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Jan Murray
Why being a mentor can help your career
by Jan Murray
25 October 2018

The thought of becoming a mentor can be a daunting prospect. Janice Murray reveals what's in it for you.

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Jan Murray
Mentoring techniques for added value in conversations
by Jan Murray
30 July 2018

A mentor helps to guide a mentee to consider options and identify what they need to do to be the best they can be. Jan Murray, director at Perform, Learn, Develop describes how active listening, open ended questioning, mind mapping and more can help a mentor to create effective mentoring relationships.

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Paul Miller
There’s no success like failure
by Paul Miller
07 June 2018

Deficits and failure to meet targets can make NHS finance a demotivating place to work. Executive coach, Paul Miller talks about how reflection, mindset and retaining confidence in your abilities through the help of a coach can increase emotional well being and performance in the face of challenges.

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Jan Murray
Insights into a powerful mentoring relationship
by Jan Murray
10 May 2018

Some of the most successful people in business and professions have mentors. Mentors can become key influencers who will help inspire and guide you to a successful career. Any professional who strives alone will discover that the road to success is rocky. It's nice to have a helping hand over the hurdles.

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Jonathan Bowyer
Coaching to avoid burnout
by Jonathan Bowyer
03 April 2018

Jonathan Bowyer explains how the time when you feel you have no time to reflect, is the time when you have the greatest need to do just that. Understand how one on one time with a coach can help you to avoid burnout, prioritise, plan and regain control.

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Pam Dyson
Coaching gives you time to think
by Pam Dyson
21 March 2018

HFMA executive coach, Pamela Dyson, explores why needing time to think is a perfect reason to seek coaching.

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Chris Brown
Coaching to triumph over fear
by Chris Brown
08 February 2018

HFMA executive coach, Chris Brown, explores how executive coaching can help when we gain our first senior NHS finance appointment.

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Chris Calkin
Coaching for career development
by Chris Calkin
31 January 2018

Chris Calkin, an HFMA executive coach, talks about one of the reasons to seek coaching – to map out your career path and achieve your career development goals.

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Arnold Palmer
Coaching for confidence
by Arnold Palmer
24 January 2018

HFMA Executive Coach, Arnold Palmer, explains why executive coaching is ideal if you're lacking in confidence.

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Letsie Tilley
Executive coaching and change management
by Letsie Tilley
16 January 2018

Executive coaching is proven to have many benefits including support in managing change in your organisation, building successful partnerships and to overcoming daily challenges. In this series of short blogs, we are asking our coaches why do they think coaching can benefit senior finance professionals. Letsie Tilley discusses why change management can be a prompt to seek coaching.

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Jonathan Bowyer
Coaching for resilience
by Jonathan Bowyer
04 October 2017

Have you ever had the sense of being overwhelmed with your work? Reaching the point where positive stress turns into negative, demotivating stress? The point where your health starts to suffer, sleepless nights increase and the quality of your work and relationships starts to decrease? Have you ever felt burnt out?

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Jan Murray
How mentoring will help you to improve your performance
by Jan Murray
25 September 2017

Mentors are important in facilitating career mobility and professional fulfillment. They can provide a unique perspective and advice, and can make the difference between a promising candidate and a successful one. Those fortunate enough to have benefitted from good mentors know this instinctively to be true.

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Claire Merrick
Why taking a holiday is good for your career
by Claire Merrick
20 July 2017

For most people, summer means sunshine and time off. However, as we reach the peak of the holiday season, you might find yourself wondering how you'll make it onto the ferry without working even longer hours in the build up to your big break.

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Chris Harrop
Building a coaching culture
by Chris Harrop
03 May 2017

There are no fancy tools or gadgets to bring as a coach, the only thing the coach has is themselves and how they use their personal style, personality and range of experience to help a client.

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Arnold Palmer
Coaching and mentoring: chemistry for introverts
by Arnold Palmer
06 April 2017

The classic introvert may not say much, but has a universe inside their head. The introvert derives energy from dealing with the ideas, pictures, memories, and reactions that are in their inner world. So, how do HFMA ​executive coaches connect with this universe when working with NHS finance leaders who are introverts?

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Chris Calkin
To Skype or not to Skype
by Chris Calkin
26 January 2017

When selecting a coach or a mentor it is important that you get the best match to meet your needs. Whether this is the range of experience, similar career, skills and/or knowledge, organisation understanding or leadership, the one issue that should not influence your choice is geography.

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Letsie Tilley
Spend time to save time
by Letsie Tilley
23 September 2016

When you are in a very senior position, you feel that you have to always appear to be really strong and know the answers to everything. Letsie Tilley, HFMA Executive Coach, shares her experience of using a coach while her organisation was going through a major change.

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Claire Merrick
Encouraging innovation in your team with the help of an executive coach
by Claire Merrick
04 April 2016

Is your finance team less proactive than you want it to be? Are you frustrated by its lack of creativity? Do the team members seem constrained by rules and conventions? If so, it might be time to work with an HFMA Executive Coach to explore ways to encourage your staff to show more initiative.

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Claire Merrick
Executive coaching: one of the most effective ways to develop exceptional leaders
by Claire Merrick
01 December 2015

Whether you’re a Chief Financial Officer looking for someone to bounce ideas off, or an NHS manager that wants to develop your leadership skills, HFMA coaching can help significantly improve your career development.

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