501 Foundations in Coaching

April 4, 2024 – April 5, 2024


You’re invited! The need has never been greater for excellent listening and transformative communication. Get trained with skills for supporting your colleagues, patients, staff, mentees and others. Gain tools to help your own self-awareness toward healing and well-being in these challenging times. This on-line 2-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. This Course qualifies for 16 International Coach Federation credits toward coaching certification and up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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. We ask all registrants to be sure they can plan on full attendance at the entire course without distractions, barring emergencies, as each section and skill builds on the previous one. (Note: Two days on Zoom may seem daunting, but in previous two-day cohorts, we found that the dynamic, interactive and varied approach we take to training keeps everyone engaged.)

Comments from prior attendees:

“The CMDA 501 Foundations in Coaching course certainly exceeded my expectations.”

“The course’s structure was brilliantly organized, covering all the fundamentals of coaching. The teachings have equipped me with the confidence to venture into coaching and potentially transform lives.”

“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.”

Darilyn Falck, MD FACEP is a trainer for Mentoring with a Coach Approach for the CMDA Center for Well-Being and a member of the CMDA Board of Trustees. She is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Falck received her BS from the University of California at Davis and her MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She has served in numerous leadership roles and as medical school faculty. She has been instrumental in the creation of successful mentoring, advising and wellness programs for medical students and has been mentoring medical students since 1998. Dr. Falck has over twenty years of clinical experience and currently practices telemedicine urgent care. She completed the Level 2 International Coaching Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program at Western Seminary and earned their Advanced Certificate in Transformational Coaching (ACTP).

Dr. Ann Tsen, MD, PCC is a certified Physician Life and Leadership Coach and internist. She coordinates the Life and Leadership Coaching and Coaching Training Programs for the CMDA Center for Well-being and serves on the advisory council for Women Physicians in Christ. She has also served many years as campus advisor for the local CMDA student chapter along with her physician husband. She has practiced medicine and physician 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 optimize their personal and professional well-being through coaching, training and speaking.

April 4, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern (with 30′ lunch and two breaks)
April 5, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern (with 30′ lunch and two breaks)

Ann Tsen, MD, PCC

Physician Life and Leadership Coach, Coaching Training Coordinator for CMDA Center for Well-Being – ann.tsen@cmda.org