Professional Coaching for Clinicians & Managers

SARRAH is always seeking ways to enhance its services to leaders and practitioners in the allied health professions. The challenges of working in rural and remote settings are well known to our members and include professional isolation and reduced access to professional development which meet individual and group needs.

Given this, SARRAH is pleased to promote the services of Compass Consulting to provide professional coaching for clinicians and leadership coaching for managers.

Would you benefit from opportunities that:

  • Enable you to reflect on being a leader and manager in today’s health environment?
  • Give you a regular space to discuss how to manage some of these challenges and explore ways of being more productive and effective as a leader/manager?
  • Assist you to galvanise your team to develop and achieve a compelling vision for allied health services?
  • Assist you to attain fulfilment in your professional career?

If you responded 'yes' to any of the above, then how about considering partnering with a Coach?

Professional coaching:

  • provides you with a tool kit to operate at your best even in times of change, work place stress and related life challenges
  • assists you to identify what you really want and to achieve that with integrity
  • assists you to enjoy a life which honours your values
  • supports you as you make long term shifts with sustainable results
  • assists you in clarifying your vision for your life and career and supports you in implementing your ideas
  • provides you with a forum to create stimulating momentum and consistency that makes it easier to take more effective and focused actions.

COACHING is fast becoming an alternative method of professional development in Australia, in addition to that of supervision and mentoring.

The principal of Compass Consulting, Rachel Norris, is an experienced coach. She provides an ongoing partnership designed to help people produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. She is an accredited coach (Associate Certified Coach) with the International Coach Federation and a graduate from Coach U’s advanced coach training program.

Many of her clients work in the health care sector. Rachel’s knowledge and understanding of the issues facing SARRAH members is enhanced by the fact that she is a qualified occupational therapist and a former Executive Director of OT Australia NSW. Apart from qualifications in coaching, she is also a qualified occupational therapist and has an MBA as well as a Certificate IV in training and assessment. She has over 20 years experience in both public and private health sector. 

Research shows that “In addition to tangible impacts, (coaching) also obtained intangible benefits. These included improved relationships with direct reports, peers, and stakeholders, as well as improved teamwork, increased job satisfaction, and reduced conflict.”

McGovern, J et al “Maximizing the Impact of Executive Coaching: Behavioral Change, Organizational Outcomes, and Return on Investment” The Manchester Review 2001, Vol 6 No:1

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) UK,“by far the biggest objective of coaching is to improve individual performance. Coaching is appropriate to develop an individual’s potential, develop an individual’s skills in managing, communicating, dealing with conflict; develop strategic skills, deal with a change of role. It can develop employee skills in line with organisational objectives; engage employees’ with their work, making them feel valued and fostering commitment to the organisation, promote self-responsibility and initiative, and facilitate adaptation to new challenges and change.”

Rachel can provide:

  • Phone coaching – 1:1/small groups (there are many options to establish cheap phone rates for these types of calls)
  • Coaching Clinics/workshops. She is a incensed facilitator of Corporate Coach U’s Coaching Clinic – a two day workshop which brings coaching skills for use in the workplace. She is willing to travel to regional and rural centres to facilitate these and other coaching related workshops.

If you are interested in how coaching can assist you or your team, why not contact Rachel on 0412 058 202 or by email at:, or via her Website