My Profesional Biography

I am an Executive Coach who specializes in working with high-performing professionals in leadership roles.

With nearly 30 years' experience in academic health centers and primary care medicine, and formal training as an executive coach, I bring a wealth of expertise to the coaching relationship with my clients. Since 2011, I have been working formally as an executive coach and a consultant.  In February of 2016, I began the role of Director of Executive Coaching for Duke University School of Medicine, with the primary goal of creating an in-house Executive Coaching Program  for School of Medicine faculty.  I also provide executive coaching services to the DukeHealth Clinical Leadership Program.

I completed formal executive coach training from and serve as an Affiliate Coach for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a world-renowned executive coaching and leadership firm based in Greensboro, NC. In addition, I am a member in good standing of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and am credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach through the ICF. I have been formally trained to use the Benchmarks Assessment Suite of 360 Evaluation tools offered by the Center for Creative Leadership. I am certified to administer and interpret the Workplace Big 5 Profile, a workplace-focused personality inventory developed by the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies (CenTACs). In addition to these assessment tools, I am a certified Myers-Briggs Type Inventory Practitioner, trained and certified by CPP, the home of that instrument.

Currently, I hold the rank of Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, and that of adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in those schools’ departments of Family Medicine. I have served as a clinical and research faculty member, assistant dean, division chief and department chair at various academic institutions throughout my academic career.

Together, my experience as an academic physician and leader, my dedication to formal training, ethical practice and continuing education as a coach, and my certification in the use of widely-recognized assessment tools, make me highly qualified to work with top-level executives and high-performing professionals in leadership roles.