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Coaching FAQs

What is coaching?

Coaching is a collaborative process that helps you connect the dots between where you are and where you want to be and identify the roadmap to get there.  

Coaching will teach you how to understand your brain and use it to create the results you want. 

As your coach, I’ll help you develop a specific vision of yourself at your professional and personal best. We’ll leverage your experiences, values, and strengths to design incremental behavioral steps to reach and sustain your professional and/or personal wellness goals.


What kind of coaching do I do?

I coach healthcare professionals to design sustainable careers and lifestyles that align with their core values.  I am an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, certified for both Health & Wellbeing coaching and Lifestyle Medicine coaching by Wellcoaches School of Coaching, an International Coach Federation (ICF)-approved program as well as Trauma-informed coaching through Lodestar.

Through the coaching process, you will clarify a vision for your wellness and deepen your awareness of your values, strengths, and ingrained thinking patterns. From that foundation, we create structures and accountability to support progress towards your goals.


Common coaching topics include health and wellness goals, tackling burnout, overwhelm, work-life balance, parenting challenges, improving relationships, project focus and constraint, imposter thinking, academic promotion, and developing leadership skills. 


How does coaching differ from therapy? 

Coaching and therapy are different, but synergistic, interventions. At its core, coaching is designed to help people who are not experiencing serious mental distress build a better future. Therapists work with people in mental distress to diagnose and manage emotional trauma, dysfunctional mental patterns, and mental health conditions. As a coach, I am not working with you to diagnose and treat medical or mental health conditions and am not providing medical advice. I may advise you to seek support from a licensed mental health provider for any mental health concerns. 

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