I help health professionals transform their relationship with the unrelenting demands of their jobs and discover a path toward meaning, professional fulfillment, and career longevity. I believe the key to personal and professional success lies in bringing “soul to role” in your medical practice. Using a values-based approach and reflective practices, I work with clients to find the best fit for them either within their present organization or elsewhere.
I have practiced pediatrics for 35 years concentrating on healthcare delivery to underserved and medically complex children in the District of Columbia, Tacoma WA, Seattle WA, Uganda, and Bolivia. I have experience in private practice, academic medicine, and community health. I have held numerous faculty positions and am currently Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington.
After spending 4 years living and working in Bolivia with my family, I returned to the U.S. and my career as a pediatrician in academic medicine. I soon found the institutional, educational, and patient care demands placed upon me to be overwhelming. This eventually led to burnout, anxiety attacks, and a temporary departure from clinical medicine.
After a year of reflection, discernment, and support from a coach and therapist, I was able to determine what I truly loved about medicine. I returned to part-time pediatric practice while developing the skills to accompany other physicians to re-discover their passion for medicine.