Coach / Ros Preen

HFMA coach

Ros retired in 2021 having had a career in NHS Finance that spanned 33 years. She would describe her career as one that was thoroughly rewarding, albeit challenging and eventful at times. She started her career as a creditor payments clerk and the last 15 years were spent at Board level as a Deputy CEO/ Finance Director & Director of Strategy. She therefore can relate to many roles held by NHS finance staff, their requirements, challenges, and rewards. She has worked in most sectors of the NHS over the years so can bring empathy to the various challenges that arise; however she most enjoyed the opportunities for collaboration with others and system thinking / service design.

She has remained passionate about finance staff development at all levels and, having coached and received coaching throughout her career she has a great belief in the power of coaching to create momentum and positive change. Now she has retired from the ‘day job’ she wants to continue to support others to have a similarly fulfilling career, whatever that looks like. Over the years, Ros has focused on the outcomes of a coaching relationship as giving the coaches the opportunity to realise their potential; have a positive experience of coaching to support good personal decision making, and the opportunity for reflection and planning. The intent is that this leads to mindful action that supports their personal goals and ambitions.

There are many times where a coaching conversation is helpful, particularly at points of change, whether that be a new role, or setting career direction. Ros has coached people inside the finance function whether they be trainees or senior finance staff and senior staff in other roles in the NHS. Her style combines a relaxed and personable approach with constructive, direct challenge when appropriate.