I am an experienced, highly qualified, confidential and professional Leadership and Career Coach, with over 20 years’ experience in coaching people and in strategic medical leadership and management roles.
I can help you if you are having difficulties at work such as burnout, problematic relationships, if you want to make major or minor career changes, or wish to improve your effectiveness or leadership skills.
I specialise in working with mid-career and senior Professionals, Doctors and Leaders.
Please contact me for a free, no obligation, confidential Career Consultation and take the first step to transforming your career and working life.
I combine an action-focused and evidence-based approach to transform careers. I draw on my extensive training and experience in applied psychology and neuroscience, my career in medicine, public health and wellbeing, leadership, and the workplace including at Board level. I offer a highly professional and confidential service, a deep level of listening and a safe space for reflection.
As a Leadership and Career Coach (Careers Advisor/ Careers Counsellor/ Mentor/ Executive Coach), I can help you to prepare for a career which will keep you motivated, engaged and thriving today – and in the future.
I am based in Leeds, and also work across the UK and Internationally by Skype/ videoconferencing.
Is coaching right for me?
Leadership and Career Coaching is a confidential, highly effective, action and future focused, personal and professional development process which achieves both immediate and longer term results.
It is ideally suited for mid-career and senior professionals who want to take action to improve their working lives and careers, or who are returning to work after a career break or illness.
Coaching goals are tailored to your specific needs, and usually fall into three broad areas: career changes including a new career; leadership and skills development; and improving work-life balance and resilience.
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Fiona is a fantastic coach. She challenges me and has enabled me to make major changes both in my work and personal life. Through her sessions I have set-up and am running my own Medico-legal business that is being inundated with new work – I would not have moved at this pace and achieved this prior to my coaching sessions.
Honestly I was dubious before the process started. Once I went through it I learnt so much about what I really wanted in life and how to go about it. Fiona gave me the confidence to do this. She allowed me to take control of my future and gave me the tools to make the changes in my life to give me clarity.
Fiona has enabled me to nuture myself into a confident leader who seeks new challenges and is not afraid to say no to tasks & projects that do not satisfy my core values. Anxieties have become a quiet distant murmur as they have melted away as I have become more mindful and self compassionate. A colleague recently noted that I was ‘too positive’. I now keep a journal and have started a blog and see my life as collections of joy. I would thoroughly recommend Fiona to anyone wishing to be coached to a new level in life.
Fiona, by listening and patiently questioning me over the sessions, has helped me to identify a new goal. It was not the one I originally came with and it is this that continues to drive me without having to try which feels very strange when I have been trying many different ways of doing this for years! That protected time to concentrate on issues and the gaps between each session were very valuable to allow the new thoughts and ideas to filter in and be tested. Thank you!
I have found coaching a very useful use of time in trying to negotiate and plan the numerous commitments and opportunities that modern day general practice throws up. It has helped set realistic targets and plans to maintain my work life balance.
I started working with Fiona when I realised that the way I worked was not going to be sustainable in the long term. I felt like I was working with a ‘real’ human being. I now have a far more healthy view of the place that work has in my life, and whilst I see myself as a ‘work in progress’, when things to start to slip I continue to refer back to the strategies I learned when working with Fiona.
I found the coaching sessions with Fiona to be very beneficial and felt that I was in safe hands. I felt that my confidentiality would be respected. Respect is a ‘value’ which seemed to be high on Fiona’s agenda- I always felt that I could trust her. She was also reliable. I achieved most of my goals- any which I didn’t achieve was down to me! I would definitely approach Fiona again for future coaching sessions and would recommend her to others who are seeking support in identifying and overcoming ‘blocks’ in order to move forwards.
I had never considered coaching before. After three sessions the benefits are crystal clear. Fiona’s coaching style has really suited me: a perfect mixture of affirmation and challenge. Being coached by Fiona has helped to give me clarity about my own strengths - and helped me shape career choices moving forward.
The sessions were a life-changing experience for me and I feel that I am a better and more complete professional as a result. I am only at the start of the journey, but the road ahead is clearer than it’s ever been and I know exactly where I am going and why I’m going there.
I entered the coaching process looking to gain a greater understanding of how I could eliminate wasteful and inefficient behaviours from my working day, and make clear plans regarding my professional development. Whilst I achieved both of these objectives, I found that the value of this process was in challenging me to justify my self-perceptions and particularly my negative or self-limiting feelings about myself. I have gained from my coaching experience a renewed confidence in what I do well, and the ability to give myself credit for things where previously I didn’t fully allow myself to do so. My coaching experience has helped me define and affirm my values and principles and know what’s really important to me professionally which has brought a clearer plan of how I want to develop and grow in my career.
Investing in coaching was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I recommend Fiona without hesitation. In just five months it has made a huge difference to my life: I feel more centred and resilient, applying for a Consultant job no longer feels overwhelming, and I have made significant progress towards creating a portfolio career. The actions from each session kept me motivated and added a level of accountability. Given how disempowered I felt before coaching, they also gave me permission to try out new behaviours in a safe environment. Most importantly, I now have a range of tools and techniques that will help me grow into the best version of myself and I’m grateful.