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*Certified Physician Development Coach*

Steve Parkes, MD, MBA, MPH, PCC

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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I thought-partner with highly educated medical professionals and executives hungry for transformation in their professional and personal lives. I specialize and have extensive experience in leadership coaching and in moving clinicians from states of stagnation or burnout to multidimensional vitality.

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Ann Willemsen-Dunlap, PhD, CRNA

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Ann Willemsen-Dunlap is a practicing certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and Director of Interprofessional Education for Jump Simulation Center at OSF Healthcare in Peoria, IL. Jump is the largest clinical education and innovation center in the world. This unique environment brings together physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals with all levels of training and experience […]

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Jason C. Vallee, Ph.D.

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Jason Charles Vallee, Ph.D. has over 20 years of experience in healthcare. He currently serves as the Vice President of Patient Experience for Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock in Keene, NH. In this position, Jason leads all Patient Experience improvement initiatives and directs and manages the day to day operations of the physician, administrative, and operational […]

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Peter Gibson MD, FRCPC

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Reflecting back, I have always been excited by helping people grow and develop whether it was as a swimming instructor, a physician, an administrator and now as a coach. As a psychiatrist, my focus is to help people discover purpose and meaning in their lives. As an administrator, my approach is to foster personal and […]

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Neil Olson

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Experience/Background Mr. Olson is an executive coach with over 17 years experience helping executives and their teams attain their true potential as managers and leaders. Neil’s focus is on creating a sustainable atmosphere of commitment and accountability aligned with organization’s goals and the development of each individual team member to become the best possible version […]

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Dale Giolas

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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I have recently retired from a 32 year practice as a psychiatrist and addictionist. During those years, I served as medical director of a large private psychiatric hospital, launched a medical information system company, started a medical information/services company and worked in managed care.

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Kathryn (Katie) Schneider

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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My name is Kathryn (Katie) Schneider. I grew up in Boise, Idaho with 2 strong, empowering parents and a brother two years younger then me with a great spirit for life. We always grew up talking through our problems and continue to do so today. I learned from them the value of a strong support […]

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Wendell Goins

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dr Wendell Goins obtained his medical degree in 1979 from Howard University College of Medicine. He completed a Transitional Medicine Internship at the United States Public Health Service Hospital at Staten Island, NY IN 1980. He was a commissioned officer in the USPHS for 2 years. He completed a Family Practice Residency in 1983 and […]

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Shelley Smith

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Shelley Smith is a leadership and organization development director with a proven ability to help others see future possibilities from what may seem like a complex current state. Currently serving as the Senior Director, Leadership Development at Aurora Health Care, a nationally known integrated health care system, Shelley leads the team responsible for leadership development […]

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Debora McLaughlin, PCC, CEC, CCC, CMC, LCMHC

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Don’t allow an increasingly complex healthcare system strain your abilities or squelch your passion for your work. As best-selling author, and Forbes contributor, ICF certified executive, career, and business coach, Debora McLaughlin and her team, empower physicians and teams to unleash their full potential, drive their visions and yield positive results, both in business and […]

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Lisa Westberg

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Lisa is a Patient Experience Coach for Central Maine Healthcare, working with physicians and their teams as their advocate, mentor and coach to enhance the Patient Experience by supporting a trusting and collaborative relationship between patients and our provider teams. Central Maine Healthcare is deliberately focusing on the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare—Enhanced Patient-Provider Experience along […]

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John Howard

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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John Howard was the youngest boy in a family of six children. and was raised in a struggling lower-middle class area within a large and influential extended family. He moved to Houston when he was 9 years old, and then to Miami at age 12. He graduated from high school in 1978 and received the […]

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Amer Kaissi

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dr. Amer Kaissi is a certified Professional Executive Coach- he works with healthcare administrators and physicians to help them maximize their leadership potential. He also consults with hospitals and physician practices on strategic & business planning projects. He is a Professor of Healthcare Administration at Trinity University in San Antonio, where he is also the […]

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Lisa Downs

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Lisa Downs, M.S. Ed., ACC (Associate Certified Coach), CPLP (Certified Professional in Learning and Performance) is the owner of DevelopmentWise Consulting, specializing in leadership coaching and consulting. Focusing on technical (STEM) professionals, she works with individuals and organizations to ensure they have the leadership and team performance solutions they need to be successful. Lisa’s worked […]

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Jennifer Theoharis

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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I am in the midst of a career change from Radiologist to Executive Physician Coach. A decade of service as an Emergency Room radiologist for multiple states and numerous hospitals made me question if I were truly making a difference, and if not, to challenge myself as to how am I to better serve. Then […]

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Akkaraju Rakesh Sarma, MD

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dr. A. Rakesh Sarma is trained in Integrative Medicine and Internal Medicine and has always held a deep interest in caregiver wellbeing and self-awareness. His focus is providing coaching through the use of personality assessments systems, creating intention statements, and mindfulness, inspiration, and mind-body awareness techniques which can be useful in mirroring personal obstacles and […]

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Foster Exposé, Jr., PhD

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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“There are so many passions that drive what I do – there are so many reasons why I feel my destiny is to serve others; in the end, life is too short and if I can help one person manage life to live it to the fullest, then I’ve done my job.” Dr. Foster Exposé, […]

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Cheri Shumate, ACC, PDC, SHRM-SCP

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Cheri Shumate, ACC, PDC, SHRM-SCP, Executive Leadership and Physician Coach, is dedicated to walking along side of people as they develop their professional talents and gifts. Cheri has a business and human resources background, and over the past few years has developed her own gift for coaching. She has achieved several professional coaching certifications including […]

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Sherrie String, MBA

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Sherrie String, MBA, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Meridian Health and Executive Director, Meridian Leadership Institute Sherrie String currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Human Resource for an integrated healthcare system with 1.8 billion in revenue, over 12,000 employees and 2300 employed and/or affiliated physicians. Sherrie is accountable for the strategic, operational and […]

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Paul Finnegan, BA, MD, MA

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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I am committed to helping fellow physicians address the challenges they are encountering in their professional lives so that they can experience ongoing personal satisfaction and professional fulfillment.

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Cheryl Beighle, MD

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Practicing pediatrician for 29 years at The Everett Clinic. Has held administrative positions during her time at The Everett Clinic; facility medical director and chairman of the pediatric department. Has taught mind body medicine classes for adult patients with chronic health problems to reduce their symptoms and health care utilization. Developed and teaches an adult […]

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Cathy Lanteri, MD, FAPA

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dr. Lanteri is founder of Lanteri Coaching and Communication, a firm that provides coaching for physicians and health care executives who want to expanding their leadership role, as well as for physicians who are disheartened by today’s medicine environment and seek renewed optimism and fulfillment.

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Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP, is a Certified Physician Coach with coaching expertise in physician  health and wellness, whole physician wellness, and resilience and coping skills. She is Boarded in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and integrative medicine, with significant experience in both private and academic practice settings.  She is the founder of Physician Wellness & Resilience, […]

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Mary Salisbury

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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A wife, mother, grandmother and nurse, awarded the 2013/2014 NAPW Professional Woman of the Year; Co-Author of TeamSTEPPS® – curriculum and co-recipient of the 2007 M. Scott Myers Award for applied research in the workplace and awarded by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology; Co-recipient of 2007 John Eisenberg Award Patient Safety and Quality […]

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Laura Pendlebury

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Laura Pendlebury is a Senior Organizational Development & Learning Consultant who joined Harvard Vanguard in 2011, bringing 15+ years of experience in organizational development and learning, human resources, and internal communications. Laura has worked with all levels of leadership and staff in healthcare, financial services, academia, and engineering. She has several years’ experience coaching new […]

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Laurel Martino

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Laurel Martino is the Director of Organizational Development & Learning and the Director of the Internal Coaching Program. She brings over 20 years’ experience in organizational development and human resources primarily in healthcare. As Director of ODL, Laurel establishes the strategic direction of the department, including developing the internal capacity to lead and manage through […]

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Dan Michaud

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dan Michaud is the Chief Human Resources Officer and has over 30 years’ experience as a human resources professional. He has worked in all aspects of health care including psychiatric facilities, home health, community health, acute and academic hospitals as well as ambulatory care. Dan has broad expertise in all areas of Human Resources including […]

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Gail Sjo

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Sr. Organizational Development & Learning Consultant Gail joined Harvard Vanguard in 2007, bringing 20+ years of experience as an independent learning and development consultant, and career coach. She has worked with all levels of leadership and staff in high-tech and manufacturing companies; financial institutions; local, state, and federal government; schools and universities; and hospitals and […]

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Heidi King, MS, FACHE, BCC, PCC, CPPS

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Ms. Heidi King, MS, FACHE, BCC, PCC, CPPS directs the Department of Defense (DoD) Patient Safety Program and Director for the Patient Safety Solutions Center in the Clinical Support Division at the Defense Health Agency–which serves 9.6 million service members and their families. She delivers innovative solutions to engage, educate and equip patient-care teams to […]

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Maryellen Kaye

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Maryellen is an Organizational Development and Learning Consultant with 20+ years of experience in a variety of functions at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. As part of the ODL team, Maryellen provides customized learning and development opportunities in addition to coaching mid-level leaders. She has a particular interest in developing leaders, building teams and affecting organizational […]

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Peter Adebi

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Peter Adebi is a seasoned Human Resources, Individual and Organization Development practitioner. In the past twelve years, Adebi has served on the human resource leadership team at Nemours, a leading pediatric health system. In this capacity, he provides guidance in the recruitment, development and retention of associates. Nemours employs more than six thousand associates, including […]

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Maureen Dorgan Clemens MS, LCPC, CADC, CPDC

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Maureen Dorgan Clemens is an Executive Coach and consultant who works with physicians, clinical teams and administrative leaders in order to increase effectiveness in the areas of leadership, communication and team work.

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Diane Whiting

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Diane Whiting, Managing Consultant of Authentica Partners, LLC, is an executive coach and organization and leadership development consultant. Diane has over 20 years of experience working with all levels of leaders for some of the largest corporations in Dallas/Fort Worth including Baylor Health Care System, Texas Instruments, TXU and EDS. Diane brings to her work […]

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Dwayna M. Covey, M.Ed., CEC

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dwayna M. Covey, M.Ed., CEC, Director, Graduate Medical Education – Operations, is a certified Myers-Briggs type Inventory (MBTI) Facilitator, Certified Laughter Leader, Laughter Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master. She is passionate about supporting physicians on their path to positive communication strategies to produce intentional living and healthy work environments. Dwayna’s enthusiasm, authenticity and humor empower […]

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Jen Moughalian, MBA, MPM, PCC

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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I’m a health care consultant and executive coach with 20 years of experience leading change in health policy and delivery, coaching and facilitating executive conversations, and building programs to improve organizational and individual performance.

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Marcy Tannenbaum-Fox

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Marcy Tannenbaum-Fox is an executive coach and consultant who works with professionals that include Physicians, Attorneys, Senior Executives and Managers who are motivated to stretch and expand their skills in the areas of communication effectiveness, career development and strategy. Marcy believes that increasing awareness is the first step to learning how to communicate more effectively […]

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Nahille Natour, MD, FACOG

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dr. Nahille Natour is a professional Co-Active coach whose passion is to inspire her clients to achieve balance in their lives. She serves physicians who are looking to transform their life, careers, businesses and relationships. As a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist, she has experience in many practice settings and has personally and successfully worked through physician burnout.

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Eric Newsom, MD, MMM, CPE

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dr. Eric Lloyd Newsom is a lifelong learner and leader. After years of informal professional coaching engagements in his various leadership roles, Dr. Newsom pursued formal coaching education through The Physician Coaching Institute. Eric completed Dr. Francine Gaillour’s prestigious Advanced Certification Program and has become a Certified Physician Development Coach. He makes time in his […]

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Maria Kokas, Ph.D.

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Maria Kokas has focused her career on listening to, challenging and guiding individuals toward their full potential. Her core belief: What we need is within each of us. Our goal should be to tap into those resources to enrich our personal and professional lives. Maria has more than a decade of healthcare experience in public […]

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Sandra Scott, MPA, CPCC, FACHE, BCC

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Sandy Scott provides executive leadership development with a focus on physician leadership development. As a Co-Active Professional Certified Coach, she has provided over 3,500 hours of executive coaching with top organizations in healthcare and other industries. Her focus is in accelerating people’s capacity to reach their personal aspirations and professional ambitions. Sandy has experience with […]

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Daniel Lieberman

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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NOT YOUR EVERYDAY EXECUTIVE COACH Daniel Lieberman stands out as an executive coach. He brings together 25+ years of real-world management experience with advanced education and certifications. Building on leadership with Fortune 500 and other organizations, a history of motivating hundreds of employees, and experience managing P&Ls up to $500M, Daniel has established a reputation […]

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Lei Ang, MD, FRCPath, MRCPCH

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dr Lei Ang is passionate about partnering with physicians to reclaim their lives, to live on purpose instead of “going through the motions.” She is fervent and tenacious in her support of her clients and has been described as being very intuitive. Her coaching style is one that liberates your authenticity, evokes transformation and inspires […]

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Scott Spoor

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, I completed medical school at UTMB in Galveston. I completed residencies in Internal Medicine (Austin) and Neurology (University of Washington), with Fellowship training in EEG and Epilepsy (also in Seattle). Since then, I have been rooted in Austin, Texas. I was in clinical practice in a […]

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Julie Rickard

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dr. Rickard completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Washington State University in 2004. Dr. Rickard is a licensed psychologist at Columbia Valley Community Health and has managed the Behavioral Medicine Department for the past 9 years. She has supervised and mentored clinicians, psychologists, and pre-doctoral interns within this role as a health psychologist. As […]

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Jane Kalagher

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Jane Kalagher founded Coaching Resources over fifteen years ago. An experienced coach and consultant, she focuses on fine-tuning leadership and communication skills that advance individual and organizational success. Jane offers perspective, structure, strategic support and accountability to help her clients achieve clarity, action and outstanding results. Client and Business Focus: Jane works with successful and […]

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Judith C. Holder, PhD, MS, ACC

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dr. Judith Holder is the executive director of Uniquely U Pathways: Inspiring You to Be Your Best, an executive, leadership and life coaching and consulting service for physicians, healthcare professionals and corporate executives. She is versed in change management, leadership development, communication dynamics, and in the competing stressors confronting corporate and medical cultures and workforces. […]

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John Boisvert

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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John Boisvert’s hands-on business experience and knowledge, combined with his extensive executive coaching experience, provides his clients with a valuable balance of insight and understanding to go along with practical, direct applications to their issues and opportunities. Client and Business Focus: As a coach, John works with corporate executives, physician leaders, technical leaders, and law […]

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Kathy Taberner

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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I support physicians in becoming the leaders they want to be and know they can be.

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Robert Greenly

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Physician leaders have turned to Rob Greenly for over a decade for pragmatic and insightful coaching on management, leadership, and organizational issues. They give Rob rave reviews for his ability to help them more successfully navigate through complex situations and organizations. Rob is renowned for helping physicians and other professionals and managers with deep functional […]

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Victor Welzant, Psy.D.

*Certified Physician Development Coach*
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Dr. Victor Welzant is the Director of Education and Training and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, based in Ellicott City, MD. He previously served as the Director of Acute Trauma Services at Sheppard Pratt Health System, and served in the Sheppard Pratt’s Trauma Disorders Inpatient and […]

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