501 Foundations in Christian Coaching – Mobile, Alabama

September 17, 2019 – September 18, 2019

Mobile, Alabama

Would you love to become a better communicator and leader? Do you want to help patients take ownership of their health? Are you looking for ways to improve your own well-being and help colleagues with burnout?  This highly interactive coaching training course will equip you with the foundational skills and knowledge used in coaching. Learning to use coaching skills in these and a variety of other settings will transform you and grow your ability to positively impact those around you. 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 help you increase your impact as you draw out and maximize the potential in others. Registration is open to healthcare professionals, students, spouses, and others who work with healthcare professionals.

Testimonials of previous 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.”

“The training has given me a whole set of resources for how to talk with people. I learned that it’s possible to be able to listen better, and it’s freeing. I don’t have to be thinking about my response, but can focus on the other person. I can see this affecting all my relationships. I would recommend that anyone who hears about this to do anything they possibly can to take advantage of this training.”

Registration Information

This training will be held at the same hotel and right before the CMDA Women Physicians in Christ annual conference at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street Mobile  AL  36602. Conference pricing for the hotel is available to coaching training participants. Mobile, the oldest city in Alabama, is a coastal town with a vibrant 300-year history. Once called the Paris of the South, Mobile has long been the cultural center of the Gulf Coast and you’ll find an authentic experience like nowhere else in the southern United States. Recreational activites before or after the training include visiting beaches or museums and taking historical tours or cruises.

Lunch will be provided on September 17 and 18th. All other meals are the responsibility of participants.

Participants need to make their own lodging reservations with the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel.

Hotel Conference Rate Available Here

Early bird pricing ends June 30, 2019. After this date, normal pricing is applied.

EARLY BIRD Course Registration Fee: 
Member (MD, DO, DDS, DMD) $695
Nonmember (MD, DO, DDS, DMD) $795
Other healthcare professional $595
Retired $595
Missionary $345
Spouse $345
Resident $245
Student $95
CMDA Staff $95

Regular Course Registration Fee:
Member (MD, DO, DDS, DMD) $745
Nonmember (MD, DO, DDS, DMD) $845
Other healthcare professional $645
Retired $645
Missionary $395
Spouse of participant $395
Resident $295
Student $145
CMDA Staff $145

Venue Information

The Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
Mobile, Alabama

Participants need to make their own lodging reservations with the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel.

Hotel Conference Rate Available Here



Dr. Ann Tsen is a Certified Physician Life and Leadership Coach and a board-certified internist. She is a founding member of the CMDA Life and Leadership Coaching 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.




Dr. Steve Sartori is Director of the Center for Well-being at CMDA. He is a family physician and certified life and leadership coach. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin. He 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 served as a board member and treasurer of CMDA, and has participated in mission trips to Romania, Jamaica, Thailand, Kenya and Swaziland. He is married, with two adult children, and enjoys traveling and sports. An avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, he can sometimes be seen wearing a cheesehead.


September 17, 2019, 7:45 a.m. Doors open
8:00 a.m. Day one of training begins
5:00 p.m. End of Day one
September 18, 2019, 7:45 a.m. Doors open
8:00 a.m. Second day of training begins
5:00 p.m. End of training

Continuing Education

Title: Foundations for Coaching.

Approved for 12 units Category I CME.

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

501 Mobile 2019 CME Welcome Letter



Ann Tsen, MD, ACC