Coach Training Certification and Coaching Skills Development

The Physician Coaching Institute developed the first of its kind specialized coach training program for coaches who want to develop their expertise in working with physicians and the healthcare team.  This advanced training leads to the Certified Physician Development Coach™ designation, offered exclusively by the Physician Coaching Institute.  Approved by the International Coach Federation for Continuing Coach Education (CCE) hours, this 6-month training is open to non-physicians and physicians alike.  In fact two-thirds of our PCI grads are non-physician coaches.  PCI graduates are coaching physicians on a number of issues including burn-out, work-life balance, career fulfillment, leadership, career transition, entrepreneurship, and professional resilience.

The Physician Coaching Institute also brings customized coach training to your organization to teach your leaders, emerging leaders, and practice team leaders the fundamental skills of coaching for transformation. Coaching is an essential tool in a leader’s tool-kit—particularly those leaders who want to build a new culture and transform an organization.  Learn more about our newest certification program, Certified Healthcare Leader Peer Coach™ training below.

Certified Physician Development Coach™  Training

Our flagship training program is the  Certified Physician Development Coach for experienced coaches or those coaches completing a fundamentals of coaching foundation.

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 requiredPCI Proficiency Portfolio, the coach earns the Certified Physician Development Coach crendential 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.

Learn more about the Certified Physician Development Coach curriculum

NEW: Certified Healthcare Leader Peer Coach — Training

The Physician Coaching Institute is pleased to offer a new coaching skills development program for healthcare leaders. Created in response to the challenges clinical leaders face in engaging and influencing their peers, this 4-month training program equips leaders with specific coaching competencies that can improve their personal effectiveness, promote authentic communication, and positively impact their organization.

Healthcare Leader as Coach™ is different than typical classroom leadership training in that it focuses on developing emotional intelligence and authentic leadership presence:
Leader as coach: Listens, connects, empowers
Leader as highest self: Is self-aware, other-aware and engenders trust
Leader as partner: Fosters shared values, purpose and accountability

This program will equip these key stakeholders for success:

  • Physician leaders, such as CMOs, VPMA, VP Quality, CMIO, and Department Chairs whose role requires them to lead other physicians through cultural change
  • Clinician leaders, such as CNOs, VP Nursing, VP Pharmacy who lead large teams and who are expected to create inter-disciplinary collaboration
  • Department heads and team leads from acute care, ambulatory, specialty and primary care who want to improve collegiality and create a new paradigm for communication.

Learn more about the new Healthcare Leader Peer Coach™ certification training.


The PCI coach training programs are accredited by the International Coach Federation.


Who Joins the Physician Coaching Institute Programs?

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

  • Experienced coaches who have made a commitment to develop their healthcare coaching expertise
  • Psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists who have been coaching physicians and clinicians and now want to grow this part of their business
  • Newer coaches who are  completing  foundational coach training  and are seeking a niche that offers both personal gratification and practice growth
  • Clinicians who have been using coaching skills in their work and are expanding their career to include coaching, training and organizational development
  • Healthcare executives, organizational development professionals, and healthcare consultants who have included coaching in their client work and wish to polish their expertise and be more strategic in development programs

FREE Orientation Teleseminar and Information Session

Several times throughout the year, Dr. Gaillour hosts a 75-minute Teleseminar and Orientation so we can learn more about YOU and your professional aspirations for coaching physicians and healthcare teams.  She will also walk you through the Curriculum and details of the 6-month Advanced Certification Program.

“Five Healthcare Trends Every Coach Needs to Know in Order to Develop or Grow Your Healthcare Coaching Practice”

Dates for upcoming Teleseminars are listed on the LEFT column of this page.

To register for any of the FREE Orientation calls, CLICK HERE or  please send an email to Kelly Johnson, to notify us which date you will be attending.

Read Dr. Gaillour’s informative narrative about the Physician Coaching Institute  philosophy and approach, “Do You Have What It Takes to Coach Physicians?”


Contact Kelly Johnson, Institute program coordinator

Contact page or (206) 686-4205