Denise has over 10 years’ experience working with healthcare professionals in both primary and secondary care.
She is experienced at supporting GPs at all stages of their career, whether they are new to practice, considering a partner opportunity or reflecting on retirement. More recently, she has been coaching Clinical Directors; supporting them as they lead their local primary care network.
Key areas of focus
- Building confidence
- Developing leadership skills and ability
- Improving working relationships
- Improving work life balance
- Career development
- Exploring solutions to partnership challenges
Workforce response to COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing for NHS Staff
Coaching to support frontline primary care workforce, proactively supporting people through COVID-19 by providing opportunities to process experiences, develop coping skills, deal with difficult conversations and develop strategies for self-management.
Member of Beyond Coaching team commissioned by NHS England to deliver coaching for GPs and Practice Managers.
1:1 coaching for GPs and Practice Managers to enable them to build resilience, feel more confident, make more effective decisions, clarify areas of influence and concern and to build confidence.
Approved Coach at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
Coaching both clinical and non-clinical leaders including Head of Nursing and General Manager
Approved Coach supporting Macmillan Coaching programme
Approved coach on the programme since the programme started in November 2014. Particularly effective for clinical and non-clinical staff who needed support navigating change, managing stress and workload, improving work life balance, strategic thinking, influencing skills and conflict management.
Member of NHS Scotland Delivering Quality through Midwifery Leadership programme
Building leadership capability and capacity among midwives from across NHS Scotland
Health Coach Trainer (associate of Health Coaching Academy)
Delivering training to Health and Care professionals building skills to enable coaching conversations with patients and clients.
“Denise, what a legend! I speak to people and they ask why I seem so upbeat about the future and I tell them that Denise has helped me believe in myself again, given me the strength to make changes so I can realise my potential at work (and play!) and given me back the zest for life. I tell them they should find an Executive Coach like Denise so they can look up from the ground and see the good things in life and the opportunities they have and how to reach their potential.”
Stephen Smith, Part of Beyond’s GP coaching programme
“Denise and I had a very good rapport from day the first chemistry session. Denise has used a number of methods and styles and this varied approach has worked very well for me. She has been consistent and reliable in her approach and we have never missed a session. I was close to ‘burn out’ at the time Denise and I started this year. Denise has helped me refocus on efforts to contain work (within regular hours) and prioritise work and has encouraged me to use new ways of working. My service was moved from the pay of one NHS trust to another and that has been a difficult transition period – Denise has helped to provide support for this change. I would definitely recommend this support to other Macmillan colleagues. 10/10”.
Nurse, part of Macmillan Coaching Programme
Get in touch with Denise
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