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Cezanne Allen, M.D. works with physicians who want a rewarding career as well as a rich and full life outside of medicine. Her clients discover more joy, meaning and ease in their professional life, faster than they ever could by going it alone. Since 2009, Cezanne has helped physician clients develop the clarity, courage and self-compassion needed to move toward what matters most to them.

Physician clients across the US consider their weekly to bimonthly coaching calls to be among the best investments they make in their own professional and personal development. Cezanne’s compassionate listening, insightful reflections and powerful questions allow her clients to dream boldly, think outside of the box and courageously take action toward their self-selected goals.

Client and Business Focus:

Cezanne Allen, M.D. coaches physicians who:

  • Seek to reconnect who they are with what they do
  • Want more ease and joy in their life after striving for decades during medical training
  • Desire a vocation they feel called to serve, not just a job and paycheck
  • Want to improve their ability to communicate effectively and strengthen relationships at work and home
  • Aspire to work smarter, not harder
  • Are considering a career transition
  • Desire to strengthen their own personal leadership skills as a platform for effectively leading others

Background and Experience:

Dr. Allen knows first-hand the struggles of practicing medicine, leading teams and being a working parent. Her passion for coaching physicians stems in part from her own experience of feeling isolated, disillusioned and spent trying to “do it all” as a working mother with a busy medical practice.

After experiencing the transformative power of being coached herself, Cezanne now uses her strengths and deep listening skills in service of a passion: to improve physician quality of life. She aspires to be the coach she wishes she had had when she was struggling in her practice. She has training and experience in a variety of coaching modalities and adjusts her approach to the needs of her client.

Cezanne offers one-on-one coaching, group coaching and retreats. She offers experiential workshops and speaks on personal leadership and mindfulness in medicine. She has 11 years of medical experience as a board certified Dermatologist and Department Chair at Park Nicollet Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. She has served on numerous boards and teaches mindfulness meditation outside Seattle, WA.

Education and Credentials:

Indiana University, B.S. Biology, 1985, Phi Beta Kappa
Indiana University, M.D., 1989, Alpha Omega Alpha
Pediatric Internship, Methodist Hospital
Dermatology Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine

Coaching Credentials

  • Fielding Graduate University Certificate in Evidence Based Coaching
  • Certified by International Coach Federation
  • Certified Physician Development Coach
  • Certified in Birkman Assessment
  • Certified in Leadership Circle 360 assessment
  • Completed training, Wellcoaches
  • Completed training, The Empowerment Dynamic Practitioner Program
  • Advanced training in Somatic Transformation
  • Completed practicum in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction


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