Category Archives: Doctor Coach

Bring on the Emotions! A physician coach values all emotions for the wisdom they offer

The Hollywood blockbuster, Inside Out, is a cute, entertaining collaboration of talented animators and storytellers at Disney and Pixar.  I love when something is new and innovative – and this movie is just that.  Although the movie is aimed at kids, the audience is … Continue reading

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Good communication – simpler than we think: Coaching Physicians to enhance their relationship with patients

Last week I had the opportunity to speak about communication to a large group of family physicians.  Given that primary care doctors are pushed to see patients in ridiculously short visits, I titled my talk, “Communication Skills to Make a … Continue reading

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Got joy? A physician coach suggests we have a choice in each moment

Last night we saw a young couple we hadn’t seen for several years. While discussing their desire to start a family, I repeated something I’ve often shared: once you decide to have a baby, you never stop worrying. You worry that you … Continue reading

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Do you feel like an impostor? Physician coaching helps us tell ourselves a different story

Sitting on a plane bound for the American Medical Women’s Association meeting, I struck up a wonderful conversation with the man next to me.  A PhD in English and master’s degree in counseling preceded his law degree, which led to an … Continue reading

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What do we really need? A physician coach learns a lesson in simplicity

At the recent American Medical Women’s Association meeting, I had the pleasure of coordinating the judges who evaluated over 100 posters created by medical students and residents who attended. The students are particularly excited as they stand by their poster … Continue reading

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Preparing yourself for each day by opening your mind and heart: a physician coach takes a lesson from a travel expert

Yesterday I heard a discussion between Rick Steves and Pico Iyer, two travel experts sharing their love of world exploration.  Having taken many travelers around the world, they agreed that two people can visit the same country and have very different … Continue reading

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Motivating Patients – a Physician Coach Brings Neuroscience to the Rescue!

As healthcare providers, we need to communicate with and motivate many different types of people each day. With some, we feel as if our communication is seamless. We say what we mean, and they understand and respond appropriately. With others, … Continue reading

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The mysterious effects of what we say – a physician coach considers our intention and our patients’ experience

On a recent plane ride, I sat next to a man who told me his harrowing, near death story of remaining in a coma for weeks after suffering a catastrophic medical condition.  Fortunately, due to excellent care and a dose of … Continue reading

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Let’s all take a Sabbatical – a quick way to renewal

As a physician coach, I work with people who are overwhelmed and burned out.  The solution is often simpler and more available than they ever imagined. During a recent broadcast, travel expert Pico Iyer discussed his decision to move from … Continue reading

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Work-Life Choices – a physician coach reframes our quest for balance

Work life balance is a very hot subject. Recently I Googled the topic and up popped 189,000,000 entries! When I first checked several years ago, there were 30,000,000 entries. In spite of having 159,000,000 more explanations,  we’re not any closer to finding that … Continue reading

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