A Daring Doctor Weaves a New Career Chapter

by Francine Gaillour, MD

in Aligning With Values & Purpose,Career Resilience & Fulfillment,Meet Some "Daring Doctors"

Here I am with my Platinum Program client, Marianne Uyeda, a soon-to-transition Psychiatrist from Walla Walla, Washington. We are in our Client Strategy meeting and on the table is a “show and tell” of sorts – Alpaca wool and yarn.

As part of the initial Client Strategy Meeting I ask clients to do a presentation on whatever topic they choose — this is a segment I call “Telling Your Stories, Finding Your Values.” The range of topics clients present on is pretty broad–from clinical topics to motivational speeches to tales of adventure. During her presentation, Marianne educated me about Alpacas, Alpaca wool and the weaving process. As an avocation she raises Alpacas on her rural property. This was a vivid demonstration of one of her “peak experiences” – times when you feel connected, engaged, energized, and in your full power. Separate from the Alpacas, Marianne is just starting to launch a very exciting consulting career that will incorporate not only her previous medical experience, but her collection of peak experience values as well. Stay tuned for more from this highly energized physician.

For more on the importance of connecting with your peak experiences read this issue’s Feature Article.

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