Case Studies & Testimonials.

These case studies illustrate how I have helped my coachees. And the testimonials below show their thoughts.

Case Study 1

The story of a senior trainee transitioning into consultant role.

Case Study 2

The story of a surgical trainee navigating career transitions.

Case Study 3

The story of a surgical trainee making career decisions.

Read below at what others have to say about my coaching.

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There aren’t many consultant surgeon coaches out there. Anyone can ask coaching questions, however not everyone has years of experience in a field behind them.
Consultant surgeon discussing career decisions
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I found the coaching very useful - I like the way it focused on values and identifying weaknesses/strengths and linking this with the type of career I would like for myself. It answered a lot of the questions I had and even though I still have more work to do in this area to truly figure out what I want out of my career, it was a very essential first step to doing so.

Doctor discussing career decisions

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I have a really clear career goal and know exactly which specialty I want to apply to. This is a huge difference to my position 12 months ago. I also feel much more confident in several ways: - Confident that medicine really is "for me" and that I can find an area within medicine I love, where I make a positive difference and am also happy - Confident that I am able to achieve the goal we have set together, because you have helped me to recognise my (as you call it) "track record of success" and helped me to value my ability to achieve my goals - Confident accepting that I do the best I can, and that I do not need to bear weight and guilt for failings that are a result of the system, and that it is perfectly normal to feel out of my depth in my first year as a registrar.
Core trainee discussing career decisions
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I came with an initial area I wanted to explore and Mat not only addressed this directly, but supported me to develop tools and think critically about other factors that impacted my career.

Doctor discussing career decisions

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I look at my career differently now and I've stopped obsessing on finding the "perfect" specialty. I feel I am more confident in forging my own path and picking things that really make me happy.
Doctor discussing career decisions
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I got a substantive consultant job last week, I am delighted. Thanks for helping me through the shitty middle bit.

New Consultant Surgeon

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You were one of the people who played a hugely important part in helping me achieve clarity and composure during that time of my life, so I want to thank you for the time that you gave me.

Doctor discussing professional challenges and career transition

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I have really learnt lots about myself working with you and I feel much more confident in going out there and becoming the best version of myself.
 
Trainee exploring career direction
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Trying to hang on to this feeling and remind myself how nice it is to get things done. Can’t thank you enough.

Doctor discussing leadership and workplace relationships

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These sessions have had a profound impact on my work, goals, choices and decisions.

Surgical trainee discussing careers

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Mat has an easy fluent conversational style and is very knowledgeable on a wide range of topics. He has a clear, honest and accurate approach. He is an attentive listener, genuinely inclusive and at ease talking to people from a variety of walks of life without preconceptions or prejudice.

Consultant Surgeon

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There is no sense of judgement, any approach will be treated in confidence, and advice will be given with the best of intentions and without any other hidden agenda.

Consultant Surgeon

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It has made me more determined to pursue my career.

Coachee discussing careers

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Mat is great for showing your problem from a completely different point of view. He can ask questions that you end up thinking about for days and they help to see your problem as you never thought about. He is not offering solutions but a great help to find your own way!

Consultant Surgeon

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I have a plan in place, one that Mat helped me to formulate. One that I know will change my working life if practiced and adapted on a regular basis

Coachee discussing career plans

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Insightful!

Trainee doctor

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It served me very well; exactly what i approached Mat for initially. It kicked me into action immediately and forced me to think deeply.

Coachee discussing actions

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Your support…helped me build up my confidence and commitment…This has opened doors for me

Doctor new to UK

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Helping me see the positives from my problems is a great quality in coaching. Especially when we looked at the difficulties I am facing currently. You are very good at re-framing problems to help see other ways to approach them.

Coachee discussing career challenges

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I feel the discussion on leadership will allow me to have a platform to grow into the next phase of my career.

GP discussing leadership

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I would like to say I’ve not used the word career in a positive sense for almost 10 years. It had felt a career had deteriorated into a ‘job’. Thank you

GP discussing career management

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Mat has helped me to reflect on achievements in order to help achieve future goals. Coaching has enabled me to think of leadership skills with a broader mind and to allow me to take the time to lead and not just do.

Clinical leader

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It has helped me to consider criticism and be able to move on from it rather than focus on

Clinical leader

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I left the session feeling exhilarated and proud of the goals that I had set with a clear goal and direction on how to achieve them.

Coachee discussing goals

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Very helpful and look forward to going deeper through more self-reflection and trying to flush out what I want from a future career

GP discussing career plans

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I felt comfortable talking to you, felt you listened and guided me through the process of looking at my career to date and identifying the good parts.

GP discussing career plans

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I also felt you identified that I am always trying to improve what I am not good at and actually there are aspects that I should view as being strengths such as living day by day, week by week compared to living in the future.

GP discussing career plans

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I felt the session was really useful, simple yet insightful. I appreciate how you clarified the objectives of coaching and managed my expectations .

GP discussing careers

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It was really amazing how you helped me define my values and put them on paper in the form of simple illustration and graphs.

GP discussing careers

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You have brilliant listening skills and you ask the right questions.

GP discussing careers

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Very insightful, helped me think about my strengths and trajectory in life.

Doctor discussing future career plans

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Made me think about why something is difficult, giving me time to think about this. A good balance between offering suggestions and seeing what I come up with.

Academic discussing workplace challenges

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Very thought provoking, was good to look at the broader picture of how my job/career fits into my life.

Academic discussing workplace challenges

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Encouraged open and honest conversations, with very constructive and thought-provoking feedback.

GP discussing careers

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Excellent listening, insight and useful suggestions of how best to tackle problems

Surgical trainee

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Exam results came out yesterday and I passed!!! Unbelievable. The session we did where we talked about framing things as ‘not yet’ rather than ‘fail’ was super helpful. It helped me transform my approach.

Trainee discussing exit exams

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I feel more confident approaching important decisions relating to my career.

Surgical trainee

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This has made a positive difference in my outlook towards my career, has clarified my goals and priorities in work and made me question some of my assumptions that were holding me back. For this reason, I am very grateful.

Surgical trainee discussing careers

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Attending your sessions is one of the top decisions that I made for myself for self improvement. I also can't thank you enough for your generosity to take me in. You have helped me a lot.

Emergency Medicine Doctor

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It has helped focus me through a short career break and I have managed to formulate a strategy for where to take my career next.

GP discussing career change

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Very useful to have an impartial party, who is “outside” of the situation. Useful to hear a different way of interpreting things.

Consultant surgeon discussing career decisions