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I am here. I am seen. Authenticity is the key, encourages a physician coach.

In The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, Peter Senge describes a tribe in South Africa whose members greet each other not with, “Hello,” but by saying, “I see you.” The response to this is, “I am here.”  There’s a lot of substance … Continue reading

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Making our own well-being​ a priority – today and every day. A physician coach offers steps to improve patient care, extend our careers, and bring joy to our lives

9.5 million entries on Google for “physician wellness”  speak to what a big topic it’s become.  Hospitals, medical groups, and medical associations are including an increasing number of programs on physician wellness. So why do 300-400 physicians continue to take their … 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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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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Let’s nix “Yeah, but…” A physician coach explores her “upper limit problem”

We physicians interact with many different types of people. While some of us may prefer more action-oriented patients and others prefer more introspective patients, one type that is challenging for most of us is the patient who immediately tells us why … Continue reading

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Work Life Balance – Does it Exist? A physician coach suggests a new perspective on an old challenge

I began my first presentation on work life balance by asking for the audience’s questions. Someone blurted out the big issue on everyone’s mind – does it exist?                     Great question. The answer is … Continue reading

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Self-compassion: a physician coach’s recipe for a long and fulfilling career

I once worked with a beloved physician whose skills were excellent.  Unfortunately, a patient initiated a malpractice lawsuit. Hurt by the experience, the doctor never returned to practice. Another physician was unable to face her patient’s post-operative DVT. She avoided contact, refused to speak … Continue reading

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