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Phil Pierorazio, MD

Spring 2021 Graduate

The insights gained and the people I met during this program were extraordinary.  I was taught tangible skills to develop my colleagues, partners, and trainees.  I connected with an exceptional and diverse group of people from medical institutions around the US and was made better from their experiences and interactions.  The mindful approach to coaching through the Spiro model resonated with my approach to life and medicine –  I am a better physician, leader, and person for participating in this program!

Phillip M. Pierorazio, MD

Chief of Urology

Penn Presbyterian Hospital at

The University of Pennsylvania

Core Skills for Coaching:

Foundation To Use In

Academic Medical Centers

Program attendees often include senior leaders (executives, deans, cabinet members), health science faculty, directors, administrators, academic and departmental leaders, nurse leaders, clinical leaders, faculty development professionals, human resources professionals, lab directors, emerging leaders, as well as external coaches and consultants who work with Academic Medical Centers or equivalent settings. 

This 30 hour coach training program teaches core essential skills needed to increase organizational and patient care impact in academic medical center (or equivalent) settings. Course content includes a dedicated application to Academic Medical Centers, and a strong incorporation of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Mindfulness.

Key components of this program include:

  • Research evidence demonstrating the positive effects of coaching.

  • The application of coaching within academic medical centers.

  • The coaching mindset: what it is and when to apply it.

  • Foundational coaching skills: establishing trust, listening, asking questions, creating awareness, designing actions, planning and goal setting.

  • Coaching through the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Mindfulness and its application to coaching.

This unique, experiential and evidence-based program, custom tailored for people who want to use coaching in academic medical centers, includes both synchronous and asynchronous learning. Participants will develop their skills through practice, large and small group activities, reflection, reading, and working with a mentor coach. A significant amount of time will be spent in small, mentor coach facilitated groups, where participants practice various coaching skills. The mentor coach provides specific input and feedback to expand their coaching acumen. Additionally, participants will have individual time with their mentor coach to focus specifically on their own coach development needs.

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Demonstrate core skills and methods for coaching.

  • Effectively assess when to use coaching appropriately and effectively. 

  • Be prepared to apply coaching skills within academic medical center settings. 

  • Be able to define coaching and its unique and expansive levels of impact.

  • Articulate the values in which coaching is grounded.

  • Have 2-3 specific actions they can take to improve their ability to coach.

  • Qualify for 26.5 hours of Interprofessional Continuing Education and 30 hours of ICF approved Continuing Coach Education (CCE) hours. 








Class size:  up to 24

Class format:  Online (Zoom)

Language course is delivered in:  English

Requirements/prerequisites:  None

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SPRING 2023 Class Dates:  Join the waitlist, and we'll alert you if a last-minute spot opens up!

  • Day 1:  Wednesday, March 22, 3:00PM-5:00PM (ET)

  • Day 2:  Friday, March 31, 10:30AM-5:00PM (ET) 

  • Day 3:  Saturday, April 1, 1:00PM-5:00PM (ET)

  • Day 4:  Friday, April 14, 10:30AM-5:00PM (ET)

  • Day 5:  Saturday, April 15, 1:00PM-5:00PM (ET)

  • Day 6:  Friday, May 19, 3:00PM-5:00PM (ET) 

  • Day 7:  Friday, June 16, 3:00PM-5:00PM (ET)

Application deadline: February 8, 2023

TUITION:  $4,000

PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 1, 2023, the cost for this program will be increasing.



FALL 2023 Class Dates:  Now accepting applications!

  • Day 1: Wed, Oct 4th, 3:00PM--5:00PM ET

  • Day 2: Fri, Oct 13th, 10:30AM--5:00PM ET

  • Day 3: Sat, Oct 14th, 1:00PM--5:00PM ET

  • Day 4: Fri, Oct 27th, 10:30AM--5:00PM ET

  • Day 5: Sat, Oct 28th, 1:00PM--5:00PM ET

  • Day 6: Fri, Nov 17th, 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET

  • Day 7: Thur, Dec 7th, 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET

Application deadline: August 23, 2023


  • For applications submitted by Aug 4, 2023:  $4,250 

  • After August 4, 2023:  $4,500

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Fall 2021 Graduate

"The program teaches a whole new mindset to approach the work we do every day, one that's a lot more satisfying, connecting, and creative."

Bronwyn H. Bryant, MD

Assistant Professor, Pathology

The University of Vermont Medical Center

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