The Physician Coaching Institute was founded in 2004 by physician coach and pioneer, Francine Gaillour, MD, MBA, FACPE, PCC with the mission to catalyze change and innovation in healthcare.

We achieve that mission by:

  • Educating the healthcare community about the value of professional coaching
  • Increasing the number of coaches who can expertly coach physicians and healthcare teams
  • Serving as the creative center for healthcare coaching best practices and future vision

Looking to become a specialized training to become a coach for physicians?

The Physician Coaching Institute (PCI) offers an advanced coach training experience, providing participants with specialized coaching concepts, structures and tools to enhance their expertise in the field of physician coaching. A 6-month learning journey, the PCI’s Certified Physician Development Coach™ training is open to clinical and non-clinical coaches and consultants who have already attained a foundational level of coach training and experience. On completion of the program and required PCI Proficiency Portfolio, the coach earns the Certified Physician Development Coach™ credential offered exclusively by the Physician Coaching Institute. Certification is a demonstration of commitment to the field of coaching in healthcare and the desire to be a catalyst for transformation. Click here to learn more


Looking for a coach?

If you are a physician, healthcare executive or team member looking for a coach to work with, the Physician Coaching Institute members are professionals with extensive experience. Explore our directory of coaching professionals, and also browse through the articles our coaches have published.


Looking to add “coaching” to your leadership skill set?

If you are a healthcare  executive officer seeking ways to elevate your internal leadership training with powerful coaching skills, consider having our coach trainers come to your site to train your leadership and staff on THE #1 skill that will truly transform the tenor and culture of your organization:  the coaching conversation.  Please explore our new on-site program,  “Certified Healthcare Leader Peer Coach”



Francine R, Gaillour, MD, MBA, FACPE, PCC
Founder and Executive Director of the Physician Coaching Institute

ICF Professional Certified Coach