Coach Training Programs

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, clinicians and the healthcare team.  Currently we offer three training programs.  Our flagship program is the Certified Physician Development Coach, a 6-month comprehensive training that has prepared expert coaches since 2005. Over the past three years we have developed two shorter programs, each with a unique learning objective.

Our programs are accredited by the International Coaching Federation, the gold standard of professional coaching


Certified Physician Development Coach™

Our flagship advanced training leads to the Certified Physician Development Coach™ credential.   This comprehensive 6-month program prepares coaches to support physicians through a range of issues including work-life balance, career fulfillment, burnout, resilience, leadership, career transition, entrepreneurship, and communication.

  • Training delivery: 2-day in-person Kickoff, followed by 6 month live  webinars, concluding with 2-day in-person Capstone
  • Next training dates:  September 11-12, 2020 (Kickoff); April 9-10, 2021 (Kickoff)
  • Prerequisite: 15 hours of coaching fundamentals from an ICF-accredited coaching school
  • ICF eligible training hours earned: 60

==>Learn more about the Certified Physician Development Coach™ program


NEW:  Healthcare Peer Coaching Fundamentals

The Physician Coaching Institute is pleased to offer a new coaching fundamentals training for healthcare team members who want to explore coaching before committing to an advanced level program.  This immersive  2-day live online program provides foundational-level coaching competencies  the participant can begin using right away in their organization or community. Completion of the course meets the prerequisite for joining our advanced  Certified Physician Development Coach™ cohort.

  • Training delivery:  2-days live videoconferencing
  • Next training dates:  July 11-12, 20220
  • Prerequisite: None
  • ICF eligible training hours earned: 15

==>Learn more about the Healthcare Peer Coaching Fundamentals™ program

Certified Healthcare Leader Peer Coach

Created in response to the challenges clinical leaders face in engaging and influencing their peers, the 3-month Certified Healthcare Leader Peer Coach program is for 12 or more leaders from a single organization.  The objective of the program is to equip leaders with coaching skills and emotional intelligence competencies that can improve their personal effectiveness, promote authentic communication, and positively impact their organization. This internal cohort of leader-coaches are the trailblazers of a coaching culture.

  • Training delivery:  1.5-day in-person Kickoff, followed by 3 months of live  webinars; concluding with 1-day in-person Capstone
  • Next training dates:  Arranged with the organization
  • Prerequisite: None
  • ICF eligible training hours earned: 28

==>Learn more about the Certified Healthcare Leader Peer Coach™  program



FREE Information Webinar

Dr. Gaillour hosts a free Information Webinar several times a year so you can get a  personal introduction to our programs.