Ask Your Healthcare Clients for Testimonials

A great format for a testimonial is a before/after story.

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Your #1 Value as a Coach: Optimism

A pervasive low-level pessimism often pervades healthcare organizations and teams. Be mindful that your greatest value-add as a coach/consultant is positive energy, optimism and readiness to acknowledge a job well done.

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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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Collaboration and Creativity in Healthcare: Can They Coexist?

A New York Times article, “The Rise of New Groupthink,” shares intriguing insights about the conditions that foster “creativity.” Contrary to popular belief, “brainstorming” sessions do not produce innovation. Shock! Well, if you’re a creative person, you’re no so shocked.  Many of my clients who are creative and strategic thinkers know they need “alone time” […]

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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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Physician Coaching Institute Grads in Medical Economics: Health Coaching and Patient-Centered Care

I’m proud to announce three of my Physician Coaching Institute “mentees” have a cover-featured article in this month’s issue of Medical Economics (circulation: 230,000). “How Health Coaching Can Help Your Patients and Your Practice” was written by PCI grads and Certified Physician Development Coaches, Deborah Munhoz, MS, Cezanne Allen, MD and Lisa Duggan, MD. What […]

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Does Creativity Matter in Healthcare? 5 Rules for a Creative Culture

An interesting article worth reading in Fast Company about the company MailChimp highlights their approach to building a culture where creativity is encouraged.  In healthcare our emphasis is on reducing variation and developing standards of practice.  Physicians in general are analytical by natural selection, but that doesn’t mean there’s no need for creativity.  The question […]

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Engaging and Changing Behavior: What Physician Leaders Can Learn From Research in Data Presentation

I ran across this interesting TEDMED presentation, given by Thomas Getz, Executive Director of Wired.  Initially I was prepared to be skeptical (hey I’m a doc!) about what he might advise on the topic of “redesigning medical data.”  His recommendations, based on research his organization conducted on what causes people to change behavior when it […]

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People Are Not Cogs: How We Can Be GREAT in Healthcare

A piercing and entertaining article in Harvard Business Review online, “People Are Not Cogs,” by Nilofer Merchant, author of The New How, offers keen insights worth considering by healthcare executives and physician leaders. Merchant makes some incisive points about how industry has traditionally measured productivity and hence factored in the ‘value’ of the individuals on […]

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Physician, What Hinders Your Vision? 10 Obstacles to Overcome

We see things not as they are, but as we are. (This quote is attributed to several sources, including the Talmud). Ever wonder what factors  limit your ability to see beyond today’s possibilities? Or what keeps your organization or practice from achieving the results you see other groups can meet?  Or what keeps YOU from […]

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TEAMWORK in PCMH: How Well Are Health Systems Developing This Competency?

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is an idea whose time has come—although it’s not a new concept.  Internal Medicine, Family Physicians and Pediatricians all claim to have proposed this idea 20+ years ago. In fact, for those of us who were practicing 20 years ago PCMH sounds like the way we practiced all the time […]

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