Tracey O’Connell, MD is an educator and coach, fostering positive self-worth and sustainable well-being with physicians, teens, and LGBTQ+ as a certified facilitator of expressive writing and Brené Brown’s shame resilience programs. Her change of direction came after many years of feeling “not enough” as a person, a physician, a parent, or a partner. Tracey has found that expressive writing gives us access to who we really are, helps us gain trust in ourselves, and be kinder to ourselves, culminating in a more authentic and wholehearted way of belonging to the world. She has lived in Durham/Chapel Hill, NC since 1992, beginning her medical career in radiology.
As a lifelong learner, she enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, spending time with her spouse of 30 years and their 3 adult children, and remembering what really matters by watching her dog.
Coaching Specialty: Gaslighting and Shame in Medicine, Building Shame Resilience, and Interpersonal Relationships.