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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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Physicians with MD, MBA in their future

Here I am with some of the physicians and clinicians enrolled in the Healthcare Executive MBA (HCEMBA) program at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. I was there last week as an invited speaker to lead a workshop, “Career Strategies for Physicians and Healthcare Leaders.” What a great group of people!— and an excellent […]

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What Direction Can Your Career Take: 5 Ways to Think Big

When my physician clients first come to me for coaching, they often view their career options in one of three ways:  1) they have no idea what their options are, or 2) they have too many ideas and can’t sort them according to what’s realistic or practical, or 3) — and this is the most […]

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Focus More on Using Your Peak Experiences, Not Just Your Medical Experiences

—————– A question that I am often asked by physicians who are a crossroads in their career is this: “How can I make use of all my medical experience?” Implicit in this question is the desire and expectation that your experience as a physician or a leader should advance stepwise toward higher levels. Higher levels […]

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Are You on the Verge of a “Noah Moment”?

The movie preview for “Evan Almighty” had been rolling around in my head for a couple of days, and then one of my clients said something interesting during a strategy meeting. She said “I had a Noah moment” — in reference to a current feeling she was experiencing. It was the feeling of being […]

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Being Professonal I – Don’t Embarrass Others

Just because you wear a white coat doesn’t mean you’re professional!

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Doctors Who Expand Their Career Learn New Ways to Be Healers

Many physicians are attached to a definition of “doctoring” and “healing” that must include “I wear a white coat and see patients.” The reality is most physicians are limiting themselves and falling short of their true capability to reach many more lives and influence the health and habits of their community.

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What Gets You Closest to Your Physician Career Goal?

Of all the stuff you keep yourself busy with, what really is going to propel you forward toward your BIG GOAL? Can you eliminate the clutter, the to-do list (or at least re-prioritize) so the SINGLE one strategy can you focus on for a solid week or two in order to get you launched to a new level along your journey toward your BIG career goal?

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Are You Too Old for Physician Career Expansion?

In the past two weeks I heard the question “Am I too old to make a career change” from four different people in my personal and professional circle! And then on the heels of these comments, I happened to catch an intriguing interview about Johnny Cash, about the poignancy of his musical work in the […]

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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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Physician Career Expansion and Leadership Greatness: What You Need to Know

If you’ve been wondering what personal qualities you must possess to expand, transition, or advance your career–whether within or outside of healthcare–or what strategies successful physicians have implemented to uncover their special talents that you’re not privy to, then my free teleconference call

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