501 Foundations for Christian Coaching – Online Seminar

November 6, 2020 – November 7, 2020

Online Seminar

You’re invited! The need has never been greater for excellent listening and empowering communication. Get trained with skills for supporting your colleagues, patients and staff through this pandemic and beyond. Gain tools to help your own self-awareness toward healing and well-being in these challenging times. This on-line two-day intensive training will equip you with the foundational knowledge and skills used in coaching. It is a highly interactive course that will give you what you need to:

  • Help patients achieve their health goals
  • Help colleagues out of burnout
  • Care for your own well-being
  • Stop trying to fix others

You will discover what makes coaching so effective and how it is distinct from counseling, mentoring and discipling. You will learn to listen deeply, reflect succinctly and ask powerful questions. Using a “coach approach” will help you increase your impact as you draw out and maximize others’ ability to problem solve and achieve their goals. Course credits: 16 International Coach Federation credits toward coaching certification. Coaching practice and demos will happen both inside and outside of class time. Registration is open to all healthcare professionals, students, spouses, and others who work with healthcare professionals.

Comments from prior attendees:

“I appreciated learning new ways to communicate to help patients achieve their goals. Be ready to have a paradigm shift in how you think about how you can help people.”

“There’s no end to the positive benefits I see in this training with family relationships, friends and helping colleagues. I hope to bring this training to a higher level of competency and take on some of the bigger issues, such as physician burnout.”

Ann TsenDr. Ann Tsen is a Certified Physician Life and Leadership Coach and a board certified internist. She is Director of Life and Leadership Coaching for the CMDA Center for Well-being and serves on the advisory council for Women Physicians in Christ. She has also served as campus advisor for the local CMDA student chapter along with her physician husband. She has experience in practicing medicine and using coaching in a variety of settings, including domestic and international missions. She enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest, photography and long beach walks. She is passionate about helping healthcare professionals move forward in their personal and professional lives through coaching, training and speaking.



Ken JonesKen Jones, PCC is the Director of Communications for the CMDA Center for Well-being. He is an ordained pastor and a certified Physician Life Development Coach. In addition to teaching and developing courses on coaching for CMDA, he spends significant time coaching doctors across the United States every week. He has written four books and numerous articles on topics ranging from parenting and spiritual life to leadership development and marriage issues. His most recent book is entitled, “If I Should Die Before I Live.” He and his wife Randee have three sons and six of the most amazing grandchildren on the planet. He loves to read, write and watch…St. Louis Cardinals baseball.


Dr. Steve SartoriDr. Steve Sartori is the Director of the Center for Well-being at CMDA. He is a family physician and certified life and leadership coach, who helps doctors and other healthcare professionals reach their personal and professional goals. He received a BS from the University of Wisconsin, an MD from The Medical College of Wisconsin, and an ACC credential from the International Coach Federation. Dr. Sartori has served as CEO of a private group practice, chief of staff at two hospitals, faculty member for a family medicine residency program and chief medical officer for a community health center. He has also served as a board member and treasurer of CMDA, and he has participated in short-term mission trips to Romania, Jamaica, Thailand, Kenya and Swaziland. Dr. Sartori is married, with two daughters, and enjoys traveling and sports. An avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, he can sometimes be seen wearing a cheesehead.

November 6, 2020 10:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern (with 30′ lunch and two additional breaks)
November 7, 2020 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern (with 30′ lunch and two additional breaks)

You may be wondering how you will survive two days on video-conferencing! We understand your concerns! While we would prefer to meet you all in person, our experience delivering previous two-day online highly interactive coaching trainings gives us confidence you will be able to stay engaged and motivated as you begin to shift your mindset and experience the excitement of using the skills of coaching. Several different learning modes will be used in this highly interactive course: content teaching, discussion, Q and A, live demos, breakout practice sessions with a partner, debriefing practice with class and instructors, some pre-course prep work and possible post-course partner practice.

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. This activity is eligible for 12 lecture hours – No prior level of skill, knowledge, or experience is required (or suggested).

Ann Tsen, MD, ACC, Director of Coaching, CMDA Center for Well-being: