FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO YOU CUSTOMIZE YOUR SERVICES FOR AN INSTITUTION?
We provide a needs assessment of individuals and communication with senior leadership to understand the unique challenges and successes in each institution. Programs are created to serve identified needs and through combination of curriculum and coaching offer tangible tools to make meaningful change.
WHY WOULD COACHING BE HELPFUL FOR MY INSTITUTION?
Coaching can be utilized as an intervention for a wide variety of issues. We address burnout, impostor syndrome, perfectionism, employee engagement, charting, job satisfaction, financial freedom, diversity and anti-racism. Coaching can help with recovery, development and sustainability of professional well-being.
WHAT IF WE HAVE SOME COACHING SERVICES IN PLACE ALREADY?
Coaching for Institutions can completely customize a program to utilize, support and enhance the resources you currently have in place, creating a meaningful solution for your short and long-term needs.
WHAT MAKES COACHING FOR INSTITUTIONS UNIQUE?
All members of Coaching for Institutions are physicians trained as coaches, bringing personal awareness of the challenges and rewards of the practice of medicine to our programs. Utilizing cross-pollination, facilitation and integration.
Coaching serves as an intervention to support a wide variety of concepts.
If there is an area of interest or concern not listed here, please inquire and
we will work to create an option to implement into your program
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
Respect for and appreciation of the differences between individuals, among groups, and within cultures. Recognizing, appreciating, and effectively using the skills, talents, and perspectives of each individual and their unique background. Fostering an environment open to all.
Statement, action, omission, or incident regarded as subtly or inadvertently discriminatory to a minority or marginalized group.
WORKING IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AS URM/LGBTQ:
Stressing the importance of having physicians from ALL backgrounds to better represent our patient populations and diversify our workforce for the betterment of all.
Buffering, or using a substance or activity to avoid a feeling in our lives which has a net negative consequence. Coping mechanisms can be helpful or harmful depending upon the effect they have on our lives. Example, exercising vs overexercising. Or work vs overwork. Sleeping vs oversleeping.
Relationships consist of our thoughts about the other person and these thoughts form the description of the interactions and memories we have of the other person.
A mental state focused on awareness of the present moment. The present moment is the only thing that actually exists—the past and the future are just thoughts.
Nourishing our bodies with what they actually need, while avoiding over-desire and concentrated dopamine hits which can lead to buffering with processed food.
What YOU will do when someone is in violation of a rule that you have made and communicated clearly to them. Ideally set from a mindset free of negativity and more from love.
Treating yourself with unconditional love as you move through your human existence.
LONELINESS IN MEDICINE IN THE TIME OF COVID:
The mind state and thought pattern focused on being alone and feeling isolated, either figuratively or literally.
Activities that lead to a state of contentment and are chosen for joy.
A cognitive model for how our minds affect our results in our lives. Circumstances exist and lead us to have thoughts, thoughts create our feelings, feelings drive our actions, and our actions lead to our results. Our results will always be evidence for the original thought.
Refusal to accept any result that is short of perfection. Being dissatisfied with anything short of perfection.
Persistently believing that one’s success is undeserved, or not legitimate as a result of their own efforts, skills, and hard work. High expectations with chronic self doubt.
VICTIM MENTALITY/EMOTIONAL CHILDHOOD:
Excessive and self-absorbed unhappiness over what one perceives as one’s problems. Emotional childhood is not taking responsibility for how we feel and blaming it on our circumstances or others’ actions and behaviors.
Taking full responsibility for how we are feeling despite what others say and do.
A comfortable emotion that is well-practiced and does not give you the result that you want. When you indulge in these emotions you fail to grow or evolve.
A gratitude practice helps you to appreciate that which you already have and can lead to a contented mindset.
A set of beliefs for how another individual should behave to make oneself feel better.
OVERCOMING COMPARE AND DESPAIR:
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” “We compare our lives to the ‘highlight reel’ of others.”
A strengths-based positivity approach to leadership development and organizational change.
Brainstorming and dreaming with no limits. Don’t worry about the “how.” Come from a place of abundance.
Pick a goal, make sure it is measurable, set a time limit. Then do the work.
It is just math. No drama.
Calendar each hour of the day a week at a time and your tasks are as good as done.
FINDING PURPOSE IN MEDICINE:
Remind yourself why you went into the field in the first place.
Talk less. Listen more.
Talk less. Listen more. Find the win win.
JOY IN MEDICINE:
The goals of charting are to convey information to the next provider, bill, cover yourself medicolegally. Do this in a minimalist fashion. Lose the drama.
There are no bad decisions. Like your reasons, then like the decision you made. No regrets.
They are humans in pain.
PREVENTING AND HEALING FROM BURNOUT:
You are your most important patient.
It’s not IF, but WHEN, physicians will experience second victim syndrome.
Life will be better when I get THERE. Better than here. Not.
Redefining leadership and the use of power. Accessing confidence and acting with compassion.
You are more knowledgeable than anyone in the audience on the topic and public speaking is an opportunity to demonstrate what you know.
TAKING CONTROL OF THE ROOM:
Garnering collaboration and releasing strain around perception. Maintaining authority with awareness.
INTEGRATING PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE:
Being your whole self in any setting and constructing boundaries to support your freedom.
BUILDING COMMUNITY AT WORK:
Creating connections, finding common ground, developing relationships and bridging divides.
Letting go of perfection to allow for action. Recognizing that "enough" is good.
DATA ON COACHING
Coaching has been studied in multiple journals, illustrating the impact of coaching on physician well-being with recommendation made for all physicians to have access to a coach.
Links to articles provided here
Effect of a Professional Coaching Intervention on the Well-being and Distress of Physicians: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial
The Business Case for Investing in Physician Well-being
Coaching for Primary Care Physician Well-Being: A Randomized Trial and Follow-Up Analysis
Professional Development Coaching for Residents: Results of a 3-Year Positive Psychology Coaching Intervention
What do we know about coaching in medical
education? A literature review
A Developmental Approach to Internal Medicine Residency Education: Lessons Learned from the Design and Implementation of a Novel Longitudinal Coaching Program
When Coaching Meets Mentoring: Impact of Incorporating Coaching into an Existing Mentoring Program at a Community Hospital
Coaching: a new model for academic and career achievement