Career Coach for Doctors

Laura Blackburn

Curiosity, Passion and Making A Difference in Doctors' Lives

About Laura

Laura is a qualified and accredited coach based in the East of England. Alongside her coaching practice she works as an Occupational Health Physician and Facilitator. Her work in education spans communication, coaching approaches and teaching skills for both undergraduates and postgraduates, in addition to training University Faculty in coaching and mentoring skills.

As a Coaching and Mentoring Fellow for Health Education England in the East of England, Laura supported the development of regional mentoring and coaching schemes, as well as the training of the mentors involved. Since then, she has supported the growth of a national scheme for Supporting Women in Gastroenterology, and regularly coaches doctors looking for direction and clarity in their careers.

Laura’s Approach to Coaching

There are so many decisions to take in our lives today, but often there is not the protected time that we need to make them.

I believe that most of us already have inside us the answers to these questions. Often it’s finding the time and space to explore our values and motivations, consider what would really tick our boxes, find our own creative solutions. Coaching will provide a sounding board, a mirror for your thoughts, someone to bring a critical and constructive voice to your thought processes.

Creating that space to make the decisions that really matter, will enable you to move forward with clarity and tackle your goals with confidence.

Are you returning to work after a career break? Preparing for interviews or exams? Tackling confidence issues? Developing your leadership skills or exploring a portfolio career? Perhaps you’re considering a different direction altogether?

My approach will help you to better understand your values and motivations in order to challenge your barriers, and then to construct a clear plan of action to enable you to achieve your goals.

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I offer both single coaching sessions as well as a course of sessions. A single session may be sufficient to springboard you to your goals, but alternatively multiple sessions may be needed to drill down further and affect the transformational change you desire.

I have worked with Medic Footprints for a number of years, and am happy to offer premium members a 5% discount on my package of 4 sessions.


Please feel free to check out this podcast, The New Now, featuring career coaches Dr. Laura Blackburn and Dr. Tim Ojo, in which they reflect on how their professional practices have changed due to Covid-19.


Laura is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and subscribes to their Code of Ethics.

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