Executive Coaching for Physicians

Physician Coaching Institute is distinct among accredited Coach Training Programs

The Physician Coaching Institute is now approved by the International Coach Federation for 62 hours of coach-specific training.  The ICF is the most widely recognized authority on coach training accreditation and has strict criteria for programs to achieve the distinction of “Continuing Coach Education” provider. The Physician Coaching Institute was founded and is led by […]

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Physician Leaders, Take Time to Acknowledge Your Team

One of the most effective, albeit overlooked, “actions” a physician leader can implement in their day-to-day world of management is to take one minute, one a week to acknowledge the work of their staff, team members and colleagues. The Gallup Organization’s research on what makes good managers effective—as discussed in their classic book, “First Break All the […]

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Dealing with Physician Burnout

Source: Physician’s Life Online E-Zine Dealing with Burnout Dr. Gaillour was interviewed for Physician’s Life online magazine on the topic of physician burnout.  Her response to the question of how physicians can deal with burnout were surprising:   Dr. Gaillour: Let me first say that I don’t like the term “burnout.” It’s a pessimistic, throw-in-the-towel […]

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Impact of Organizational Leadership on Physician Burnout and Satisfaction – Mayo Study Supports Physician Coaching

A timely and tremendous study just published by Tait D. Shanafelt, MD et al in the Mayo Clinic Proceeding, “Impact of Organizational Leadership on Physician Burnout and Satisfaction,” describes how leadership effectiveness (or lack of) can directly impacts physician satisfaction.  I have no doubt this will be a landmark study that will inspire healthcare organizations to rethink how they […]

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Physician Success Notes Audio Series–The “mini-MBA”–is now a free resource

I am please to announce that my Physician Success Notes audio learning  is now available as a free coaching resource.  Previously this “mini-MBA” was a resource I made available only to my private clients or to health systems whose physicians I was  team coaching. These 10-minute “Physician Success Notes” audio seminars are delivered to you by email every […]

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From Physician Burnout to Resilience and Engagement

I just attended an excellent Webinar sponsored by Modern Healthcare on the topic of Physician burnout and the approach three organizations have taken to remedy the situation. As a coach specializing in physician career fulfillment and leadership effectivess, this topic is of course near and dear to my heart.  What I was excited about in […]

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How Can You LOVE Work, as a Physician?

A recent article in the New York Times, “Why You Hate Work,”  shares the results from The Energy Project, a company that probed over 12,000 white collar employees, on their attitudes towards work. In a sentence:  the more refreshed, valued and connected we are to our work, and the more spiritually connected we our to […]

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Physician Leaders Can Use Body Language to Boost Confidence and Power

I was intrigued by a TED Talk given by  Social psychologist Amy Cuddy, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, who  investigates how people judge each other and themselves.  According to Cuddy, we make judgments along two critical trait dimensions:  warmth/trustworthiness and competence/power.  These visceral judgements then greatly determine outcomes, such as who we promote, […]

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Physicians, Tap Into Your Potential

The following was an interview I did with Physician’s Practice in 2003, almost 10 years ago!  I think it’s as timely now as it was then.  —- Francine Tap Into Your Potential First published in Physicians Practice July 01, 2003 | Healthcare Careers By Bob Keaveney   An interview with Francine Gaillour, MD, MBA, FACPE, […]

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Hot News: Two PCI grads quoted as experts in The Hospitalist

Two of our Certified Physician Development Coaches are in the news! The February issue of The Hospitalist Magazine featured an article, “Resume Red Flags: Recognize warning signs, mitigate damage, and promote your positives” discussing resume-writing tips for physicians. PCI grads Thomas Thorsheim, PhD, and Bernadette Norz, MBA, ACC, were among the experts interviewed by the […]

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Physician Coaching Institute Grad published in the ACPE Physician Executive Journal

One of our Certified Physician Development Coaches recently had an article published! Tracy Duberman, President and CEO of The Leadership Development Group, was just published in the ACPE Physician Executive Journal. Click here to read her article, “Developing Physician Leaders Today Using the 70/20/10 Rule.” Here is an excerpt from Tracy’s article: “Given the emerging […]

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“Personal Best” by Dr. Atul Gawande: article published in The New Yorker

Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon and well-known author, recently had an article published in The New Yorker. “Personal Best” is his personal account of being coached by a senior surgeon with the objective of honing his surgical skills. In addition, he also gives a favorable nod to executive coaching for physicians. Dr. Gawande is an outstanding […]

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