Isn’t it time to make your career work for you?

Find the answers you’re seeking in Professional Careers By Design™, your guide for designing a career that gives you more.

This book presents a uniquely straightforward yet deeply personal approach to designing a bespoke professional career, using methods that can be applied in any career situation, be it crisis, opportunity — or both.

During more than a decade as a professional executive coach and more than 30 years as a physician leader, Sharon Hull was always looking for a resource like Professional Careers By Design™. She never found it, so she decided to write it herself.

Our Signature Approach

Professional Careers by Design™ provides a single, one-stop resource for professionals who want to craft a career that aligns with their personal and professional values — today, tomorrow and for life.

The key is the three-part model created to be approachable, useful, and adaptable for people at any career stage, from freshly out of training to preparing for one final encore. This book outlines Hull’s signature approach and provides clear and structured content paired with interactive self-coaching tools, designed for use over a lifetime.

Meet Sharon

Sharon Hull is an experienced executive coach and retired family physician with over 30 years of experience in clinical medicine and academic leadership. She has built a solo, rural private practice; held leadership roles in academic health centers as a division chief, department chair, and assistant dean; and served as an executive coach. Sharon founded and led an Executive Coaching Program built for faculty at a major US medical school before retiring from academia to focus full-time on her executive coaching and consulting practice, which she calls her “encore career.”

Sharon’s professional training incudes:

  • Medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, where she is a Distinguished Alumna
  • Family Medicine residency training with the Union Hospital
  • Family Medicine Residency in Terre Haute, Ind.
  • A Primary Care Research Fellowship
  • Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration
  • Preventive Medicine residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • She is a 2008 graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (Drexel University School of Medicine)

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“Coaching with Sharon helped me to prioritize the use of my time and energy to focus on what matters most to me at this point in my life and career.

As a result, I was able to let go of a commitment that freed up significant time and energy and also gained insight about how to be thoughtful and strategic when considering commitments that impact my time and energy in the future.”

Anna Marie Wood
Senior Executive

“Metta Solutions provides high-quality and compassionate executive coaching for academic leaders.

Well worth the investment of time and resources”

Bettina M. Beech, DrPH, MPH
Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Population Health Research, University of Houston

“Dr. Hull is a wonderful and supportive coach, and one I would recommend to young colleagues like myself. 

She strikes a wonderful balance as facilitator, guide and coach.  While most physicians wait until they hit burnout and stress to seek coaching, I would recommend Dr. Hull to any young physician starting a career, both to help prepare for the journey as well as insulate against burnout.”

Aaron George, DO
Family Physician, Chambersburg, PA

“Sharon is a consummate executive coach. 

Rarely do you find a coach like Sharon, who is adept at facilitating professional growth and resiliency in a way that connects you to achieving your goals via collaboration, inclusivity and integration of values.”

Holly Gerzina, PhD
Executive Director, Interprofessional Education, Standardized Patients and Simulation, Northeast Ohio Medical University

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