Wed 30 September


Beyond The Stethoscope

Our health care system is sick. We live in an era of factory style medicine, spiraling costs, complex and chronic conditions, and doctors at the heart of it are under pressure as never before. Witnessing worrying burnout in her doctor husband, Lucy Mayes went on a quest to find out what is really going on behind the scenes in medicine.

Lucy Mayes

Lucy Mayes is an author, facilitator, presenter, story catcher, wisdom collector, space holder, team builder, purpose finder, consultant & coach. She is an experienced, authentic and sought-after presenter and award-winning leadership development professional who challenges status quo and siloed thinking. Her work focuses on compassionate, humanist, authentic leadership for our times, and on developing individuals, teams, organisations and communities to enhance wellbeing, connection and purpose. Lucy’s unique skillset draws on her background as a lawyer, company director and social worker, having worked across multiple settings including corporate, community, local government and not for profit contexts. She is author of Beyond the Stethoscope: doctors’ stories of reclaiming hope, heart and healing in medicine (2017, Heart Works Press) inspired her doctor husband’s journey with burnout. The book is a collection of raw, intimate, provocative and inspiring stories of surviving, thriving and leading change in medicine, by compassion warriors across Australia, New Zealand and internationally.