Trauma-Mitigation Physician &

Executive Coaching

Care In the Time of COVID


The pandemic has stretched into months of uncertainty, pain and loss. Physicians, Nurses, APPs, and those at every level of administration and leadership are stretched thin both physically and emotionally.


The pain isn't limited to those in healthcare, however:  This has been a time of unrelenting caustic stress for all of us, in every industry.


A lot feels out of our control.


We all want to show up as our best selves in times of crisis.

Real-time trauma mitigation and resiliency building is the most effective way to retain calm and focus in times of crisis, and to diminish the long-term health and socio-emotional consequences of chronic, toxic stress.


Lodestar's Trauma Mitigation Coaching™ paradigm has proven to be particularly effective in times such as these.


Coaching is not therapy,

but great coaching can be incredibly therapeutic.


Need support for yourself or your institution? email us today.


This series by Dr. Kemia was born in the shadow of the Coronavirus pandemic. Part public health education, part resilience strategizing, and part personal messaging, it's a dose of hope and heart in hard times.

About Lodestar

Even prior to the COVID pandemic, more than 50% of physicians were reporting critical levels of burnout, dissatisfaction, disengagement and a desire to leave the profession.


Many physicians blame themselves for their unhappiness, faulting inadequate self-care, poor work-life balance, and professional inefficiency.


In fact, physicians are suffering from symptoms of secondary trauma that are the direct result of decades of working in unrelenting, caustic stress environments.

Meanwhile, by attempting to address "burnout" without getting at root causes, healthcare systems have successfully weaponized physician resilience. 


If there were a way through the anger, fear, frustration, exhaustion, disengagement and despair via a moment of "rest and reflection," physicians most certainly would have already done so. 

There is a way forward.


Lodestar provides highly-personalized, wholly confidential, compassionate, trauma-mitigation strategies that helps physicians rediscover their humor, joy and love for the practice of medicine, and restore balance to their lives.



Though Lodestar was started by and for physicians, TIPC™ coaching is ideal for any professional working in an environment of unrelieved caustic stress. 

Real time Trauma-Mitigation is a skill that can be learned and deployed by anyone looking for a better way to navigate high-stress conditions with colleagues and subordinates. Trauma-Mitigation Coaching clears space, and allows clients to clearly define and creating accountability steps to achieve goals and chart a course for the next phase of their careers.

Contact us to schedule a free Discovery Call today, and take the first step to charting your True North.


Lodestar coaching is highly confidential, individualized and personalized over time as trust and familiarity is built between coach and client.  


Physician attrition is extraordinarily costly to health systems: estimated replacement costs range from 800K to 1.2 million.  Human Resources in every industry recognize the value of engaging coaches in lieu of other, less effective remediation options (i.e. anger management groups). 


In addition to individual coaching, Lodestar also offers workshops, retreats and group coaching. Like our individual coaching, these services are highly confidential and are tailored to the needs of the group or institution.​

Contact Lodestar

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