An Inspiring 2 days

I have spent the past 2 days facilitating a coaching skills for managers course to a group of inspiring and impressive leaders from the NHS. Together we have explored how a coaching approach to leadership can transform the way we manage and motivate staff provide high quality care within a culture that can be bothContinue reading “An Inspiring 2 days”

Sharing the Coaching Message

It has been a distracting week. I can back from leave on Monday and was still preoccupied with thoughts about the health of a member of my family. They are getting better, but I live and work the other side of the country and I am a natural worrier. I speak to them everyday soContinue reading “Sharing the Coaching Message”

Well that didn’t go as I thought

  You will remember on Monday I was planning on inspiring a group of teenage boys to consider Nursing as a career. I have worked with children for the past 25 years, so you would expect that I would understand how teenagers react to something that is new and maybe challenges their view of theContinue reading “Well that didn’t go as I thought”

A leap of faith

I don’t normally write a blog during the week, as I am usually too done in to think of anything useful to write. Tonight however I feel inspired to write a bit about my day today and to talk about an event that happened nearly a month ago, something that I found myself talking aboutContinue reading “A leap of faith”

Encouraging Men into Nursing

Over recent years I have noticed fewer and fewer men choosing nursing as a career. In fact in my own speciality of Children’s Nursing we haven’t trained any men in training in Hull for a number of years now. There is so much men can offer as a nurse that it would be terrible toContinue reading “Encouraging Men into Nursing”

Happy Birthday My Old Friend

This week saw the 70th Birthday of the NHS. The NHS provided the Midwives and GP that brought me into the world. It trained the surgeon, anaesthetist, nurses, ODPs, play specialist, porters, caterers and cleaners that looked after me when I had grommets inserted into my ears, to get rid of my glue ear. WhenContinue reading “Happy Birthday My Old Friend”

An Exciting Week of Coaching

Last weekend I wrote about the prospect of mixing my 2 roles this week. Well so far so good. It has been a challenging but exciting week. Monday and Tuesday I suppose were standard kind of days. Monday was a nurse educator day, with a mixture of time in my office and an afternoon ofContinue reading “An Exciting Week of Coaching”

Blurring of roles and blind coaching

As you will remember from┬áBeing The New Boy Again blog that I am now doing two jobs in the hospital. Now some days it can be difficult to distinguish between the two. Monday was one of those days. It was a day designated to my role as Nurse Educator, but not exclusively for my homeContinue reading “Blurring of roles and blind coaching”