The Gift of 45 Minutes

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We live in a fast-paced, unforgiving world, and nowhere is this more evident than in the health sector.

The last two years have been challenging for the wider society in general, but within the healthcare system, there has been unprecedented pressure on the professionals who are employed within the NHS with the relentless nature of their workload.

A Time Out

Taking a moment out of a working day to learn, reflect and develop can be hugely beneficial to an individual, not to mention the context within which they work. Forty-Five minutes sounds like a tiny amount of time in which to achieve anything, but it can have a huge impact.

Our Bitesize Coaching sessions are standalone 45-minute sessions which are focused and designed to fit into a typical working day. Most people view coaching as a long-term process which can take months to conduct, but that’s not the case with Bitesize Coaching.

These 45-minute sessions are designed to give leaders, managers, and clinicians a safe psychological space to process their thoughts and feelings; during periods of extreme pressure and stress, taking a moment to discuss whatever is on your mind and reset gives individuals the opportunity to view situations from a different perspective.

Productivity and Wellbeing

Bitesized Coaching sessions are perfect for those pressured individuals who may view coaching as a luxury. Working digitally, we are able to give the individual the ability to take time out from their busy day to take a breath, reflect and refocus while still being at work. While this might sound counterintuitive, it gives the individual the opportunity to return to their working day having reset and articulated a way forward for themselves.

Healthcare professionals who have been helped by the Bitesize Coaching have said that the programme was accessible at “just the right time” for them and that they would like to have regular sessions in order to form part of their coping mechanism.

As well as benefiting well-being, the sessions can also have a positive impact on productivity. Bitesize Coaching sessions help refocus, reset and create a path forward. Helping people conquer obstacles and difficulties, whether they are intrinsic or external has a positive impact on how individuals feel about work and about those they work with, leading to a more productive working environment.

Hear from those who have benefitted from Bitesize Coaching:

“After a hugely challenging year it was great to be able to discuss the challenges we had faced and strategies for overcoming them in the future”

“Although I have experience of coaching, it always amazes me how useful it is to have a safe space to think through your thoughts and challenges with someone gently guiding, listening and enabling you to walk your path to a plan”

“This came at exactly the right time for me and feels like a stepping stone to better things!”


  • 97% of coachees found that Bitesize coaching met their needs
  • 99% of coachees felt their experience of Bitesize coaching would support them to deliver high quality care
  • 99% of coachees felt their expectations of Bitesize Coaching were met

This article was written by John Monahan, Insightful Exchange. 

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