The Career Doctor
Dr Anthony Llewellyn
Medical Career Coach
Since beginning my doctor coaching journey in 2012, I have been privileged to guide over 1,000 doctors, amassing more than 4,000 hours of coaching that have honed my expertise in nurturing medical professionals. My passion for coaching doctors stems from a profound respect for their pivotal role in society and a deep-seated commitment to empowering them to showcase the best version of themselves.
The unique challenges faced by doctors when transitioning between career stages or excelling within their current roles require a tailored approach – one that respects their clinical acumen while also enhancing their personal and professional skills. Through my dedicated doctor coaching, I provide a platform for doctors to not only stand out when applying for jobs but also to grow continuously and confidently within their chosen paths.
My dedication to coaching doctors is fueled by the transformative impact it has on their careers and, by extension, on the healthcare landscape. In a profession where the human element is as critical as technical skill, helping doctors to refine their communication, leadership, and self-management skills ensures that they can lead with compassion and efficiency.
By focusing on personal development and strategic career advancement, I aim to assist these professionals in navigating the highly competitive and demanding healthcare environment, ensuring that they not only secure the positions they aspire to but also excel in them. In doing so, I contribute to a larger vision – enhancing the quality of healthcare by supporting those at its forefront, which remains the heart of why I choose to be a doctor coach.
Why do I continue to call myself a doctor coach? Because in each doctor’s success story, I see a reflection of my commitment to the vitality and progression of the medical field, ensuring that every patient encounter is with a physician who is not just clinically, but holistically, at their best.
About my Career Doctor Coaching & Services
I am an experienced medical career doctor coach having completed several hundred hours of coaching with a variety of clients both internal and external to organizations.
My bio includes an Executive Medical Director role with a leading NSW Health Service and 4 years as Executive Medical Director for the Health Education & Training Institute of NSW. and most recently appointed to Chair of Accreditation for South Australia Medical Education and Training.
My background is as a psychiatrist with training in solution-focused, cognitive behavioural and motivational interviewing also assists him to provide the best service for clients.
I hold a Certificate in Executive Coaching from the Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology based at the University of Sydney.
I apply a flexible approach to doctor coaching based on the coachee’s needs and requirements. It is important to understand that there are key distinctions between coaching and other types of support that a doctor may have experienced before coming to coaching (for e.g. supervision and mentoring).
In particular, coaching focuses on the coachee’s own growth through questioning, clarification and exploration.
Anthony can offer the following types of coaching services:
Performance / Skills Coaching
This type of doctor coaching suits a doctor with particular performance challenges, for e.g. interview skills improvement. In this case we apply a coaching model but also for rapid skills development direct advice and feedback are also applied.
Developmental coaching will suit clients with more long-term or broader goals, for e.g. exploration of career choices or development as a medical manager. In this case, the focus is less on providing advice and feedback but on working together to explore new ways of looking at issues and problems.
Below are some of the types of doctor coaching engagements that we work with
- International Medical Graduates
- Specialty Training Applicants
- Medical Executives
- Doctors contemplating a Career Transition
You can schedule an appointment with Anthony by clicking on one of the links below.
Our strategy call service aims at clarifying your questions about pathways, career objectives, and current strategy and assisting you with determining what the next best steps are.
For interview skills coaching you are best to purchase a package of sessions prior to booking. If you are looking at more extended career coaching please get in contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching is available at trainee and senior doctor rates.
By purchasing a package of coaching you can also save some money in the longer term.
*All coaching engagements are provided online using Zoom and can be arranged to occur in the privacy of your work or home office. All that is required is a computer with a microphone and webcam and a reasonably reliable internet connection.
For interview skills coaching you should purchase a package of services prior to booking.
We can also offer a discounted package of coaching for longer coaching engagements. Please let us know if this is of interest.
Other services include document reviews and edits, such as CVs, cover letters, applications and college applications.
How medical career coaching works.
How to Find A Medical Career Coach.
1. Don’t consider their field, but their potential to help you achieve your goals
Now that you have made the decision to invest in a career coach. Getting the right fit is very important for you. A coach who has achieved wonderful results with one person might not necessarily help you attain a similar level of success as your coach. Therefore, here are some tips for finding a good career coach.
As you look for a career coach, it is important to remember that he/she does not have to be an expert in your specific field. So, if you are a surgeon, you do not have to focus on finding a career coach with a background in surgery. Similarly, for any doctor, understand that there are lots of coaches without a medical background who can help you.
The most important thing as you look for a career coach is to find someone who will inspire you and help you achieve your potential. A career coach should help you ask yourself thought-provoking and actionable questions that help you attain a particular career goal. A good career coach should also offer guidance and empower you to take appropriate action so that your career keeps moving forward.
2. Find someone who understands your career guidance needs
As you look for a career coach, you have to understand what your expectations are as far as these services go. You should try to work out beforehand what outcomes you expect out of the assistance the coach offers. So, whether you want a better paying job, or a more fulfilling career, or a different career path, you have to understand what kind of assistance you need.
That being said. If we knew exactly what we wanted. We might already know how to get there and not need a career coach. So a good career coach will also spend time with you to truly clarify your goals. Sometimes clients enter into career coaching with goals in mind that are really not their own goals but other peoples goals. Career coaches can help to clear up goal confusion.
Otherwise, if there is no clear focus on what your career goals are, a coach can also help you out with this. From there, find out what the career coach you are evaluating promises to help you achieve and see if it matches the specific career goals you have in mind.
3. Look into what they have achieved in the past
You can also have a look at their coaching bios and find out what former clients have to say of their skills. For instance, have the coaching skills helped someone in your specific field get what they wanted? Also consider their experience, because someone who is just entering the field might not be in a position to help you navigate an important career obstacle.
4. Choose someone you are comfortable with
How you feel about your career coach should also matter. You should trust your intuition based on the conversation you have with the coach. If for some reason you have doubts about their abilities to help you with your career, then it’s worth looking at what other career coaches have to offer.
At the end of the day, you should have a great rapport with your career coach. This is important because however successful the coach has been in the past with former clients, he/she might not be the best fit for you if your strained relationship gets in the way of their offering you sound career guidance.
You should not just go and book sessions with the first coach you find with the expectation that your career will be changed for the better. Consider making a quick call with them first. Most good coaches will offer a quick free call service because they are confident in their abilities and they know this helps clients to make a decision about their services.
For more information about medical career coaching try this post.
Looking for alternate medical career coaches?
Here are a few we recommend:
Dr Ashe Coxon, especially good for career planning.
Dr Amy Imms, especially good for issues related to burnout.
Dr Rebecca Stewart, an expert in all things General Practice related.