Fiona Cook RGN, RNMD, RNT, Dip Life Sciences, BSc Nursing, MSc Nursing, PGCE, Diploma in TA Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Fiona is an acknowledged practice development leader across Scotland and UK. She has extensive leadership experience in the NHS, in a career spanning over 35 years, as both clinical practitioner, nurse teacher and project manager.
She is an experienced, flexible, highly motivated and enthusiastic health care professional with excellent leadership, managerial, organisational, and educational skills who holds a firm commitment to both practice and professional development. She is a skilled communicator and facilitator, comfortable working at all levels of organisations to enable, encourage, inspire and empower individuals to maximise their full potential.
A qualified nurse teacher and an experienced psychotherapist using Transactional Analysis, Fiona has a unique combination of skills to offer. This blend of knowledge and experience is invaluable in her work with clients as a facilitator of culture change, personal change, transformation and enhanced autonomy.
She is an expert facilitator of both technical and transformational practice development processes. She also has experience of teaching undergraduate and post graduate academic programmes, regularly working freelance for universities as lecturer and external examiner. She is also an accomplished facilitator of action and active learning, processes whereby individuals can learn creatively together in a reflective group in order to transform personally and professionally. She routinely uses these processes of learning to enable and empower individuals to make significant changes to their lives and professional practice.
Having completed a Certificate in Coaching, she is also a capable and competent life and work coach/ mentor in one to one coaching/supervisory relationships which have helped stretch clients beyond personal horizons to harness their potential within in six sessions. She offers this service face to face or by telephone, whichever is most convenient for clients.
Recently retired from the NHS, Fiona has worked in a range of Practice Development roles within the NHS, culminating in a national post as Improvement Advisor for Releasing Time to Care at Healthcare Improvement Scotland. She now facilitates on a number of programmes which include: My Home Life, QNIS Fellowship, NHS Lothian Daring to be Great, designed and delivered bespoke leadership programmes within NHS Fife and NHS Dumfries and Galloway and is an Associate Consultant for the RCN.
Outside of her professional life, Fiona lives in Edinburgh. She enjoys traveling, cooking, socialising with friends and being outdoors, weather permitting.