Healthcare Workers and First Responders can receive free emotional support coaching

by beth on April 16, 2020

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A Southborough entrepreneur asked me to share news about an offering to healthcare workers and first responders.

Announcing the Coaching for Health Care Heroes program provided through a coalition of coaching organizations (Harvard-based Institute of Coaching, the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaches, Wellcoaches, IBM’s Blue Core Coaches, and a number of the Marshall Goldsmith MG100 Coaches) is offering free emotional support coaching to front line health care workers and first responders through the wiseHer platform.

Southborough’s Kathryn Rose, the founder of wiseHer, tells me the organization was asked “to provide the vehicle” through which the coaching is made available. So far, they’ve rolled out the service in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. They have nearly 500 coaches ready to support “our health care heroes”.

Despite the organization’s name and mission in ordinary times, Rose reassures me that the offering isn’t just for women and their coaching experts include men.

For more info or to register visit coachingforhealthcareheroes.com.

The announcement details:

Health care workers around the globe are on the front lines of this war against the spreading contagion of Covid-19. They work tirelessly through this pandemic in imperfect conditions, often without the tests and equipment needed to fight the disease. Not only are they dealing with the Corona Virus threat, but also their normal heavy caseload.

According to estimates, we are still in the early stages of the epidemic and there really is no way to tell how bad the load could eventually be on these health care heroes.

We need to remember that these are people, not machines.

  • They will grow weary from overwork.
  • They have their own families and loved ones to protect.
  • And as part of their jobs, they must put aside their own concerns to take care of others.

They need mental and emotional support now in order to stay strong and continue their healing mission under ever-growing patient and emergency response case loads.

In addition to resources for “front-line health care workers”, the website includes links for those who can help. There’s a link for donating and another for coaching organizations that want to sign up to form an institutional partnership.

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