Career Transition and Life Coaching for Physicians
Established in 1997, The Center for Professional and Personal Renewal in Palo Alto, California provides career transition coaching and life coaching for physicians nationwide during these times of unprecedented change in American healthcare.
Founder, Peter Moskowitz, M.D., a certified career transition and life coach, has spent nearly two decades helping hundreds of doctors manage change, transition to new non-clinical careers, revise existing clinical careers, manage the stresses and challenges of clinical practice, avoid or manage professional burnout, improve their work-life balance, their leadership effectiveness, plan for “protirement,” and regain satisfaction and meaning in the practice of medicine.
He is a nationally-recognized speaker, workshop facilitator and author. In addition to career transition and life coaching for individual physicians, Dr. Moskowitz offers workshops, retreats, and keynote presentations for physician and hospital organizations on a variety of relevant topics including physician renewal, finding the perfect job, planning for non-clinical career transitions, building career resilience, improving work/life balance, renewing academic careers in medicine, managing practice and litigation stress, maximizing physician’s leadership effectiveness, enriching the medical marriage, and pro-active planning for a passionate retirement. His coaching and workshops are known for their pragmatic approach and ability to reenergize participants.
Dr. Moskowitz is co-author of the new book, “The Three Stages of a Physician’s Career: Navigating from Training to Beyond Retirement,” published in 2017 by Greenbranch Publishing. This valuable career management resource targeted to students, trainees, and practicing physicians, discusses specialty selection, career and transition planning, practice management, asset growth and protection, and staying healthy from medical school through retirement.
He is co-author of the book, “Medical Practice Divorce”, a primer devoted to the topic of medical practice transitions, published in October 2001 by the American Medical Association Press. He writes, conducts research, and publishes on a variety of topics impacting physician careers and career satisfaction and is frequently interviewed for articles about the changing milieu of medicine.
Dr. Moskowitz brings to his coaching work over 4 decades of experience in both the academic and private sectors of American medicine. He is currently Clinical Professor of Radiology, Emeritus (active) at Stanford University School of Medicine and Radiologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. His on-going clinical work keeps him in touch with the realities of life and work for physicians in the trenches of healthcare.
His many years of experience in both private and academic medicine are unusual, and one of the keys to his reputation for success as a career and life coach. He is known as an invaluable resource to doctors seeking new career transitions, renewal of existing careers, to recapture the joy of medical practice, and a seasoned mentor to guide their recovery from practice stress and burnout.
Dr. Moskowitz trained at and was certified in professional and organizational coaching by the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, The Professional Coaches and Mentors Association, and the New Edges Learning Community.