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

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

Bianca Ballard PsyD (Pseudonym)

life balance; burnout prevention; life enjoyment/fulfillment; stress management; self-care; 12-step method; life transition; starting over; boundaries; codependency recovery; mind-body techniques; personal development; burnout coaching

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

Nanette Nuessle MD

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

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

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

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

Deanna Larson MD

physician burnout; perfectionism; imposter syndrome; self-doubt; meditation; time management; family/parenting; anxiety; overwhelm; narcissistic boss; weight loss; personal development; single mom

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

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; 2e – twice exceptional; Asperger’s; autism; ADHD; special needs children; single mom; PTSD; building resilience

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

Shuli Suman CPCC

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

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

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

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

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; 2e – twice exceptional; Asperger’s; autism; ADHD; special needs children; single mom; PTSD; building resilience

Bianca Ballard PsyD (Pseudonym)

life balance; burnout prevention; life enjoyment/fulfillment; stress management; self-care; 12-step method; life transition; starting over; boundaries; codependency recovery; mind-body techniques; personal development; burnout coaching

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

Nanette Nuessle MD

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

Deanna Larson MD

physician burnout; perfectionism; imposter syndrome; self-doubt; meditation; time management; family/parenting; anxiety; overwhelm; narcissistic boss; weight loss; personal development; single 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

Kalpana Sundar DO

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

Mentors

Henry Harris MD (Pseudonym)

dogs; alcohol addiction; family; hobbies; recreation; surgeon; meditation; arts and crafts; books; support animal; work-life balance; private practice

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

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

Dr Veritas MD (Pseudonym)

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

Henry Harris MD (Pseudonym)

dogs; alcohol addiction; family; hobbies; recreation; surgeon; meditation; arts and crafts; books; support animal; work-life balance; private practice

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