Physician Coaching

Effective physician leadership, engagement, and satisfaction have a positive impact upon the delivery of high-quality, efficient care, and improves the patients’ experience.

Why physicians work with us?

Leadership Development

Self-awareness is the foundation to leadership excellence. We support you to develop effective leadership capabilities and competencies to excel as a leader, and implement strategies to prioritize and balance clinical, leadership and personal responsibilities.

Communication and Collaboration

Communication is the currency of relationships. Effective and evidenced-based communication skills will help you; navigate challenging conversations with patients and colleagues, engage and influence others, create meaningful connections among diverse groups and develop strategic partnerships.

Wellbeing

Look forward to going to work each day and leave feeling energized. Develop skills to; define what success means to you, establish healthy boundaries (learn how to say “NO”), perceive and express yourself more accurately, engage in personal and professional activities that are meaningful and fulfilling and utilize adaptive strategies to manage change in a healthy way.

Career Direction and Fulfillment

Make the career you want become a reality. Navigate role and career transitions through a process of reflection, self-discovery, future visioning, and action planning.

The case for coaching

2018 Physician Survey by The Physicians Foundation revealed the need for the coaching support we offer, given that their key findings show that physicians are experiencing the following: burnout, the burden of paperwork, feeling hurried in clinical practice with patients, loss of clinical autonomy, and feeling overwhelmed with managing EMR.

Benefits of Coaching:

Safe and confidential

Develop a meaningful relationship with your Coach

Personalized professional development that is easily accessible

Assessments to identify strengths and growth opportunities

Accountability structure with practical action steps

Challenged to stretch beyond your comfort zone

Evidenced-based strategies

Whether you work in a rural or urban geographical setting, are community or hospital based, work independently or in a large organization, we can support you.

Ready to elevate your contribution and feel energized at work and in life?

Medical Trainee Coaching

The transition from training to practice can be exciting and overwhelming. Our Medical Trainee program will help you be organized and confident.

Clarify the type of practice opportunity that will allow you to thrive

Be prepared, knowledgeable, and organized for job interviews and negotiation processes

Learn how to build social capital

Develop emotional intelligence skills critical for success

Prioritize your wellbeing

Testimonials

Dr. Ali Bemard

B.Sc. (hon), D.M.D., G.P.R.
Behmard Dentistry

I engaged in coaching because I needed guidance with time management and focus in my personal professional life. The experience allowed me to do some self-exploration and reflection and my coach guided me through this journey to come to my own conclusions I didn’t even know about. As a result of the coaching I am more focused and efficient at work and in my personal life. I have more balance.  I also have better communication with my life partner, better use of my time, improved leadership and more confidence in my decisions.  The list goes on! I appreciated my coach’s ability to be a great listener and to extract information from me that I didn’t even realize I knew. The experience was enlightening. I would recommend CoachConnect for people who need or want to grow both in their career and personal life.

Dr. Sarah Cook

Territorial Medical Director at Northwest Territories Health and Social Servies Authority

When I initially contacted Coach Callie 3 years ago, I was 36, with 3 kids, a busy family practice and had been in a number of leadership positions, however they had ramped up significantly over a short period of time and I had just accepted the most senior physician leadership role in our health authority, during a time of significant change. Callie has been a huge positive force, not just for me but also for my leadership team. She initially helped me to clarify my strengths, my vision, and what I felt I could and wanted to contribute and achieve.

With Callie’s support and coaching, I have developed a strong practitioner leadership team, implemented new territorial Medical and Professional Staff Bylaws, designed and implemented a territorial dyad clinical leadership model, launched Choosing Wisely NWT and implemented a territorial System Improvement process. I appreciated her steadfast belief that I have the answers I am seeking, and that her role as a coach is to remind me, guide me and challenge me to search, define, hone, achieve, then stretch some more. Coaching doesn’t give you the answers or tell you the path; it gives you the tools and confidence to find these yourself.

Dr. Sarah Cook became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2018 and is a Certified Health Executive through the Canadian College of Health Leaders and is a Canadian Certified Physician Executive through the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders.

Dr. Nadia Salvaterra

B.Sc., MD, CCFP, CCPE

Executive coaching with Callie has changed the way that I live, work and lead. Engaging in a coaching partnership has been critical to navigating a career transition, balancing the many personal and professional demands on my time, helping me to clarify my values and goals, and encouraging me to have the self-confidence I need to realise my potential as a physician leader.

Over two years of working with Callie, I have gained insight into my strengths and a better understanding of my blind spots, participated in a valuable LEADS 360 exercise and benefited from her curiosity, support and personalized approach. Coaching with Callie has been one of the most valuable investments I have made in my leadership development. I owe her enormous credit for helping me to believe in myself and reach new professional heights, all the while feeling more balanced and fulfilled at home.

Dr. Carolyn Snider

Chief of Emergency Medicine
St. Michael’s, Toronto

Callie’s coaching helped me define a clearer vision for my physician leadership career. She helped me set goals and define the steps I needed to take in order to move forward towards my goal. I can’t speak highly enough of Callie’s understanding that it is truly impossible to move forward in our career without balancing our personal and family needs. With Callie’s coaching I reached out for new opportunities and am now in an extremely rewarding leadership position.

Dr. Howie Lim

Medical Oncologist
Vancouver, BC

Coach Callie has given me the instruments to help with self-reflection. This has enabled me to deal with the obstacles both internally and externally that have impeded growth both personally and professionally. I would highly recommend Callie, as she has been a catalyst for my personal growth.

Dr. Ali Bemard

B.Sc. (hon), D.M.D., G.P.R.
Behmard Dentistry

I engaged in coaching because I needed guidance with time management and focus in my personal professional life. The experience allowed me to do some self-exploration and reflection and my coach guided me through this journey to come to my own conclusions I didn’t even know about. As a result of the coaching I am more focused and efficient at work and in my personal life. I have more balance.  I also have better communication with my life partner, better use of my time, improved leadership and more confidence in my decisions.  The list goes on! I appreciated my coach’s ability to be a great listener and to extract information from me that I didn’t even realize I knew. The experience was enlightening. I would recommend CoachConnect for people who need or want to grow both in their career and personal life.

Dr. Sarah Cook

Territorial Medical Director at Northwest Territories Health and Social Servies Authority

When I initially contacted Coach Callie 3 years ago, I was 36, with 3 kids, a busy family practice and had been in a number of leadership positions, however they had ramped up significantly over a short period of time and I had just accepted the most senior physician leadership role in our health authority, during a time of significant change. Callie has been a huge positive force, not just for me but also for my leadership team. She initially helped me to clarify my strengths, my vision, and what I felt I could and wanted to contribute and achieve.

With Callie’s support and coaching, I have developed a strong practitioner leadership team, implemented new territorial Medical and Professional Staff Bylaws, designed and implemented a territorial dyad clinical leadership model, launched Choosing Wisely NWT and implemented a territorial System Improvement process. I appreciated her steadfast belief that I have the answers I am seeking, and that her role as a coach is to remind me, guide me and challenge me to search, define, hone, achieve, then stretch some more. Coaching doesn’t give you the answers or tell you the path; it gives you the tools and confidence to find these yourself.

Dr. Sarah Cook became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2018 and is a Certified Health Executive through the Canadian College of Health Leaders and is a Canadian Certified Physician Executive through the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders.

Dr. Carolyn Snider

Chief of Emergency Medicine
St. Michael’s, Toronto

Callie’s coaching helped me define a clearer vision for my physician leadership career. She helped me set goals and define the steps I needed to take in order to move forward towards my goal. I can’t speak highly enough of Callie’s understanding that it is truly impossible to move forward in our career without balancing our personal and family needs. With Callie’s coaching I reached out for new opportunities and am now in an extremely rewarding leadership position.

Dr. Howie Lim

Medical Oncologist
Vancouver, BC

Coach Callie has given me the instruments to help with self-reflection. This has enabled me to deal with the obstacles both internally and externally that have impeded growth both personally and professionally. I would highly recommend Callie, as she has been a catalyst for my personal growth.