Coaching For Healthcare Executives
You work within an incredibly complex and rapidly changing field.
Your field is also highly competitive, even in the not-for-profit
arena, as competitors woo away good people, chipping away a slice of
excellence each time.
Healthcare leaders need to be able to create highly effective,
stimulating work environments that deal their staffs a minimum of
conflict. It’s hard enough to attract the best talent in the first
place; you need to create the kind of healthy environment that will
keep them there.
I have spent thousands of hours working with executives in
healthcare at many levels of public, private and not-for-private
organizations throughout the U.S.
I’ve worked in a coaching relationship with:
- Nurse administrators and managers
- Physician leaders and physician groups
- Hospital administrators (CEO, COOs, CNOs, and CFOs, you get the picture)
- Medical directors
- Medical practice administrators and executives
- Clinical directors (ER, OB/GYN, Oncology, Radiology, ICU, again, you get the picture)
- And other healthcare leaders and providers
I work with healthcare executives on the following issues:
- Creating a culture that goes beyond clinical excellence
to one that helps you lead a workplace that truly values, supports and
develops its greatest asset – it’s people
to step into a new leadership position or greater responsibility
(doctors and nurses who have worked in clinical care most of their
careers find this transition to executive positions challenging at
times, daunting at others)
- Honing their communication, management and leadership skills
- Reducing and eliminating (if possible) conflict in the organization
- Minimizing turnover
- Building stronger, more cohesive teams
- Improving time management and delegation skills
- Determining whether to change positions or careers, enter into a new business or expand an existing one. (And determining whether to even stay in business)
- Improving negotiation and influencing skills.
- Improving customer service
- Planning for succession, and planning for the future.
- Managing stress and anxiety (both yours and your patients and their families).
Working in health care is one of the most demanding, stressful and difficult jobs ever created. It can also be one of the most rewarding. You must have executive presence at all times, the ability to speak to groups with no advance notice. You must be skilled in building relationships and trust – the “people skills” needed to facilitate resolution to difficult challenges. You must be able to simplify complex issues.
You must be proficient in balancing patience and exceptional listening skills with the ability to be decisive. And somehow through it all, you want to maintain some semblance of work-life balance.
I work with healthcare executives on all these issues, primarily by telephone, in private one-to-one executive coaching sessions and in very small groups of individuals in similar positions. As a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with a doctorate in leadership and communication, I work with healthcare executives to help them manage all their responsibilities, and help them hone the management, communication, influencing, supervisory, conflict resolution and leadership skills. Call today for a complimentary session – you might just gain your life – and your sanity – back.