What Results Might I
The Coach, working with a capable and committed
physician executive, will help the individual improve
his/her performance. Importantly, a Coach can help a
physician who has recently taken on administrative and
leadership responsibilities be more efficient in
evaluating and prioritizing issues, and more effective
in identifying workable solutions before initiating
action. The Coach works with the physician executive to
accelerate the skill development and proficiency
The Coach is safe. The Coach can serve as a confidant in
ways that no internal staff member can. The Coach's only
interest is in the well being and success of the
physician executive being coached.
The Coach is candid, and can speak in a clear and
unambiguous fashion with the physician executive,
offering constructive guidance.
The Coach is timely. He limits the number of physicians
he coaches to a relative few individuals. He commits the
time necessary to assist the physician executive on a
scheduled basis, and as-needed on short notice. While
many sessions are 'face-to-face' at the physician
executive's home site, or at the Physician Executive
laboratory in Boulder, CO, inter-session consultations
are scheduled by phone and Internet, including tele-video
(allowing for same time/different place face2face
between the Coach and the physician executive and may
The result is a marked improvement in the physician
executive's performance which is perceived by those
around them and, more importantly, by the individual
himself or herself.
Better decisions are made in a more timely fashion.
Errors may be avoided and communication with others is
enhanced. The improved process leads the physician
executive to have greater self-confidence, and engenders
greater confidence in her or him by others.
Leadership from a position of strength and certainty
replaces the process of 'trial and error'. Costs are
avoided because better decisions are made and
implemented the first time; rework of issues in kept to
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