Sarah Dalton speaks to Tony Sloman and Jules Willcocks about techniques and strategies for high performance under pressure and for exams. Doctors are bound to face stressful and anxiety-inducing situations, whether it’s preparing for exams, going for job interviews or situations on the wards. In this podcast, you’ll learn more about a long-term approach to practice techniques for high performance under pressure so that they will eventually become hard-wired and automatic.
Summary Writer: Peter Hoppett
Script Writers: Sarah Dalton, Tony Sloman and Jules Willcocks
Editor: Jules Willcocks
Interviewer: Sarah Dalton
Interviewees: Tony Sloman and Jules Willcocks
Tony Sloman is the director of Passion and Purpose. Passion & Purpose (P&P) and Associates is a transformational learning organisation that has developed unique programs for over 15 years. Tony is a Lead Facilitator and Coach who designs and delivers most of the P&P programs. P&P techniques are underpinned by the P&P EMPOWER model and evidence-based practical application. P&P serve government, large to medium corporations, NFP and the medical sector. Through a successful collaboration with Dr Jules Willcocks, an emergency physician, they created and deliver a highly successful program across Australia that empowers medical practitioners to ‘show up’ when the pressure is on.
Tony studied at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and is passionate about developing leaders and professionals that inspire change. Tony’s qualifications; Bachelor of Science (IT, psychology, philosophy), Diploma of Professional Acting, 2 graduate certificates in executive coaching, training & assessment. Tony enjoys ocean swimming throughout the year and time with family.
Jules Willcocks is an ED consultant and the Director of Prevocational Education and Training at Gosford Hospital.
His interest is in bringing out the best in people principally through mentoring and coaching. He firmly believes that wellbeing is a crucial part of this and that you cannot look after someone to the best of your abilities if you yourself are not well.
He trained as an executive coach and has a particular interest in financial wellness for doctors.
He is married with 2 boys, which is why he’s not living a degenerate life in Las Vegas and loves playing poker and fine single malt Islay whisky.
Sarah Dalton is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead as well as Director of Clinical Engagement for eHealth NSW and Medical Advisor for Capstan Partners. Sarah holds a Masters in Applied Management in Health. She has a long-standing interest in trainee development, and is a strong advocate for improving Quality and Safety in Healthcare. She has a particular interest in clinicians leading change and has completed a Fulbright Scholarship to evaluate Clinical Leadership Development Programs in the United States.
With Dr Jules Willcocks, Emergency Physician and Director of Prevocational Training at Gosford Hospital
Tony Sloman, the Director of Passion and Purpose, New South Wales, Australia
Doctors will encounter stressful situations, whether it be resuscitation on the wards or interviews and exams. The nature of clinical exams requires ongoing logical thought combined with physical steps all whilst being observed by examiners. Anxiety can hamper performance which can falter career progression or job offers. Preparing for interviews requires a long-term approach to practice techniques under stress such that they become automatic.
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