Picture this… You have a supportive, focused group of professional peers helping you reflect on what you want and how you can get it.
If that sounds like an unattainable dream, I’ve got news for you. It’s not.
In Physician Coach Training we have created a trusted space for each of us to work on things that are meaningful to us – things that improve our lives and the lives of others. Research projects, flip rooms, and interpersonal relationships – it’s all in play; yet nothing leaves the protected space we have created. It’s all about fostering growth and development for each of us on our own terms. There are a set of rules we play by, and we get better at helping each other as we learn and practice.
Here’s a real-life example from my life: How is Jeff Doing?
In a coach training session with my partner, Coach Muyibat, I developed a set of questions important to my recovery from back surgery, reminders to bolster my mental well-being, and steps to focus on my longer-term goals. I have a calendar reminder set for every 6 weeks to check in with myself and Coach Muyibat. This accountability keeps me on track when it is all too easy to let myself slip.
As physicians, it’s not often we have other physicians working collaboratively with us, focused on what we want personally and professionally. I mean truly in our corner thinking through complicated circumstances and events. Certainly, mentors fill that role on many levels, but mentors often advise us based on their experience and perspective, not our own situation. Competition, shame, and lack of collaborative partners limit our ability to focus on what is best for us and the necessary steps it will take to get there.
What do you want? How will you get it?
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