Francine Gaillour, MD

Physician Coaching Institute offers new “Healthcare Peer Coaching Fundamentals”

The Physician Coaching Institute is pleased to offer a new coaching foundation program,  Healthcare Peer Coaching Fundamentals, that provides the participant with an immersive experience in coaching. This 2-day virtual live training introduces the student to the International Coach Federation core coaching competencies which they practice real time with other participants.  The goal of this […]

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How coaches are supporting physician resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic

Everyone in healthcare is experiencing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, whether you are a clinical front line responder taking care of COVID patients, or now find yourself providing less acute services via telehealth. Our colleagues are in the middle of crisis and adaptationand as coaches, we are also called to step up our game […]

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Certified Healthcare Leader Peer Coach — new coach training program for leaders

The Physician Coaching Institute has launched a new coaching skills training program aimed specifically for multi-disciplinary healthcare leaders. The Certified Healthcare Leader Peer Coach training is a 3-month program aimed at equipping leaders with critical coaching competencies and emotional intelligence skills to more effectively engage their teams. Drawing from research on positive psychology, emotional intelligence, […]

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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 toacknowledge 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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America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care – The New Yorker

This is an excellent, thoughtful essay by Dr. Atul Gawande on the avalanche of unnecessaryoften harmfulcare that we physicians are inflicting on patients, and that families and taxpayers are tolerating. How can we transform the situation. Millions of people get tests, drugs, and operations that won’t make them better, may cause harm, and cost billions. […]

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How To Make Yourself Unforgettable | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

This is a fun article for all physicians to read, whether or not you feel you “need” to be memorable.  Most of the principles fall into the category of “how are you showing up in the world?” Particularly if you are a physician leader, business person or innovator, getting your voice and message out there […]

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What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence – HBR

An intriguing interview with Goleman explores the capacity of empathy and compassion and how this can impact our work (and life). “…. ask ourselves if there is something that limits our vision — that limits our capacity to care? And is there a way to enlarge it?” That is at crux of great teams! Source: What the Dalai […]

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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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