career transition and life coaching for physicians

An Old Doc’s Reflections on Retirement

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What follows below is my musing at year end about the past 12 months of my life. My first year of “retirement”, and what lessons I have learned. I hope you find it meaningful and thought-provoking. AN OLD DOC’S REFLECTIONS ON RETIREMENT It is odd the way my first year of retirement has unfolded. A […]

Non-Clinical Career Transitions: Solving the M...

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I would like to share with you the personal story of one of my coaching clients.  This story provides an excellent lesson about the financial challenges of making career transitions to a non-clinical career.  It’s a lesson from which everyone can benefit. Dr. X came to seek CPPR coaching several years ago in an advanced […]

Life’s Lessons from the Superbowl

Whether you are a football fan or not, yesterday’s Superbowl game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle SeaHawks was both exciting and entertaining! Talk about a game that went right down to the wire! It’s a shame that one team had to lose. Then again, there’s always something to learn from such a […]

Have You Clarified Your Career Calling?

I just returned from an excellent four-day Advanced Coaching Seminar at the Hudson Institute. It was a great opportunity to recharge my batteries and learn new things to improve my coaching work. Santa Barbara was warm and luscious. I was particularly impressed with the lectures by the author, coach and seminar leader, Richard Leider of the […]

Gathering Storm Clouds Suggest the Need for a C...

Recent studies document that between 50 to 55 % of US diagnostic radiologists and trainees admit to symptoms of professional burnout.  Increasing numbers of diagnostic radiologists are seeking career coaching services, exploring new non-clinical careers, and leaving practice situations or residency programs.  The 2015 Radiology residency matching program saw 15% of residency slots go unfilled, […]

Radiologists are Burning Out

Radiologists are among the top 10 most burned out physicians, according to Medscape’s 2015 Physician Lifestyle Report. In seventh place—right behind internal medicine, general surgery, and infectious diseases—the report found that 49% of radiologists felt burned out. The figure is a significant increase from last year’s Physician Lifestyle Report, where radiology ranked low on the list at number 18.

Keynote Speech at SEAK 2015

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“HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION TO YOUR NEW NON-CLINICAL CAREER” Are you thinking of a career transition out of clinical medicine?  Not sure how or where to begin? Paralyzed by fear?  Not sure you are qualified for ANYTHING other than what you are currently doing in Clinical Medicine? Or are you simply curious about “what’s out […]

Personal Goal Setting that Works!

A Coaching Approach to Succeeding at What You Want   Most of us set goals for our professional and personal lives throughout the year.  It is the way we grow our practices and ourselves.  Most of us succeed at reaching some, or even most of our goals.  Some of us are better at that than […]

What Worked For Me: Tips for Raising Sane, Lovi...

Today you will find a short manuscript entitled, “What Worked For Me”, a treatise on parenting, written by Judith Vaughan, M.D., a newly retired neurologist from Sacramento and a former client of mine.  It is at once touching, funny, and full of kitchen table wisdom.  If you have children at home, you will certainly benefit from Judy’s […]

The Greatest Spiritual Challenge of Parenting: ...

I have just returned from New England where the Fall Color was breathtaking, and it was unseasonably warm.  I spent three inspiring days helping facilitate a parent-student family workshop at the Hyde School in Bath, Maine.  My son Michael, and our family attended Hyde between 1993 and 1996.  It was at Hyde that I was inspired […]

It’s Autumn Season: Is it Time for You to...

As I look out the window in my office, I am enjoying the early signs of autumn in northern California.  It is my favorite time of year.  The mornings are crisp and cool, the sun shines brightly, skies are deep blue, and the lower angle of the sun in October tends to give everything a […]

Two Growing Problems in the Medical Workplace: ...

Two problems which increasingly pop up in the healthcare workplace are the acting out behavior of disruptive physicians, and the problems revolving around the declining clinical knowledge and performance of aging physicians. Do you contribute to these issues in any way in your own environment? Hopefully not. I can tell you that from my perspective […]