Reflective Compassionate Practice

A few months ago I was asked to design and deliver a workshop on professionalism to a group of nurses. When I was thinking about what to talk about I was thinking about the challenges faced by nurses in an increasingly complex workplace. On the face of it, our workplaces do feel more stressful thanContinue reading “Reflective Compassionate Practice”

HARD Goals

Today I was delivering Clinical Supervision training with the wonderful Janis Hostad. So yes it was a good day full of fun and challenge (I love co-delivering with Janis). Anyway that is not the reason for this blog, although one day I might do a blog on working with Janis, as it is so muchContinue reading “HARD Goals”

A Special Week

As many of you will be aware the Hospital where I work has a coaching network that I have been coordinating since it’s start in March. Up until Thursday this was a temporary arrangement. However the hospital have made that co-ordinating role permanent and on Thursday I was interviewed for and offered the role, soContinue reading “A Special Week”

Mind The Gap

Below is a blog I wrote this morning for my coaching network blog at work. I have adjusted it slightly to make it more generic and accessible for people who work outside the NHS. I liked so I thought a slightly wider audience might like it too. This week I have been preparing for anContinue reading “Mind The Gap”

PERMA and That Hour of Happiness

The past week has been a little turbulent. It has been a week of feeling vulnerable, after sharing my feelings on here and sharing a little of myself in the support of others. In fact sharing in support of others Is suppose has triggered this blog. I had no plans to write a blog today.Continue reading “PERMA and That Hour of Happiness”

It’s OK to Lead with Compassion

When I started as a Student Nurse 29 years ago, my warmth, compassion and empathy were applauded, even considered a strength. I was not the most technically capable student, my written work was not the best, and I often just did enough. My interpersonal skills however were my strength. I naturally put myself alongside myContinue reading “It’s OK to Lead with Compassion”

Connected Organisation

Yesterday I told you about my new coaching program, Connected Living. The concept of Connected living came from an idea I had a few months ago entitled The Connected Organisation. Essentially the concept is the same, you first start with the individual and once the individual (the leader) is able to connect with themselves, thenContinue reading “Connected Organisation”

Connected Living

Over the past month I have been working on a new program of coaching. Looking at all the research about effectiveness (both personal and team) it seems that trust, connection and empathy appear to be vital.  Therefore I started to put together a program that brought together these ideas from, drawing on the work of BreneContinue reading “Connected Living”

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”