After fourteen years of successful practice ownership, my husband and I sold our practice in 2021. Whilst I thoroughly enjoy dentistry, and was fortunate to work with a wonderful team, the challenges of juggling family life, practice management and the Kafkaesque NHS contract became all-consuming. Coaching helped me reflect on what was important to me and take my career in a different direction. Selling our business was a rollercoaster of unexpected emotions but has enabled me ultimately to manage my time more effectively and rediscover my love of dentistry as an Associate.
I have been a tutor for HEE in the South West since 2014, completing the Coaching and Mentoring certificate in 2017. I can honestly say that this has been life changing, opening a new way of thinking and approaching challenging situations. I have supported colleagues facing difficulties prepare for Fitness to Practice Hearings, offered support to colleagues feeling uncertain and overwhelmed as they enter the profession and to those planning their own dental exit strategies.
I believe Coaching and Mentoring is a fantastic tool for anyone feeling overwhelmed and uncertain, at any stage of their dental journey. I totally understand how isolating our profession can feel. Sometimes it is difficult to see a way forward. If you are looking for a Mentor, I would be very happy to have an informal chat about how we might work together.