All Yorkshire and Humber trainees are eligible for coacching sessions with a trained coach

What is coaching?
Coaching is an added-value professional activity. It is protected time for you to think things through in a way that is different to talking things over with a friend, partner, TPD or Educational Supervisor – all people who tend to have another agenda for you. Your coach will support you, and challenge you if necessary, to help you reach a conclusion that is helpful and meaningful to you.

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You can have between four and six sessions of coaching. These are free to you. All our coaches are both clinical educators and trained coaches. Your sessions are completely confidential and nothing to do with your performance in training, or your ARCP. We recommend seeing a coach from outside your specialty – a coach is not there to give you advice but to help you solve your own challenges.

Who else has coaching?
Coaching is a normal professional activity in many jobs. The GMC, plus many medical colleges and curricula recognise its benefits.

What are some of the reasons that people have coaching?
There is something at stake, e.g. a challenge or development opportunity and you want to make the most of it
You perceive a gap in your knowledge, skills, confidence or resources
You want to achieve different outcomes, improve your performance, or improve your leadership or management skills
You are experiencing a lack of clarity and have choices to make
Your work and life are out of balance, and this is having an unwanted impact
You have yet to identify your key strengths and how best to utilise them
You have considered leaving medicine
You are not sure what your career choices are
If you decide that you would like to participate in our coaching programme, click here to register your interest. You can contact your preferred coach directly once your account registration has been approved.

Once you have registered as a Coachee and your account has been approved please click here to log in to your account where you can then search and make contact with your chosen Coach. You can search by ‘name’ should you already know your chosen Coach.

You can find a quick start guide here

Further information can be found on this link