it is not uncommon for healthcare professionals to find themselves overwhelmed by workload and the sheer responsibility of their professionals. Working with us, you’ll learn practical steps to combat these fears, developing skills to harness the power of your own mindset and increase your productivity and confidence levels at work.