In this podcast, Jules Willcocks chats to Kirsten McKenna about self-efficacy.
Summary Writer: Alice Sun
Script Writer: Kirsten McKenna, Jules Willcocks
Editor: Kirsten McKenna
Interviewer: Jules Willcocks
Interviewee: Kirsten McKenna
Kirsten is Founder and principal consultant of two purpose driven businesses – Cortex Consulting and Winefulness in Sydney, Australia. Kirsten focuses on igniting and cultivating curiosity within individuals, inspiring teams and engendering positive change in organisational cultures. As an accomplished leadership and performance coach, well-being expert & author of the book Lead Well: How to Show Up Consistently Well in Leadership and Life, Kirsten is passionate about human potential.
With degrees in psychology, education and physical and health education, Kirsten translates science into practical tools to help individuals, teams and organisations thrive. As a transformational coach, she supports others in sifting through the overwhelm in order to cultivate clarity, confidence and grit. A soccer-Mum, avid runner, triathlete, insatiable reader and yoga teacher, the free time that Kirsten does have is all about family, friends, fitness and personal growth.
Jules Willcocks is an Emergency Medicine 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 two boys, which is why he’s not living a degenerate life in Las Vegas and loves playing poker and fine single malt Islay whisky.
Kirsten McKenna, Founder of Cortex Consulting and Winefulness, Performance Coach & Speaker, Sydney, Australia
Psychologist Albert Bandura first described the self-efficacy theory in the 1970’s. In recent years, self-efficacy has become increasingly applied in various fields including education, business and more recently in medicine. In this podcast, Kirsten McKenna talks about its relevance to junior doctors.
In order to improve self-efficacy, junior doctors should aim to continue practicing and gaining feedback from challenging tasks, observing other doctors and asking questions, continue to have a positive outlook prior to challenging experiences and genuinely prioritising their wellbeing
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