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What makes you come alive? A physician coach asks herself this important question

We recently visited the Dominican Republic, a beautiful nation with many kind-hearted people.  After we pulled off the road with a flat tire, a man came to our aid and helped us access our spare tire. He then returned with a jug … 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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What are the signs that you’re unhappy? Physician coaching can help you create the life you want to be living

A talented friend of mine worked for a while in a software company.  She liked the people she worked with and the pay was good.  But the work was draining and not creative.  Each time she had a bad day, … Continue reading

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Asking the right questions to make 2016 sparkle: Physician Coaching for everyone

The first day of the year was filled with delights.  A chance encounter with the brave members of the Polar Bear Club of San Diego as they ran into the Pacific Ocean for their annual dip (cold, though not as frigid as Lake … 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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Let’s take a stand for medicine and our lives

Here’s an unsettling piece of news: Geneia, a Healthcare IT company, recently queried 400 physicians and found they scored 3.7 out of 5 on a “misery index.” Heather Lavoie, COO of Geneia, commented, “It’s a little alarming and shocking at … Continue reading

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How are we each good? A physician coach debunks “better”

There we sat: 32 accomplished professionals from around the world.  Physicians, human resource professionals, career counselors, organizational development specialists, coaches – even 3 police officers.  Each day of our recent training in the Myers-Briggs personality inventory assessment ended with a quiz.  As the … Continue reading

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Being a rose seed: a physician coach looks at growth with anticipation and trust

It’s sometimes hard to answer the question, “What kind of doctor are you?”  I resist the temptation to answer, “a good one, I hope.”  Instead, I explain that I care for patients with vein disorders but am also a physician coach, … Continue reading

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What’s still here? A Physician Coach’s Perspective

Several years ago, on a beautiful and sunny day in Mammoth, I was skiing with a friend.  Gone were our days racing down the black diamonds; we now cruised the blue, intermediate runs.  Wistfully, we acknowledged that we had changed.  We had … Continue reading

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The Magic of an Apology – a physician coach’s perspective

Yesterday, I cleared my calendar for the long-awaited delivery of a new dishwasher.  Arriving early so I wouldn’t miss the delivery hours, I imagined having a dishwasher that would work well, with a black face to match all the other … Continue reading

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