Cecile Andreas, MB, ChB, GCEC, ACCP, PCC
Cecile Andreas, MB, ChB, CEC, PCC Since starting her coaching practice in 2014, Cecile is known to bring her deep experience as a physician leader and service provider to her coaching work, with a focus on unlocking the potential in people, teams and organizations. She uses a strengths-based approach with her clients and believes that our best opportunities lie in developing from the places in ourselves in which we already have strong ability.
Geographic Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia, also available on Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Skype
Certification/Years as a coach: Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (Royal Roads University) 2014
Advanced Certificate in Group and Team Coaching (Royal Roads University) 2017
Advanced Coaching Psychology Certificate (Royal Roads University) 2018
Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator
Certified LEADS Coach
ICF Professional Certified Coach 2018 - present
Phone number and/or email: email@example.com • 250-919-6529
Expertise: Leadership, Women in Leadership, Groups and Teams, Managing Stress and Burnout, Resilience for Physicians and Physician Leaders, Daring Leadership
Mantra: "Who you are is how you lead." – -Brené Brown
As a Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, Cecile brings a values-based approach to life and leadership, based on the belief that courage and vulnerability is inextricably linked, and that we can only truly rise from our challenges if we are willing to walk through our stories and integrate the lessons in them.
When not working with individual clients, Cecile works as a team coach and associate faculty member in the Advanced Certificate in Group and Team Coaching and Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching Programs at Royal Roads University.
Cecile holds a medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, and Advanced Certificates in Group and Team Coaching and Coaching Psychology from Royal Roads University. Cecile is a Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and a certified LEADS™ coach. She is certified to use the TotalSDI™, EQi 2.0™ and EQ360™ Emotional Intelligence Assessments, and Integrative Enneagram (iEQ9)™ tools.
Eve Gaudet, BA, CEC, PCC
Eve Gaudet, BA, CEC, PCC is an Executive and Leadership Coach for individuals and teams. After a lengthy career in public service, Eve brings her senior leadership experience in supporting others to achieve their career and leadership potential.
Geographic Location: Victoria, BC. I provide the option of coaching through phone, Zoom or face to face.
Certification/Years as a coach: Since 2014
Phone number and/or email: firstname.lastname@example.org • 778-679-3152
Expertise: Leadership, Systemic Team Coaching, coaching through change, on-boarding to executive positions, coaching with physicians, public service and private sector leaders.
Mantra: The Possibilities Are Infinite. The Results Definite.
In this increasingly complex world, Eve is devoted to helping professionals and managers become exceptional leaders. She has worked in senior and executive levels in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Her professional experience spans small business to global initiatives. Clients come from a range of sectors including healthcare, education, telecommunications, hospitality and governments. Known for her professional, caring and direct approach to coaching, Eve inspires her clients to make the changes they seek and reach their highest leadership potential.
As a coach facilitator, Eve inspires participants to deepen their self-awareness and improve their communication and performance. Her public speaking experience ranges from hosting Town Halls and public engagement symposiums to speaking at and hosting conferences.
Eve is certified as an Executive Coach through Royal Roads University and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. She is certified as a Systemic Team Coach, a Facilitator of Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, and a Practitioner of psychometric assessments including Lumina Spark, Leader, Leader 360 and Emotion, and DiSC Management.
Anne McNamara, MD, MB ChB (NZ), FRACP, FRCP(C), CEC
Dr. Anne McNamara MB ChB (NZ), FRACP, FRCP(C), CEC As a Respirologist, Intensivist and Physician Leader, during the last 25 years I have successfully coached Leaders and teams through times of radical change and growth. I have seen fatigue, frustration and burnout in my “work family” of Physicians. I have now fully refocused, serving Physicians and Physician Leaders as an Executive Coach. With wholehearted compassion and courage, I partner with you as you find clarity, design actions and see new perspectives. You find your path toward your "impossible" future.
Geographic Location: New Westminster, BC and available for telephone, Zoom, Facetime or other virtual contact.
Certification/Years as a coach: Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University, 2019. Experience as a Coach: 10 years, prior to certification
Phone number and/or email: email@example.com or +1-604-802-2334
Expertise: Leadership Development, Career Transitions: starting out, career planning, retirement, Effective Communication, Wellbeing and Resilience
Mantra: Know yourself and build your awesome future, one conversation at a time
Mamta Gautam, MD, MBA, FRCPC, CCPE, CPE
Dr. Mamta Gautam, MD, MBA, FRCPC, CPDC, CCPE, CPE is a psychiatrist at The Ottawa Hospital and in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa; and President and CEO of PEAK MD. Dr. Gautam is an internationally renowned clinician, consultant, certified coach, researcher, speaker and author in the areas of Professional Health and Professional Leadership.
Geographic Location: Ottawa, Ontario. I am happy to provide coaching via Skype or Zoom regardless of your location.
Certification/Years as a coach: Since 2009
Expertise: Physician health, physician leadership, Physician executive coach, Coaching through leading change, career change, applying for an executive position
Mantra: “Who, exactly, seeks out a coach? Winners, who want even more out of life.” – Chicago Tribune
She is a pioneer in the area of physician health and well-being, and has been hailed as “The Doctor’s Doctor”. She is the founding director of the University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine Wellness Program; as well as the Canadian Medical Association Centre for Physician Health and Wellbeing, where she served as the Chair of the Expert Advisory Group. She created the Canadian Psychiatric Association Section on Physician Health; and in 2008, she founded the International Alliance on Physician Health, bringing together experts worldwide to collaborate on work in this area. She currently serves as the Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Burnout Working Group. She has written two bestsellers – Irondoc: Practical Stress Management Tools for Physicians and The Tarzan Rule: Tips for a Healthy life in Medicine. She brings this knowledge and expertise to PEAK MD, through which she consults to organizations and corporations; and coaches senior leaders internationally. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her innovative work in professional health, and has been awarded Distinguished Fellowships in both the Canadian and American Psychiatric Associations
An experienced leader, she is a Past President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association and the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. She is a faculty member at the American Association of Physician Leaders, and Joule’s Physician Leadership Institutes, and serves on the Board of the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders. Her key area of interest is in developing women leaders, and she has just launched a national Think Tank to promote and support women in medicine.
Nancy M. Merrow, MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP, G(GEC)
Debrah Wirtzfeld MD CEC CCPE ICD.D MBA
Geographic Location: for those who are looking for face-to-face time or understanding of certain province etc. otherwise most can coach via Skype or Zoom regardless of your location.:
Orillia, Central Ontario
Certification/Years as a coach: 6 years certified by Royal Roads University Executive Coaching Certificate Program 2014
Phone number and/or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Medical leadership challenges, Career transitions
Mantra: "Whether you are feeling used up and depleted in your professional life or you are getting charged up about making a change, coaching brings fresh focus and action to your next step. Being deeply listened to by a skilled coach will lighten your load and lead you where you need to take yourself."
Nancy is known for her quick wit and direct approach. She says what others are thinking, and asks the salient questions that illuminate complex or hidden agendas. Nancy never shies away from the tough issues. She has a deep and abiding respect for those who strive to make a difference in health care, however disparate their opinions and styles may be. She is recognized as a mentor and a role model among her peers and trainees, and constantly acts to learn and grow with them. Her current career focus is on physician hospital relations, and the advancement of medical practitioners in leadership roles. As a coach, Nancy is sought after when physicians and health care professionals are seeking deep change and fulfillment in their professional commitments.
Rollie Nichol, MD, MBA, FCFP, CEC, CCPE
Dr Rollie Nichol, MD, MBA, FCFP, CEC, CCPE a family physician for 40 years, is focused on the evolution of our healthcare system to one characterized by its friendliness, effectiveness, and sustainability. Dr. Nichol wishes to leverage his experience in leadership (AMA president, Mental Health executive), management (MBA and progressive roles), collaboration (AMA, CPSA, AH) and coaching (CEC from Royal Roads U) to assist the next generation of health leaders. Although a linear thinker, a current interest is the use of narrative in professional and leadership development. His coaching presence has been characterized as creating a safe, thoughtful and creative atmosphere.
Geographic Location: Calgary and halo communities
Certification/Years as a coach: Certified through Royal Roads with the ICF (8 years)
Contact: Phone: 403.943.1282, Fax: 403.943.1174 email: email@example.com
Expertise: Leadership development, Design thinking, Systems thinking, Playing with the future (Strategic thinking)
Mantra: Equal opportunity is a myth but each of us has a piece of stardust at our core and focusing on what that might mean is our opportunity.
Elizabeth Pedersen, MD, FRCS(C), CCE, ACC
Elizabeth Pedersen, MD, FRCS(C), CCE, ACC
Geographic Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Certification/Years as a coach: CCE, ACC with 5 years experience
Phone number and/or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred), 780 863-8524
Expertise: EQ2.0 and EQ360 certified, LEADS Canada Coach certified
Mantra: I believe that physicians are often thrust into leadership positions without any leadership training and coaching is a powerful way to help them navigate their roles, learning needs, and the stressors that are related not only to a career in medicine but also leadership positions within healthcare
As both a physician and an executive coach, I can relate to the unique working environment of medical professionals and leaders. I understand how satisfying it is to help patients but also how stressful it can be to work in a busy practice with limited resources. I trained as a coach so that I could help physicians and medical professionals have a better experience. I have worked through leadership challenges, managing my own symptoms of burnout, and figuring out how to build an effective team with my own coach so I know firsthand how powerful coaching can be. Coaching can help you to realign your work and personal life with your values and your own needs. This will make you a better physician, medical leader, or professional working within health care. I am motivated to improve patient care by empowering medical professionals to have a better working environment as well as work-life balance. I trained in Toronto and Calgary to become an orthopaedic surgeon. A few years into my practice in Edmonton, I studied coaching at Royal Roads University and have completed my ICF certification (ACC). I make made sure to maintain my skill and credentials as a coach not only through coaching but ongoing learning. In particular, I have deepened my understanding of emotional intelligence through IQ certification, and leadership training through LEADS Canada coach certification. Although I am busy with my clinical practice and coaching, I make sure to maintain my own wellness by spending time with my family, reading, walking our dog and baking.
Wendy Pentland, BSc(OT) MEd PhD PCC
Wendy Pentland BSc(OT) MEd PhD PCC As an ICF certified Professional Coach (PCC) Wendy has provided life and executive coaching services since 2004 to over 600 individuals including professionals, academics and executives internationally in both the public and private sectors. A particular focus has been coaching physicians.
Geographic Location: Kingston, Ontario (services are offered in-person and nationally/internationally via telephone/Skype/Zoom)
Certification/Years as a coach: Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). 18 years coaching experience.
Phone number and/or email: Inquiries are welcome by phone (613-542-8998) or email email@example.com
Website: www.wendypentland.com LinkedIn – Wendy Pentland
Expertise: Coaching physicians in areas including:
Mantra: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” – Victor Frankl
Wendy completed coaching training in 2004 through the Adler School of Professional Coaching (Toronto) and previously obtained occupational therapy and graduate degrees in Canada and Australia. She maintains ongoing certification with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and draws on additional trainings including Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mind-Body Centred Somatic coaching, Narrative Coaching, Retirement Coaching certification, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and am a LEADS Certified Coach with LEADS Canada/Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Wendy brings to coaching over 35 years of experience in healthcare and academia; as an occupational therapy clinician in Ontario, British Columbia and Australia, health care administrator, tenured university professor, researcher on the relationships between time use, health and well-being and consultant. She has taught, mentored in, presented and published about coaching internationally.
Wendy’s coaching approach is grounded in the belief that people are motivated primarily by two desires: to fulfill their own potential and to make a meaningful contribution to the world; to make a difference. People frequently have difficulty fulfilling these desires because we govern ourselves with beliefs and fictions that hold us back and blind us to what may be greater possibilities.
Wendy has coached physicians on a variety of issues including career transitions, leadership development, managing interpersonal workplace conflict, transitioning through mid-life as well as into retirement, completing book manuscripts, time management, stress reduction, work-life balance, setting and achieving strategic goals, and managing professional and personal relationships. She enjoys and has coached many physician clients who have been advised or mandated by a third party to engage a professional coach to address communication, interpersonal and/or professional conduct issues.
Sarah Smith, CFPC, MBBS, FRACGP (Australia)
Sarah Smith MD Rural Family Physician, Site Coordinator for Longitudinal Clerkship Medical Students, Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Alberta with the Office of Community Engagement, Charting Coach for Family Physicians, Entrepreneur.
Geographic Location: Zoom Online Coaching. Physical Location Edson, Alberta
Certification/Years as a coach: Certified 2019, The Life Coach School.
Phone number and/or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: I help Family Physicians Stop Charting at Night. 1:1 Coaching Program designed exclusively to help Family Physicians get their charting done, improve office efficiency, back log reduction, managing interruptions and get home with no homework using high end coaching techniques and decades of experience in Family Medicine and Patient Medical Home. Additionally, Life Coaching for Family Physicians with 1:1 coaching packages to achieve transformation in any area.
Mantra: Physician Coaches show you how you are getting in your own way, help you find solutions to your obstacles and walk you into transformation. Prepare for Amazing!
Family Physicians have a high burden of paperwork and decision fatigue. Most are stuck in the office hours after the patients leave and then still have a charting backlog to work on. This is contributing to Physician burn-out. Our Family Physicians are so Valuable to the health system, providing exceptional primary health care and continuity for patients. I developed a program to help Family Physicians finally be free of the administrative burden of their clinical day. Getting today's work done today and getting home to their evenings and weekends.
Shayne Taback, MD FRCPC
Shayne Taback, MD FRCPC Certified Executive Coach Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health;
Community Health Sciences; and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Manitoba Faculty of Health Sciences
Geographic Location: Canada-only
Certification/Years as a coach: 2016 (Royal Roads University)
Phone number and/or email: 204-792-0960 / email@example.com
Expertise: Developing female and male physician leaders (there's a difference); experience supporting both new physician leaders and senior executives
Mantra: Our vision — vibrant physicians thriving in a strong health care system. Our mission — support Canadian physicians to lead significant positive change. Our belief — physician leadership, physician wellness, and quality of care are intrinsically linked
Dr. Shayne P. Taback, MD, FRCP, CEC is Director of the University of Manitoba Clinician Investigator Program, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, and President and CEO of The Canadian Physician Support Company Inc. He has over twenty years of experience in academic medicine including as a physician-scientist and as a physician-leader.
Shayne's coaching combines his strong orientation to supporting others with his enjoyment of conceptual thinking in areas such as mental models, teamwork, collaboration, and systems thinking. His coaching is non-directive and systematic using leadership models that link your leadership development goals with the changes you need in team culture to achieve your real world targets.
Shayne graduated from the Royal Roads University Faculty of Management as a Certified Executive Coach in 2016 and completed the Royal Roads University Coaching with LEADS course in 2017. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation and the Institute of Coaching (McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School affiliate).
Debrah Wirtzfeld, MD CEC CCPE ICD.D MBA
Debrah Wirtzfeld MD CEC CCPE ICD.D MBA
Geographic Location: for those who are looking for face-to-face time or understanding of certain province etc. otherwise most can coach via Skype or Zoom regardless of your location. - generally do most of my coaching by virtual, especially now. Can do Zoom or telephone.
Certification/Years as a coach: 2014 Royal Roads University. Six years as a coach
Phone number and/or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Women physician leaders, resilience, confidence, motivation
Mantra: Coaching is meant to develop our individual strengths and to bring us from good to great and great to excellent!
I have practiced as a Surgical Oncologist for over 20 years after graduating from the University of Calgary medical program and completing a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. I have practiced in New York, Newfoundland, and Manitoba. I previously served as the Provincial Lead for Surgical Oncology and General Surgery, University of Manitoba, and the inaugural Director of Leadership Development for the Max Rady College of Medicine. In 2019, I was recruited to Alberta as the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Physician Health, Diversity & Wellness, Alberta Health Services and as a Professor of Surgery, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
I hold a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (CEC) from Royal Roads University. I am also certified as an instructor in Crucial Conversations, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi-2.0). I have developed and facilitated many seminars, workshops, and retreats focused on leadership development and executive coaching. I am a Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) and a certified Corporate Board Director (ICD.D). I completed an executive MBA with a specialization in management consulting in July 2019.
My research focus over the last 15 years has focused on leadership development, establishment of mentorship programs, communication to promote psychological safety in health care, and professionalism in Medicine.
I have held positions on the Boards of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Association of Women Surgeons and the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, the latter as President and Past-President.
I believe that my administrative, leadership, and research activities, along with my lived experience as a woman in medicine, support my expertise in coaching women physicians in their desired leadership development.
External Coaching Resources
CJPL Articles on Coaching
Coaching Competencies for Physicians – Part 1
Coaching competencies for physicians: listening at the next level – Part 2
Coaching competencies for physicians: the artful question – Part 3
Coaching competencies for physicians: change the conversation, change everything
Cognitive Coaching: a leadership essential?
CSPL Coaching Resources