Physicians Anonymous

Coaches and mentors

Scientific research shows strong evidence that both coaching and mentoring support wellbeing, change management, and career optimization among physicians and other health care professionals. 

Meet our amazing Coaches and Mentors! Our Coaches are physicians or select non-physicians who are Certified Coaches or Mental Health Professionals. Our Mentors are physicians with clinical, teaching, business, or other relevant mentoring experience through their careers, but no formal coaching certification. Some of our Coaches and Mentors use pseudonyms to protect their identity while offering highly specialized support based on their own life experiences.

Coaches

Joe Sherman MD

Joe Sherman MD

physician burnout; matching “soul to role in practice”; joy in practice; transformational leadership; imposter phenomenon; men in medicine; mindful self-compassion; career discernment; certified physician; coach / facilitator / speaker; pediatrician

Shuli Suman CPCC

burnout; overwhelm; change/transition; life-work balance; fulfillment; resilience; values alignment

Doctor Becc

self-doubt; self-criticism; perfectionism; imposter syndrome; people-pleasing; conflict avoidance; difficult conversations; self-confidence; values-based behavior; burnout prevention; burnout recovery; procrastination

Success coach, law of attraction coach, 2e twice exceptional, physicians anonymous, lifestyle and weight loss coach

Anna Gyarmathy PhD, MSc, MPH

lifestyle and success coaching; law of attraction coaching; narcissistic behavior; psychological abuse; eating disorders; anorexia; overweight; neurodiversity (2e – twice exceptional, Asperger’s, autism, ADHD); PTSD; building resilience, LGBTQ+

Dr. Jennifer

work-life balance; burnout; overwhelm; getting unstuck; life enjoyment/fulfillment; clarity; stress management; self-care; life transitions; starting over after divorce or breakup; boundaries; codependency; relaxation techniques; personal development

Certified Wellness Coach and a Certified Professional Life Coach

Amna Shabbir MD, CPC

Early career physician coaching; physician burnout; physician advocacy; joy in practice; boundary setting; imposter syndrome; women in medicine; mindful self-compassion; career discernment; geriatrician; internist; physician mom; integrative wellness coaching; life coaching

Kalpana Sundar DO

burnout; life balance; career satisfaction; women; empowerment; women physicians; coach; otolaryngology; surgeon; wellness

Nicole S DO

woman physician; woman in a man’s world; optimize health and well being; financial struggle; imposter syndrome; female athlete; life coach; entrepreneur; non medical spouse; at home spouse; mom

Sandra Derghazarian MD

becoming unstuck; dealing with shame; addressing imposter syndrome and/or perfectionism; practicing self-compassion and/or self-forgiveness; finding meaning, self-worth and/or belonging; navigating step-motherhood and/or motherhood; English and French

Sally Fortner MD

recovering from shame; dealing with guilt; finding new daily skills; communicating with unpleasant colleagues; finding the path; getting back to growth; perfectly imperfect; performance coaching; career goals

Diely Pichardo-Johansson MD

Life balance for physicians; career satisfaction; marriage; divorce; relationships; parenting; empowerment; boundaries; resilience; burnout; women physicians; physician coach; wellness; awareness; oncology; survivorship

Ben Walden JD

state control; stress management; anxiety; burnout; life balance; career satisfaction; motivation; crisis management; leadership development; problem solving; decision making; emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication

Beverly Joyce MD

Certified physician development coach for women physicians; midlife malaise, empty nest; dissatisfaction with work; work-life balance; boundary-setting; self-compassion; stress reduction; Gynecologist; menopause specialist; HeartMath trainer

Nanette Nuessle MD

burnout; bullying solutions; emotional intelligence training; communication skills; labeled “dysfunctional”; better relationships; trust building; executive coach; corporate training.

Sandra Derghazarian MD

becoming unstuck; dealing with shame; addressing imposter syndrome and/or perfectionism; practicing self-compassion and/or self-forgiveness; finding meaning, self-worth and/or belonging; navigating step-motherhood and/or motherhood; English and French

Beverly Joyce MD

Certified physician development coach for women physicians; midlife malaise, empty nest; dissatisfaction with work; work-life balance; boundary-setting; self-compassion; stress reduction; Gynecologist; menopause specialist; HeartMath trainer

Certified Wellness Coach and a Certified Professional Life Coach

Amna Shabbir MD, CPC

Early career physician coaching; physician burnout; physician advocacy; joy in practice; boundary setting; imposter syndrome; women in medicine; mindful self-compassion; career discernment; geriatrician; internist; physician mom; integrative wellness coaching; life coaching

Success coach, law of attraction coach, 2e twice exceptional, physicians anonymous, lifestyle and weight loss coach

Anna Gyarmathy PhD, MSc, MPH

lifestyle and success coaching; law of attraction coaching; narcissistic behavior; psychological abuse; eating disorders; anorexia; overweight; neurodiversity (2e – twice exceptional, Asperger’s, autism, ADHD); PTSD; building resilience, LGBTQ+

Dr. Jennifer

work-life balance; burnout; overwhelm; getting unstuck; life enjoyment/fulfillment; clarity; stress management; self-care; life transitions; starting over after divorce or breakup; boundaries; codependency; relaxation techniques; personal development

Doctor Becc

self-doubt; self-criticism; perfectionism; imposter syndrome; people-pleasing; conflict avoidance; difficult conversations; self-confidence; values-based behavior; burnout prevention; burnout recovery; procrastination

Diely Pichardo-Johansson MD

Life balance for physicians; career satisfaction; marriage; divorce; relationships; parenting; empowerment; boundaries; resilience; burnout; women physicians; physician coach; wellness; awareness; oncology; survivorship

Sally Fortner MD

recovering from shame; dealing with guilt; finding new daily skills; communicating with unpleasant colleagues; finding the path; getting back to growth; perfectly imperfect; performance coaching; career goals

Kalpana Sundar DO

burnout; life balance; career satisfaction; women; empowerment; women physicians; coach; otolaryngology; surgeon; wellness

Joe Sherman MD

Joe Sherman MD

physician burnout; matching “soul to role in practice”; joy in practice; transformational leadership; imposter phenomenon; men in medicine; mindful self-compassion; career discernment; certified physician; coach / facilitator / speaker; pediatrician

Shuli Suman CPCC

burnout; overwhelm; change/transition; life-work balance; fulfillment; resilience; values alignment

Nanette Nuessle MD

burnout; bullying solutions; emotional intelligence training; communication skills; labeled “dysfunctional”; better relationships; trust building; executive coach; corporate training.

Nicole S DO

woman physician; woman in a man’s world; optimize health and well being; financial struggle; imposter syndrome; female athlete; life coach; entrepreneur; non medical spouse; at home spouse; mom

Ben Walden JD

state control; stress management; anxiety; burnout; life balance; career satisfaction; motivation; crisis management; leadership development; problem solving; decision making; emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication

Mentors

Dr Veritas MD (Pseudonym)

ever evolving; academic internist; alchemist; spiritualist; occultist; breath master; yogi; teacher; healer; gamer; body builder

Sabine Fonderson MD

entrepreneur; mentor; brand marketing; website copywriting; work-life balance; culture & values; diversity & inclusion

I Rise MD (Pseudonym)

hitting rock bottom and rebounding; depression; resilience; bigotry and misogyny; health challenges; working while chronically ill; chronically ill loved ones; getting by on no money; surviving inner city practices

I Rise MD (Pseudonym)

hitting rock bottom and rebounding; depression; resilience; bigotry and misogyny; health challenges; working while chronically ill; chronically ill loved ones; getting by on no money; surviving inner city practices

Sabine Fonderson MD

entrepreneur; mentor; brand marketing; website copywriting; work-life balance; culture & values; diversity & inclusion

Dr Veritas MD (Pseudonym)

ever evolving; academic internist; alchemist; spiritualist; occultist; breath master; yogi; teacher; healer; gamer; body builder