Francine R. Gaillour, MD,
Gaillour, MD, MBA, FACPE is executive
director of the Physician Coaching Institute.
an executive coach, Dr. Francine Gaillour works
with physicians who are struggling with the
reality of a medical career path gone flat. The
author of the "Physician's Definitive
Guide to Career Transition," she helps
physicians discover and develop their dormant
talents, unique strengths, and long-forgotten
dreams, to create a new journey within or
outside healthcare that takes full advantage of
the energy and smarts they possess.
that physicians have unique challenges when it
comes to career transitions, Dr. Gaillour has
created a proprietary career development
process, the Physician Success Inquiry Method™.
Her approach, honed over more than twelve
years consulting with and coaching hundreds of
physicians, has lifted dozens of 'daring
doctors' out of career doldrums and back to
feeling the glow of professional achievement
they experienced when they first entered
small sample of her clients demonstrates that when
it comes to physician career crisis, Dr.
Gaillour is the specialist to call: 1) A
family physician who has hit his income ceiling
is now building a speaking career "on the
side" of his busy clinical practice; 2) A
weight-loss specialist is parlaying his love of
humor as a stand-up comic to build his bariatric
medicine practice, 3) A radiation oncologist is
redirecting his energy and following his soul
path to become a Rabbi, 4) A prominent academic
leader sidelined by politics salvages his career
and returns to international preeminence.
Gaillour has been spotlighted as a physician
leadership and career expert in Medical
Economics, HealthLeaders.com and The
Leader's Edge. She has been interviewed by AMA
News, Physicians Practice Journal, and MD
Options and her physician professional
development advice has been featured in Modern
Physician and Unique Opportunities
Journal. Dr. Gaillour's articles on
Physician success strategies are published
regularly in Physicians Practice and the Physician
Gaillour has published over 100 articles on the
subject of physician career development and
leadership. Her ezine and blog, "Daring
Doctors," reach several thousand
physicians every month.
Gaillour's experience spans over 18 years in healthcare
delivery and healthcare technology
business management. Before launching her
consulting and coaching firm in 1999, she
previously held the position of Medical Director
and Sr. Vice President of Research and
Development with HBS International, overseeing
new product development, healthcare outcomes
research, and clinical effectiveness programs.
to that, she served as Medical Director for
PHAMIS/IDX, responsible for electronic medical
record development and market strategy.
Gaillour's transition into the business world came after
ten years of practicing clinical medicine where she
witnessed first hand the tremendous capacity of her
patients to tap into their potential and transform their
lives, families, work and community.
trained at the University of Washington, Dr. Gaillour is
board certified in Internal Medicine and spent over 10
years in clinical practice.
undergraduate work was in biomedical engineering
at the University of New Mexico ; medical training was
also at the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine,
where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical
Gaillour received an MBA from the
University of Tennessee. Her executive coach training
has been through the Academy for Coach Training and the
Graduate School of Corporate Coaching.
versed in medical management issues, she is a Fellow
and former Board Member of the American
College of Physician Executives, the
leading organization of health system medical officers
member of the National Speakers Association,
Dr. Gaillour's national speaking and writing inspires
physicians to lay a foundation for career resilience and
adaptive change in order to express their full potential
as healers and leaders.
healthcare organizations often bring Dr. Gaillour in as
a "change catalyst" she is
advanced trained in Appreciative Inquiry
large group change process, the Arbinger
Institute team development process, and Effective
Facilitator meeting facilitation.
personal message from Dr. Gaillour:
a former practicing Internist, then healthcare
technology executive, and now business consultant and
coach, my entire medical career has been one of non-stop
10 years of practicing on the front lines of care delivery
I have witnessed the whole spectrum of patient care: fee
for service, managed care, private practice,
staff-model-HMO; consumer-driven care, point-of-service
evolution, and continuous break-through in pharmaceuticals
this time I had always observed and was keenly interested
in the spectrum of responses by physicians and providers
to healthcare change (me included!). What led some to
lead, some to follow? Some to innovate, and some to
resist? And still others to courageously forge a
non-traditional path? What were the underlying
talents, passions, values, and needs of the physicians,
executives and clinicians in each camp? What
inspired them to move forward, rather than hold back?
own inspiration to become a leader and innovator came when
I developed a preventative medicine program for my private
practice patients. When I discovered that I could break
out of my routine and become an innovative teacher of
patient groups, it was a revelation:
Even with a 100% full clinical practice, I am tapping into
only a fraction of my full potential!
If this is true for me, it’s true for all of us
I continued to develop myself as an educator,
communicator, then healthcare technology marketing executive, my professional mission has become
I am a strategic advisor and partner dedicated to transforming
healthcare through my fearless leadership, laser
insights and creative communication.
I help physicians develop their full potential as
healers, doctors, educators, communicators, and leaders
in the new era of
possibility and accountability.
I am your partner, ally, tactical advisor, and co-strategist in making your
vision for yourself or your organization become reality.
encourage every physician to tap into your potential---you
have so much to offer! Don't settle for your current
situation---no matter how high you think you have risen,
or how stuck you think you are. The rewards
of expanding, exploring, and venturing out of your comfort
zone are . . Huge!
-- Francine Gaillour, MD