Doctors can benefit from coaching, not only for themselves but also as a way of enabling their patients to make decisions about treatment options. This book explains what coaching is and how it can encourage doctors to improve their work-life balance. There are discussions about the benefits of telephone and Internet coaching and the skills you can learn from working with a coach. You will also discover the secrets of successful coaching if you want a positive outcome from coaching sessions.
Susan Kersley, the author, is a retired doctor who trained as a life coach and writes from the perspective of someone who has experienced for herself the stress and overwhelm of a medical life. She believes that doctors can have more balanced lives and that it is vital to strike a balance between medicine and having time for self-care - as well as time with a partner, family, friends, and community - in order to have a happy and successful life in or out of medicine.