Coaching for Physicians provides specialized coaching for individual physicians and healthcare organizations. We offer emotional intelligence & communication skills coaching, coaching to manage burnout and stress, anger management and disruptive physician coaching, marital & relationship coaching, time management, career & retirement coaching, leadership skill development and executive coaching for physicians and surgeons. In addition to individual coaching we also offer organizational coaching.  Organizations interested in contacting Dr. Hudson for  speaking engagements and referrals for their members or  employees, can use the contact form. Please call for prices for troubleshooting interventions and confidential coaching for high value physicians and surgeons, on-site, nationwide.

REFERENCES & COMMENTS:  “I would highly recommend this intense counseling day marathon with the follow-up phone conversations to any open minded physician who wants to adapt to medical practice of the 21st century.” Urologist/Minnesota

We provide  intensive coaching lasting full days for individuals and schedule  appointments for intensive marathon coaching at Dr. Hudson’s uptown office location in Albuquerque.  For an additional fee and expenses, Dr. Hudson will also come to you and provide one-on-one, confidential marathon coaching intensives at your location. In intensive marathon coaching  individuals meet one-on-one with Dr. Hudson for 5 hours a day and for 1-2 consecutive days and stay overnight at a nearby hotel or bed and breakfast (we can help you make arrangements). Each individual or couple has a unique schedule that is worked out in advance. Intensive coaching is especially useful for physician clients who cannot attend weekly coaching sessions and need to travel from distant locations. It provides a brief, intensive and focused approach to your coaching issues and is designed to help you learn new skills in less time.  Read more about our services for organizations…

REFERENCES & COMMENTS:  “Patrick is an excellent and highly skilled coach. He career as a surgeon has led him to have a deeply nuanced understanding of the physician minds and work environment. He is uniquely suited to working with physicians and achieving results. He has provided me a framework that I can use to make decisions about my career and return to often as I have insight into what I find energizing at work and what drains me… I return to teachings and conversations we have had often in my work with other physicians…I recommend Patrick without reservation and with the highest endorsement.”~Family Medicine/California

Our services for individual physicians include:

Emotional Intelligence & Communication Skills Coaching: Over the last few years coaches have come to understand that when it  comes to happiness and success, emotional intelligence (EQ) matters as much or more than intellectual ability (IQ). If you want  to build stronger relationships or succeed at work, then higher emotional intelligence usually helps. Highly successful people who achieve their career and personal goals are more likely to have a high EQ than a high IQ.

Team Building and Physician Leadership: as a trained and authorized Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Provider, Dr. Hudson is equipped to help individual physicians and organizations develop the skills needed to lead healthcare teams. The survival of the medical profession as we know it, requires the development of leadership skills not only for physician executives but for all physicians. Most non-physicians in healthcare and the public, think of doctors as the leader of the healthcare team. This is rapidly changing and  physicians  can choose to develop these skills and lead, or someone else will and lead them.

Burnout: Physician burnout and stress reduction is an area where coaching is especially useful. Burnout is a  term that usually refers to long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work but should not be seen as a work problem alone. Indeed it can occur in the home situation and be destructive to relationships. While doctor burnout was assumed to result from chronic occupational stress, there is evidence that it also related to our personal life-style.

Anger Management & Disruptive Physician Coaching: Not all angry doctors are disruptive physicians.  It is a label used by others to describe a doctor’s behavior.  If you, or a loved one, has started to develop issues with anger it is wise to seek help with an anger management coach before this label is applied to you. In other words, it is best for you to get anger management training before someone else, like an administrator, disciplinary board or judge, mandate it for you. 

Malpractice SupportLitigation is a common cause of emotional distress for doctors. Medical malpractice litigation takes a toll on physicians and their families. After a lawsuit most doctors feel angry and irritable. Coaching for Physicians can support you through these times and help you define your goals for the future.

Marital & Relationship CoachingMany couples find themselves in a marriage that is less than satisfying  but want to preserve and improve the marriage for their own sake as well as children. In a situation like this marriage coaching is often helpful. Coaching assumes you are already doing some things well and just want to do better. The aim is to maximize performance and get the most out of your marriage.  e.

Personal Life Coaching & TransitionsAt some point, most  physicians  question the direction of  their life and wonder about their meaning and purpose.  At these times existential life coaching is an excellent method  of self examination. Its aim is greater self understanding not just in the coaching session but in life in general. 

Time Management and Procrastination:Procrastination is likely the number one trait that makes physicians less productive and successful. Many get bogged down, endlessly putting off what they need to do to make their practice more successful.  This impacts the quality of their patient care,  their relationships and life in general.

Retirement Coaching: The average retirement age today is 62 and  every day 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the age of 65. One survey in 2013 suggested that more than half of physicians may consider retiring from medicine  within next 3 years. Some physicians are ill prepared for the changes that occur after retirement. They are usually in good health and can anticipate living longer lives and it is possible will spend more time in retirement than in their working life. Most are looking for ways to achieve and live their retirement dreams and view retirement not as an ending, but as a transition to a new and exciting phase of life.

 Conflict Resolution: Dr. Hudson is a trained mental health counselor and a Fellow of the National Anger Management Association.  When  coupled with his lifetime of  experience as a physician these skills make him uniquely qualified to help you resolve  conflicts in the medical workplace. 

Executive coaching: Executive Coaching for physicians is concerned with performance, development and fulfillment at work, whether in the office or hospital.  Executive coaching often involves organizations as well as individuals and can improve the functioning of teams and whole organizations. When you need to advance your career in medical leadership, executive coaching is a useful tool.

REFERENCES & COMMENTS: “I would like to write a strong letter of recommendation for the coaching I have received from Dr. Patrick Hudson…As a surgeon who is clinically busy and also involved in medical group/hospital leadership, I realized that having a coach is very important for developing “the soft skills” one needs to be successful in these roles. I have never had any training in these skills and finding a coach like Patrick was fabulous. Dr. Hudson has been a great resource to me and his wealth of knowledge is second to none. Our sessions have been spot on and he has provided me crucial information and readings that have shaped my leadership skills. He has become a great part of my career growth and comfort with my planning…As a surgical specialist, Dr. Hudson’s availability, communication and professionalism match my expectations of a coach. He is a great communicator and fabulous listener who has a great knowledge about the medical challenges…leaders face…I highly recommend Dr. Hudson as a coach for physicians without any hesitation. He is truly gifted in his knowledge and skills and will be a great resource to any physician leader or clinical doctor looking to expand their skills.” Vascular Surgeon/California

We are located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM and provide services throughout the United States.

  Coaching for Physicians
 Specialized, Confidential Coaching Exclusively for Physicians
505-280-4284 (US Mountain Time)