Category Archives: physician burnout

The Art and Power of Saying “NO” -Physician coaching clears the path for fulfillment and impact

It’s a common experience- someone asks us to do something and, while our heart and gut are screaming, “NO!” we hear the word “yes” come out of our mouth. Why and how does that happen? And, more importantly, how can … Continue reading

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Speak Out to Heal our Divide and Get What you Want. A physician coach offers a simple, 3-step process

Physicians report increased anxiety among patients, who cite the political climate as a major source of distress. “Our country is divided,” we often hear. Preferring not to consider others’ opinions, we remain in the echo chambers of shows that feature … 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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Let’s Dust off our Ethical Compass – and map our way back from burnout

Physicians have long felt the pull between our natural desire to please our patients and our professional and ethical commitment to provide care that’s in our patient’s best interest. When a patient requests an antibiotic and we know their viral illness … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with yourself – the antidote to physician burnout

In the first weeks of  medical school, a colleague asked, “What do you like to do?”  My response still saddens me: “I used to like to cook, and I used to like to read and I used to like to run.”  It … Continue reading

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YOUR Year in Review: physician coaching helps you design a great 2017!

2016 – it’s certainly been a tumultuous year throughout the world.  We’ve all experienced  hope, fear, concern, passion and so many surprises.  For some, there’s been a growing desire to insulate ourselves from the rest of the world, while others have sensed an … Continue reading

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A balanced assessment of our competence: physician coaching guards against burnout

We each have our addictions. Mine is the drama in human lives. I’ll stay up all night reading a book, unable to interrupt the story before its culmination. I can’t stand the suspense of not knowing how the characters transcended … Continue reading

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