Medical Career Coaching Programs

Medical Career Coaching 
Programs

Whether you’re looking for some guidance on the next step in your career, need help preparing to standout at interview or you’re thinking of a career change, I offer a number of packages tailored to your specific career stage, goals and needs.

Specialty
Selection

Advanced Interview Coaching

Career
Strategy

Career
Change

Insight Premium
Coaching

Specialty
Selection

Advanced Interview Coaching

Career
Strategy

Career
Change

Insight Premium
Coaching

My approach is personalised to you

Every stage of a medical career comes with its own challenges. From getting into medicine to making the best specialty choice for you, from getting into training to changing career direction, whatever you need, Insight Medical Careers is here to support you. I’ve been through it all and I understand what you’re going through. My coaching programs have been designed to meet you exactly where you’re at in your career and my goal is to help you have a career that you love. 

Tailored: Based on your own personal needs and goals

Flexible: Choose the minimum number of sessions or continue to work on a mentoring basis for as long as you like

Experienced: Knowledge and insight developed over 30+ years of a diverse career in medicine

Balanced: Medicine is more than a career choice and my approach focuses on balance and a sustainable career path

Thorough: I go to great lengths to ensure I share all the insight and information you need to achieve your goals

Approachable: Rapport is important to getting the best out of our session; I do everything I can to put you at ease

Specialty Selection

Choosing your specialty is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your career but do you know what’s really important when making that decision? So many people choose a specialty for the wrong reasons, only to find out, sometimes years down the track, that their perceptions were not matched by the reality. Do you know what’s really important when making that decision? I believe every doctor should have personalised advice about the career paths that would best suit them and, importantly, would fit with the lifestyle they want.

Is my Specialty Selection program for You?

This program is specifically designed for late medical students and junior doctors who want tailored, specific insight and guidance when choosing their specialty.

What You’ll Gain 

This program gives you:

  • Insight into your own strengths and preferences
  • Understanding of what’s important in choosing your career and the common mistakes that doctors make
  • Tailored advice about the options that would best suit you
  • A practical plan to guide you through the steps to achieve your career goal
  • Confidence that you’re on the right path

The Coaching Format

Two 60 minute one-on-one sessions via zoom, accompanied by a Career Options and Action Plan Report. 

The Process 

  • Complete a Strengths Assessment
  • Complete my ‘Career Selection Discovery’ questionnaire prior to our session so we get the most from our time together
  • Share your current CV
  • One 60 minute strategic session to discuss your responses to the questionnaire and strengths assessment and the implications of these for your career choice
  • I’ll send you my list of Specialty Options and Specialty Groupings to help you think about the specialties that would be a good fit for you and your life
  • A second 60 minute session to look in detail at the best options for you and come up with a really specific action plan to help you work towards your goals
  • A Career Options and Action Plan Report delivered following our session with all the actions and recommendations we discuss 

Investment: $1320

 

Specialty Selection

Choosing your specialty is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your career but do you know what’s really important when making that decision? So many people choose a specialty for the wrong reasons, only to find out, sometimes years down the track, that their perceptions were not matched by the reality. Do you know what’s really important when making that decision? I believe every doctor should have personalised advice about the career paths that would best suit them and, importantly, would fit with the lifestyle they want.

Is my Specialty Selection program for You?

This program is specifically designed for late medical students and junior doctors who want tailored, specific insight and guidance when choosing their specialty.

What You’ll Gain 

This program gives you:

  • Insight into your own strengths and preferences
  • Understanding of what’s important in choosing your career and the common mistakes that doctors make
  • Tailored advice about the options that would best suit you
  • A practical plan to guide you through the steps to achieve your career goal
  • Confidence that you’re on the right path

The Coaching Format

Two 60 minute one-on-one sessions via zoom, accompanied by a Career Options and Action Plan Report. 

The Process 

  • Complete a Strengths Assessment
  • Complete my ‘Career Selection Discovery’ questionnaire prior to our session so we get the most from our time together
  • Share your current CV
  • One 60 minute strategic session to discuss your responses to the questionnaire and strengths assessment and the implications of these for your career choice
  • I’ll send you my list of Specialty Options and Specialty Groupings to help you think about the specialties that would be a good fit for you and your life
  • A second 60 minute session to look in detail at the best options for you and come up with a really specific action plan to help you work towards your goals
  • A Career Options and Action Plan Report delivered following our session with all the actions and recommendations we discuss 

Investment: $1320

 

Advanced Interview Coaching

Excel at interview and give yourself the very best chance of success. This personalised, in-depth, one-on-one coaching program has been designed to help doctors at all levels approach job applications and interviews with confidence and competence.

As an experienced interviewer, I’ll help you understand what the panel is looking for.

Is Advanced Interview Coaching for You?

You know how competitive it is to get a training position and you don’t want to miss out.  You want to be better prepared and set yourself apart from the other applicants. This program is for you  if you:

• Are applying for specialty training programs
• Have previously been unsuccessful and want to improve your chance of success
• Haven’t interviewed for a while or suffer with nerves and need some coaching to build confidence 

What You’ll Gain

This program will give you:

• Strategies to overcome nerves and shine in interview
• Specific guidance on both content and delivery of your answers
• The ability to demonstrate what makes you a perfect fit for the role
Confidence in the types of questions that will come up and how you will answer
• A specialty-specific question bank and a range of resources to help with preparation

The Coaching Format

Two 90 minute one-on-one sessions either in person or via zoom, each accompanied by a detailed report and resources specific to your application

The Process

  • Share your current CV prior
  • 90 minute session to identify key strengths, work on answer structure, develop examples to demonstrate selection criteria competence and establish strategies for dealing with nerves
  • Post session report, Specialty-specific Question Bank and 2 Interview Resources Guides
  • 90-minute session focusing on specific questions including “core” questions, research, developments in your specialty and questions about difficult interpersonal situations
  • Further optional sessions* work on mock interviews to further develop interview confidence and content

Investment: $1300
*Additional sessions are $600 per session

Advanced Interview Coaching

Excel at interview and give yourself the very best chance of success. This personalised, in-depth, one-on-one coaching program has been designed to help doctors at all levels approach job applications and interviews with confidence and competence.

As an experienced interviewer, I’ll help you understand what the panel is looking for.

Is Advanced Interview Coaching for You?

You know how competitive it is to get a training position and you don’t want to miss out.  You want to be better prepared and set yourself apart from the other applicants. This program is for you  if you:

• Are applying for specialty training programs
• Have previously been unsuccessful and want to improve your chance of success
• Haven’t interviewed for a while or suffer with nerves and need some coaching to build confidence 

What You’ll Gain

This program will give you:

• Strategies to overcome nerves and shine in interview
• Specific guidance on both content and delivery of your answers
• The ability to demonstrate what makes you a perfect fit for the role
Confidence in the types of questions that will come up and how you will answer
• A specialty-specific question bank and a range of resources to help with preparation

The Coaching Format

Two 90 minute one-on-one sessions either in person or via zoom, each accompanied by a detailed report and resources specific to your application

The Process

  • Share your current CV prior
  • 90 minute session to identify key strengths, work on answer structure, develop examples to demonstrate selection criteria competence and establish strategies for dealing with nerves
  • Post session report, Specialty-specific Question Bank and 2 Interview Resources Guides
  • 90-minute session focusing on specific questions including “core” questions, research, developments in your specialty and questions about difficult interpersonal situations
  • Further optional sessions* work on mock interviews to further develop interview confidence and content

Investment: $1300
*Additional sessions are $600 per session

Career Strategy

This is your opportunity to get expert advice on your career and come up with a practical strategy to allow you to move forward with confidence and clarity. My Career Strategy service is a focused, concentrated session aimed at dealing with a particular issue or problem and identifying realistic, positive solutions.

Is my Career Strategy program for You? 

You’re looking for clarity on a particular career issue and would like input and guidance from an experienced senior colleague who understands the system and how it really works. You might be:

  • A final year student or intern who knows what specialty you want to pursue and wants a clear plan to ensure you’re in the best position to achieve this
  • A prospective medical student who has unsuccessfully applied and wants a plan to improve your chances of future success
  • A doctor at any level with a particular issue you’d like confidential and independent advice on. This might be a question about career progression or a difficult workplace problem, such as bullying 

What You’ll Gain 

This program gives you:

  • Tailored advice suited to your specific situation
  • A practical plan to guide you through the steps to achieve your career goal
  • Confidence that you’re on the right path
  • Clarity on areas you can focus on to boost your success 

The Coaching Format

A 60 minute one-on-one session via zoom, accompanied by a Career Strategy Report. 

The Process 

  • Complete my ‘Career Strategy’ questionnaire prior to our session so we get the most from our time together
  • Share your current CV
  • A 60 minute strategic session focused on your particular issue and needs
  • A Career Strategy Report delivered following our session with all of the actions and recommendations we discuss 

Investment: $750

Career Strategy

This is your opportunity to get expert advice on your career and come up with a practical strategy to allow you to move forward with confidence and clarity. My Career Strategy service is a focused, concentrated session aimed at dealing with a particular issue or problem and identifying realistic, positive solutions.

Is my Career Strategy program for You? 

You’re looking for clarity on a particular career issue and would like input and guidance from an experienced senior colleague who understands the system and how it really works. You might be:

  • A final year student or intern who knows what specialty you want to pursue and wants a clear plan to ensure you’re in the best position to achieve this
  • A prospective medical student who has unsuccessfully applied and wants a plan to improve your chances of future success
  • A doctor at any level with a particular issue you’d like confidential and independent advice on. This might be a question about career progression or a difficult workplace problem, such as bullying 

What You’ll Gain 

This program gives you:

  • Tailored advice suited to your specific situation
  • A practical plan to guide you through the steps to achieve your career goal
  • Confidence that you’re on the right path
  • Clarity on areas you can focus on to boost your success 

The Coaching Format

A 60 minute one-on-one session via zoom, accompanied by a Career Strategy Report. 

The Process 

  • Complete my ‘Career Strategy’ questionnaire prior to our session so we get the most from our time together
  • Share your current CV
  • A 60 minute strategic session focused on your particular issue and needs
  • A Career Strategy Report delivered following our session with all of the actions and recommendations we discuss 

Investment: $750

 

Career Change 

Career change is almost ubiquitous in the contemporary workforce, and medicine is no exception – more people in medicine change career direction than you might think, and for similar reasons. Regardless of sector, whats right for you when you graduate or in the early stages of your career may not stay the same. One of the strengths of a medical career, however, is the sheer diversity of options that still use the skills and training youve worked so hard on. 

If youre considering a change, at any stage of your career, either within or outside of medicine, I can help you get your goals clear, weigh up the options and set you on a path for a smooth change if thats what you decide works for you.

Is my Career Change program for You? 

Change comes about for many reasons. It’s a big step to stand back and really consider where you would like your career to go. This program is perfect if you:

  • Feel dissatisfied with your career or specialty choice
  • Feel medicine is no longer for you but want to continue to use your skills outside of medicine
  • Are returning to medicine after a career break or having a family

What You’ll Gain 

This program gives you:

  • Insight into your own strengths and preferences
  • Alignment with your purpose in your career and how you’d like work to fit in with the rest of your life
  • Confidence in the skills you’ve gained in medicine and how they might transfer to other career paths
  • Understanding of your options and the steps you can take to work towards your new career
  • A range of additional resources, references and reading material to support your decision-making

The Coaching Format

Two 60 minute one-on-one sessions via zoom, accompanied by a Career Options and Action Plan report. 

The Process 

  • Complete a Strengths Assessment
  • Complete my ‘Career Goals’ questionnaire prior to our session so we get the most from our time together
  • Share your current CV
  • One 60 minute strategic session to discuss your responses to the questionnaire and strengths assessment and the implications of these for your career choice
  • A second 60 minute session to look in detail at the best options for you and come up with a really specific action plan to help you work towards your goals
  • A Career Options and Action Plan Report delivered following our session with all the actions and recommendations we discuss 

Investment: $1320

 

Career Change

Career change is almost ubiquitous in the contemporary workforce, and medicine is no exception – more people in medicine change career direction than you might think, and for similar reasons. Regardless of sector, what’s right for you when you graduate or in the early stages of your career may not stay the same. One of the strengths of a medical career, however, is the sheer diversity of options that still use the skills and training you’ve worked so hard on. 

If you’re considering a change, at any stage of your career, either within or outside of medicine, I can help you get your goals clear, weigh up the options and set you on a path for a smooth change if that’s what you decide works for you.

Is my Career Change program for You? 

Change comes about for many reasons. It’s a big step to stand back and really consider where you would like your career to go. This program is perfect if you:

  • Feel dissatisfied with your career or specialty choice
  • Feel medicine is no longer for you but want to continue to use your skills outside of medicine
  • Are returning to medicine after a career break or having a family

What You’ll Gain 

This program gives you:

  • Insight into your own strengths and preferences
  • Alignment with your purpose in your career and how you’d like work to fit in with the rest of your life
  • Confidence in the skills you’ve gained in medicine and how they might transfer to other career paths
  • Understanding of your options and the steps you can take to work towards your new career
  • A range of additional resources, references and reading material to support your decision-making

The Coaching Format

Two 60 minute one-on-one sessions via zoom, accompanied by a Career Options and Action Plan report. 

The Process 

  • Complete a Strengths Assessment
  • Complete my ‘Career Goals’ questionnaire prior to our session so we get the most from our time together
  • Share your current CV
  • One 60 minute strategic session to discuss your responses to the questionnaire and strengths assessment and the implications of these for your career choice
  • A second 60 minute session to look in detail at the best options for you and come up with a really specific action plan to help you work towards your goals
  • A Career Options and Action Plan Report delivered following our session with all the actions and recommendations we discuss 

Investment: $1320

Insight Premium Coaching Program

A career in medicine can be incredibly fulfilling but there is no denying that it comes with a range of challenges. What should be a supportive and collegiate workplace can sometimes feel hostile and ruthless. And trying to maintain a life outside of work can feel impossible. How would it feel to work with someone impartial and experienced to clarify your situation and help you see the path forward?

Career indecision, imposter syndrome, toxic workplaces – you name it,
I’ve experienced it and learnt the lessons the hard way. Let me help you find an easier path.

Is Insight Premium Coaching for You?

My Insight Premium Coaching program is tailored specifically to you, where you are now in your career and where you want to go. We focus on identifying what constitutes a satisfying career and successful life for you, whats holding you back and how to move forward. 

Doctors often start coaching to solve a particular career problem but end up with a much broader transformation in their life. The benefits of having an external coach who can bring perspective and experience to your situation can’t be overstated. 

This program is perfect if you: 

  • Would like to develop more confidence in your career, with support from an experienced and encouraging senior colleague
  • Are seeking to move into a leadership role and want a positive, practical mentor
  • Are experiencing challenges in your work that you’d like impartial advice on
  • Are planning or going through a career change, either within or outside medicine, and would like more ongoing support
  • Are looking to develop a side business and want support from someone who’s experienced first-hand the challenges of setting up a small business

What You’ll Gain 

This program gives you: 

  • Insight into your own strengths and values
  • Clarity about your vision of success and satisfaction in life
  • A safe space to explore the challenges you’re facing and how to address them
  • Realistic specific guidance about how to progress your career, whatever direction you choose to take
  • Ongoing personal support
  • A range of additional resources, references and reading material to support your decision-making

The Coaching Format

Six 60 minute one-on-one sessions, generally monthly, via zoom and access to me for advice between sessions. 

The Process 

  • Complete a Strengths Assessment
  • Complete my ‘Premium Career Coaching’ questionnaire prior to help us both get clear on your goals for coaching
  • Share your current CV
  • Initial 60 minute session to discuss your responses to the questionnaire and strengths assessment and what you want to achieve in coaching
  • I’ll send you a template to help you keep track of the outcomes and actions
  • Prior to each subsequent session you’ll receive a short questionnaire in which you’ll review your progress and identify what you’re hoping to achieve in our next session.
  • 5 further 60 minute sessions, with content guided by your needs and progress 

Investment: $4080 or 6 payments of $700

Insight Premium Coaching Program

A career in medicine can be incredibly fulfilling but there is no denying that it comes with a range of challenges. What should be a supportive and collegiate workplace can sometimes feel hostile and ruthless. And trying to maintain a life outside of work can feel impossible. How would it feel to work with someone impartial and experienced to clarify your situation and help you see the path forward?

Career indecision, imposter syndrome, toxic workplaces – you name it,
I’ve experienced it and learnt the lessons the hard way. Let me help you find an easier path.

Is Insight Premium Coaching for You?

My Insight Premium Coaching program is tailored specifically to you, where you are now in your career and where you want to go. We focus on identifying what constitutes a satisfying career and successful life for you, whats holding you back and how to move forward. 

Doctors often start coaching to solve a particular career problem but end up with a much broader transformation in their life. The benefits of having an external coach who can bring perspective and experience to your situation can’t be overstated. 

This program is perfect if you: 

  • Would like to develop more confidence in your career, with support from an experienced and encouraging senior colleague
  • Are seeking to move into a leadership role and want a positive, practical mentor
  • Are experiencing challenges in your work that you’d like impartial advice on
  • Are planning or going through a career change, either within or outside medicine, and would like more ongoing support
  • Are looking to develop a side business and want support from someone who’s experienced first-hand the challenges of setting up a small business

What You’ll Gain 

This program gives you: 

  • Insight into your own strengths and values
  • Clarity about your vision of success and satisfaction in life
  • A safe space to explore the challenges you’re facing and how to address them
  • Realistic specific guidance about how to progress your career, whatever direction you choose to take
  • Ongoing personal support
  • A range of additional resources, references and reading material to support your decision-making

The Coaching Format

Six 60 minute one-on-one sessions, generally monthly, via zoom and access to me for advice between sessions. 

The Process 

  • Complete a Strengths Assessment
  • Complete my ‘Premium Career Coaching’ questionnaire prior to help us both get clear on your goals for coaching
  • Share your current CV
  • Initial 60 minute session to discuss your responses to the questionnaire and strengths assessment and what you want to achieve in coaching
  • I’ll send you a template to help you keep track of the outcomes and actions
  • Prior to each subsequent session you’ll receive a short questionnaire in which you’ll review your progress and identify what you’re hoping to achieve in our next session.
  • 5 further 60 minute sessions, with content guided by your needs and progress 

Investment: $4080 or 6 payments of $700

Client Feedback

Jo absolutely delivers on her service promise and I would recommend her without reservations. She has a great personality, filled with warmth and genuine caring. Her insight, dedication and integrity are second to none. She is a terrific coach and speaker. Without a doubt, it was an invaluable investment for my career and for my life. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with her.

– Orthopaedic Registrar