As a life coach for doctors and a former doctor herself, Susan has valuable insights into the stress and overwhelm experienced by medics. She helps doctors find their own way forward to deal with their challenges.
12 years experience coaching doctors
Trained and highly experienced as a counsellor, personal development advisor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner
30 years experience as a doctor; married to a surgeon
I'm an expert who specialises in:
- Working with doctors to help you improve your work life balance
- Advice and support for stress and feeling happier about your work and life
- Advisor for doctors considering leaving medicine
- Services for doctors whether currently within or outside the medical profession
In her own words
Hello, I’m Susan Kersley and I’m a highly experienced Life Coach for Doctors. I’m a specialist for anyone working within the medical profession; currently outside it; or contemplating leaving it before or at your expected retirement. With 30 years experience as a practising doctor plus being married to a surgeon, I have valuable insights into the stress and overwhelm that many doctors experience in their day to day working lives. You can call me at Greatvine for expert and empathetic support, with gentle suggestions to help you find your own solutions.
I started coaching doctors twelve years ago, after retiring early from the medical profession myself, looking for change due to the pressures of work. As a doctor I’d enjoyed communicating one to one with patients, so I was naturally attracted to working in a similar way. I especially wanted to work with doctors, so many of whom seem to spend little time with friends and family or on their own self care. I realised that my own career and life experiences meant I had valuable insights into the stress and pressure that we often worked under on a daily basis. I already had training in counselling and personal development and then added Coaching and NLP (neurolinguistic programming) to my skill set.
When I work as a Life Coach for Doctors, I’m very aware of the difference in how I approach the sessions in contrast to how I would work with someone in the medical context. Instead of prescriptive suggestions, I’ll enable you to find the best solutions within your unique situation by asking challenging questions and making gentle suggestions. You may or may not want to take up my suggestions, but overall I’ll help you find your own way forward to deal with your challenges. Understanding the medical world means I can empathise with your experiences, having something of a more ‘inside’ perspective of the demands of the profession on the person. I also understand how challenging it can be to leave the medical profession. You might be looking for specialist help or advice at the time of your expected retirement, or earlier in your life when looking for a change of direction.
I’m here at Greatvine to support you at any stage of your medical career, and provide you with a respectful, positive process to map your path to change. If you’re looking to feel happier with your work - and life outside it - or looking for clarity around leaving medicine, I’d be delighted to provide you with some expert support. In the meantime, my very best regards,
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