Category Archives: Doctor Coach

The Secret to Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Leader – please join me for a tweet chat Tuesday, August 22nd!

The value and power of Emotional Intelligence are well accepted. In fact, how we manage our own and others’ emotions can determine our own effectiveness as a physician and a leader.   It’s my pleasure to invite you to join … Continue reading

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We’re all in transition: physician coaching can help us navigate ours

Several months ago I received a phone call from my cousin Steve, who I’ve spoken with only intermittently over the years.  I’ve admired Steve as the stay-at-home-dad for his two daughters, who grew into successful, dynamic and authentic women.  Steve is a … Continue reading

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Choose Freedom

Funny thing about freedom. We Americans believe strongly in the concept of freedom and will risk our lives for freedom around the world. And yet, many people live day to day with no sense of freedom at all – they … Continue reading

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The power of mindfulness in developing resilience: A physician coach gets coached

Medicine is a profession in which we never stop learning.  So is coaching.  It’s one of many things I love about it, so I enthusiastically signed up to learn a new coaching program. In the first class, I volunteered to coach one … Continue reading

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What’s Important Doesn’t Change

Rolf Benirschke, the former kicker for the San Diego Chargers Football Team and the speaker at the School of Medicine graduation today spoke quietly and  made an impression on everyone there.  As a long time patient, he acknowledged the faculty for having saved … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! A physician coach looks at those dark, hidden places in herself

Americans love Halloween, don’t you think?  In fact, as our culture is increasingly polarized and each side seeks to be “purely” what they want to represent, the Halloween frenzy seems to increase.  Halloween is a time to pretend we are someone … Continue reading

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Inner Game: what the Pope and her shadow taught a physician coach about being judgmental

Traveling to a conference, I struck up a conversation with the man next to me, who shared that at 47 years old, he had never married. He recalled Bill Maher’s remark that if a man hasn’t been married by his … Continue reading

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