Dr. Richard Winters is a professional and executive coach for physician leaders. His clients are senior executives, department chairs, managing partners, medical directors, and chiefs of staff from virtually every specialty and setting (private practice, hospital system, university, IPA, MSO, health plan).
Partial Client List
Kaiser Permanente | UCSF | Facey Medical Group | NAMM | Brown and Toland | IPC | Harris Methodist | Emergency Medical Associates | University of Colorado Health | American College of Physician Executives
Why get a coach?
You are a good (or great) physician leader. You want to be better. You know that expertise in medicine, business, and leadership takes deliberate ongoing effort.
You want to strategize and think through opportunities. Your colleagues are bright and helpful, but they have their own agendas. You want to formulate your plans with someone whose agenda is your own, someone who can facilitate your best decision and create action toward measurable outcomes. CEOs of Fortune 500 companies use executive coaches, and you want those same advantages.
You look for skills that you can improve upon. You want to break those skills down into smaller chunks that you can deliberately practice. Then as you encounter failures, you use failure to identify opportunity; each failure teaches you ways you can be more effective.
You want to work with someone who can help speed up your learning and challenge you to practice new skills more efficiently. You seek someone who can help you make better decisions by eliminating irrelevant information and substance.
You have some blind spots and you’d be the first to admit it, though sometimes blind spots are hard to see. You want to recognize the potential flaws in your logic. You want to be more effective.
Your career is advancing. Things are changing. You are trying to understand your position and what you need to do to excel. Leading and managing physicians is very different from seeing patients. You may feel overwhelmed. Where to go from here?
You want an experienced physician coach who can help you sort through your choices and responsibilities. You want someone who can help you create order and stability as you navigate skillfully through your ever-expanding duties. At the same time you want the decisions to be your own, you don’t need someone to tell you what to do.
How does it work?
We schedule a free introduction call. This allows you to get to know me, and me to get to know you. We get a sense of whether there is a good coaching fit.
Coaching may be done in person or virtually. Many clients prefer phone or video conferencing (Skype, Go To Meeting, Zoom) as it best fits their busy schedules. Most clients call once every two weeks initially. Each session lasts about 50 minutes.
We work together to clarify the coaching topic for each session. We identify and target desired actions and successes that are important you. It’s my responsibility to actively listen, to ask powerful questions, to create awareness and insight, and to help you design actions that get results.
We continue as long as you find coaching effective. If not, we stop. Everything we discuss is confidential. Coaching sessions are not therapy sessions.
Who do I work with?
My coaching practice focuses on physicians and health care leaders. I work with institutions and individuals.
My typical client is a physician in a leadership role such as Medical Director, Managing Partner, Medical Staff President, CEO/CMO, or Department/Division Chair. I coach physicians from nearly every specialty. They maintain leadership roles in hospitals, private practice, health plans, tech companies, and Independent Practice Associations.
My clients are self-motivated and highly effective individuals wanting to have a bigger impact.