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Coaching is a proven and effective tool that supports healthcare professionals in achieving goals, decreasing burnout, addressing challenges and strengthening personal and professional well being.

Coaching is a partnership focused on creatively helping clients move forward relative to their goals. Successful coaching clients are in a healthy mental and physical state and are prepared to engage in behavior change to achieve their goals and strengthen well being. We have a variety of coaching offerings to serve the needs of healthcare organizations:

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Peer Coaching is a collaborative relationship between the coach and physician client with flexible boundaries allowing for guidance and support in finding ways to navigate difficult situations. Our peer coaches are credentialed coaches and licensed medical professionals so they understand and have personal experience with the unique challenges of healthcare. Peer Coaches will work with physicians to set goals, strengthen practice and leadership effectiveness and achieve greater well being in both their personal and professional lives, including: 

  • Stress & Burnout
  • Finding Joy, Meaning & Purpose in Medicine
  • Identifying Limits & Setting Boundaries
  • Leadership Development

Who are our Peer Coaches?

  • Certified professional coaches
  • Come from a variety of medical specialty areas across the country
  • Share a common passion for assisting their colleagues in strengthening their work and life satisfaction and becoming their best selves 

Physician Peer Coaching is included as one of the proactive resources in Physician Well Being Resources, a unique and comprehensive well being program designed specifically for physicians. 

To learn more about peer coaching, and the efficacy of peer coaching for improving physician well being, download our white paper, Peer Coaching Impacts on Physician Well Being, below.

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Sources:
Hu YY, Fix ML, Hevelone ND, Lipsitz SR, Greenberg CC, Weissman JS, Shapiro J. Physicians’ needs in coping with emotional stressors: the case for peer support. Arch Surg. 2012;147(3):212-7.
Ferron, L, Shannon, DW. Peer Coaching Impacts on Physician Well Being. VITAL WorkLife. 2021. 

Executives need strong leadership skills to effectively lead organizations in these challenging times. The focus of Executive Coaching is strategic and involves assisting the leader to set the conditions for an effective executive team and to drive the vision of the organization. Executive Coaching can help: 

  • Assessing and achieving career goals
  • Cultivating well being through work/life integration
  • Resilience and mitigation of stress and burnout
  • Strengthening communication and conflict management skills
  • Strengthening culture and climate of teams and the organization

Nurse Peer Coaching provides confidential, one-on-one coaching for nurses with a compassionate listener who understands the enormity of the work, life and family challenges they face. 

In addition to being Registered Nurses, our Nurse Peer Coaches are also teachers, licensed therapists, counselors and coaches. They have extensive clinical experience in a variety of settings allowing them to understand, support and advise nurses in almost any situation: 

  • Unusual levels of stress or anxiety
  • "Horizontal hostility" or bullying from co-workers
  • Grief and loss
  • Balancing work and family responsibilities

Learn more about our Nurse Peer Coaches here.

Group coaching is not just about getting people together and then “going around the circle” for 5 minutes each until everyone has had a turn. Actually, is there's much more to coaching groups than most people realize or assume. It is really about the community and communication that comes from interacting with the coach and creating connection with the other members in the group.

Group coaching utilizes active learning, experiential exercises and reflective listening to focus on goal setting, accountability and action with people who come together with a common interest but not necessarily the same goal. For example, a group of people may come together to be coached on effective leadership, but each individual has their own final goals to which they would apply their new skills.

Group Coaching and Facilitation can address a wide variety of objectives:

  • Come together to help each other deconstruct, discuss, and resolve concerns.
  • Take action and then reflect on experience, which enhances learning because it provides a strong foundation for reflection.
  • Provide feedback and improve self-awareness
  • Improve interpersonal support skills: listening, coaching, questioning, and feedback
  • Questions and feedback reshape underlying assumptions, create new mental models, stimulate discussion, and enhance the quality of learning with regard to the group topic or intent

A Physician at a Large Metropolitan Hospital

“Working tons of hours at two different sites, I was struggling to find balance between my work and family life. After five sessions with a peer coach, I was able to set boundaries and learn to let go of things that prevented me from being successful outside of work.”

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To learn more about our coaching offerings and how to engage with them, download our healthcare Coaching Solutions Guide or contact us for more information.

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