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, clinicians and the healthcare team.  Our flagship advanced training leads to the Certified Physician Development Coach™ credential, offered exclusively by the Physician Coaching Institute.  Accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), 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 burnout, work-life balance, career fulfillment, leadership, career transition, entrepreneurship, communication, 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.

The Physician Coaching Institute is Accredited by the International Coach Federation

Certified Physician Development Coach™

Our flagship training program is the 6-month  Certified Physician Development Coach™for experienced coaches or those coaches who are on track to completing a minimum 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 required PCI Proficiency Portfolio, the coach earns the Certified Physician Development Coach™ credential 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™ training


NEW: Certified Healthcare Leader Peer Coach

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 3-month training program equips  multidisciplinary clinical leaders with specific coaching competencies that can improve their personal effectiveness, promote authentic communication, and positively impact their organization.

  • Certified Healthcare Leader Peer 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 Certified Healthcare Leader Peer Coach™  training.

Our coach training programs are accredited by the International Coach Federation

Our Training Program is Accredited by the International Coach Federation

Who Joins the Physician Coaching Institute Programs?

Participants accepted into 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
  • Clinician non-clinician leaders who have been using coaching skills informally their work and now wish to expand their professional repertoire  to include professional coaching skills
  • Psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists who have been coaching physicians and clinicians and now want to grow this part of their practice
  • Newer coaches who are  completing  foundational coach training  and are seeking a niche that offers both personal gratification and practice growth
  • Healthcare executives, organizational development professionals, and healthcare consultants who have included coaching in their client work and want to expand their expertise to include  coaching


FREE Orientation Webinar and Information Session

Several times throughout the year, Dr. Gaillour hosts a 75-minute Webinar 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 our training offerings.

“Five Healthcare Trends Every Coach Needs to Know in Order to Understand the Growing Need for Coaching

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

To register for any of the FREE Informational Webinars, 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, “Why Coach Physicians?”


Contact Kelly Johnson, Institute program coordinator

Contact page or (206) 686-4205