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Pre-Summit Coach Training

2022 Pre-Summit Exclusive!

Trauma-Responsive Coaching & Physician Leadership Development

No one In healthcare escaped the pain and toxic stress of the last two years, and many of us came into this time already carrying significant burnout and places of harm. Understanding the sources, impact, and discharge of this stress and trauma is central to our ability to show up as we would choose: wholly, authentically, and in our integrity.

The Wellness Institute and Physician Coaching Summit is pleased to provide you with an exclusive opportunity to join Lodestar Founder Dr. Kemia Sarraf and Lodestar Senior Faculty Facilitator Dr. Wendi Wills El-Amin for a full day of training in recognizing, naming, holding space, and effectively engaging in trauma-responsive and mitigating coaching, leadership, and communication.

pre-summit details

Pre-Summit Details

Participants will engage in co-created, experiential learning about the multivariate ways trauma informs our lives and interactions and will practice immediately actionable skills to expand their coaching, communication, leadership, and interpersonal relationships.

We guarantee this will be the most fun you’ve ever had learning and discussing a serious subject!

Sunday November 6, 2022
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
8h AMA/PRA Category 1 CME

Registration: $895, ends August 31st for Summit attendees Registration: $1395 standalone for those NOT attending the Physician Coaching Summit

Last minute: $995, starting September 1st
Last minute: $1495 standalone for those NOT attending the Physician Coaching Summit

Please Note:

Lodestar Trauma-Responsive Training is a separate, add-on event. There is an additional Physician Coach Summit Registration for those who plan to attend both programs.

Schedule for Sunday, November 6th:

7:30-8:15 am

Coffee & Mingling

8:15-8:45 am

Welcome & Overview

8:45-9:45 am

Module 1 – Building The Container

9:45-10:00 am


10:00-11:30 pm

Module 2 – Trauma Aware

11:30-12:45 pm

Group Lunch (Included)


Module 3 – Trauma Responsive

2:15-2:30 pm


2:30-3:30 pm

Module 4 – Trauma Mitigation

3:30-4:00 pm

Module 5 – Sustainable Resilience

4:00-4:30 pm

Reflection & Closing

All Lodestar training involves a robust mix of large group didactic & discussion with small group debrief and practice. The day is paced to maintain engagement, psychological safety, and to tend participant energy throughout.

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Kemia Sarraf

Lodestar Founder & CEO

Dr. Kemia Sarraf completed her Medical Degree and Master of Public Health at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and her residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine. The arc of her 2+ decade career has included medical practice, public health program development, nonprofit leadership, business ownership, multiple board positions, trauma-mitigation work, and farming.

Dr. Sarraf founded Lodestar in 2016 specializing in trauma-responsive coaching methods for physician colleagues experiencing high levels of severe burnout, vicarious trauma, and moral injury. Her background in public health and trauma led her to create a unique trauma-responsive coaching paradigm, particularly well-suited for frontline professionals working in environments of chronic toxic stress who directly experience the multivariate ways that vicarious and secondary trauma “shows up” in daily life.

Dr. Sarraf serves as adjunct faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in the office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, is engaged in multiple national leadership initiatives and is co-lead faculty and facilitator in the ACGME Equity Matters program.

Wendi Wills El-Amin

Wendi Wills El-Amin

Lodestar Senior Faculty

Wendi Wills El-Amin, M.D. is Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She is a highly experienced physician coach and Academic Strategist in the Department of Medical Education.

El-Amin graduated from Georgetown Medical School and served as Assistant Dean of Medical Education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and as director of outreach at the Center on Health Disparities and director of the UVA Cancer Center Health Disparity Initiative. She is a passionate advocate for equity and justice in medical education, and a tireless champion for physicians in training.

Dr. El-Amin is a powerful justice and anti-racism advocate. She specializes in the disruption of systems of harm, and in the meaningful rebuilding of powerful, equitable solutions for all. She serves on numerous local, state, and national non-profit boards, and has presented her work at national and international conferences.

Wendi’s three daughters, aptly dubbed her “Earth, Wind, and Fire” are following in their mama’s footsteps as bright, joyous, brilliant young women determined to live unapologetically and authentically into their purpose.