I acknowledge that my work takes place on the traditional, ancestral, unceded, and occupied territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.
“Inspiring physicians to improve healthcare by nurturing professional relationships, advocating for social justice, and reconnecting with the great reasons we went into Medicine in the first place.”
"I want to be a more effective & efficient physician."
It really isn't fair that we are pushed out into a world as staff—a world with higher expectations, more complexity, and great responsibility—and expected to have all the skills we need. Our perspectives change over the course of our career as a clinician. What we may need or want from a coach will be different at different stages. Most of us providing care take great pride in it, and it hurts us in many ways when our patients don't know how much we care. As a coach, I can help bridge the gap.
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Dr. Greatheart provides you with one-to-one coaching, from physician to physician. He works with physicians from around the world in English only. He bring to this work a shared understanding of the challenges of an active medical practice, as well as 25 years' experience as a community educator and social worker. He holds a Master of Social Work from the University of British Columbia, as well as post-graduate training in individual and couples counselling praxis, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. His approach to coaching is strengths-based and explores our personal experiences as physicians, and how our work impacts self, family and community.
We use a strengths-based process to help you come up with you own solutions. We'll get you focusing on the future and, when contemplating the past, to focus on experiences that reveal keys to succeeding in the future. We leverage what the you already know, cultivate enhanced self-awareness, and facilitate the development of you own solutions, while also providing expertise where needed.
What you get out of our coaching sessions
An effective coach-coachee relationship
Enhanced personal awareness and reflective capacity
Greater clarity regarding your professional goals
A thorough assessment of your current reality
Enhanced self-sufficiency and will to grow
We enter into every coaching relationships with a sincere interest in and curiosity about who you are, why you went into healthcare for a career, what you like and dislike about your work life, what you value, how you define success, what you are hoping for, and how you view your current struggles.
Coaching focus and limitations
Our sessions are for coaching only. These are not medical or counselling appointments although clients may experience some health and therapeutic benefits result from coaching sessions. Dr. Greatheart's experience is with the Canadian healthcare system, thus he may not be familiar with the nuances of healthcare provided elsewhere. As a designated professionals, we maintain a responsibility to acknowledge and respond to reports of patient endangerment or risk to the safety of children and vulnerable people.
All prospective clients receive free, no-obligation 20 minute session