Why I work as a coach:
Over the past decade, I have been increasingly concerned about how the growing pressures in healthcare negatively impact physicians and physician leaders. People who enter the medical profession are extremely hard-working and committed professionals. Unfortunately, the overwhelming emphasis in medical training is on retaining facts, perfectionism, and avoiding any appearance of weakness. Physicians are not taught the leadership skills, self-awareness, and conflict management tools vital for the marathon of a medical career.
Having coached over 300 physician leaders and physicians, and as a practicing physician who has worked in an unusually broad array of clinical and nonclinical roles, I understand the challenges faced by physicians in a wide variety of specialties. You may feel that your compassion and ability to be present and productive as a leader or with patients has been eroded by the demands of the EMR, the emphasis on productivity, complex relationships with non-physician administrators, and the focus on the bottom line.
Whether you are an executive in the C suite, an academic leader, or a frontline physician, I am deeply committed to helping you overcome whatever obstacles you face. In my coaching, I help you develop the critical tools not included in training. In a highly individualized, nonjudgmental, and results-oriented manner, I tap into resources you may not know exist. I challenge you to be your best possible self regardless of external circumstances.
My style revolves around our developing a high trust, collaborative partnership, and then diving deep wherever you need assistance. I’m a big believer in the power of humor, so my coaching helps balance the seriousness and self-critical nature of a physician’s life. You’ll not only attain your goals, but you’ll find the process enjoyable and empowering.
By entering into a coaching relationship with me, you will:
- Become a much more confident and effective leader
- Decrease your reactivity and see more options for managing conflict
- Learn tools to be more organized and more efficient with your time
- Have a realistic accountability structure to help you reach your goals
- Become more grounded, focused, and centered
- Develop better stress management and work-life balance
- Learn how to live your best life – NOW. There is no reason to wait for retirement.
- Be coached by a physician who has coached over 300 physician leaders and physicians.
Coaching with me, you will rapidly find yourself leading a much more
satisfying, productive, and fulfilling work life. Contact me today to learn more.
Dr. Gazelle graduated from Cornell University and Upstate Medical University. She is a part-time Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. An Associate Scientist at the Brigham and Women’s hospital, she developed and teaches a burnout and resilience curriculum to all Internal Medicine residents.
Dr. Gazelle underwent training and certification at the Coaches Training Institute, one of the foremost coach training programs internationally. She has coached over 300 physician leaders and physicians and holds Professional Certified Coach certification through the International Coach Federation. She is a Founding Member of the Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching.
Dr. Gazelle is board-certified in Internal Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Over her 28-year career, she has worked in the following capacities – director of the pain and palliative care programs at a major Boston HMO, CMO, hospitalist on the complex surgical services at a major Harvard teaching hospital, hospice medical director, emergency room extender, primary care internist, regional medical director of a large national hospice chain, academician, and entrepreneur.
Her use of mindfulness and positive psychology have been featured in The Physician Leadership Journal and in a Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching podcast. Dr. Gazelle is the author of Building Your Resilient Self: 52 Tips to Move from Physician Burnout to Balance, available as a free PDF at www.gailgazelle.com, and the 2013 Harvard Health Guide Mindfulness Support for Alzheimer’s Caregivers.
Dr. Gazelle provides engaging, interactive, and insightful keynotes and workshops nationally on physician wellness, burnout, and resilience.
Dr. Gazelle has published in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine. She published one of the first articles on coaching physicians in a medical journal.