Physician Coach for Physician Leaders
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 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 towards 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.
Who are some sample clients?
- Coached many physician leaders through the transition from individual contributors to Department Chair, Managing Partner, and Medical Staff leadership roles. Coaching includes the development of strategy, communication, negotiation and leadership presence with other departments and hospital leadership.
- Coached several physician leaders who are having challenges related to interpersonal skills, teamwork, and anger management. Physicians are able to apply new skills to achieve sustainable success.
- Coached physicians through the creation and heading up of a new positions overseeing business across several hospitals
- Coached physician practice owners through negotiation and merger of practice with hospital.
- Coached many physician clients navigating their organizations through ACO, Medicare Advantage, HMO, and self-insured employer opportunities.
How does it work?
I generally coach over the phone. Most clients call once per week initially. Each call lasts about 45 minutes.
There is no charge for our introduction call. This allows you to get to know me, and me to get to know you. We get a sense of whether we are a good coaching fit.
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 work on a session-by-session basis and 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.
My typical client is a physician in a leadership role such as Medical Director, Managing Partner, Medical Staff President, Chief Medical Officer, or Department/Division Chair. I have coached physicians from nearly every specialty. They maintain leadership roles in hospitals, private practice, and Independent Practice Associations.
I do on occasion take clients outside of healthcare. My clients are self-motivated and highly effective individuals wanting to have a bigger impact. My clients are not victims or blamers; they drive their own outcomes.