I’m a Registered Nurse with more than 37 years of international nurse leadership experience and a professional certified coach.
I’m passionate about making coaching accessible to nurses to help them develop their leadership capacity to be role models for the next generation of nurse leaders.
I believe that with the right support and leadership tools you can become the leader that you aspire to be.
I left a senior executive nurse position to follow my dream and set up my own business to teach leadership skills and support nurses through coaching. I know from experience that this is a gap for nurses.
One of my frustrations is that great clinical nurses get promoted to leadership roles but are then not supported or provided with the leadership know-how for their role.
Many of my clients tell me that they feel like an imposter in their role, feeling like they don’t have enough skills, knowledge and experience for their leadership role. They find it difficult to admit this to anyone for fear of being seen as a failure. This causes stress, depletes personal resilience, and if left unchecked burnout.
This is where I can help you through training and one to one coaching.
I know from first-hand experience how difficult it is to find support from someone who understands the pressure nurses are under today. I also know that as a nurse you are very busy and there is never enough time for your own self-care, and even if there was you are too exhausted to do anything.
I have had personal experience of my resilience being depleted. Two years ago my employment position was abolished following a financial re-structure, something that on a personal level I found really hard to deal with. The negative self-talk about age, skills and not being good enough were very challenging during this time.
I felt overwhelmed, lost, and the rejections were personal and painful. At this point, I found myself a coach and coaching changed my life literally.
Over time the coaching slowly helped me to see that I could use my skills, knowledge and experience in a different way. I started to see a light at the end of the tunnel and suddenly there was hope and the beginning of a journey of self-discovery that led me to become a coach to be able to help others in the same way that I had been helped.
This is why I do what I do because I want all nurses to have access to leadership development through coaching so that they can learn the tools to help them in their role as leaders.
My clients tell me that they value my patience, listening skills, empathy, respect, positive encouragement, belief in their capabilities, energy, gentle but challenging approach and my support.
I am passionate about leadership and these personal values are hugely important personally. Leading with integrity, developing capability and inspiring change.
These are some of the things that you will find on my CV
Are you ready to learn how to feel more confident in your role as a nurse manager and leader? Would you like to have a dedicated space and protected time for you to work through those overwhelming feelings of self doubt and to stop feeling that you’re constantly running up the escalator the wrong way, never getting anywhere despite the long hours that you put into your job?
It is the best investment that you will ever make for yourself because nurses need nurturing too.
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Giving something back is really important to me. Throughout my career as a nurse I have been really fortunate to have had access to many opportunities that have shaped the person that I am today. I do realise that for many people this is not always the case and whilst many have aspirations they don’t always have the means to realise and achieve their dreams. I chose to give something back to the Women for Women in Africa Foundation (WFWIA) project and I co-sponsor a young girl called Margaret to undertake nursing studies in Nairobi. Margaret lives in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. She has completed high school and wants to become a nurse. Sponsorship is often the only way that a young person can afford to undertake university studies.
There is something really rewarding about helping someone to achieve what they want to be in life.
If you would like to know more or even consider sponsoring a young person yourself please see the link below
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