The importance of communication

4th March 2021


The fourth webinar of wellbeing week discusses coaching and communication - how to get the most from our relationships.

We have a range of expert speakers telling us how they make the most from their time communicating at work (and at home too!)

Key questions include:

  • What is coaching and what is mentoring, what’s the difference and why does it matter?
  • What is a coaching session like?
  • How can we bring a coaching approach to the everyday?
  • Do you know what good listening looks like?
  • Listening to hear the other, rather than to respond
  • Where can we access coaching?
  • Question and Answer session


Graham Paxton  - Chair

Graham works as a Principal Lead in the Organisational Development, Leadership & Learning team in NHS Education for Scotland (NES).  His main areas of work focus on national leadership programmes and the national framework for Leadership and Management Development. He is an executive coach.

Karen Lindsay

Trainees’ Committee  sub chair 

Dr Susy Stirling

Susy is Associate Dean, Training Programme Director for Public Health and Coaching Scheme Lead within Health Education England in Y&H.

Sadie Khwaja

Consultant ENT surgeon. Lead for the Mentorship advice and connection hub programme (MACH) HEE NW

Brigid Russell

Brigid is an executive coach and organisation development consultant based in Scotland with over 20 years’ experience of working with individuals and teams on improving personal, team and organisational effectiveness. She is passionate about the impact of coaching in enabling individuals to realise their potential as well as in supporting organisations to develop their capacity to deliver strategic aims.

Iain Wallace

Iain is an Honorary Professor in the School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University and an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Founding Senior Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.


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