Physician Coaching Summit | The Institute for Physician Wellness

4th Annual

Physician Coaching Summit

The 2023 Physician Coaching Summit provides a unique conference opportunity for learning, collaboration and networking for physicians who are coaches. Our goal is to elevate physician coaching today and set the vision for our work in the future.

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Summit location and dates:

Civana Wellness Resort and Spa,

Carefree, AZ

November 1-4, 2023


Registration includes:


Early bird pricing: $2875, ends June 30th

Registration: $2975, ends August 31st

Last minute: $3075, after September 1st

Event Schedule

Wednesday, November 1st

7:00-9:00 pm: Welcome Reception and Dinner

Thursday, November 2nd

7:00-7:30 am: Morning Mind-Body Coach Care

7:30-8:30 am: Registration & Breakfast (included)

8:30-9:00 am: Summit Opening 
– Kathy Stepien, MD


9:00-10:00 am: Icebreaker Developing Community through Play 
-Melissa Parsons, MD


10:00-10:30 am: Remember The Star Thrower (when things seem futile)Amanda Dinsmore, MD

10:30-11:00 am: Break/Snacks

11:00-11:30 amClinicians with an Entrepreneurial Spirit: Innovating for Better Healthcare 
Dr. Jo Braid


11:30-12:00 noon: Bring Your Big Idea to Life: You Can Do a TEDx Talk 
Gail Miller, MD


12:00-12:30pm: Coaching for Early-Career Physicians: Addressing Gender Disparities in Academic Medicine 
– Ilse Larson, MD


12:30-2:00pm: Lunch (provided)

2:00-3:00pm: WORKSHOPS

  • Podcasting 101 – Kendra Morrison, DO
  • Building a Coaching Business: Leveraging AI – Shideh Shafie, MD

3:30-4:30pm: WORKSHOPS

  • How to use Kajabi for Your Start Up

    Amanda Dinsmore, MD; Laura Caziar, MD; Kendra Morrison, DO

  • Memory Reconsolidation: Trauma and the Brain – Laura Fortner, MD

6:00-7:00pm: How to Use Focusing as a Coaching Tool
-Mikel Segal, MD

7:00-8:00pmFeeling Your Vision: An Intuitive Vision Board Workshop 
Dympna Weil MD

Friday, November 3rd

7:00-7:30 am: Morning  Mind-Body Coach Care


7:30-8:30 amBreakfast (included)

8:30-9:00 amHow I Gained 300 Followers on LinkedIn in 1 month – Krystal Sodaitis, MD

9:00-9:30 am: ADHD in Physicians: What Every Coach Needs to Know – Jenny Hobbs, MD

9:30-10:00 amCoaching vs Therapy: Talking with Psychiatrists – Anne M Miller, DO

10:00-10:30 amBreak/Snacks

10:30-11:00 am: Understanding Narcissism/Emotional Immaturity in Medicine – Laura Cazier, MD

11:00-11:30 amWhere Are The Male Physicians? The Obstacles that Keep Many Male Physicians from Seeking Coaching – Michael Hersh, MD

11:30-12:30 pm: WORKSHOPS

  • Rediscovering Joy in Coaching – Trina Dorrah, MD
  • Unleashing Physician Potential: A Dynamic Look at Attention and Executive Function in 60 Minutes – Diana Mercado-Marmarosh, MD

12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch (provided)

2:00-3:00 pm: WORKSHOPS

  • Why Every Coach Needs To Integrate The Body In Coaching: An Introduction To Embodiment – Keira Barr, MD

  • Finding the Fun: How Improv is Saving My Medical Career – Wendy Schofer, MD

3:30-4:30 pm: WORKSHOPS

  • Income and Impact: The 3-Steps to Hitting Your Income Goals AND Getting Your Clients ResultsDr. Kimberly Reynolds
  • How to Create a Profitable and Sustainable Coaching Practice – Vanessa Calderon, MD

Saturday, November 4th

7:00-7:30 am: Morning Mind-Body Coach Care

7:30-8:30 am: Breakfast (included)

8:30-9:30 am: WORKSHOPS

  • Mindfulness: An age old tool that works
    Shradha Gupta, MD
  • Burnout In Physician Coaches
    Mary Leung, MD

9:30-10:30 am: WORKSHOPS

  • “Why Should I Work With You?” How to Create a Compelling Personal Story to Attract Clients and Speaking Engagements – Mary Ann Orzech, MD, MS, MBA
  • Incorporating Easy and Effective Breath-Body-Emotion work into Your Coaching SessionDr. Francis Yoo, DO

10:30-11:00 Break/Snacks

11:00-12:00 am: Weaving the Tapestry of Community: Each Thread a Purpose – Shideh Shafie, MD) Ilse Larson, MD

12:00-12:30 pm: Closing Ceremony – Kathy Stepien, MD

12:30 pm: Adjourn


Civana Wellness Resort and Spa is located just outside Scottdale in beautiful Carefree, Arizona, USA. This is the land of the Sonoran Desert with year-round beauty, sunny days and star-filled nights.

You are welcome to book online or call into Civana’s reservations team at 480-653-9002 to book your stay. There is no discounted room block. Rooms are limited and therefore you are advised to make your reservation as early as possible.

We recommend flying into SkyHarbor International Airport (PHX). Civana is located approximately 45 minutes north of the airport. If you prefer not to rent a car, private airport transfers are available to/from SkyHarbor International Airport (PHX) at a cost of $135 each way (tax and service charge included). To reserve, please call Civana’s  Guest Experience team at 480.653.9000.

The Physician Coaching Summit is a welcoming space for all physicians (MD/DO or equivalent) who are also coaches or coaches-in-training.

Attire for the Summit is different than most medical conferences. Speakers at the Summit will dress business casual. Participants can dress in whatever is most comfortable for them. Anything goes from leisurewear to more formal attire.

The conference cost does not include accommodations, taxes, fees and resort charges. Additional expenses for classes, activities and spa services are not included.

The Summit will be held on-site at Civana. An amplified sound system will be used in the main meeting room. Please contact Civana at 480-653-9000 in advance to discuss other accommodations.

Civana is offering flexible cancellation policies. Refer to their website for the most current policy.

Cancellations made 90 days prior to the event will be refunded the full registration amount minus a nonrefundable $250 processing fee. All cancellations made for any reason after that date are nonrefundable. No exceptions or transfers can be made.

The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation or postponement, The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for any other related costs or charges to the participant.

Civana Wellness Resort and Spa is a separate entity form The Institute for Physician Wellness and has a separate cancellation policy. The Institute for Physician Wellness is not responsible for fees or charges associated with your cancellation at this resort.

Civana is committed to monitoring and complying with the guidelines from the CDC and relevant government authorities. In addition, Civana places even higher wellbeing standards into effect, allowing us to ensure the highest level of service, cleanliness, and safety.

You can view our current standards and protocols at their website.

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