Ricki Bander, PhD

ricki banderRicki has an extensive background in Healthcare. She works with organizations to develop and hone strategy that drives reduced turnover, improve performance, and enhance workplace health by utilizing her foundation skills in wellness, communication and mediation. She works with individuals and teams to improve performance, particularly by managing their risks, conflict and stress.

Ricki has her PhD in Counseling Psychology and has her Certification in Management Development Program for Physicians from the University of Southern CA School of Business. She is a Board Certified Coach, with Specialty Designation: Wellness, Career, Executive and Life Coaching. Ricki specializes in physician , leadership and executive coaching. She works with clinicians as well as executives to strengthen leadership and communication skills by aligning core values, interpersonal skills and strengths with organization culture. She is especially skilled at promoting well-being while improving profitability and managing risk. She enjoys working with a variety of management levels, successfully helping leaders navigate the challenges of their professional and personal life. Ricki also assists high performance and highly stressed professionals to lead rewarding lives through development transitions that are expected and those that are a surprise.

Ricki’s coaching is grounded in her 30+ year background working in a variety of admistrative, teaching, and clinical service roles. Her business experience ranges from solo practice to multispecialty medical groups and large healthcare systems in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations to government programs, Fortune 500 companies and family businesses.

Ricki’s approach is pragmatic and customized to each particular situation. Healthcare providers value her ability to understand the current environment – the fiscal and clinical pressures, and rapid change.

Dr. Bander is a physician consultant and member of the Advisory Team for VITAL WorkLife™, a national behavioral consulting company with providers in every major city and wide-ranging expertise in every aspect of behavioral health. VITAL WorkLife is the only company today providing healthcare organizations and practitioners easy access to the help they need. Dedicated teams of experienced medical and behavioral health practitioners understand the unique needs of doctors and their families, and deliver the services needed to help overcome work and life challenges.