Women physicians: Are you ready for a life that is actually doable?
Hi, I’m Diane.
Twenty-odd years ago, I made the difficult choice to leave clinical practice despite my love of patient care. It was a desperate move made for self-preservation. The stress of trying to protect my patients in a faulty system combined with my lack of internal resources for self care led me to complete depletion and despair. Later, I learned it’s called professional burnout.
I became a professional coach because I believe that coaching is truly and deeply transformative. I chose to train in a coaching style that builds on strengths and aligns with my personal values of compassion, deep authentic connection, and humility.
If you’d like to learn more about my story and why I’m so passionate about working with women physicians, please visit the My Story page.
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WORK WITH ME
I work with women physicians through 1:1 coaching, virtual groups, and in-person retreats. Whether you’re a woman in medicine or an organization leader who wants to support and retain women physicians, I can help.
“When I retired from clinical practice, I knew I wanted to do something meaningful with my time, but had no idea what I wanted to do or how to find out. Working with Diane, I gained clarity–and the confidence to exclude opportunities I could do but didn’t thrill me. I now have a volunteer position outside of medicine and a low-stress, part-time job in a clinical setting that are meaningful and a great match for me.”
~ Susan D., Pediatrician
“Diane has an impressive ability to reflect on both spoken and unspoken content, challenging me to be honest about my own experience so that I can move towards desired changes and growth. She is highly professional, truly personable, and coaches from a whole-person perspective to maximize potential, without buying into presumed limits. I am so fortunate to work with her as I explore the next evolution of my career. Working with Diane helped me tap into my passion more fully, trust in my own work and the wisdom that I have to offer, and be courageous.”
~ Tina R., Medical School Psychology Professor
“When I started coaching with Diane, I was in a bleak place about my work situation and ready to walk out the door–and I never quit anything. I was dealing with a difficult relationship with a colleague and was feeling frustrated with administration and with my more difficult patients. By having a safe place to talk things through, trying some strategies for more effective communication, and taking some small action steps, my experience with work is very different now. I feel lighter. I’d say my satisfaction went from a 0.5 to a 9.”
~ Valerie T., Family Physician
“I sought out coaching because I was at my wit’s end with the pandemic. I was jaded, burned out, and considering leaving my practice. Working with Diane, I learned tools and strategies that helped me make changes and gain a new perspective. My burnout went from a score of 8 out of 10 down to 3. I feel I’ve made progress, and I’m in a much better place with my professional life. I am happy being a midwife again.”
~ Amanda W., Certified Nurse Midwife
“I had a sense that something was wrong but it wasn’t until I got to a really dark place and had to take a step back that I realized how far out of whack my life had become. Through coaching, I’ve gained clarity and confidence about my next steps. I’m in such a better place. I’m excited today–I’d almost forgotten how that feels. I have benefited in ways that I didn’t anticipate from our work together and feel in alignment with my purpose and goals in ways that are deeper than simply finding ‘work-life balance.'”
~ Lisa S., Internal Medicine Physician
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