What is Coaching?

involves a conversation between the coach, who is a trained, impartial person, skilled at creating a safe, non-judgemental space, and the client or “coachee” who brings questions, dilemmas and goals as well as a willingness to work through them via, at times, challenging conversations. Since coaching is a partnership, it is important to find a coach with whom you feel comfortable talking.  You should feel that your coach is listening to you and understanding your unique situation but is also willing to push you to consider the impact of your thoughts, words and actions.

Why hire a Coach?

Many physicians and healthcare workers struggle with work-life balance, making major career decisions, figuring out how to be effective leaders often with minimal leadership training, and communication with their office staff and/or other health administrators.  Coaching provides an individualized approach to help these professionals think about and discuss the issues they are facing in a confidential space. Together with their coach, these physicians and healthcare professionals can create strategies to manage these issues, and have an accountability partner who can ensure that they take action to solve these issues.

What is Executive Coaching?

Executive or leadership coaching is a proven process of inquiry that uses conversation, self-reflection, and focused thinking to create action plans that will help improve performance.  It is an individual experience involving a candid dialogue with an unbiased thinking partner.  It involves a conversation between the coach, who is a trained, impartial person, skilled at creating a safe, non-judgemental space, and the client or “coachee” who brings questions, dilemmas or goals and a willingness to work through them via at times challenging conversations.  Coaching focuses on the attitudes and activities that have the greatest potential for success at work and in life and can be very helpful amidst complex challenges and changing environments.
Executive coaching is used at over 50% of today’s Fortune 500 companies.  Coaching helps companies create “people centred” work environments which has been shown to improve employee retention and help the company respond to change.  It is an individualized but systemic process to facilitate change designed to access the inner resourcefulness of the coachee.  It is focused upon goal achievement rather than problem analysis because it encourages the coachee to assume charge of his/her life by becoming more aware. 

Coaching is a leadership development and self care strategy.

AccessVita can help physicians and healthcare professionals navigate career changes, leadership roles, and life events. Coaching sessions may include a combination of emotional intelligence assessments, LEADS 360 assessments, stress and burnout management techniques, and the development of action plans.

What are your coaching packages?

For current coaching packages, please visit the Coaching Packages page.

If you are looking for something that is not currently on the Coaching Packages page, please contact Beth. It’s as easy as an email!

What is Leads 360?

In general, a Leads 360 degree feedback is a process whereby an individual recipient both rates and is rated on his or her performance by other people.  Raters can include direct reports, colleagues, managers and supervisors.  The resulting information is then presented with the aim of helping the person being evaluated to gain a better understanding of his or her skills and development areas.  Each Rater completing the assessment will provide a different perspective on the individual’s skills, attributes and other job relevant characteristics and thus help to build up a richer, more complete and accurate picture than could be obtained from any one source.

Please visit the Leads page to learn more!

What is Emotional Intelligence?

As a healthcare worker and leader, your evaluations and success at work are based predominantly upon your communication skills, your interactions with other people and how you manage stressful situations.  These skills are collectively known as emotional intelligence.  Emotional intelligence can be defined as a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.  Emotional intelligence has been said to account for up to 85% of one’s success in leadership (with the other 15% coming from IQ). 

What is EQi Self Assessment?

An understanding of your emotional intelligence is helpful because, unlike IQ, this intelligence can be developed with time and awareness.  The EQi 2.0 is a psychometric assessment which measures emotional intelligence and has been scientifically validated. 

It is composed of 5 scales with 3 sub-scales within each scale:
Interpersonal Relationships
Decision Making
Stress Management 

The assessment takes 15-30 minutes to complete and provides a thorough report which can be reviewed either independently or with a coach. To gain the most from your EQi assessment, it is recommend to review your report with a certified coach and integrating your results in your coaching plan.

Please visit the EQi page to learn more!

How do I set up a meeting?

Meetings and appointments can be set up by emailing Beth here.

I’m can’t find what I’m looking for, help me!

If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact Beth! It’s as easy as an email!