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Physician Leadership Coaching

Whether you realize it or not, physicians, by virtue of their education and expertise, are leaders in healthcare.  Often this leadership is informal, such as in the clinical environment where the healthcare team looks to the physician as the leader, or committee participation where the committee membership and formal leadership structure defer to the opinions of the physicians on the committee. At other times physicians have sought out or been asked to take on formal leadership roles. 

Unfortunately, the skills physicians have learned in their formal medical training often leave them ill prepared for leadership roles.  As a physician and coach with over 30 years experience, I have helped numerous physicians develop the skills to successfully assume leadership positions within their organizations.

 

Development opportunities include:
    Career progression
    Influencing others
    Effective communication
    Managing up
    Developing leadership presence
    Creating high performing teams
    Conflict resolution
    Well-being

 

Advanced Practice Provider Coaching

As both a senior member of the healthcare team and a member of the frontline staff, the opportunities and demands on advanced practice providers have never been greater. Increasingly advanced practice providers are looked to as informal leaders and are being asked to take on formal leadership roles within their organizations.
 
As a physician who has worked with advanced practice providers my entire career, I have extensive insight to help you achieve your goals and master the skills necessary to lead within your organization.


Development opportunities include:
    Career development
    Managing up
    Influencing others
    Conflict resolution
    Leading through change
    Developing high preforming teams
    Time management

 

Healthcare Executive Coaching

In this era of increased accountability in healthcare, where there are demands placed on healthcare organizations like never before, executives find themselves needing to develop new skills and behaviors.  As a coach and C-suite executive for the past decade, I can assist you in developing the skills necessary to thrive in this current environment.

 

Development opportunities include:

    Career development

    Effective communication

    Engaging staff

    Leading change

    Leading through crisis

    Strategic development

    Conflict resolution

    Time management

Improving Individual Effectiveness-Behavioral Coaching

In his book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith points out that the skills that make us successful in our current position often aren’t the skills needed to allow us to progress to the next level and be successful in new areas of responsibility.

 

Through the judicious use of assessments and self reflection I can help you identify and develop key behaviors necessary for you to be successful in your current role and prepare you for positions of greater responsibility and accountability.

 

Development opportunities include:
    Abundance mindset
    Communicating effectively
    Time management
    Influencing others
    Thinking strategically
    Developing leadership presence

 

Career Coaching

In healthcare the opportunities for advancement have never been greater.  Individuals with diverse backgrounds have the ability to advance both internally within their current organization, and externally in companies and branches of healthcare that are distinct from their current organizations.  To be successful, however, requires careful preparation and planning.

 

Having served in multiple roles at many different levels in numerous organizations, I have the experience and expertise to help you chart your career course no matter what your goal.

Development opportunities include:
    Career planning
    Opportunity search
    Personal branding
    Managing transitions
    New role success

 

Organizational Coaching

Senior leaders in every organization are called upon to effectively move their organization forward by planning for the future, motivating staff, engaging customers, and analyzing the environment for current opportunities.

 

In my various roles I have participated and led many organization-wide initiatives.This experience gives me the expertise to aid you on your journey to successfully lead your organization.

 

Development opportunities include:
    Strategic planning
    Succession planning
    Culture development
    Staff engagement
    Customer service

 

Change Leadership

Change is a reality in healthcare and the rate of change seems to be increasing at an exponential rate, especially in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  To be successful, leaders must learn to champion and lead change initiatives.

 

In my clinical and administrative roles I have been tasked with numerous redesign projects.  These projects have given me the understanding of change leadership that will help you successfully arrive at your project destination.

 

Development opportunities include:
    Assessing change readiness
    Change management
    Communicating effectively
    Engaging staff
    Influencing others
    Anticipating and dealing with setbacks

 

Relationship Coaching

In all organizations, managing relationships between various members of the staff is one of the keys to success.  In healthcare there is increasingly interdependence between multiple departments that require departmental boundaries be broken down in order to assure patient care is optimized.

 

Utilizing concepts from Teaming theory and Relational Coordination theory, I can help you enhance relationships within your organization to ensure a high performing culture.

 

Development opportunities include:
    Engaging staff
    Managing conflict
    Stakeholder engagement
    Fostering collaboration

 

“Disruptive Physician” Coaching

“Disruptive physician” is an unfortunate label that is often affixed to physicians that, under specific circumstances, exhibit dysfunctional behaviors that undermine the optimal functioning of their teams. 

 

After 3 decades in healthcare I have yet to meet a physician who wakes up in the morning and thinks, “I’m going to be disruptive today”.  The “disruptive” physicians I have met are well meaning physicians, who care deeply for their patients and the members of their team.  It is typically under stress that they exhibit behaviors that disrupt the individuals and the teams around them.

 

Through the use of my TREC framework I have been able to help these physicians become constructive members of interprofessional teams and of the medical staffs of the organizations in which they are members.

Well-Being Coaching

Over the past several years there has been an increasing recognition that burnout is rampant in US healthcare settings to the point that some have called burnout in healthcare a public health crisis. At Compass Executive Coaching we believe that well-being is more than the absence of burnout, and the solution to burnout is more than building resilience. We work with individuals and organizations to identify and eliminate obstacles to a productive work environment, as well as work to enhance the resilience of our member clients. We utilize selective assessments to identify behavioral opportunities that can enhance professional and personal meaningfulness.

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