Moving. Forward. Together.

Physician coaching moves you from where you are to where you want to be. We assist individual surgeons, organizations, groups, and training programs manage burnout, create wellness, grow, and achieving their goals.

Through a process of reflection and analysis, our team helps evaluate your current practice, supports the development of goals, assists you in creating an action plan with next steps, and offers support during implementation.

SurgeonMasters’ coaching and consulting services are personalized for each surgeon or team. You identify your challenge areas; we align the best strategies to address them.

Benefits of Coaching

SurgeonMasters Coaching focuses on surgeon wellness (physical, mental, and emotional), burnout prevention, resilience, physician experience, and physician satisfaction (the fourth facet of the Quadruple Aim). Our program includes strategies for performance improvement that are not traditionally a part of surgical training. Research has shown coaching to be an effective method of reducing the symptoms of burnout and improving the quality of life of physicians.

Coaching helps medical professionals to:

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Evaluate Current Practices

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Create Short & Long Term Goals

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Guide Focus & Self Inquiry

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Implement a Plan & Adjust


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Here are some common issues our coaches can help clients tackle:

  • Health and Wellness  

  • Time Management / Creating Efficiencies

  • Interpersonal and Team Communication

  • Financial Management

  • Resilience Training

  • Manage Stress and Frustrations

Surgeon coaching also improves performance in healthcare settings. Benefits include:

  • Decreased medical errors and malpractice risk

  • Decreased physician and staff turnover

  • Increased patient satisfaction

  • Increased patient safety

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"About a year ago, I was becoming more self-aware that I was becoming burned out with my practice. Jeff made me become more aware of my negative thought patterns, and as a result I could change those into positive patterns."


"Since I started listening to (and working with) Jeff, I’ve been happier and more productive in my practice and personal life than ever before. I highly recommend Jeff to any physician who thinks they may be suffering from burnout."

The Coaching Process

SurgeonMasters Coaching Services bring out the best in each client, with a focus on improved performance and personal satisfaction. The SurgeonMasters coaching process consists of three primary stages:

  1. Analysis: Coach and client begin by identifying the client’s goals.

  2. Goal Setting: Coach and client develop plans of action.

  3. Adjustment: Coach and client evaluate and adjust plan and actions for optimal performance.

Coaching requires active participation of the surgeon for self-reflection, self-directed learning, and intentional adjustments in practice. Our team guides client through the process, offering support each step of the way.

Call 858-300-2299 to learn how coaching builds sustainable and lifestyle-friendly practices!

SurgeonMasters Coaching Plans

Coaching is most effective when clients are driven for more and possess a desire for change.

A few characteristics of successful clients are:

  • Focused Learning

  • Active Listening

  • Inquiry for Mutual Understanding

  • Avoid Defensiveness

  • Self-directed and Accountable

Monthly Plan Features:

  • 2 Scheduled One-Hour Phone Calls

  • 1 Ten-Minute Urgent Phone Check-in

  • Unlimited Email and Texting Communication


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3-Month Plan


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6-Month Plan




  1. Tim Theeboom, Bianca Beersma & Annelies E.M. van Vianen (2014) Does coaching work? A meta-analysis on the effects of coaching on individual level outcomes in an organizational context, The Journal of Positive Psychology, 9:1, 1-18, DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2013.837499

  2. Effect of a Professional Coaching Intervention on the Well-being and Distress of Physicians: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD, Gill PR, Satele DV, West CP. JAMA Intern Med. Published online August 05, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2425