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Jackie Huntly, MD works with physicians who are looking to bring energy, purpose, passion, and joy into all domains of their career and life. She brings warmth, enthusiasm and total dedication to helping her clients discover exciting and innovative ways to create lives that fulfill and inspire them, both professionally and personally.

Client and Business Focus:

Dr. Huntly coaches physicians who want to:


  • Rediscover their passion and purpose in medicine.
  • Bring fresh and exciting perspectives to how they plan their career.
  • Find creative ways to overcome challenges.
  • Move into action with dynamic decision-making.


  • Keep sight of the “BIG PICTURE” and make decisions that align with values and meaningful goals.
  • Develop a healthy, fulfilling and joyful balance between work and home life.
  • Find ways to work in a vibrant and productive manner and reduce stress and risk of burnout.


  • Become a more “mindful” and compassionate leader.
  • Develop a compelling vision for others to follow.
  • Communicate more effectively with employees, colleagues and teams.
  • Find ways to approach and solve problems more creatively and strategically.

Background and Experience:

Jackie has over 20 years experience in both clinical and academic settings. She trained in both Family Practice and Preventive Medicine and practiced for several years in general practice and urgent care. She is board certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. She has been Director of a Women’s Wellness center and Co-Director of Women’s Health in a large multi-specialty clinic in Pennsylvania. She has held teaching positions in both a state and private university in Savannah, Georgia. Most recently she has been part of the academic faculty of the Savannah Family Medicine Residency, Memorial University Medical Center and is currently is attached as an independent consultant to the residency teaching Preventive, Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine. She developed her first coaching business, Skye Consulting, in 2007. She launched her physician coaching business Thrive to Lead (now Thrive to Lead MD) in 2011. She has raised three children along with her surgeon husband and also a motley crew of pets. The experience and knowledge of her own career and life transformations inspire her to work with other physicians as they explore their own dreams and opportunities.

Education and Credentials:

  • Certified Physician Development Coach (Physician Coaching Institute)
  • Physician Coaching Institute (PCI) Advisory Board Member
  • Coaches Training Institute (CTI) – Completed Coach Training
  • Independent Consultant in Preventive, Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine to Family Medicine Department, Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), Savannah, Georgia
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus at MUMC
  • University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham, England : Pre-medical and MD
  • General Practice training (rotating): Birmingham Accident Hospital, Birmingham Maternity Hospital, East Birmingham Hospital, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, England and Stracathro Hospital, Brechin, Scotland
  • Internship Family Medicine: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Residency Preventive Medicine (Board Certification in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine): Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology): University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Public Health (now UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health), Chapel Hill, NC
  • Fellow in Integrative Medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (2015)


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