We’re building a culture of coaching

The Physician Coaching Institute developed the first of its kind specialized coach training program for professionals who want to develop their expertise in working with physicians, clinicians and the healthcare team.  Dr. Francine Gaillour founded the Physician Coaching Institute in 2008 after having been a coach trailblazer for physicians since 2002.

A physician leader and coaching visionary, Dr. Gaillour witnessed the power of coaching in supporting physicians through all aspects of their professional journey.  Her mission has been to make professional coaching an essential part of physician development. Moreover, she envisions a healthcare culture of coaching, where every healthcare team member understands the “coaching approach”— from CEO, to CMO, to the front line clinician.  We hope you will join our community!

The Physician Coaching Institute is Accredited by the International Coach Federation

Our Team

Francine Gaillour, MD, PCC
Founder, Executive Director and Senior Faculty

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Amorah Ross

Amorah Ross, MCC
Coach Instructor and Mentor Coach

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Sue McLellan-Tobert, MD, ACC
Coach Instructor

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BJ Levy, PCC
Coach Instructor and Mentor Coach

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 Stephanie Marisca, MCC
Coach Instructor and Mentor Coach

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Sancha Robinson

Sancha Robinson, MBBS, ACC
Coach Instructor

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Carl Franco, MCC
Mentor Coach

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John Pope MD, MPH, ACC
Coach Instructor

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Chris Miller MD, ACC
Coach Instructor

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Ed Millermaier MD, MBA, FACP, ACC
Coach Instructor

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The medical profession deserves more coaches who understand the underlying drivers of physician stress, burnout and dissatisfaction, who understand the professional aspirations and challenges of doctors, who understand the interpersonal dynamics of physicians and their colleagues, and who can competently coach physicians to get them back on a professional pathway of achievement, balance and joy.

Our Mission

  • Educate the healthcare community about the value of professional coaching.
  • Increase the number of coaches who can expertly coach physicians and healthcare teams.
  • Serve as the creative center for physician coaching best practices and future vision.

Who Joins the Physician Coaching Institute?

Participants accepted into our PCI training cohorts have a broad set of experiences.  Here are a few profiles:

  • Clinician and non-clinicians who are part of a provider well-being initiative and will be providing coaching support to their colleagues
  • Physicians who are looking ahead at an encore career in coaching where they can give back to their colleagues while also growing professionally
  • Clinician and non-clinician leaders who have been using coaching skills informally their work and now wish to expand their professional repertoire  to include professional coaching skills
  • Experienced coaches who have made a commitment to develop their physicians coaching expertise
  • Psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists who have been informally coaching physicians and clinicians and now want to grow this part of their practice
  • Healthcare executives, organizational development professionals, and healthcare consultants who have included coaching in their client work and want to expand their expertise to include coaching
15Years of Training Coaches
3ICF Accredited Programs
100CCE Hours

Ethics Integrity

Accredited by International Coaching Federation

As an ICF Accredited provider, the Physician Coaching Institute adheres to and emphasizes the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics. The ICF Code of ethics describes the ICF core values, ethical principles, and standards of behavior for all ICF professionals. Meeting these ethical standards of behavior is the first of the ICF core coaching competencies. You can read more about the ICF Code of Ethics here.

Additionally, the Physician Coaching Institute commits to acting with integrity and transparency. We hold ourselves and our participants to the highest level of integrity and strive to be as transparent as possible by explicitly stating measures being taken to provide programs in an ethical manner. We do not believe in using manipulative or dishonest sales tactics and strive to provide a safe and ethical sales process. Further, we work to provide fair and equitable pricing for all programs to ensure access and quality of coaching education.