Category Archives: Doctor Coach

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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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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