Developing Physician Leaders Through Executive Coaching

A changing health care environment requires physician leaders to lead change through uncertain settings. Leading an environment that demands strong leadership identity with a strategic mindset and interpersonal skills can be a daunting task. This involves a significant shift in mindset formed from years of medical training to that of a leader that uses influence over authority, empowerment over control and team orientation over task expertise.

Coaching has shown to be a very effective tool for developing physician leaders. Mayo Clinic has embarked on a journey to create a coaching culture at an organizational level and has been successful in developing its leaders through coaching.


  • Utilize metrics to measure the impact of coaching.
  • Understand the future of coaching in health care.
  • Learn the different stages of maturity for an executive coaching program.