Professional coaching services


Certified by The Fowler International Academy of Professional Coaching

As a "burnout survivor", I specialize in serving medical and other professionals who are wrestling with feeling disconnected, overtired, and under-appreciated in the impersonal, corporatized world. I also work with clients before they become so frustrated that they are tearing out their hair, and help them to become more engaged and excited about their careers. 

Coaching is a forward looking process. I start from where you are right now, independent of how you got here, and by helping you discover your own dreams, strengths, and resources, together we plan how you can achieve what you want to be.  My goal is for you to feel impassioned about your life on a daily basis.

What is coaching?

"Coaching is the process of partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential." 

-International Coach Federation

What will you get from coaching?

During our coaching sessions, you will identify which aspects of medicine (or your other professional work) used to excite you and make you look forward to showing up every day. Then we will evaluate how you can work those things back into your life. Together we will also identify how the other forces in your life contribute as sources of comfort and satisfaction or as frustration and stressors, and find ways to improve the support you receive from these other directions.

Why have a coach?

The corporate world is here to stay. Learning to juggle the satisfaction of your soul with the satisfaction of your contract is essential to keeping you engaged and motivated, and increases not only your general happiness but your ability to succeed in that corporate world. The Fowler Coaching System is a method fine-tuned to discovering where your heart is, and what your ideal life would look like. Then we develop actionable steps for you to manifest that vision. 

The most successful people in the world, including Eric Schmidt and Bill Gates, recommend: "Everyone needs a coach."

Individual and Group sessions available, set up on ZOOM video, so you never have to leave your home.

Being in a group gives the added advantage of sharing the energy and experiences of the other members. You will meet like-minded people from all over the country.

Please call or email for a free 20 minute consultation to decide if coaching would benefit you.

(516) 316-8453

Reviews from recent group members, in their own words...

“I was honored to join Dr. Debra Blaine‘s group session for physicians who are choosing big changes in their life or career. Debra is an experienced and incredibly kind coach, and the whole group enjoyed and benefitted from our time together. She chose fun and thought-provoking exercises for us; and I know I will make good use of them. Thank you, Debra"
-- Elizabeth Clark

"I recently had the opportunity to be a member of Dr. Debra Blaine's group session…

I have to say she is an incredible group leader. Thank you for your excellent group leadership.

You kept everyone engaged and our group really came to life”


Dan Zaleski CPC MBC

“I recently had the opportunity to be a member of Dr. Debra Blaine’s group coaching session. Dr. Blaine is an incredible coach and group leader. The content and exercises were engaging, fun and really brought the group together. Thank you for your excellent leadership.”

-- Liz Venendaal, CPC, CMT, CDRC, CCVC, CGLC

Become a coach


Fowler International Academy of Professional Coaching

If you have thought about becoming a coach yourself, Fowler is a great avenue. Personal, accessible, knowledgable, and affordable.  Support is ongoing after completion of the course. 

Coaching Certification Training tailor-made for Physicians

Debra Blaine, MD, CPC, in affiliation with the Fowler International Academy of Coaching, is currently working on developing a training course specifically designed to certify physicians, and which will optimally offer CME credit. This is still a few months off, but stay tuned for updates!