Intended for healthcare professionals


Combating the power of negative thinking

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 05 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6175
  1. Kathleen Sullivan, professional careers coach
  1. 1KS Coaching, London
  1. kath{at}


Uncovering and overcoming limiting beliefs can help you take an important career step, writes Kathleen Sullivan


  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Kathleen Sullivan ( is a professional coach and part time teaching fellow for Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery’s postgraduate programme, Managing Medical Careers. She will be running a seminar at this year’s BMJ Careers Fair on “Tactical careers: goal mapping in action” on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. Register online at

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