Maximise the impact of reading
The Thriving Doctor – How to be more balanced and fulfilled, working in medicine.
Put the tools, skills and strategies the book offers into action in your life.
Take the next step, feel empowered to design a better medical life.
The Thriving Doctor Applied offers you live Coaching and Community that can help you develop and enhance your intra and inter personal skills improving your life as a doctor.
All coaching is live and recorded with Sharee Johnson, Australia's Leading Doctor Psychologist Coach.
Who can benefit from Thriving Doctor Applied?
- want to take better care of themselves
- want to be more self aware
- want to communicate better
- understand that being professionally engaged with good intention is not enough to truly provide optimal care to patients
- are new to practice or have joined a new team
- are at risk of burnout or are overwhelmed by imposter syndrome
- Want to connect more effectively with patients and/or colleagues
- Are curious about how their practice of medicine will improve by focusing on their inter personal skills
- Want to use their people skills more skillfully!
- Who recognise and value that the art of medicine brings out the best in the science of medicine
Don't have time?
Thriving Doctor Applied is built for you with the realities of your medical life in mind.
The curriculum is delivered in three modules, each just 2 hours a week for 4 weeks. Take them all in a block over 16 weeks or take them as you can.
For example, you might take one module each semester of 18 months. And you can repeat the modules as often as you wish.
When you take our Thriving Doctor Applied course you are always welcome back. We love to see our participants again and again. Each semesters recordings are available for the duration of the semester.*
The Thriving Doctor Applied is offered publicly twice per calendar year. Find program dates below in FAQ.
This is the most cost effective way for you to work directly and regularly with Sharee Johnson, Australia's leading Doctor Coach.
(For deeper dive work in a smaller group of doctors please take a look at our signature immersion program Recalibrate).
*Please note if you have a private group, recordings can only be accessed by the members of your group.
Because developing intra and interpersonal skills is life long work.
When you give these skills priotity in your life, you give yourself the opportunity to:
- Feel better, to support your ongoing mental health
- Develop excellent relationships at work and away from work
- Maintain longevity of your medical career
- Keep joy in your work
- Provide excellent patient care
- Reduce the risk of error and burnout
- Improve patient safety
When you register for our Thriving Doctor Applied course, you will be working with Sharee live, in community on Zoom.
When you complete The Thriving Doctor Applied you have ongoing access to live group coaching with Sharee for 15 weeks of the year.
We are committed to changing the healthcare system for everyone, beginning with doctor wellbeing. When doctors are all well other healthcare measures can be optimised.
25 hours (12 x 2 hour workshops + 1 hour Q&A), live and interactive over 16 weeks.
What you can expect: Work in a Masterclass setting on zoom with Sharee as your coach.
This program is highly interactive. Working in a group, Sharee will help you focus on the skills and strategies from her best selling book The Thriving Doctor, so that you can create more balance and fulfilment in your work and life. Working in community strengthens your network and your capacity. While you learn as an individual you are also increasing your potential impact on the wider systems of healthcare.
A Wellbeing Framework
- Medical Culture
- The Skills of Wellbeing
- Stories of the Mind
- Regulate Yourself
Starts Monday 23 May
8 hours total
(2 hrs 6pm - 8pm Mondays)
23 & 30 May and 6 & 13 June.
A strong foundation for a long term medical career
- Emotional Intelligence
- Self awareness
- The role of Doctor
- Managing Stress
Starts Monday 20 June
8 hours total
(2 hrs 6pm - 8pm Mondays)
20 & 27 June and 11 & 18 July.
Connection is critical to your success
- Be Skilful and Wise
- Maintaining Balance
Starts Monday 2 August
8 hours total
(2 hrs 6pm - 8pm Tuesdays)
2, 9, 16 and 23 August.
Q&A: Tuesday 30 August 6pm - 7pm
At Coaching for Doctors we understand that you work on call rosters, shift work and irregular hours.
We want you to have the best possible access to sharpening your skills in self care and interpersonal skills so this program is built to be flexible and live.
Build in the support you need to foster a medical career that includes joy, connection and balance.
It's up to you... and you don't have to do it alone.
Semester Two dates Mondays 6pm - 8pm
Open to all doctors including but not exclusive to interns.
Module 1 8 August - 29 August
Module 2 12 September - 3 October
Module 3 17 October - 7 November
Q&A 14 Nov 6pm - 7pm
Doctors who have worked with Sharee
Thank you for writing The Thriving Doctor. It provides insight and techniques for all doctors to understand the systems we work within and provides the much needed tools to develop our leadership and interpersonal skills. It also reminds us to lean into our vulnerability and humility, which were the very things that attracted us into medicine in the first place.
This book helps us be the doctors we want to be and our patients need us to be.
-Dr Edwina Coghlan, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Teacher and Mentor
The Thriving Doctor is a call to arms.
Sharee’s own experiences, and the experiences of caring for doctors through coaching, shine a powerful light into our profession from the outside and give hope that we can each learn to build more sustainability into our working lives as well as take better care of our colleagues. Our best imagined future MUST be one where both doctors and patients can flourish, and Sharee invites us to try new strategies that have been absent from medical education and culture for far too long.
-Dr Elisabeth Wearne, GP and Medical Educator
Sharee structures her book in a logical sequence, with practical ‘to do’ tasks that allow us to pause and reflect, and indeed self-discover. This book complements the workshops and courses run by Sharee and allows us to explore these concepts in further depth, almost like a core textbook and reference.
I would urge all junior doctors to read this to pick up a few learning points. It will also be worth revisiting later, as new challenges in your career or new situations arise or new levels of maturity are reached. I know if I had discovered this earlier I would have avoided a fair amount of hurt and distress, and be much further along the path to thriving.
-Dr Antony Wong, GP Anaesthetist
Sharee's book is a practical guide to the continued professional development needs we all have, but have not been made explicit to us through our training. This book can help us sustain and then build towards the model of a Thriving Doctor.
-Dr Bree Wyeth, Psychiatrist
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We acknowledge Australia's First Peoples
Coaching for Doctors is based on Gunaikurnai country. We pay our respects and honour the First Nation people of all the lands we collectively stand on in this moment together. We pay our respects to their ancestors, Elders past and present and to their emerging leaders.
We remain committed to listening, learning, growing and being together on what always was and always will be, Aboriginal land that has never been ceded.