What Results Might I Expect?

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 process.

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 Coach's learning laboratory in Boulder, CO, inter-session consultations are scheduled by phone and Internet, including tele-video (allowing for same time/different place face2face communications). between the Coach and the physician executive and may occur frequently.

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 a minimum.

Profile, David J. Bachrach, The Physician Executive's Coach ...


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