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I’m a firm believer in making things work for you

Because your career is just that – yours

It’s always possible to take control and turn it into something that you love AND enjoy.

Something that brings you balance, gives you energy, and aligns with your personal values.

Medicine is hard, and I’m not going to sugarcoat that! In fact, I don’t have to, I know I’m preaching to the choir here.

But, and it’s a big but…you don’t have to do this alone. Support exists.

Unbiased support that says, unapologetically, that it’s possible to find the balance you’re looking for.

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With Insight Medical Careers I’ve created the kind of support that I craved throughout my career.

It’s a place free of judgement, that understands how incredibly hard you’ve worked to get to where you are.

It’s also a place where you can ask yourself the hard questions, explore different career options (yes, even if it’s not medicine!), and create connections with like-minded doctors.

My experience. Your goals.
A result that rewards your hard work.

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Hello and welcome!

I’m Dr Jo Hely, the founder and Career Coach of Insight Medical.

I’ve been working in medicine for over 30 years and in that time I feel like I’ve seen and heard it all (well, almost all, I’m sure there are some surprises left!).

I’m a specialist medical administrator and have worked across different areas of medicine throughout my career, from hospital administration and junior doctor education, to medical regulation and medico-legal roles. Just as extensively, I’ve worked with doctors from a range of specialties, and am an experienced interviewer for specialty training programs.

As this profession moves and changes with the world around us, I make it my mission to continuously learn new skills and techniques to support my clients, and deliver the amazing results you deserve.

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The Official Parts

30+ years experience in medicine

Graduated from the University of Newcastle


Specialist medical administrator

Qualified Gallup Strengths Coach

The Not-So-Official Parts

Proud Mum of three adult sons (two of whom are doctors in training). I also have a sensible son who’s a data scientist rather than a doctor!

I love running, yoga and travelling. One of the best experiences of my life was gorilla trekking in Uganda (thankfully no running from gorillas required!).

You’ll find me working in my very organised office from home, drinking coffee with friends, or getting outside in the sun!

My Mission

To support doctors to have a career and life they love through insightful and supportive coaching.

Hear more about me and Insight Medical Careers
The Handover Podcast - Balanced Medics
The Handover Podcast - Balanced Medics
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Empowering you to make your best decision

You’re in control

During my career I’ve seen firsthand the power of setting boundaries, of normalising the quiet discussions about career doubts, of making the system a kinder place.

I refuse to accept that there’s a cookie-cutter approach to medicine. One size doesn’t fit everyone, and it never will. It’s OK to make the changes you need to make!

Life and career are both important

Let’s find the sweet spot!

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