RN, MBA, ICF-PCC
Hi, I'm Sarah - RN, MBA, ICF-PCC
Leadership Coach for Nurses
Are you a nurse manager, nurse leader, or healthcare professional seeking to elevate your leadership skills and make a lasting impact on your team?
Look no further!
I'm Sarah Bell, a Certified Professional Coach specializing in leadership development for healthcare leaders like you.
With a passion for empowering nurse managers to become exceptional leaders, I've been in the coaching arena since 2013. As an International Coaches Federation Professional Certified Coach and certified by the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching, my expertise and experience are dedicated to helping you unleash your true leadership potential.
My journey from a nurse educator to a leadership coach for nurses has been both transformative and rewarding. For many years, I devoted myself to training and guiding nurses, hoping to make a significant difference in their lives and the care they provided to patients. However, over time, I started feeling disheartened by the limited impact I seemed to have and the frustrating challenges I faced.
I found myself repeatedly retraining employees on policies and procedures they already knew but were not effectively implementing. It was disheartening and perplexing, leaving me wondering why my efforts weren't yielding the desired results. I grew tired of feeling like a broken record, constantly repeating instructions with little change in behavior.
Feeling lost and questioning my purpose, I decided to seek help from a career coach. Little did I know that this decision would reshape my entire perspective on my profession and guide me towards a new and fulfilling path.
As I began exploring the world of coaching, I learned a valuable lesson: people usually have good intentions, but they often face conflicting priorities. I came to realize that my colleagues and trainees were not intentionally resisting the policies and procedures; rather, they were trying to balance competing objectives, like productivity versus adhering to protocols. This newfound understanding sparked a fire within me and led me to pursue a career in coaching.
With newfound determination, I embarked on the journey to become a certified leadership coach. I knew that coaching had the potential to empower nurses, helping them find their voice, creativity, and reignite their passion for providing effective and efficient patient care.
Armed with coaching skills, I returned to my workplace, eager to make a tangible difference. I started offering one-on-one coaching sessions to nurses, providing them with a safe space to express their challenges and aspirations. I listened intently to their struggles, frustrations, and dreams, never judging but always guiding them towards discovering their own solutions.
During these coaching sessions, I encouraged my clients to explore their values, beliefs, and personal goals. I helped them understand their strengths and weaknesses, empowering them to embrace their unique qualities and build on them. The coaching approach allowed nurses to overcome obstacles and make well-informed decisions, aligning their personal growth with their professional objectives.
I also facilitated group coaching sessions, where nurses could collaborate, share experiences, and support one another. Witnessing the power of teamwork and collective wisdom, participants learned from each other and discovered innovative solutions to common challenges.
As time passed, the impact of coaching became evident. Nurses grew more confident, and communication between teams improved significantly. The overall morale soared, and patients benefited from a more united and skilled nursing staff, receiving even better care than before.
My journey from nurse educator to leadership coach inspired many others to explore this path, eager to make a lasting impact on the healthcare profession.
Today, I continue to champion the power of coaching in healthcare. This journey has given my career a new purpose, reigniting my passion for helping others. The transformative effect of recognizing the good intentions behind people's actions and nurturing their potential has become the driving force of my life's work.
The path from nurse educator to leadership coach was not without its challenges, but it has been undeniably rewarding. Through coaching, I have found a way to make a significant impact on the nursing community, guiding them towards embracing their full potential and providing compassionate and effective care for their patients. As I continue empowering nurses with coaching, I hope to leave a legacy of compassionate leadership and exceptional patient care that will inspire generations of healthcare professionals to come.
International Coaches Federation Profession Certified Coach