ENT Surgeon & Career Coach

Mat Daniel MMEd PhD MAC FRCS

Coaching that helps you thrive, wherever your career takes you

​I can help you manage the opportunities, decisions and challenges in your life

Which leads to you being at your best, thriving, and full of enthusiasm in every aspect of your life

Which in turn enables you to progress your career, develop meaningful relationships and become the best that you can be


As doctors we are altruistic, caring, and driven by the wish to make a difference. We possess a range of skills and experiences that make a difference. But just like everyone else we sometimes get stuck, face a clash of values, lose motivation, encounter health issues or have to make tough family decisions.

​If you are looking to move your career to the next stage, whatever that may be, I will help you discover your passion, values and strengths, set goals, and support you in your search and transition. Whether you need help making a decision about your career, or are looking for ways to align your medicine career more closely with your values, or perhaps are searching for roles in a new sector then my coaching can support you to determine what best suits you.

About Me

I am an ENT consultant, have a PhD in microbiology and drug delivery, and a Masters in Medical Education. I have experience of roles in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, research, industry collaboration, and both national and international society roles. I am a member of the Association for Coaching, maintain professional liability insurance and have written for the Association’s journal.

I have completed ILM level 5 Effective Coaching and Mentoring course, a Certificate in Career Coaching Practice, and am accredited in the use of EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence tool, plus a host of other short courses and masterclasses including resilience and psychodynamic coaching.

I specialise in executive and life coaching for healthcare professionals, including career coaching for doctors. Have a look at my website to find out how I may help you, and look through a wealth of free resources.


Bespoke 1:1 coaching for doctors, delivered as a series coaching sessions (typically 4-6 sessions of 60 minutes each). Focus may include your career as a calling, career management, finding or creating a career that you love, leadership, emotional intelligence, or life balance.

Find out more about my career coaching here.

First 60 minute 1:1 coaching session is free.

Medic Footprints premium members receive 5% discount on coaching packages.


Feel free to check out these complimentary resources to help you plan your personal development and future career:

Emotional intelligence

Workplace emotions




Complexity mind traps

Saying no




I left the session feeling exhilarated and proud of the goals that I had set with a clear goal and direction on how to achieve them.

Coachee discussing goals

Mat has helped me to reflect on achievements in order to help achieve future goals.  Coaching has enabled me to think of leadership skills with a broader mind and to allow me to take the time to lead and not just do.  It has helped me to consider criticism and be able to move on from it rather than focus on

NHS clinical leader

“Mat has an easy fluent conversational style and is very knowledgeable on a wide range of topics. He has a clear, honest and accurate approach. He is an attentive listener, genuinely inclusive and at ease talking to people from a variety of walks of life without preconceptions or prejudice. There is no sense of judgement, any approach will be treated in confidence, and advice will be given with the best of intentions and without any other hidden agenda. His advice has been life changing.”

Consultant Surgeon

“Mat is great for showing your problem from a completely different point of view. He can ask questions that you end up thinking about for days and they help to see your problem as you never thought about. He is not offering solutions but a great help to find your own way!” 

Consultant Surgeon

“I have a plan in place, one that Mat helped me to formulate. One that I know will change my working life if practiced and adapted on a regular basis.” 

Coachee discussing their business plans

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