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Moving out of your comfort zone

Moving out of my comfort zone – talking about my biggest lessons learnt whilst being a leader.

This video is part of a series of Leadership Insights interviews which were recorded for the QMUL MSc/PGDip/PgCert in Dental Public Health, Policy and Leadership Course.

In this section of the interview, I was asked: “What have been the biggest lessons that you have learned as a leader?” Here is an extract from my response.

The importance of being flexible, being open to new experiences, getting out of your comfort zone, being willing to learn new things and see things from different perspectives. This helps us to become resilient and able to adapt to change and challenging circumstances.

If you would like to watch the full interview, it can be viewed at this link. The interview is split over three videos. In part one I talk about my leadership journey.  Part two covers the traits which I think make someone a good leader, and in part three I summarise the biggest lessons that I have learned as a leader.

On 10th June 2021 I will be co-hosting an online event – Leadership in Healthcare & Emotional Resilience: Lessons from COVID-19. This event forms part of the MSc/PG Diploma in Dental Public Health, Policy and Leadership course, QMUL (  A pre-event pack containing recorded presentations and further resources will be provided before the webinar. The event will be opened up to a limited number of external health sector delegates. Please contact Vanessa Muirhead for more information: [email protected]

During my 1-2-1 Executive Leadership Coaching Programme for health sector professionals, one of the six key areas we focus on is your health and wellbeing. When you feel better, you’ll perform better. We’ll discover and explore your personal stress triggers and develop coping mechanisms to better manage stress when it does arise. By making your well-being a priority, you’ll begin to feel more in control of your personal experience and enhance your sense of self-belief. To find out more contact me to book a discovery call.

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