Healthcare Peer Coaching Fundamentals™

The Physician Coaching Institute is pleased to offer a new healthcare coaching foundation program that provides the participant with an immersive experience in peer to peer coaching. This 2-day virtual live training introduces the student to the International Coach Federation  coaching core competencies which they practice real time with other participants.  The goal of this training is to equip healthcare team members with the skills and confidence to facilitate a peer coaching conversation.  Participants distinguish a coaching conversation from mentoring or advising, and learn to effectively support a peer in creating awareness and developing a forward looking plan.  Completion of this course meets the coach training prerequisite for enrolling in the advanced Certified Physician Development Coach™ program.   (Learn more about our healthcare coach training programs.)

Learning Benefits

  • Learn foundational coaching skills and techniques you can apply to multiple situations
  • Participate with cohort members in a highly interactive and competency-based learning format
  • Understand the definition of coaching and a coaching approach as defined by the International Coach Federation
  • Utilize a proven framework for a peer-to-peer coaching session, no matter the topic or situation
  • Distinguish between coaching, mentoring, counseling, and training
  • Become familiar with some of the research and neuroscience that supports the efficacy of coaching
  • Develop confidence to conduct a peer-to-peer coaching conversation
  • Explore whether professional coaching might be a next career chapter for you before committing to our more advanced program
  • Achieve the prerequisite for enrolling in our Certified Physician Development Coach™ advanced certification program
  • Earn the Healthcare Peer Coaching Practioner™ designation from the Physician Coaching Institute

Program Curriculum and Structure

The coaching foundation curriculum is comprised of twelve core modules encompass Coaching Ethics, Coaching Communication Method, Coaching Session Structure, and  Coaching Concepts that create Client Awareness.  Delivered over 2-days using live video-conferencing technology, this immersive learning experience layers coaching didactic with interactive real time coaching.  Coaching concepts and practice build over two days, with the student developing greater competence and confidence in facilitating a full peer coaching session.   Students learn the Physician Coaching Institute Peer Coaching Framework that is adapted from the International Coach Federation and which they can reference when conducting peer coaching sessions.  Coaching Reference Guides, live coaching demonstrations,  and coaching audio demos augment the live interactive learning.

Eligibility for Participation

This training is appropriate for any member of the healthcare team including physician, nurse, pharmacist, psychologist, or other allied health professional, as well as non-clinical professionals who support the healthcare team, such executives, leaders and consultants.

Clinicians who have found themselves in the position of “informal coach” or those who have always been drawn to human potential development are encouraged to enroll and learn formal coaching method.

All healthcare professional who wants to  support their peers through a non-judgmental coaching approach, applying the ethics and principles of professional coaching, will especially benefit from expanding their communication repertoire to include this valuable skill set.

Coaching Credential

Participants who complete this foundation coach training earn the Healthcare Peer Coaching Practioner™ designation as well as verification of 15 coach training hours earned (approved by International Coach Federation). This training  meets the prerequisite for entering our advanced training, the Certified Physician Development Coach™program. (Enrollment in the Certified Physician Development Coach™program requires a separate application and acceptance process.)

Training Dates and Tuition

The 2-day training is held on Friday and Saturday from 7:00 AM to 3 PM Pacific Time both days (10:00 AM to 6 PM Eastern Time).  Attendance on both days is required.

The next training dates for the Healthcare Peer Coaching Fundamentals™ are:

January 7-8, 2022

May 13-14, 2022

July 8-9, 2022

November 5-6, 2022

Tuition for the Healthcare Peer Coaching Fundamentals™ is $1200 (includes a $100 non-refundable registration fee).

Fundamentals participants earn a $200 credit toward the Certified Physician Development Coach™training.

Registration is now open for the May course.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

Cancellation and transfer policy: There is a $100 non-refundable enrollment fee for cancellation more than 30 days prior to the first day of training. For cancellation between 7 and 13 days prior to the training start date, cancellation fee is 25%. For cancellation within 7 days of the start day, cancellation fee is 50%. For cancellation on or after the start date, cancellation fee is 100%. (Tuition may be eligible for transfer to a future training date by approval of the program director; a transfer fee applies in all cases.)