Physician attrition is costly to health systems, with estimated replacement costs ranging from 800K to 1.2 mil.  Many organizations and institutions now recognize the importance of coaching for their high-value physicians and surgeons. Coaching is often offered to physicians as part of their employee agreement to help them start strong within the organization.  Hospitals and medical groups increasingly use coaching in lieu of other remediation options, (i.e. group anger management).  


All Lodestar services are highly confidential and individualized to the needs of the client.  There are innumerable tools that can be deployed to help physician clients improve their communication and leadership skills, to unlock their creativity and potential, or to begin working through and mitigating the effects of toxic stress and trauma. These tools will be deployed as necessary to achieve optimal results.


Healthcare professionals at critical junctures in their careers often find intensive, deliberate, communication-intensive, trauma informed coaching to be foundational in rediscovering their purpose, recovering their professional and personal standing, and developing skills to facilitate a healthier workplace, professional and personal relationships.


Designed for physicians and leaders, and utilizing a hybrid of experiential, academic and evidence-based processes and interventions, this coaching pathway is contemplative and grounded in client’s personal needs, generating lifelong paradigm shifts needed to reset, restructure and move from a survival to a growth mindset.


Lodestar offers intensive, deep-dives into Trauma-Informed approaches to leadership and coaching. These generally take the form of ongoing workshops and retreats, but can also be offered as day-long seminars.  Workshops and retreats are interactive learning experiences, designed to build conscientious teams of leaders who are trauma informed in their approach to colleagues, subordinates, or the populations they serve.

Participants are invited to join us for workshops and retreats based on the focus of the event and the background, level of experience, and area of expertise of the individual professional.  If you are interested in participating, or would like to coordinate an event for your organization, please let us know!


Trauma Informed consultation and training can be particularly helpful for first responders, including physicians and health professionals, educators, social workers, school counselors, and law enforcement.


These trainings are developed with the needs and limitations of the organization in mind, and can include topics like:

  • Introduction to ACEs and Trauma

  • Secondary Trauma

  • How to recognize the presence of secondary trauma in co-workers

  • Trauma-informed responses

  • Examination of intergenerational “inherited” trauma

  • The intersection between social media, the 24-hour news cycle and retraumatization of vulnerable populations

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