Category Archives: physician fulfillment

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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How Can I Help YOU? Physician coaching looks at service.

Recently a friend interviewed a prospective employee for her practice.  “How much would you like to be paid?” my friend asked.  The woman told her and they agreed.  In their next discussion, the prospective employee remarked that she would really need … 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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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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What’s your style? It’s a good one! A physician coach suggests that we each bring who we are – with confidence

Recently I watched a class of first year medical students practice communication skills with a “standardized patient,” an actor playing the part of a newly diagnosed diabetic.   The students were tasked with explaining diabetes and negotiating a plan for … 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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