I am a Birmingham graduate, and practicing dentist, with 38 years’ experience of running a high quality dental practice in Stroud (privately for 27 years). As a result of becoming the 1st UK dental practice to achieve Investor in People I understand that success both in dentistry and in business is about helping people to be the best they can be, and led us to win many awards for teamwork and preventive dentistry for adults and children.
I am a practicing dentist, a Denplan Advisor, and I am also working with the SimplyHealth dental professional board, looking at the strategic development of the Denplan Excel quality assurance programme.
I have experienced the benefits of coaching and mentoring myself throughout my career, and can use a blend of many techniques to help to move you forwards.
I am now a professionally trained coach, mentor and practice assessor, and have also worked with accountants and solicitors in due diligence processes.
My skills are in using my experience and empathy as a practitioner and coach/mentor to provide a safe space for my clients to explore their needs, and develop personal resilience and effective leadership to enhance teamwork. I understand the pressures of balancing clinical, compliance and commercial aspects of private practice.
Having a daughter who is a practicing dentist, and having mentored other young dental professionals I am aware of the difficulties of maintaining standards in the early years of practice. Likewise, I am familiar with, and have studied the specific coaching and mentoring needs of the retiring dentist, and enjoy guiding people through the particular risks of this transition.
Through my coaching business 'Beyond Teeth' I aim to provide the support and inspiration for you to achieve the goals you set for your future.