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Why being a mentor can help your career
25 October 2018
The thought of becoming a mentor can be a daunting prospect. Janice Murray reveals what's in it for you.
Mentoring techniques for added value in conversations
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.
There’s no success like failure
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.
Insights into a powerful mentoring relationship
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.
Coaching to avoid burnout
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.
Coaching gives you time to think
21 March 2018
HFMA executive coach, Pamela Dyson, explores why needing time to think is a perfect reason to seek coaching.
Coaching to triumph over fear
08 February 2018
HFMA executive coach, Chris Brown, explores how executive coaching can help when we gain our first senior NHS finance appointment.
Coaching for career development
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.
Coaching for confidence
24 January 2018
HFMA Executive Coach, Arnold Palmer, explains why executive coaching is ideal if you're lacking in confidence.
Executive coaching and change management
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.
Coaching for resilience
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?
How mentoring will help you to improve your performance
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.
Why taking a holiday is good for your career
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.
Building a coaching culture
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.
Coaching and mentoring: chemistry for introverts
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?
To Skype or not to Skype
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.
Spend time to save time
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.
Encouraging innovation in your team with the help of an executive coach
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.
Executive coaching: one of the most effective ways to develop exceptional leaders
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.