Mentoring With A Coach Approach (May)

May 31, 2024 – June 1, 2024

Coaching Coach Approach

Mentoring has been proven to promote the academic and professional growth of healthcare professionals. Coaching is gaining traction as a way of promoting
physician well-being and growing leadership skills. Combining the skills of mentor and coach can result in more satisfying and effective mentor-mentee relationships. This 2-Day Intensive introduces a framework that utilizes a “coach approach” to mentoring, with an emphasis on a reflective process that nurtures well-being. We will utilize If I Should Die Before I Live (book and companion guide) by Ken Jones to help develop this framework and apply to the mentoring relationship.

Using a “coach approach” will help you increase your impact as a mentor. You will gain skills to help integrate the coaching mindset into the mentoring process in order to help your mentees maximize their ability to problem solve and sort out what matters most in life.  This is a highly interactive course. Registration is open to all healthcare professionals and others who work with healthcare professionals.

Nonmember (MD, DO, DDS, DMD, DPM, OD, DO): $700

Member (MD, DO, DDS, DMD, DPM, OD, DO): $600

Allied Healthcare Professional (PA, NCP, RN, PT): $500

Missionary: $300

Non-medical/Spouse: $400

Resident: $250

CMDA Staff: $200

Falck, MD, FACEP, ACC, Darilyn- Dr. Darilyn Falck is an ICF certified coach and a trainer for Mentoring with a Coach Approach for the CMDA Center for Well-Being. 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 is a member of the CMDA Board of Trustees and has served as medical school faculty and as an Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. 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 twenty years of clinical emergency medicine experience, currently practices telemedicine urgent care and enjoys coaching and mentoring students and residents.


Jones, PCC, Ken- Ken Jones is a professional coach, coach trainer and trainer for Mentoring with a Coach Approach for the CMDA Center for Well-Being. In addition to 44 years of pastoral ministry, Ken has been a certified physician development coach for over ten years and is a published author. His work has been published with some of Christian publishing’s most well-known houses, including Thomas Nelson, Fleming H. Revell and Multnomah. He is the 1994 recipient of the Mt. Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference “Christian Writer of the Year.” Ken has been a coaching trainer since 2015.


Sartori, MD, ACC, Steve – Dr. Steve Sartori is a certified professional physician coach, who helps doctors and other healthcare professionals optimize well-being and maximize influence. He is the former Director of the Center for Well-Being at The Christian Medical & Dental Associations. He is a member of the Institute of Coaching, International Coaching Federation, Christian Coaches Network International, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, American Medical Association, and American Academy of Family Physicians. He received his BS from the University of Wisconsin and his MD from The Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois – Rockford before serving with the National Health Service Corps in rural Kentucky. He has served as chief of staff at two hospitals, faculty member for a family medicine residency program, and chief medical officer for a community health center.


Tsen, MD, PCC, Ann – is an internist and Certified Physician Life and Leadership Coach with the CMDA Center for Well-Being. In addition, she is a certified coaching trainer and coordinates CMDA’s coaching training program. Dr. Tsen is a member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association and holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential with the International Coach Federation. She received her B.S. from Oregon State University and her MD from Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Tsen has been coaching physicians for over ten years, has taught certified coaching courses to physicians since 2016, speaks frequently at conferences on topics related to physician well-being and has been precepting and mentoring medical students since 2000.

May 31, 2024, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern (with scheduled breaks)
June 1, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern (with scheduled breaks and a working lunch)

Darilyn Campbell Falck, MD, ACC
Mentoring with a Coach Approach Training Coordinator for CMDA Center for Well-Being


Session 1
Speaker – Falck, Darilyn – Jones, Ken – Sartori, Steve – Tsen, Ann
Topic Title – Mentoring With a Coach Approach, Session 1
Abstract: Mentoring and coaching are distinctive disciplines, yet often commingled in their application. This session will clarify definitions and distinctives and provide an
overview of the mentoring process, coaching mindset, and present a novel framework to facilitate mentoring relationships.
1. Define terminology used in mentoring and coaching
2. Differentiate mentoring and coaching
3. Assess the traditional mentoring process
4. Integrate the coaching mindset into the mentoring process 5. Introduce a novel framework to facilitate mentoring relationships


Session 2
Speaker – Falck, Darilyn – Jones, Ken – Sartori, Steve – Tsen, Ann
Topic Title – Mentoring With a Coach Approach, Session 2
Abstract: Passion and perseverance are required to complete the rigors of medical training. The arduous journey is lined with aspirations, goals, successes and disappointments.
Resilience is needed when facing both normal challenges and unwelcomed obstacles. This session prompts reflection on goals, aspirations, successes and disappointments.
1. Define resilience
2. Discuss the role of resilience in medical training and practice
3. Differentiate patience, perseverance, endurance and waiting
4. Develop strategies to assist mentees facing struggles with patience, perseverance, endurance, and waiting 5. Develop healthy strategies to navigate disappointment, waiting, and impatience


Session 3
Speaker – Falck, Darilyn – Jones, Ken – Sartori, Steve – Tsen, Ann
Topic Title – Mentoring With a Coach Approach, Session 3
Abstract: Socrates is attributed with this quote: “an unexamined life is not worth living”. Medical professionals lead busy lives leaving little to no time for reflection. Beliefs and core
values greatly influence our life choices, habits, and behaviors. This session explores the relationship between character development, belief systems, core values and habits.
1. Identify core values and strengths
2. Discuss the relationship between core values, belief systems, habits, and character development
3. Evaluate past experiences, current life choices, and habits in light of professed core values and beliefs
4. Discuss the process for creating goals for personal character development


Session 4
Speaker – Falck, Darilyn – Jones, Ken – Sartori, Steve – Tsen, Ann
Topic Title – Mentoring With a Coach Approach, Session 4
Abstract: The hurried and pressured life of a healthcare professional compromises the capacity to pay attention to the present moment. The uncertainty of the future often prompts
anxiety. Both of these factors contribute to burnout. This session focuses on mindfulness, the impact of anxiety, and healthy future thinking.
1. Differentiate burnout and moral injury
2. Discuss the identification of and mitigation strategies for burnout
3. Discuss the role of mindset, mindfulness, and healthy thinking strategies 4. State the impact of anxiety, fear and doubt
5. Discuss healthy future thinking and its application to the mentoring relationship


Session 5
Speaker – Falck, Darilyn – Jones, Ken – Sartori, Steve – Tsen, Ann
Topic Title – Mentoring With a Coach Approach, Session 5
Abstract: It is beneficial to step away from work periodically, sometimes for longer periods of time, in order to gain perspective, nurture our souls, and refocus on what matters most. This session provides opportunity to discuss the need for rest and refreshment, and to create a purpose statement that serves as a guide in decision-making.
1. Discuss the role of rest
2. Develop a purpose statement