Jeff welcomes to the podcast SurgeonMasters collaborator and physician coach, Dr. Errin Weisman.
On this episode, Errin and Jeff talk about different coaching styles and clarify what coaching is.
Errin uses her energy and experience in coaching to provide lots of encouragement. As a coach, she is not telling people what to do. There are a lot of misconceptions about coaching – with many people assuming it’s like therapy or an advisor / advisee relationship. It’s important to clarify these misconceptions around coaching so physicians have a better understanding of what it is and why it is so incredibly effective.
Coaching conversations help their physician clients process thoughts, feelings, and actions. Coaches don’t offer firm answers like advisors or consultants might. The physician, not the coach, holds the answers. Coaches help their coachees find those answers.
What steps does Errin suggest we take to start down the path of coaching?
- Step 1 – Give coaching a try! Go ahead and “kick the tires” and take coaching for a spin to see what it is like.
- Step 2 – Find a coach with whom you can connect or who is offering messaging that resonates with you. All coaches bring different styles to the table. Find one who fits well with your personality.
- Step 3 – Don’t give up. If your first experience with coaching isn’t great, that’s OK. Finding the right fit is part of the process.
Most importantly, give coaching a spin!
Errin Weisman, DO
Errin Weisman, DO is a life coach, podcaster, and fierce advocate for wellness in medicine. She faced professional burnout early in her career and speaks openly about about her story in order to help others, particularly female physicians and working moms, know they are not alone. Dr. Weisman wholeheartedly believes that to be a healer, you must first fill your own cup. She lives and practices life coaching and medicine in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer’s wife, athlete, and mother of three. You can find out more about Dr. Weisman on her podcast Doctor Me First, her website truthrxs.com or hang out with her on IG @truthrxs.