I am a mom, wife and doctor. I am a sister, friend, and colleague. I am a past medical staff president, current department chair, and co-medical director. And I have learned how to control my experience of my life. Not control my life - control my experience of my life. I want to share this learning with you.
After spending so many years striving to achieve and accomplish, I have come to a place where I can appreciate the abundance of my life and enjoy exactly where I am right now, while also looking ahead to where I want to be. I can find joy in my days, and I can accept that there are bad days too. It sounds cliche to say that your life is what you make it, but if that isn’t true, what is your life?
In the last few years, I found my way to life coaching. Through participating in a “burnout reduction program” as a pilot for my institution, I was exposed to one-on-one executive coaching. It had some value, but the coaches were not physicians. And while they had skill in reciting data about wellness and resilience, most of my colleagues who participated in the same program found no connection with these coaches. They were not “like us”. This experience coupled with my own self development led me to seek life coach certification. I realized that I am surrounded by colleagues who have given their power away - to patients, to administration, to the government, to a pandemic. So many of us in healthcare have fallen victim to someone or something. I have achieved a change in my perspective that allows me to find joy in my work and I want to help others do the same.
So, while I continue to work as an internal medicine hospitalist, I am reaching out to offer my colleagues coaching. If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, on the verge of burning out (or already there), or just feeling like there is more out there for you, coaching can help.
If you think coaching sounds right for you, please take a moment to reach out to me and schedule a free consultation.
I am an internal medicine hospitalist, board certified in the focused practice of hospital medicine. I have been in practice for 15 years, and in leadership roles for 8.
I received my life coach training through The Life Coach School. I became a certified coach in May of 2022. Like medicine, life coaching is a lifelong learning process.
Please contact me if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Coaching is a way of examining your thoughts and how they impact everything in your life. Coaching meets you where you are, but helps you see where you can go.
Coaching isn’t mentoring, advice, or therapy. There is a place for all of these things, and all of us probably need all of them at one point or another!
Coaching is most effective if we meet on a regular basis, weekly or biweekly, over a period of several weeks.
The time that your coaching process will take depends on the complexity of your goals and your commitment and openness to your process.