Should I stay or should I go?

Musings on leaving clinical medicine with Jocelyn Lowinger

Jocelyn Lowinger left medicine in the early 2000s and has blazed her own trail ever since, establishing a successful coaching service, Coach GP.

Jocelyn was one of the very first people to reach out to us and offer her time for which we will always be grateful! This conversation was initially intended to become a profile however we ended up in a lengthy discussion about the challenges faced by those of us that suspect clinical practice is not our lifelong calling. We hope you find our musings of value.

The Back Story

Jocelyn started out in General Practice but was ‘very unhappy’. She explains, ‘at one point, I was unwell and had to take two weeks’ sick leave. I never went back!’ She spent some time finding her niche beyond the clinical conveyor belt, with roles in research, medical writing and public health. It was in 2013 that Jocelyn learned first-hand how effective coaching can be when she enlisted an executive coach herself. She explains that rather than dwell on weaknesses, coaching focuses on strengthening what works well in order create new possibilities and achieve full potential. She realised how helpful it would have been to have that ki