Today we talked to Chris Brown, to discuss his coaching niche helping finance professionals within the NHS. He talks about his passion for giving back to the industry, and how having credibility in his niche has helped him build a successful coaching business.
I was a Director of Finance/ Deputy Chief Executive in the NHS before taking early retirement in 2011. I feel that I have credibility within that niche and it is an area I am passionate about giving something back to.
The NHS Finance network was very good to me throughout my career and I just want to improve the working lives of the people within it.
I coach and mentor both individuals and teams. For example, I work with new Finance Directors who want the security of support from an experienced FD.
I coach my clients on developing a winning strategy to further their careers. I help them with specific issues such as key professional relationship issues, presentations, job applications, confidence, handling themselves in meetings, limiting beliefs, work life balance, and many more. Even in the corporate world, people are people and the range of issues they can bring is huge. The above gives just a flavour.
I keep in touch with professionals in NHS Finance, I have a website, I send a weekly blog to subscribers, I attend conferences, and I write in professional journals, and I also offer training courses.
I do presentations to audiences of accountants on NHS Finance and personal/ career development. I also do workshops on similar topics, and write in professional accountancy journals.
That’s a great coaching question!! The questions I would like you to ask me would be:
The answer to that is “absolutely yes”. I work part-time, I have a portfolio career, I have more time for my family and friends, and get a real “buzz” out of helping my clients be the best that they can be. As such I feel that I am a good role model of work/ life balance.
Yes I do, and I use my coach mainly to help me reflect on my coaching practice and help me get even better results for my clients. Coaches, like any other professionals, need to engage in continuing professional development and should role model such an approach to their clients.
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