Want to Reach Your Full Potential? Hire a Coach

Coaching brings out the best in people, regardless if you are a professional athlete, entertainer, CEO or doctor.

Christopher Burton, MD

Coaching has been big in the business community for years, but while CEO's and presidents of Fortune 500 companies understand the power of coaching, it is still relatively new for physicians. Coaching brings out the best in people, regardless if you are a professional athlete, entertainer, CEO or doctor.

If you want to reach your full potential and reach the goals you have for your career and your life, then coaching is right for you. Coaching can help you find success, and find it faster and more efficiently than you can on your own. Learning from someone who has already done what you want to accomplish basically sums up what residency was all about. We didn’t call them coaches though; we called them attendings.

The process of professional coaching is tailored to your specific goals and areas you want to improve, such as career development, stress management, practice finances, launching a business, or relationships with staff or family. Your coach can help with leadership abilities, communication skills or strategic planning. The possibilities are endless, but the process only works if you are willing to partner with your coach.

Coaching is also confidential so you can feel comfortable working in a supportive and encouraging environment that is designed to help you overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.

Benefits of coaching include helping you:

  • Clearly articulate your goals
  • Identify barriers to achieving your goals
  • Develop strategies to overcome your barriers
  • Establish realistic accountability measures
  • Gain clarity about specific life decisions
  • Decrease your stress level

Physicians who are looking for career transitions, taking on leadership roles, or suffering from burnout will all benefit from the services of an experienced coach. Physicians don’t have to practice in little silos any longer. By working together, learning from each other and supporting each other, we can do more than survive the chaos of medicine. We can thrive. Why not take advantage of a tool that the most successful people all know of and use? Coaching is a great benefit to physicians.

Visit physiciancoach.guru/coaching for more information.

Christopher Burton, MD is an Amazon best-selling author and founder of the physiciancoach.guru website. He is a consultant for medical practices and coaches physicians on areas of career development, leadership, communication, and finances. He serves as Chair for the Florida Medical Association’s Young Physicians’ Section and Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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