Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
I am a trained Occupational Therapist having worked in a number of different clinical areas in different settings around the country. I have also managed a small team. During my clinical experience I supervised and mentored staff and trainee students. After this I then changed direction and moved into Education. I now work in Rheumatology teaching medical students, from Nottingham University. I continue to do a small bit of clinical work within Rheumatology, delivering education programmes to patients about how to manage their conditions physically and psychologically.
I was interested in becoming a coach as I have had many patients and staff come with problems and issues about life which I found very difficult to solve. Having experienced Coaching myself I thought this was an effective technique to help people help themselves. This led me to do the coaching training (ILM 5) which I loved and now I have several coachee’s within the trust.
My coaching style is simple, I believe that coaching allows people time to think for themselves. I take a personal approach, supporting people to think differently and to plan for the future to achieve their goals/ dreams.
I have been a trained coach for the past two years, where I have coached people on the leadership and development course together with clinicians and staff facing difficult situations.
I have helped people tackle difficult life situations, team dynamics, low self-esteem and job opportunities. I have recently helped one coachee gain promotion, who when started coaching wanted to quit work.