Category Archives: Doctor Coach

3 Simple Steps for Befriending and Harnessing Your Emotions

  Our culture derides emotions. One common belief is that emotions are bad, and not to be trusted. As doctors, we are taught to remain detached from our emotions, lest they affect our clinical decision-making or we appear less than … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2019! Your Year in Review

Having lived in the same city for 36 years, I tend to shop at the same places, eat out at the same places, see the same people.  I’m generally happy with that, or I would probably change my habits.  And … Continue reading

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I am here. I am seen. Let 2019 be the year of authenticity, encourages a physician coach.

As I sit in our Cape Town hotel, I’m reminded of a story in The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, where Peter Senge describes a South African tribe whose members greet each other not with, “Hello,” but by saying, “I see you.” In … Continue reading

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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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