Career Resilience & Fulfillment

Physician Leaders: Reposition Your Role to Stay Engaged

A recent session I hosted for physician leaders highlighted the “evolution” of a physician leader’s journey:  Where do you go next when you’re at the pinnacle of your career?  At the top of the heap? Or maybe you’re finding yourself at a professional plateau after just a few years in practice. For some physician leaders, […]

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Is “Freedom” Your Definition of Physician Career Success?

… A discussion with one of my mentors, coach and counselor Dr. Beverly Brashen, inspired me to rethink the definition of career fulfillment. Beverly combines the unlikely duo of Raja Yoga and computer-based biofeedback in her work with executives who go through her Peak Peformance training … by Francine R. Gaillour, MD, MBA, FACPE, Executive […]

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Daring Doctors Become Speakers

    Here is my Platinum Program client (in the inset and on the TV monitor), Dr. Doug Fullington, a busy and thriving Internist from North Carolina, and that’s me watching a video of the speech he recently gave at his home hospital to RAVE reviews. Way to go, Doug! I expected nothing less from […]

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Journey to Reveal the Physician Leader Within

“Journey to Reveal the Leader Within” a weekend retreat for Physicians who want to get “unstuck” in their career and create blueprint for professional fulfillment — will be held October 19-22, 2007 at the uncommonly beautiful Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in New Mexico. The 2 and 1/2 day professional development retreat/workshop for physicians […]

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The Journeys of Career Development Takes Courage and Resilience

Here am I standing in front of this two-story rock fireplace with my Platinum Program client, Lydia Njamfa, MD, a family physician and business owner from Dallas, Texas. No it’s not my home–After a lunch break during our Client Strategy Meeting, I brought Lydia to the Civica Building in downtown Bellevue. The building has a […]

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Physician Leader: Would You Rather Manage Ideas or People?

Here is a concept that struck me as significant so many years ago: It was a novel and potentially useful way to look at those “major” forks in the road for those of us physicians who have embarked on paths beyond clinical practice.

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A Daring Doctor reads “The Black Swan”

  Here am I sitting with the book The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, written by Nassim Taleb and sent to me by my client, Charles Guernsey, DO, MBA, (in the photo on left). Normally I am the one recommending or sending reading material to my clients, but Charles keeps me on […]

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Our Physician Need to Be Right Could Be a Drag to Creativity

. . . . Ever had the experience of wanting to jump into a conversation or meeting and assert your opinion because you can barely stand it that people are soooo obviously going down the wrong path and it’s making you boil … If I hadn’t learned this lesson the hard way over and over […]

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Cracking the Code to Your Physician Career

Are there codes and hidden clues that can guide your professional and personal life as a doctor? And if you looked for them, would that be a clear sign that you’ve gone off the deep end or have become hopelessly “woo woo”?

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A “Stand Up Doctor” Making His Career is a Laughing Matter

  Here I am with my Platinum Program client, Dr. Anil Maheshwari taking a break during our 2-day Client Strategy Meeting at my favorite neighborhood Tullys’ coffee shop. (Yes there ARE other coffee shops in Seattle besides the ubiquitous Starbucks!) Anil is from New Jersey, and besides being a busy Family Physician and weight loss […]

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A Daring Doctor Explores Career Alternatives

Here is my Platinum program client, Dr. Scott Gebhardt, a successful and visionary Internist from Florida, and we are at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Scott and I are taking a lunch break during our Client Strategy Session that kicked off his Platinum Executive Coaching Program in March. New clients have the option […]

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Doctor, You Don’t Have to Be Right To Be Valued

One thing I’ve noticed about doctors, and I’m no exception is that we are addicted to being RIGHT. If we hear an idea during a meeting that condradicts our own, or even goes 30 degrees away from ours, we can hardly wait to jump right in and defend our position. When you transition into business […]

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