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501 Foundations in Christian Coaching – Cannon Beach

January 22, 2020 – January 23, 2020

Cannon Beach, Oregon

This highly interactive coaching training course will equip you with the foundational skills and knowledge used in coaching. You will discover what makes coaching so effective and understand the distinctions between coaching, counseling, mentoring and discipling. You will learn to listen deeply and ask powerful questions, giving others the awareness and motivation they need for moving forward rather than giving your own advice. Using the mindset and skills of a “coach approach” will equip you to improve patient compliance, help colleagues with burnout, grow your leadership skills and become a better communicator. This course provides 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 16 International Coach Federation credits for those who are interested in pursuing coaching certification. Registration is open to healthcare professionals, students, spouses, and others who work with healthcare professionals. For more information, contact

Registration Information

Securing your lodging and meals:

First, register for the conference online, and then call the conference center (503-436-1501) to secure your lodging and meals. Accommodations include two nights lodging (Tuesday and Wednesday) and five meals (three meals Wednesday, two meals Thursday).

The price for lodging and meals package will range from $148 – $210 depending on room selection. You may also secure additional lodging and meals or add on the CMDA West Coast Winter Conference lodging and meals (Thursday through Sunday) at this time if you will be extending your stay.

Fees and Costs

Nonmember (MD, DO, DDS, DMD) $795
Member (MD, DO, DDS, DMD) $695
Other Healthcare Professionals $595
Retired $595
Missionary $395
Nonmedical Spouse $395
Resident $245
CMDA Staff $195
Student $125

Cancellation fee of $100 after January 8, 2020

Venue Information

This training will be held at the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center, in the same location and immediately before the CMDA West Coast Winter Conference Jan 23-26th which starts the evening the coaching training ends. The conference theme is “Renewal” presented by the CMDA Center for Well-being team, who will also be delivering the coaching training. Cannon Beach, named one of the world’s 100 most beautiful places by National Geographic, boasts stunning coastline views, the third largest monolithe seastack in the world, Haystack Rock, and a wide three mile long fine sand beach that provides the perfect place to commune with God and be rejuvenated, rain or shine. Known as one of the top art towns in America, this walkable community is dotted with art galleries, shopping boutiques, and fine restaurants all within a short walking distance of the beach. More information about Cannon Beach here: More information about the conference center here:


Dr. 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.



Dr. 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 ministry and serves on the advisory council for the Women Physicians in Christ ministry. 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 women in medicine move forward in their personal and professional lives.




Ken 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.



January 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. – Day one of training begins
5:00 p.m. – End of day one
January 23, 2020
8:00 a.m. – Day two of training begins
5:00 p.m. – End of training

Continuing Education

Foundations for Christian Coaching

Dr. Steve Sartori, MD, ACC; Dr. Ann Tsen, MD, ACC; Ken Jones, PCC

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit
The Christian Medical & Dental Associations designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Open the attached pdf Welcome Letter for more information about credits for Dentists and other healthcare professionals, course objectives and schedule.

Read the Welcome Letter


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