We started with shock, fear, heartache, and in some cases, denial. We weathered loss. Loss of loved ones. Loss of employment. Loss of our comforts and our routines.
Now, the pandemic has become our current reality, and that reality is constantly changing. So in a way, the current reality is that there IS no current reality. Our emotions are on a seemingly endless roller coaster ride.
The saying is:
"Give a person a fish, and they won't be hungry.
Teach a person to fish, and they will never starve."
If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that life is unpredictable.
Those who succeed are the people who learn how to learn. They can change direction and live differently.
They know how to live with uncertainty.
Coaching can help you navigate the changing landscape of your life.
Security is an illusion. Tomorrow is never a promise. But human stamina, flexibility, and fortitude are iconic. And the human capacity to find joy and hope is boundless.
I practiced medicine in New York for 30 years before succumbing to "burnout". Then I took off for nearly a year and learned to identify and satisfy the needs of my soul. I published my first novel, certified as a coach, and healed my heart before I returned, part-time, to the practice of clinical medicine.
All the reasons I left became magnified with the COVID-19 crisis, but I have changed. I learned to reframe my life and learned how to tackle the challenges that used to stand in the way of getting what I want out of my time here on this planet.
Now my greatest satisfaction is in coaching others to fulfill their own deepest desires and potential, and I celebrate their accomplishments with them as if they were my own.
But we can learn how to prepare for the unpredictable.
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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. With the advent of the pandemic, I also work with clients who are struggling to find meaning in your chosen work amid the risks and difficulties of functioning in a society that no longer feels familiar.
The best case scenario is to start the coaching process before you become so frustrated that you are ready to quit, and help you to re-engage and get excited again about your career. But wherever you are, we will start form there, and get you moving in the right direction for you.
Coaching is a forward looking process. We 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.
"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
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.
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 energized 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."
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.
“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
Call or email me if you would like to become a coach yourself. It is a rewarding alternate career or side gig that allows you to make a meaningful difference in people's lives. No insurance authorizations and no corporate productivity standards; you get to be your own boss and help those in need of direction without administrative hassles. Remember how rewarding medicine used to be, back in the day when we had time to actually connect with our patients? It's kind of like that!
Fowler charges a fraction of what many other coach training programs cost, and you can set your own pace, and finish in less than a month if you choose. You do NOT need to spend 8 months and $8,000 to become certified. You will complete your training with a wealth of knowledge and all the tools you'll need to confidently launch your new coaching practice. And you will have lifelong support from the Fowler Academy.
Once you are certified, you can coach any niche you choose. And of course, you do not need to be a physician to become a coach! You only need to care about people and want to make a difference.
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