The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) offers group and one-to-one coaching as an invaluable member benefit to further your professional growth, achieve work/life satisfaction and career advancement.

Unlike therapy, effective professional coaching does not have a predetermined agenda or make any assumptions about your needs. Rather, physician coaching is a process in which you are able to accelerate your professional development through the insights gain so you can attain your desired goals, fulfill your career aims, or arrive at a satisfying work/life balance.

Coaching allows you to focus on bringing out the best qualities of yourself personally and professionally. Whether you want to reassess your career choice, find greater professional fulfillment, tackle signs of burnout, gain confidence in returning to work, or address an issue that has you stalled, working with a physician coach is a wonderful way to allow yourself to move forward.

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Advantages of Working with a Professional Coach

Since you have chosen to pursue a career in medicine or healthcare—clinical, academic, research, or management—embracing continual development will assure that you are advancing as desired, achieving full career satisfaction, and receiving the credit you deserve.

Coaching is recognized and valued in many professions as an effective tool for people to align themselves with their strengths and passions, learn new skills, and develop plans to achieve career goals. By deciding to work with a coach, you are affirming that you are worth investing in yourself, that your dreams and goals are valid and important, and you have a guide to attain your intentions so you don’t have to figure it out alone. You may want to work with your coach on reconnecting with who you are and what’s most important to you, or in discovering new and effective ways of getting what you want, having more impact, and living a more fulfilling life.

Refining and improving your professional skills is just as beneficial as you launch your career as for those who are striving for senior leadership roles. Consider professional coaching an integral tool wherever you are along your professional path, including the opportunity to avoid or recover from burnout, and build resilience.

The corporate world has estimated that the ROI (return on investment) of 1:1 professional coaching is  up to 700%.
—Matt Symonds  Forbes.com

Working with an AMWA Physician Coach, you are assured both the understanding and confidentiality essential to address any issue you are facing or finding a challenge in your life — be it personal or professional. This type of “safe space” allows you to share your thoughts, fears, concerns, hopes, and dreams, and to have the assurance that your aspirations will be met with curiosity, encouragement, and a spirit of discovery.

We can all agree that women physicians invest a lot of time, effort, and finances to become knowledgeable, capable practitioners.  AMWA champions professional coaching as a wise, even essential, investment that will pay off through a satisfying and fulfilling career, and a more gratifying work/life balance. What do you have to lose? We’ve made it very easy to give coaching a try so enjoy this member benefit so you can see for yourself how this may work for you.