Authenticated user menu

Total views

Dr Fiona Day MBChB FFPH CPsychol

Accredited Coach at Master Practitioner (EMCC) & Chartered Coaching Psychologist (British Psychological Society)

World-class coaching for medical and public health leaders - I’ve coached over 400 medical and public health leaders globally in the last seven years

I am the only Leadership Coach in the world with advanced qualifications in both coaching and coaching psychology (EIA Master Practitioner, CPsychol), and also in medicine and public health (MBChB, FFPH). Combined with my real-world experience as a medical and public health leader, I am in a unique position to help you to flourish personally and professionally.

After several decades in medical and public health roles, including at Board and system level, I now work as a Medical and Public Health Leadership Coach.

I’ve coached over 400 senior doctors, medical and public health leaders in the last seven years, supporting them to transform their leadershipcareers, and working lives – across the UK and on all five continents.

My clients are committed to improving health outcomes, and are senior doctors with leadership responsibilities and/ or public health leaders in local, regional, national and international roles. My clients include:

  • Medical Leaders– Doctors who are Clinical Leads, Clinical Directors, Medical Directors, Chief Medical Officers, Medical Academic Leaders, Medical Education Leaders, Medical CEOs, Clinical Chairs
  • Public Heath, Global Health & International Health Leaders– Public health specialists who are Consultants in Public Health, Consultants in Health Protection, Senior Epidemiologists, Directors of Public Health, Unit Heads, Directors, Director-Generals

I will help you to transform the health of the communities you serve, and to find clarity, direction and wellbeing in your medical or public health leadership career.

I also offer bespoke leadership training courses, EMCC accredited ‘Health Leader-as-Coach’ training courses, and supervision.

To explore working together, please book:

Find out how I’ve supported medical and public health leaders, including reading over 100 testimonials, here.

A rigorous academic evidence-base underpins my medical and public health leadership coaching practice: the positive impact of my Coaching Programmes for senior doctors, medical and public health leaders was published in BMJ Leader in 2023.

I am based in Leeds, and work online across the UK and Internationally.


My qualifications are globally unique. I am is the only Chartered Coaching Psychologist who is also qualified as a doctor and as a public health specialist. I am is known for my impeccable qualifications and the excellence of my professional practice based upon my decades of skill development in medicine, public health, leadership, coaching and coaching psychology.

  • Chartered Psychologist in Coaching Psychology 2023, British Psychological Society
  • Independently Accredited as a Master Practitioner Coach and Mentor 2021, European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EIA20203806)
  • British Psychological Society Approved Certificate in Third Wave Cognitive Behaviour Therapies 2020 – highly skilled in using third wave CBT based approaches in the context of leadership and career coaching, including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused approaches, and ‘positive psychology’ (experience dependent neuroplasticity)
  • Accredited and Licensed Career Coach and Counsellor 2019
  • Diploma in Occupational Medicine 2017
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training level 1 & 2 2016-2018
  • ILM7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring 2016
  • CCT and Fellow of Faculty of Public Health 2009
  • MSc (Health Promotion and Health Education, specialising in emotional wellbeing) 1999
  • MBChB 1996
  • BMedSci (Psychology, first class honours) 1994 with British Psychological Society Graduate Membership (GMBPsS, 681578)
  • Accredited Executive Coach with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management; NHS Leadership Academy Healthcare Leadership 360’ feedback facilitator; Member of several professional mentoring and coaching networks and was the coaching lead for my previous NHS organisation
  • Abides by EMCC Global Code of Ethics & BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct
  • In regular supervision, at least one hour per 35 hours coaching. Supervision: coaching hours ratio 2021= 1:31
  • Over 2,000 hours of supervised 1:1 coaching experience since 2015
  • Over 350 senior medical and public health 1:1 clients
  • Expert in medical and public health sector; Clients mainly in senior leadership roles including at national and international level, also offer entry-level e-learning programme for early and mid-career doctors and health professionals
  • Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller
  • Privacy, confidentiality, cybersecurity, and inclusion statement
  • Enhanced UK Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate
  • Insured for my coaching practice
  • Committee Member of the Division of Coaching Psychology of the British Psychological Society; Led EMCC-UK Spotlight Series (CPD for coaches) for 2 years
  • Committed to transparency through annual auditing of my impact and outcomes
  • Engaged in practitioner-led research published in BMJ Leader.

Book a confidential consultation with Fiona

Please directly book a free 30 minute confidential consultation.

fiona [at]

Coaching Process

I specialise in the complex careers and leadership roles of senior and Executive level doctors and public health leaders, and offer a highly confidential and professional coaching service tailored to each client’s specific needs. My clients are often experts within their own fields and want to partner with an expert coach to help them to fully achieve their career potential, and to support them through difficult professional and leadership challenges. 

I offer two Coaching Programmes: Leadership Coaching is a longer programme focusing on developing yourself as a leader; Career Coaching is a shorter programme focusing on your career direction and career decisions. I also offer a mix of both. Every coaching programme is tailored to your individual needs and can including improving your wellbeing at work. I also offer staff development and group coaching, supervision for coaches and EMCC certified coaching skills training. 

Evidence that my Coaching Programmes work

A recent audit of Fiona’s post-programme evaluations showed:

  • Average increase of 17.4% in validated wellbeing scores (p<0.0001)
  • Increase most marked in 'Ive been feeling optimistic about the future' and 'I feel able to make up my own mind about things' Short Warwick-Edinburgh wellbeing scores
  • 100% say the sessions had met their needs
  • 100% would recomend working with Fiona to Peers and Colleagues 
  • 9.6/10 average of how much effort Fiona had made to help each client to identify the right goals for them at the start of the programme
  • Based on 80 senior doctors, medical and public health leaders 2018-22.


What can I offer you?

I can help you to get on an ‘Upward Spiral’ when:

  • you want to succeed in your medical leadership or senior management career
  • you are having difficulties at work (including health issues, managing emotions at work, a neurodiversity condition, and / or interpersonal relationship problems)
  • you want to make a decision on your longer term career direction, plan the next stage of your career, change career, or improve your working life
  • you wish to develop a portfolio career or prepare for retirement 

Which region of the UK would you be willing to coach? Fiona works from her own office in Leeds, and across the UK and internationally by Zoom and other platforms 

How will you be willing to coach? Face to face, Zoom and via telephone. 

Who will you be willing to coach

  • Medical Leaders– Doctors who are Clinical Leads, Clinical Directors, Medical Directors, Chief Medical Officers, Medical Academic Leaders, Medical Education Leaders, Medical CEOs, Clinical Chair
  • Public Heath, Global Health & International Health Leaders– Public health specialists who are Consultants in Public Health, Consultants in Health Protection, Senior Epidemiologists, Directors of Public Health, Unit Heads, Directors, Director-Generals


Read over 100 testimonials on my website:

‘Having been in my chosen career for many years I found myself anxious about the next steps to take. Fiona completely related to my dilemma and provided an excellent service. She helped me identify my goals, supported me to do that with exercises and tasks that felt relevant to my life stage, and enabled me to explore solutions in safe space. I would recommend Fiona to any professional seeking to explore their future career plan.’ Medical CEO, London

‘Fiona has been supportive but challenging, and really helped me understand why I do my job, and the sessions have allowed me to develop and become more confident in myself, as a leader.’ Deputy Medical Director, Yorkshire

‘Working with Fiona has transformed my life. Some months later, I know much more about myself that I thought possible, I have discovered new ways of thinking, am much more focused, and with a clear way forward. I feel enthusiastic and positive about the future’ Consultant Surgeon, Midlands

'I found the process of coaching to be immensely helpful in understanding how I can use my skills and knowledge more effectively in different situations. It has improved my ability to move between strategic and tactical thinking much more easily and be more effective as a medical leader and Board member. Having a space to think out loud and discuss approaches with someone skillful who is encouraging and completely non judgemental was very useful and I have really benefited from my sessions.' Executive Medical Director, Midlands

Book a free confidential consultation: 

@: fiona [at] ()

t: 07913 917330

t: 07913 917330
Array ( [0] => sitewide [1] => advert_external_leaderboard [2] => not_front_desktop [3] => node_person [4] => advert_internal_desktop )